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It’s one thing seeing how brilliant our catwalk models look, regardless of age, size, ethnicity, disability or disfigurement, but how do you take the fashion inspiration from BFW into everyday life? Mark Heyes is here to help.

You don’t need to be a catwalk model to book great and feel confident. This year’s Bristol Fashion Week is all about empowering real people in normal life through what they wear. So here are my tips for your daily diary.   

The school run

Invest in a trench coat. They’re timeless, stylish and the perfect cover up for the mad morning rush. Who cares if you’ve still got your PJs underneath when you get to the playground? All the teachers will see is a beautiful, belted A* in fashion.

Work meeting

There’s nothing more effortlessly elegant than monochrome in a working wardrobe. Simple, classic and absolutely failsafe, stick to black and white and you’ll look and feel sharp and focused in meetings, presentations or interviews.

Lunch with friends

Show off your softer side with new season florals and turn your lunch date into a garden party. Go to town with a lovely tea dress covered with petals and blooms. Peplums and frills can be really flattering too, maybe a pudding isn’t out of the question!

Country walk

Denim Days are back for Spring Summer 18 and I couldn’t be happier. You won’t find a more versatile, hardwearing, relaxed look that works for every occasion. Double up with denim jeans and a classic denim jacket, pull your boots on and you’re ready to go.

Romantic dinner

If you want to fall in love all over again, take a look at the 80s reboot going on on the catwalks. There’s no better fashion era for showing off your shape.  From assymetric sleeves and off-the-shoulder dresses to power poses in fabulous colours that shimmer and shine, dare to wear 80s and you’ll be a feast for the eyes.  
For more everyday fashion inspiration, book your Bristol Fashion Week tickets now