Design focus on styles to beat bad weather
Students have their eyes on fashion bargains
September is here and already the hottest new season offerings are tempting shoppers at The Centre, Livingston to invest in chic layers to combat the unpredictable weather.
And when the Street Style Squad visited The Centre earlier this month, bags were bulging w i th bargains while students were a l s o out in force picking up a few supplies to start the new university year in style.
This month, six stylish shoppers were selected to share their fabulous new purchases in return for a Gift Card worth £25, courtesy of The Centre, which can be used in over 80 stores and all restaurants. All six pictures will appear on ‘Shop The Centre’ Facebook page on Thursday, September 14 and the picture which receives the most likes over a period of 48 hours will receive another £100 Gift Card from The Centre. First up on our style radar was Kerena Yuill from Wishaw - a 20 year old Community Educat i o n student at the University of the West of Scotland.
Kerena said: “I’ve got a real weakness for bags - I’ve a wardrobe full but this one is gorgeous so I couldn’t resist getting it - it’s really versatile and I just loved the colour.”
The next person to catch our Style Squad’s eye was Chloe McFarlane, a 20-year-old student from Carluke. Chloe was enjoying an afternoon of retail therapy and had just picked up a bargain from JD Sports - a stylish pair of moss green trainers.
Chloe said: “When I’m in The Centre I usually indulge in a few make-up purchases but today I was keeping an eye out for a new pair of trainers.”
Our next shopper with a passion for fashion was Sheila Tett (49) from Armadale.
Sheila said: “I broke my sunglasses recently so I was hoping to find a nice new pair in case we get some autumn sunshine.”
Our next stylish shopper was Lucy Hill (21) from East Calder. Lucy is studying English Language and Linguistics at Glasgow University and she was visiting The Centre with a friend when The Street Style Squad caught up with her.
Lucy said: “I’m on a student budget so when I come to The Centre I might pick up a statement piece in Topshop and River Island then head to Primark for basics.”
The Street Style Squad couldn’t resist checking out the purchases of 19- year- old student Amber Quammie from Motherwell.
Amber said: “I’m really into florals at the moment - the pattern’s gorgeous and I thought they’d be great for daytime with a nice top and a pair of skinny jeans, plus they’re really comfy.”
Our final lucky shopper was Julia Banks who is at Edinburgh University studying Physical Education and was enjoying an afternoon at The Centre with a friend as her 21st birthday treat.
She said: “I like a mixture of styles. When I’m shopping I tend to look for chic wardrobe staples which still suit my budget.”