De­sign fo­cus on styles to beat bad weather

Stu­dents have their eyes on fash­ion bar­gains

West Lothian Courier - - News - Deb­bie Hall

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.”

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