MISSGUIDED:new year, new knit

Christmas is officially over, and we’re less about the hotline bling and more about wearing more and going out less (sorry Drake). Unfortunately, the weather is going to stay freezing for the foreseeable, so now is the time to start investing in some solid fashion knitwear to see you through winter and beyond. We’ve rounded up this edit on what’s new in knitwear this year, with the key layers you need to own RN. Can we get an amen?
Slouchy knit

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For the cooler climes, say holla to slouchy knits, set to be big this season. Keep it chic in off the shoulder styles or look to oversized fits to amp up the comfort factor. Look to wintry hues like mustard yellow, burgundy, forest green and rust orange. If you’re adding layers, sling on a cable knitted jumper over your dress or layer up with a slouchy cardigan and ankle boots.
Cropped Knit
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Not quite ready to let go of your skin-showing summer outfits? Compromise is key here babes, nobody wants you catching hypothermia. Why not opt for the perfect middle ground: A cropped jumper. This look will keep you warm when the weather changes but still looks cute (and lets you show off those abs). Wear with mom jeans and trainers.

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Go oversized
When is sweater weather ever complete without an oversized jumper dress or cardigan? Easily the most covetable winter outfit when the weather isn’t playing ball. Throw-on pieces are an absolute must when you need an extra bit of time in bed in prep for those dark AF mornings. Style an oversized knit with a belt for a warm outfit that’ll also win you fashion points.

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Neutrals

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Not feeling brights? Get knitted out this season in neutral shades. Look out for ribbed knits, cropped styles and turtlenecks. These pieces go with practically everything – from a high-waisted jeans kinda day to sporting with a black vinyl skirt, necking shots on a Friday night. Neutrals are season all-rounders so you won’t have to pack away until the sun’s back out next summer.

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Bright knits

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Autumn and winter don’t have to be filled with jet black and grey marl shades. Stay hot whilst looking cool in these knit brights guaranteed to inject some life into your new season closet. Go for a sporty look with a sweatshirt, and keep to red, hot pink and baby blue hues to make it look like you’re feeling winter when you’re actually not.

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https://blog.missguided.co.uk/fashion/knitwear-guide/

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TOPSHOP:The 5 Trends You Need To Know For 2019

Ready to refresh your wardrobe for 2019? We’ve predicted five key fashion trends for the new year to get you inspired. Keep reading to find out how to wear them and be the first to shop them right now…
1. Pistachio
A soft shade of pistachio is the colour you should choose to begin the year – it’s great for standing out from the grey and equally keeping it neutral. Plus, green is known as a calming and optimistic colour so now is the perfect time to wear it…
2. Lace
From Rodarte to Chanel – romantic lace has made a huge comeback on the SS19 runways. If you want to do the trend now opt for dramatic black lace then switch to pastels come spring.
3. Artful prints
Drawing on themes of self-expression and creativity, expressionistic prints are set to be a huge trend this year. Painterly lines, brushstrokes and vivid abstract patterns currently lead the way and are even better when mixed and matched.
4. Asymmetry
Asymmetric hems, off-the-shoulder silhouettes and deconstructed shapes will increasingly make their way into our wardrobes this 2019. Invest in a dress, skirt or top now and you will be among the first to make the trend happen…
5. ’70s accessories
We’re also predicting a resurgence of ’70s disco-inspired accessories – think multi-glitter turbans, diamanté sunglasses and chain belts. And the motto is more is more, so pile as many of them on together as you can.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/01/the-5-trends-you-need-to-know-for-2019

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ASOS:HOW ASOSERS DO KNITWEAR

There are lots of reasons to be excited about 2019. From psychedelic fashion trends and inspiring exhibitions to laugh-out-loud Netflix shows, this year is gonna be one to remember, trust. So, here are seven stylish moments to look forward to over the next 12 months.
The trend – tie-dye
This groovy 60s trend is well and truly back for SS19. The catwalks were fit to burst with spinning psychedelic prints, as designers like Stella McCartney, Prada and R13 served all the nostalgic feels. But it’s not all bohemian shapes and hippy vibes (although there will be plenty of maxi dresses and T-shirts for your vacay/festival wardrobe). Expect to see tie-dye in unexpected places, like on a tailored blazer or a slick boilersuit.
The key piece – head first
We’ll all be dressing from the head down this year if the catwalks are anything to go by. Black fascinators at CELINE, straw hats at CHANEL, bucket styles at Etro, beekeeper versions at ERDEM, embellished headbands at Miu Miu… Head space was a big focus throughout the collections and will no doubt be top of the 2019 style agenda.
The exhibition – Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
If you didn’t make it to Paris last year for Musée des Arts Décoratifs’ Dior exhibit, there’s good news: London’s V&A museum is hosting its own this year. Chronicling Dior’s 72-year history, the show (opening 2 February) will include 200 couture creations – so if you’re searching for some old-school glamour inspo this year, look no further.
The movie – Rocketman
As Bohemian Rhapsody enjoys awards-season success, the world eagerly awaits the next biopic blockbuster: Rocketman. Based on the life of Elton John, the movie is being developed by the man himself and stars Kingsman actor Taron Egerton. As it’s not out until the summer, we don’t know much more about it yet – but from the trailer, it looks like it will be full of iconic tunes and epic costumes.
The show – Sex Education
Hailed as the new Inbetweeners, Netflix’s new comedy Sex Education is out this month. Following in the footsteps of his sex therapist mother, Otis Milburn opens an underground sex therapy clinic at his school with his friend Maeve (who he’s in love with, naturally). The result is a hilarious, touching and seriously stylish affair that will have you wanting to wear Dr. Martens with fishnets and dye your hair pink, stat.
Industry trend – animal-friendly clothes
Fur is definitely a no for 2019. At the end of last year, Gucci announced it will no longer use it in its collections and opt for faux-fur instead – joining the likes of Versace, Tommy Hilfiger and Stella McCartney. In addition, more and more retailers are avoiding mohair, silk, cashmere and feathers in their designs, ASOS included. Cruelty-free fashion, what’s not to love?
The artist – Kelsey Lu
Classically trained cellist and vocalist Kelsey Lu has worked with the likes of Sampha, Florence & The Machine and Solange, but 2019 is her time to shine with the release of her album, Blood. And it’s not only her music we’re looking forward to – the North Carolina native is also one to watch in the fashion stakes thanks to her fearless, experimental style.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_01_10-thurs/style-predictions-for-2019/

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ASOS:HOW ASOSERS DO KNITWEAR

From January to March, it’s non-stop knitwear around the ASOS office. And we never tire of it – each ASOSer rocks the winter fave in their own unique way. From minimalist vibes to all-out print fests, here’s a taster of how we’re wearing woollens now.
This cute cropped cardi wouldn’t look out of place in our fave chick flicks – think Legally Blonde and Mean Girls. Russian Editorial Assistant Anya lets the pink shade take centre stage, pairing it with low-key black jeans, a classic white tee and cowboy boots. We wanna party with this cardi.
Swedish Editor Nelly puts a cool spin on Scandi minimalism in this getup. We love how she funks up the ‘fit London style with chunky sneakers and gold jewellery. The final takeaway? A scarf around the neck is the ultimate outfit finisher. Divine.
Can fashion make you happy? If this knit is anything to go by, then yes. Feeling down in a colourful creation like this would be basically impossible. We firmly believe that there is no such thing as too much print – and Merchandising Administrator Elena clearly agrees, mixing in another pattern via a polka-dot mini skirt.
Fluffy cardigans are the equivalent to a warm hug or a cup of tea on those freezing winter days. And they don’t have to be all sweet and girly – here Freelance Fashion Assistant Florence shows how you can work them into a grungier getup. Just add Converse and a pair of boyfriend jeans. Magic.
To spread the love in 2019, all you need is this monochrome knit. Make like Merchandising Assistant Rosie and wear it with cropped pants, socks and Vans. The result? A look that’s as comfy as it is cool – AKA January’s fashion holy grail. We’re loving it.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_01_07-mon/how-asosers-do-knitwear/

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ZARA:Why This Unlikely Accessory Is Fashion Girl–Approved

The fanny pack used to be something of an athleisure staple—great for on-the-go and hands-free activities—but far from being accepted in the world of high fashion. Today, however, the fanny pack has made a comeback in a big way, as it’s frequently seen on fashion girls the world over and even distributed by fashion houses that have served up their own luxe iterations. Whether pulling double duty as a belt, thrown casually over the shoulder, or even held as a handbag, the fashion fanny pack is a surefire statement piece that recalls a certain ’90s nostalgia while still appearing absolutely modern in its new leather renderings. Head below to see how fashion girls are bringing back the fanny pack.
A sleek satchel-like fanny pack is a practical accessory for the woman on the go.
Gucci leaves no question that the fanny pack can look impossibly chic.
A miniature backpack worn as a fanny pack is a surefire statement.
White-on-white layering makes the fanny pack a chic addition to the ensemble.
Sub in a fanny pack as a high-waisted belt with a long duster coat.
For something a bit subtler, a small black fanny pack worn slightly to the side is an effortless way to go hands-free in jeans and a leather jacket.
Combine two trends into one with a straw-bag iteration.
Take the fanny pack back to its athleisure roots with an original nylon offering—but update it with an over-the-shoulder styling.
A pastel fanny pack can be a playful way to break up a jumpsuit in a contrasting color.
Who knew a fanny pack could look so sophisticated and chic? Take an elevated approach with a natural-leather iteration paired with classic plaid.
If you’re hesitant to commit to the trend, choose a fanny pack with a strap that can also be worn as a handbag.
A two-tone fanny pack worn right at the waist gives the illusion of a belt.
Double a chic fanny pack as a belt over a long coat.
Or, take the fanny pack belt hack to the next level by looping it through belt loops.

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ASOS:5 OF THE BEST VACATION ACCESSORIES

How to brighten the January gloom? Wear bold colours and book/plan/dream about a vacation in the sun. And as you’re researching potential locations and accommodation options, why not start thinking about your getaway wardrobe, too? A few quick updates and you’ll be ready for the beach in no time. Below are five to get you started now.
Throwing shade
There are two reasons to pack flat lens visor sunglasses. Firstly, they will give any ‘fit a cool futuristic edge, pronto. Secondly, it gives you even more sun protection than the skinnier styles you were rocking last year. Double win.
Belt it up
Tortoiseshell resin is gonna be a pretty big deal for 2019, and not just on your shades. Everything from earrings to hair accessories are made from it this season. So pair this sleek belt with your daisy dukes for peak vintage vibes.
Need for beads
You need two bags on holiday – your beach carryall, of course, and a cute mini style to accompany you when you’re city exploring. This pearly beauty is small but big enough to fit all your vacay essentials: phone, wallet and sunscreen.
Ear we go
As previously noted, resin is one to have on your radar for the new year. Swapping your gold earrings with these hoops is a good way to mix things up. Plus, they’ll work just as well with denim at home in the chill as they do with your maxi dress in the sun.
The final straw
Nothing says ‘hello, sunshine’ better than raffia. And now it’s graduated from beach bags to oh-so-cute hair accessories. This one has us dreaming of sipping sundown cocktails with sea-tossed waves and an off-the-shoulder dress. Hurry up, vacay!

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_01_06-sun/five-of-the-best-vacation-accessories/

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MISSGUIDED:how to style velvet and not look like a curtain

The weather is cold, and we need <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> that’s warm AND stylish. It’s time to nail it in all things velvet. That’s right, the trend we were in love with last year is officially making its grand return. 2019 is taking the trend to a whole new level, adding edgy 90’s inspo to classic autumnal hues like forest green, burgundy and mustard yellows. And we’ve got it all wrapped up. If you haven’t already invested, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide to all things velvet and how to <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> it without looking like your Gran’s curtains…
The Velvet Blazer
It’s time to nail it as a layer player this season, with the classic <span class=”woR”>blazer</span><span class=”woD”>A blazer is a type of jacket resembling a suit jacket, but cut more casually. A blazer is generally distinguished from a sportcoat as a more formal garment and tailored from solid color fabrics. Blazers often have naval-style metal buttons to reflect their origins as jackets worn by boating club members.</span>. We are completely vibin’ off dark winter colours with the 90’s style twist. Team this with a pair of trousers and classic sneaks for a truly casual boss babe look, easily transformed to an edgy ‘out-out’ outfit with heeled boots and a clutch.
The Velvet Trousers
It’s time to go bold girls. Velvet trousers definitely give that party feel that actually looks like you’re ready to get back out there after all your festive partying. Whether you’re heading down to the pub for a casual sesh with the girls or glammin’ up for a big night out, you can make trousers perfect for any occasion.
The Velvet T-Shirt
Every babe needs a classic velvet tee in their winter ‘drobes. It’s the perfect go-to piece that instantly transforms your look. Inspire the casual slay with jeans and flats, or go all out party with a pair of vinyl trousers or a faux leather skirt. Enough said.
The Velvet Boots
Don’t get us wrong, we’re not over the heartache of packing away our sequin dresses and Christmas jumpers yet (although packing away the wrapping paper and sellotape until next year is a weight off the shoulders, amirite?) But if 2019 is all about jaw to the floor velvet boots, then we’ll get over it!
The Velvet Skirt
You didn’t think you could go through 2019 without a velvet skirt, did you? Oh hun, of course not! Like we said, velvet has made a HUGE return and it’s going to be everywhere in every colour. Can I get a hallelujah?!

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https://blog.missguided.co.uk/babezine/how-to-wear-velvet/

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H&M:PARTY ACCESSORIES TO DESIRE

1. THE PARTY SOCK
A pointy black patent pump is basically the LBD of the shoe <span class=”woR”>wardrobe</span><span class=”woD”>A wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes. Many people[who?] argue that wardrobes are different in use and style of closets, but they were created by the French to be used as a closet. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with closets and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention[citation needed]. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly.</span>. Put an extra-festive spin on the classic <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span>
with a chic sock pairing in a sheer polka-dot pattern.
2. THE 80S GLAM GOAL
Take holiday dressing to the next level by channeling a bit of 80s glam. Go all-in party with a glitter-ball <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> and a pair of big sparkly earrings. Dare to shine bright, yes – like a diamond.
3. THE CHAIN BAG
Let the golden chain-link of a small shoulder bag make a statement of its own. Accessorize your afterdark look by wearing it nonchalantly wrapped around the wrist. Minimal effort, high impact.
4. THE HOT HOSIERY
The fashion girl’s alternative to basic black tights is spelled lace. Unexpected hosiery is a foolproof way of giving your party wardrobe an upgrade – without the risk of overspending.
5. THE EXTRA EARWEAR
You’ll still be wearing these sculptural earrings long after the holidays are over. The decorative danglers are the extra in any ensemble and make a smooth transition from day to dance floor.
6. THE DIAMOND DO
When you’ve picked out what to wear, it’s time to add the glitter. Adorn yourself in dazzling layers of bracelets and mirror the glimmer with a crystal-embellished bag. Never hold back on the sparkle.
7. THE LUXE SCRUNCHIE
Need a super-quick hair fix? Make a messy top knot and secure it with a lustrous velvet scrunchie. This party-ready hair style is cool and quirky, yet elegant enough to elevate your evening look.
8. THE BELT TRICK
A waist belt is the sort of accessory that can make an entire outfit, transforming a dress or blazer from simple to stunning in a second. Choose a wide, waist-cinching version for a fashion-forward approach.
9. THE CLUTCH BAG(S)
Nothing says cocktail party elegance more than a classic envelope clutch bag, or two – if you’re feeling adventurous. Now here’s the question: solid color or sparkly gold and glitter? Tough call.
10. THE SPARKLY HOOPS
These crystal-encrusted hoops are guaranteed to take your look to a new stylish dimension. Team the gleaming jewels with pared-back suiting, tapping into that ultra-luxe black tie glamour.

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https://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/fashion/editors-picks/party-accessories-to-desire.html

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ASOS:5 FRESH WAYS TO WEAR SWEATPANTS

It’s January, and comfy <span class=”woR”>clothing</span><span class=”woD”>Clothing (also called clothes) is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies.</span> (preferably with expandable waistbands) are top of the sartorial agenda. Hello, sweatpants. Once reserved for couch potatoes and gym fiends, joggers are now a seriously stylish choice that can be worn anywhere. Trust us – all it takes is the right styling. Here are five ways to wear them now.
Blazin’ squad
You may never have thought of mixing a <span class=”woR”>blazer</span><span class=”woD”>A blazer is a type of jacket resembling a suit jacket, but cut more casually. A blazer is generally distinguished from a sportcoat as a more formal garment and tailored from solid color fabrics. Blazers often have naval-style metal buttons to reflect their origins as jackets worn by boating club members.</span>, joggers and heels, but this look makes a strong case for a smart sweats ‘fit. Depending on the vibe of your office, you could even try this for your 9-5. Wearing sweats to work – how could you resist?
Double up
We were thrilled when it became socially acceptable to wear matching sweats outside of the house. This laidback vibe is your new weekend brunch-and-errands uniform – just add chunky trainers. A chain-strap bag and metal-framed specs elevate the sophistication nicely.
Popper hits
A pair of adidas popper pants will get a lot of outings in 2019. For winter, pair them with a tailored coat and a hoodie like this 90s-inspired street-styler, while a crop top will work nicely for summer. A logo bum bag only adds to the throwback vibes. Sporty Spice eat your heart out.
Khaki couture
Thanks to the YEEZY effect, khaki sweatpants have been a serious <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> option for a good few years now. And how good do they look with an oversized blazer, a low-cut top and sock boots? This one might even get a night on the town once February comes. We’re in love.
Satin dreams
Satiny sweatpants are a strong, 90s-inspired alternative to the cotton jogger. This street-styler brings the look into the 21st century with a cropped jacket and lace-up platform boots. The perfect mix of cool and comfy. See ya, January blues.

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ZARA:Photograph Like a Model Off-Duty: These Are the Best Poses for Fashion

Do you ever scroll through your Instagram feed and think, How do other girls look that effortlessly cool in photos? You’re not alone. Striking the right pose (or action shot) in street style photography is something of an art. Models off duty have the look down pat, and our favorite fashion bloggers are pros at nailing the shot as well. So, for all of us still working on mastering that carefree, couldn’t-care-less quality of cool, we decided to do some research on how to pose like a model for photos. The next time you’re caught on camera, you can follow these tricks to ensure you and your outfit are presented in the best light. For study material, we turned to the street style snaps of models off duty, and we’ve we’ve rounded up some of our favorites below. Read on to learn how to strike some of the best poses for fashion street style.
1. Cross one leg over the other.
This pose highlights the vertical lines of your legs and elongates your entire frame.
2. Look back over your shoulder.
It’s a great opportunity to showcase the pretty back of a garment.
3. Profile your face and look away from the camera.
This changes up the perspective of your look and puts the focus on the outfit itself.
4. Tilt your head to one side.
Doing so is a cute and cheeky way to try something new.
5. Slightly pop one knee.
This move is subtle, but it’s a classic pose that works every time.
6. Use a sidewalk curb to your advantage.
If you want to show off some killer shoes, this is the way to do it.
7. Casually lean against a wall.
It’s the ultimate way to look casual and relaxed, giving you a sense of confidence that pulls the whole photo together.
8. Snap a shot midstep.
How to Look Candid 101: Capture movement. It makes the snap look impromptu and also gives the photo an extra dimension of professionalism.
9. Prop up one leg.
Not only does this pose exude cool-girl vibes, but it also breaks up the lines in your legs to add interest.
10. Cross one leg in front, and pop your knee.
This gives you a chance to show off your shoes from more than one angle. Bonus points for leaning against a wall.
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Cat-eye sunglasses look chic in photos.
Fuchsia pink will make your Instagram pop.
The coolest clips for that side angle shot.
Show off your sculptural shoes while doing the cross-leg pose.
Fabrics like <span class=”woR”>silk</span><span class=”woD”>Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons.[1] The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity (sericulture). The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors.</span>
and satin photograph beautifully.
A purse that will pack a punch on your feed.
A great-fitting leather jacket exudes cool-girl vibes (and never goes out of <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span>).
A little bling goes a long way in pictures.
Tie it around your neck or wear it as a hair <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span> for the perfect finishing touch.
Ideal for that look-back-over-your-shoulder pose.

 
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