Annabel Falco's Top Trends in QSM - Visit Brisbane


Annabel Falco's Top Trends in QSM

Tis the season to shop! 

Pack away your sweats, dust off your high heels and celebrate the beginning of a new season within Brisbane’s vibrant City, where fashion meets food meets beauty meets family fun. It’s been a long time between events and the 2020 Shop BNE City weekend is all about enjoying the very best of Brisbane’s spring weather in open-air shopping. From pop up Gin bars and festive eats through to in-store activities and fashion discounts, Queen St Mall is the silver lining this year (and we!) all needed.

Speaking of fashion discounts…

Allow me to introduce you to this season’s hottest trends, coolest accessories, best bargains and new season essentials! 


“Go big or go home” is the mantra for Spring/ Summer with bold silhouettes such as ruching, ruffles, pleats and voluminous sleeves overtaking boutique racks. The new palette of the season is also seeking immediate attention. Bold primary colours, head-to-toe pastels and even pops of neon are walking the runways and straight into our wardrobes. Khaki and Safari influences are particularly strong (for men and women) so be on the hunt for buckled belts, boots and bucket hats to reinvigorate tired wardrobes. For those in need of a more feminine angle, the “modern romance” trend is right up your lady-like alley where barely-there bows, lolly pink tones, pearl adornments and silk-slip dresses make for a pretty party season. Last, but certainly not least, oceanic inspirations in the form of seashells, coral and underwater wildlife will be THE trend of Summer with everyone from Dior through to Zara participating in this sartorial swim.


Those looking for a more subtle wardrobe update, accessories are your best friend where a belt, earring or new season shoe can reinvigorate basic tees and jeans. In terms of handbags, think small but bold with new season styles designed to draw attention… but hold nothing bigger than your phone. Jewels are either embellished with shells and coral or kept simple with minimal chain and pearl details. When it comes to shoes, swap your chunky sneakers for a chunky slide because (apparently) fashion and comfort DO work together. Hallelujah! By night, slip on this season’s “barely-there heel” with Aje, Jo Mercer and Wittner stocking an excellent selection of woven choices.

For the beauty buffs…


The return of Friends (thanks Netflix) has also inspired the return of Rachel Green’s effortless beauty. Stock up on 90’s eyeshadow palettes, taupe lipstick, defining brow kits and hair claws which are guaranteed to make you look instantly cooler. Swap your black liner for a swipe of white with everyone from Chanel through to Rihanna giving this look their tick of approval. Fruity glosses and water-coloured eyes are also a popular choice for the festive season, bringing a necessary dose of colour and fun to our beauty drawers.

There you have it folks: a complete breakdown of the best of the best of 2020’s Spring/ Summer trends… all served with a healthy dose of SHOP BNE in-store promotions, drinks and family festivities. 

Happy shopping  and see you at Shop BNE City x