If you're struggling on knowing how to style this year's trends (is it just me who worries that my statement sleeve will end up in my soup?) then intu Metrocentre are on hand to help, just in time for your much needed wardrobe spring clean.
I popped along to the Fashion Live preview event to see what we can expect this weekend.
Despite a pretty chilly week in Newcastle Gateshead (snow in April?!) I was feeling ready for Summer as soon as I arrived at the intu Metrocentre to find the catwalk surrounded by palm trees, flamingos and deckchairs. There's nothing like an inflatable flamingo to make you feel like Summer is here!
I was happy to see that some of my favourite Metrocentre eateries were there with TGI Friday providing some much needed liquid refreshment and Barburrito on standby to give us lots of energy (it's hard work sitting on the "frow" don't you know!) I love that there are so many places to eat and drink at the Metrocentre, we tend to visit somewhere different each time we shop.
Highlights of my evening included some gorgeous wedding outfits from the beautiful new Coast store in the Platinum Mall and some really cute dresses from Cath Kidston in the Red Mall, perfect for Summer days picnicking.
The one item I'm really lusting over however is this stunning maxi dress from Accessorize, I'm pretty sure I'm going to be thinking non stop about it until it's in my wardrobe. Actually, I wouldn't say no to those aviator sunglasses either. Accessorize in the Green Mall is somewhere that I always have to visit before I go on holiday, they have such a great choice of beachwear, flip flops and sun dresses.
If, like me, you find yourself lusting after most of the items shown on the catwalk make sure you grab yourself a Fashion Live leaflet from Guest Services in the Metrocentre where you can find details of which stores will be offering discounts throughout the weekend.
You can catch Fashion Live at Intu Metrocentre Town Square (outside House of Fraser):
Friday 28 April - 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Saturday 29 April - 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Sunday 30 April - 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm
Make sure you follow #intuFashion for all the gossip from the Fashion Live Weekend.