Tessies’ top style picks for the new season

Published: Wednesday 8th February 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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Tucked away on Newland Avenue, Tessies has quickly become one of Hull’s trendiest boutiques.

Having opened in 2009, the clothes and jewellery shop prides itself on promoting female empowerment and fashion inclusivity.

We popped in with our model Charley Lucy, who runs style-focused blog charleylucy.com, to find out what their top picks are for this season.

Tessies outfit 1 close up

Tessies outfit 1

“First up we’ve paired this dusky lavender top [above] with a patterned skirt to create a 90s, Clueless-inspired outfit,” explains Anna, Tessies’ buyer and assistant.

“I like the way that the lilac in the skirt is brought out by the wrap top,” Nicola the owner adds.

Dusky lavender top: £25.99 / Lavender dreams skirt: £27.99 / UFO necklace: £6.99

Tessies outfit 2

Continuing the colour theme, Charley pops out of the changing room in an embroidered slinky slip number.

“This dress incorporates five key trends this season,” explains Anna. “Velvet, 90s, floral, embroidery and the dusky pink.”

Velvet florals slip dress: £30.99 / Burgundy lace choker: £4.50

Tessies outfit 3

“This has to be my favourite so far,” gushes Charley, our model for the day.

The silky burgundy playsuit creates a playful yet smart look. “It’s perfect for a Valentine’s Day date,” Anna points out.

Wine wrap playsuit: £32.99 / Tiger’s eye prism pendant: £9.99

Tessies outfit 4 close up

Tessies outfit 4

Next, Charley exits the changing rooms and looks as if she’s just got back from a 70s festival.

“I really like the sleeves on this piece,” she exclaims. The flared design gives it a retro touch, whilst the mixed textures of the bag keep it interesting and modern.

“We hand-make all of our chokers,” Nicola tells us. “I hope they never go out of style because I love them so much.”

Flared sleeve playsuit: £29.99 / Handmade choker: £8 / Faux fur patch bag: £26.99

Tessies outfit 5

From twentieth-century style to Gothic vibes, this black satin jumpsuit is striking, yet classic.

“It’d be fantastic to wear on a girls’ night out,” Anna suggests. “You can also fit a lot in that silver bag, which is fabulous when you want to take a spare pair of flats with you!”

Satin jumpsuit: £32.99 / Layered lace choker: £4.50 / Metallic woven bag: £31.99

Tessies outfit 6 close up

Tessies outfit 6

We’re back to the 70s with this vibrantly patterned playsuit.

“We’ve paired it with our contrasting navy druzy ring, which is handmade,” Nicola tells us.

Carnation carnival playsuit £29.99 / Navy velvet druzy choker: £8 / Navy druzy ring: £4

Tessies outfit 7 close up

Tessies outfit 7

Next up is this striking Bardot-style velvet playsuit.

“Showing off your shoulders is really in right now,” Anna says.

“It’s a classy way to present a bit of skin, just not in the traditional way,” adds Charley.

Grey blue velvet playsuit: £29.99 / Lilac charm choker: £6 / Opal moon ring: £4 / Teeny ice planet ring: £3.50

Tessies outfit 8

This floral maxi dress is wonderful if you’re off to a more formal event.

“It’s very Stevie Nicks,” Anna comments.

“Plus, the slits make it a bit more modern,” adds Charley.

Azalea print maxi: £36.99 / Mustard druzy pendant £8.99 / Forest velvet accordion: £31.99

Tessies outfit 9

For the last look, the girls put together something a bit more casual.

“We’ve paired this navy shirt dress with a faux fur pompom hat to create a stylish but cosy feel,” says Nicola.

Navy botanical shirt dress: £29.99 / Sandstone faux fur pompom hat: £10.99

You can find Tessies at 75 Newland Avenue. Pop in to say hello and find something that makes you feel beautiful.

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Published: Wednesday 8th February 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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