Be Inspired

For sophisticated sunshine style, look no further than one of this season’s hottest trends – white. Layered white looks will take you effortlessly from lazy sun-kissed brunches by the beach, to balmy summer nights and everything in between.

A white day dress is an Insta favourite and wardrobe classic. Button-through and just below the knee is our preferred silhouette as it’s just so versatile. Pair with some neutral slides and a raffia tote for day, or a mule and a statement necklace for a more dressed up look.

If top-to-toe white is a bit too high maintenance, why not try a great white linen shirt or top with a denim short, or jean for easy, effortless summer in the city style?

All looks available at Massimo Dutti at The Glades.

1. Buttoned white dress, £99.95


2. Plumetis blouse with flared sleeves, £59.95


3. Tan leather sandals, £69.95


4. Raffia and leather crossbody bag, £119


5. Necklace with stone details, £44.95


6. Black mock croc leather sandals, £79.95


7. Limited edition animal print sandals, £139


8. Lyocell Bermuda shorts with dart details, £59.95

The best from the west(ern) trend
It’s rodeo drive time, so get festival-ready at The Glades Shopping Centre

Coachella kicked off the festival season in fine, glittering form, with the Californian desert location the perfect backdrop for the star of the (fashion) show to shine through. We’re of course talking about the rodeo trend, sorry Beyonce!

The Glades Shopping Centre’s in-house fashion doyenne, Juliet Wyatt, shows how to work the look, with a selection of items that will take you from dusk ‘til dawn. Embrace your inner cowgirl and get wild!

1. Meet the hardest working item in your wardrobe this summer. Spot on for unpredictable temperatures, the cut-out detailing adds interest, while the mid-sleeve is great for when the sun goes down. New Look white crochet embroidered mesh top, £19.99

2. Western-inspired boot toughens up a floaty midi dress and the rust-coloured hue adds a cool-girl vibe to a ‘nice top and jeans’ combo. The block heel means you’ll be the last one standing. River Island suede western ankle boot, £55

3. With so many stand-out accessories for this trend, you can lasso a few items for a subtle nod to the trend. Worn slung low or cinched in at the waist, this leather-look belt works with everything. Accessorize western jeans belt, £10

4. You can’t talk about wild, wild wares without mentioning denim. The statement colour and contrast stitching make this ‘hero’ piece chic and undeniably fun. Zara skirt with contrasting topstitching £49.99

5. Off the shoulder? Check. Ruffles? Check. Checks? Tick! This little number was made for dancing in the sun. Wear with a wide-brimmed hat and sunnies. Oasis check bardot dress, £46

6. Throwing your hands in the air and waving them like you just don’t care is a must in this butter-soft beauty. Zara fringed leather jacket £149

7. Small in stature, but huge on style. With suede, tassels and enough room for all your essentials, it’s the festival bag of dreams. River Island yellow mini embellished tassel crossbody bag, £55

Bromley FC players, Jack Holland and George Porter, have visited The Glades Shopping Centre to get style inspiration ahead of the team’s trip to Wembley next month.

Following a nail-biting away game, Bromley FC is Wembley-bound following a 1-1 draw (4-3 on aggregate) against Gateshead. In preparation for the trip, two of the club’s star players, Jack and George, headed to The Glades’ newest store for men, NA Menswear at Regents Arcade, for a private shopping experience with its owner and designer, Nial Azam.

Fan-favourite, Jack explained that he has been shopping at The Glades for many years and made a beeline for the centre’s in-store stylist, Juliet Wyatt, who recommended NA Menswear for its sharp suiting and casualwear.

   

Jack said: “Going to Wembley is a huge highlight in our careers to date and it’s going to be an unforgettable day. We’re all young lads on the team, so looking good is important to us and that’s why Juliet was our first port of call, as she’s great with showing how to wear the latest trends.

“She introduced us to NA Menswear and we were really impressed by the collections. Ben Chorley will kill me for saying this, but Frankie Raymond has the best style, although he’ll have some serious competition from me now.

“Nial really knows his stuff and his designs are some of the best I’ve seen,” said Jack. “Fit, is especially important for someone like me who’s quite tall, as it’s hard finding clothes that fit me well. The tracksuits and tailoring suited my body shape, and I can tell you that I went home with a lot of stuff!”

George also had a field day, freshening up his wardrobe at the independent retailer. He said: “We had a brilliant time at NA Menswear and I’m sure the rest of the team will be making a trip to the centre as soon as they see what we’ll be wearing to Wembley. We’d like to thank Nial for being so generous with his time and style advice.”

 

Nial was pleased to welcome the players to his store, which opened at the end of last year. He said: “It was great spending time with Jack and George and finding out about their individual style. What a fantastic seal of approval that Bromley’s local sporting heroes came to my store for their Wembley attire – I wish them all the very best for the match.”

Kate Miller, general manager of The Glades, said she was thrilled to hear the players had such an enjoyable time at the centre. She said: “It was wonderful that Jack and George had such a successful day of shopping day at The Glades’ Regents Arcade with our stylist Juliet and Nial.

“I’d like to wish Bromley FC all the very best for Wembley and hope they come back with a trophy – we know they’ll be looking very stylish if they do.”

Peter Rabbit™ is heading to The Glades on 12th April! Come and see the adventurous bunny during Story Time sessions, led by a narrator, at 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm. Story time session places are free and can be booked online here. Don’t forget to check out the rest of our eggciting Easter fun while you’re here.

Peter is no ordinary rabbit; he is suited and booted in a blue jacket and shoes and his brave and courageous nature means he is always looking for an adventure. To celebrate the visit, we’ve picked out the cutest Peter Rabbit™ merchandise, all available at The Glades!

Backpack, T-shirt, Wellies, all by Joules

Puzzle train, Booties, Easter Egg, all available at Debenhams

Bookends, Book, Dining Set, all available at Waterstones

Mopsy Bunny and Peter Rabbit, both by Steiff | Peter Rabbit, available at Build a Bear

Outfit, Puzzle, Baby Book, all available at M&S

 

I’m Juliet, The Glades’ resident Personal Stylist, welcome to the first in the series of Style Notes. I’ll be bringing you monthly blogs throughout the year on the season’s top trends and how to wear them. It may be freezing outside but the inspiration for this season is all ice-cream hues, sugary-sweet macaroon shades and candyfloss prettiness. Continue reading “Style Notes: Pastel Perfection”

I’ve had a few attempts at these and find that they work best with Dove’s Farm White Bread Flour, it gives a good structure to the choux pastry and has the advantage of being available in most supermarkets.  I have also used Squires Kitchen fondant icing sugar, to be honest I haven’t tried any other because I read reviews and Squires came out on top and it didn’t disappoint but it is not readily available on the high street so you may want to plump for what is on the shelves or do what I did and send off for a job lot.  It stores well and is great on so many cakes. Continue reading “Jane Beedle’s Gluten Free Chocolate Eclairs”

The catwalks were in full bloom for SS17 with everyone from Gucci to Isabel Marant taking the theme and working it to suit their own aesthetic and that’s the secret to this really wearable trend – do it your way.

It might be that you fancy a full on floral suit a la Gucci or alternatively a 90’s inspired ditsy print and leather jacket combo might be more your thing. Continue reading “Flower Power”

Here at The Glades we love to make shopping as easy as possible. That’s why we provide a FREE Personal Stylist service for our customers to help with those big occasions or everyday outfits that can sometimes be such a struggle. We know it can feel like a big step making that first appointment, especially when you’re not feeling your most confident, so we sat down with Juliet, our stylist-in-residence, to ask some questions about the service and show you how easy and fun shopping with her can be.

Continue reading “Meet our Personal Stylist”

With so many fabulous stores at the centre including Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Zara and Massimo Dutti, we have the inside track on the latest trends and must have wardrobe updates and each week we’ll be sharing our fashion know how with you.

We’ll have the best of homewares, make-up and beauty updates, stuff for the kids and of course food…we love food. If the menus in any of the wonderful restaurants at The Glades change, we promise you we’ll be there straight away and report back here to let you know our verdict…it’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it.

We’ll also be bringing you guest blogs from some of our retail experts, fabulous shoppers and partners and maybe, if you’re lucky the odd competition too.

So, we look forward to chatting more very soon but for now why not check out our first fashion blog here.