There are great fashion styles for women at Saltt Clothing in Boyne-Tannum.
There are great fashion styles for women at Saltt Clothing in Boyne-Tannum. Chrissy Harris

Gladstone fashion on show at Buy Local style event

BE honest, how many of you skipped the Gladstone show and headed to Rocky shops for a splurge?

Yes, it would be nice to have the big shopping centre with all of our boutique shops in one location.

However, in Gladstone, this is just not the case. This doesn't mean we don't have any good shops, it just means we have to jump in the car and take a trip to get what we want.

Now imagine for a moment that Gladstone did have all of our women's fashion outlets in one convenient location, where you could spend the afternoon shopping with friends.

Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry is going to provide you with just that.

Not only will there be women's clothing and accessory outlets, but there will also be fashion styling advice for women.

Just between you and me, it's not just me who needs the advice.

This will be a great afternoon for women to come together, share a laugh, get to know what clothes suit them and appreciate the fantastic fashion outlets we have in Gladstone.

Women with a variety of body types will be chosen to parade a new outfit and, of course, there will be time to shop with friends.

As part of the Buy Local campaign, the chamber is calling for expressions of interest from fashion outlets for a Style Me Up! event.

The planned date for the event has been pushed back to early next year to ensure all local fashion related outlets can be part of it.

Any women's fashion and accessory outlets that want to be part of the event can phone the Buy Local team on 4978 7800 or send an email to .

The next time you're thinking of taking the trip to Rocky, get some friends and head down to Boyne Tannum for shopping with our friends at Coastline and Saltt.

You'll be able to pick up some great clothes, grab a coffee and still be home in a quarter of the time and you will be supporting local business and local people.