The Sales Assistant Sessions: hot new season picks from Oasis

0 Posted by - October 9, 2013 - Fashion

This week we’re hot-footing it to that bastion of Great British style, Oasis. Offering catwalk inspired looks which are wearable enough for everyday, they’ve long been a wardrobe hero in our eyes. Here’s what  Sales Advisor Nina Falk recommends from the new collection…

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Name: Nina Falk

Position: Sales Advisor

How would you describe your personal style?: My style’s fairly simple and classic; I like to update it with key pieces each season but I have a very definite “look” which I never stray too far from.

Who is your style icon?: It tends to change every season but I’ve always really admired Christina Hendricks style. I love how she manages to make fashion work for her shape, celebrating it as opposed to hiding her curves.

What are the key pieces this season?: Oasis floral dresses are always really popular but this season we’ve seen the Meadow dress fly off the rails! I think it’s because it’s so versatile; it looks equally beautiful with tights or bare legs, heels or flats. Great cost per wear! The subtle skater style skirt and capped sleeves seem to suit most body shapes, as well.

Oasis meadow dress

 

Tweed is a major trend this season and our grey tweed pencil skirt is the perfect way to buy into this. The black piping detail and slit at the back add a little interest and prevent it from looking frumpy.

Tweed Oasis skirt

How would you suggest styling them?: I love the Meadow dress when worn as a standout piece with barely there sandals and minimal jewellery. If you’re brave enough, it also looks great with socks and sandals; I never would have thought of combining them until I saw a customer style it that way- it looked great. For a more casual look, try wearing it with a longline cardigan and brogues. The tweed skirt looks great when work with a chunky cable knit; in store we style it with a cream jumper and statement necklace. I think it would also look great with one of our leather jackets, a best selling piece.

Oasis leather

Any secret insider styling tips?: If you decide to invest in one of our leather jackets, I’d recommend our quilted style. It’s great quality and will last you for years; glam it up with a fur snood to refresh the look. If you’re ever stuck for what to wear, don’t underestimate the power of a great pair of black skinny jeans; throw on your favourite accessories and you’re good to go!

What has been your best moment in retail so far?: I love getting creative with the new stock when it arrives. Combining different patterns and colours when Visual Merchandising is always fun but I suppose nothing beats the satisfaction of a happy customer!

We couldn’t agree more Nina! If you’d like to become a happy Mallzee customer, be sure to download the app now; offering personalised style recommendations, it’s the personal shopper you carry in your pocket.

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