'Going Out Out' by Therapy:Style BushmillsNov 13, 2021
Dress codes can create a headache, particularly if we consider that we have been 'lounging it' for the past year and a half and counting. Conventional dress codes cover business wear, formal wear, but the in-between is frustratingly vague. So the Bushmills Banquet team have decreed guests who have managed to secure a ticket to this exclusive event embrace our BB dress code - 'Going Out Out'—loosely defined as somewhere between smart casual and formal black tie. It's an opportunity to dress up without constraint.
To help us navigate our way through immerging trends and post lockdown outfit ideas, we caught up with Bushmills fashionista and entrepreneur Pam McAlister of Therapy:Style and Therapy:Sole to ask for her help with what we might wear to the Bushmills Banquet and the upcoming party season.
She tells us, 'Fashion is like eating, you shouldn't stick to the same menu'. Well, that's right up the Bushmills Banquet street!
'You want something that brings the party to the event – but you also need to curate an outfit that keeps you warm and even comfortable at this time of the year'.
You need a coat that brings the wow – from my experience, you are heading to the wilds of the Causeway, so if you want to make an entrance consider your coat as you might need to keep it on to acclimatise whilst nibbling canapes and sipping mulled Bushmills whiskey! After all, you are stepping onto a red carpet so bear that in mind when choosing outwear'. Naomi is modelling three options above -
A view vera coat, a super soft oversized coat with long sleeves and a deep v-neckline with lapels. It has two side pockets and fastens with a button—an exquisite coat for the winter season.
French Connection Faux Fur jacket - This stunning jacket in forest green with cloud-like softness is available;e exclusively in-store at Therapy:Style Bushmills.
A view grey check Valentia jacket - This long length jacket is so different and has a great shape on. It's a padded grey check with side pockets.
What's in store, Pam?
Both shops are bursting with stunning seasonal pieces, and we have a wide range of outfits, including accessories that would suit the banquet perfectly. Many of our customers are asking us for pointers as they haven't been out much, and we love the opportunity to engage with customers and guide them to find the perfect outfit regardless of the occasion.
Over the pandemic, both Therapy:Style and Therapy:Sole developed an online presence, but Proprieter Pam McAllister maintains there is nothing to compare from the personal experience of customers in-store catching up and discussing their needs. Our online stores have been a lifeline over the pandemic. We have embraced the opportunity to go online, but I have missed the contact with my customers, and I love that I can now do both.
Rant & Rave's best selling leather look jeans are back!! Designed in their Elle fit, this jean tucks in the tummy and enhance your curves and figure. Cut in a stretchy cotton denim and designed in a sculpting skinny silhouette, this jean is an ideal addition to your weekend wardrobe. These flattering fits are the only jeans you'll ever need.
Spun with a delicate yarn for softness, this black jumper is finely knitted in a relaxed batwing silhouette with a flattering v- neckline. We love the tonal star design on each shoulder with tonal intricate beading. We've finished it with a deep cuff for a feminine feel.
These Rant and Rave black flat boots are crafted from a butter-soft manmade upper, with a cool round-toe shape. They feature all the biker details we love, from metallic zips and buckled straps to a slight heel....just perfect.
Gorgeous black handbag from XTI. This colour will go with anything & everything. This bag comes with and adjustable long strap and a zipped department in the middle. It is made from faux leather.
ICHI kate check trousers
Loving these Ichi Kate checked trousers. They are slim legs with a partially elasticated waist. So comfy and perfect to wear on a night out. A matching check jacket is available if you want to wear it as a suit.
Ladies casual sneaker/trainer by Xti. It is made with a blend of materials, combining different textures. It has matching laces. Non-slip rubber outsole. Very comfortable and perfect for adding a different touch to all your outfits.
This bag is the perfect staple for any outfit. Comes with a zipped inside department, perfect size for everything you need.
Artfully pleated and printed with metallic gold for a touch of sparkle this skirt is designed with a full elasticated waist in an on-trend slip silhouette that sits high on your waist and falls to a flattering midi hem.
ICHI Black & gold jumper
This flattering jumper has a relaxed fir and works well with a pleated skirt or faux leather jeans. Exclusive to in-store at Therapy:Style Bushmills.
Pica knit vest is a cable knitted vest with a chunky turtleneck. It consists of 10% alpaca and 10% wool and has a short, boxy fit.
ICHI Black dress
Knee-length with attractive volume sleeve. Exclusively available in-store at Therapy:Style Bushmills.
The boot Iris Mix is made in an exclusive mix of suede, patent and real wool lining. All leather is from LWG certified production. The insole is made of a soft PU-foam material, which is both light and shock-absorbing. It is covered with the characteristic WODEN cork, to ensure breathability. The outsole is based on our Natural Soft technology. A technology designed to ensure you the best comfort. The sole consists of 65% natural rubber, 10% recycled rubber, and 25% conventionally produced rubber. Iris may cause compliments.
High Street Vouchers
As you can see, we have lots of stunning pieces online, and it's worth calling in store to pick up some of our exclusive 'must haves'. We accept the High street voucher in-store and appreciate every customer who has supported small businesses like ours by using their voucher wisely.
For store, openings check out our website therapy:style (therapystylestudio.com). Enjoy the Bushmills Banquet, and we look forward to checking out the photos!