ASOS:YOUR SUMMER WORK PARTY SWITCH UP

In between all the festivals and holidays that happen at this time of year, most of us still have jobs to attend to. But there is one perk that comes along with the office in the summertime – the work party. And whether that involves a full-on bash with the whole company, or just a night out with your closest colleagues, we’ve got just the outfits…
You’ll need a look that can be easily adapted into a more glam vibe with just one or two swaps – and that’s where this shorts-and-blazer duo comes in. ICYMI, we’ve been obsessing over suits like this since we saw them on the catwalks at Off-White and Jil Sander, and this stone-coloured mom version is a great choice for your 9-5. For the day, just add some low-key block heels or – if your office dress code permits – a pair of on-point trainers; Nikes’ Teknos, with that chunky silhouette, neon sole and snakeprint upper, are like a walking SS19 trend report. A cross-body bag is a nice add-on for carrying your phone – and some pens, maybe?
Then, when you’re done for the day, run to the nearest loo and swap out your tailored shorts for some legging ones (with some snakeprint detail, naturally). Then, throw on some sky-high Perspex heels and a pair of hoops. Ta-da! You’ve got a glam AF look that’s ready for a night on the town. Your taxi awaits…

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_06_18-tues/your-summer-2019-work-party-switch-up/

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TOPSHOP:Get To Know This Multitalented Singer Before Everyone Will Be Obsessed With Her

Don’t know ARK yet? We’re predicting big things for her. The singer who describes her own music as “wounded pop” and plays piano, guitar and a bit of drums, released her album “The Shadow in My Company” in 2018. We sat down with her to talk about career highlights, the inspiration for her songs and how her style differs from being on stage to her daily life…
Which one of your songs should people listen to first?
Operator. It bridges the gap between my debut EP and the new music to come.
How did you first get into music?
My parents. They have the BEST taste in music and I’m so fortunate that my childhood was spent exposed to music (and instruments) from all over the world.
Which artists inspired you to want to become a musician?
Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley and Neil Young. I binged on these three artists for years in my teens and they’ve influenced me massively.
Where do you find inspiration for your music?
In people and their emotions. Everything man-made in the world is here because of emotion (want, need, love etc) and I think thats the most powerful and fascinating thing in the world.
How would you describe your style?
Comfort is key, with a weird added edge somewhere. At the moment I’m really into Scandinavian and Japanese fashion.
Does your style change when you go on stage?
It usually gets a bit shinier. I have huge silver flares that I wear on stage but unfortunately can’t rock them down the high street! Or maybe I can?
What was your first live performance?
I was 15 and it was at a venue local to me (West End Centre). Me and my friends put on a show and sold it out to all our friends and family. I knew I wanted to do it forever after that night.
What was your favourite moment on stage so far?
Playing Hammersmith Apollo was a huge surreal milestone moment for me. Never thought I’d ever be on that stage singing my own songs! I’ve seen some of my favourite gigs there.
What was the highlight of your music career so far?
Every day is a highlight to be honest, as cheesy as it sounds. The fact that I have a career in music is a dream come true.
Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
On stage somewhere, performing the best songs I’ve ever written (please universe)! If I’m proud of the songs I’ve written, then I’ve succeeded.
What are you working on at the moment?
Oh man, I’m so excited. I’m finishing up new music and I can’t even tell you how excited I am to share it with the world! It’s my best work yet.
What meaning does the title of your in 2018 released album “The Shadow in My Company” has to you?
The Shadow in My Company represents a constant sense of longing, or searching. It’s a feeling hard to put into words, but it used to sit on my shoulder a lot. Though since writing those songs and releasing them, a lot has changed and I feel like I’m now at home in myself, so I wouldn’t say it holds the same meaning to me now as it did then.
What are your upcoming plans?
To finish these songs and give them to the world!!!! And to perform them wherever and whenever I can. Soooooon.

Source:
https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/06/get-to-know-this-multitalented-singer-before-everyone-will-be-obsessed-with-her

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H&M:A N.Y. STATE OF MIND WITH GABRIELLE AND ANAJAH

As in every modern story of love or friendship, Anajah Hamilton and Gabrielle Richardson met on Tumblr, double-tapping each other’s posts and sending images and artwork back and forth to one another.

Four years later they’re best friends in the real world too, and have initiated ARTHOE, an art collective where they host gallery nights, workshops, jam sessions and showcase the works of people from marginalized groups. Aside from the serious stuff, they’ve also gotten in and out of countless sticky situations together.

“We rarely do wild things, it’s more Scooby Doo-like situations,” they say while retelling stories of falling over on escalators, being scammed on concert tickets, AirBnb’s and the — still — painful memory of accidentally missing seeing Beyoncé in person at a grocery store.

“We’re best friends for a reason.”

Although they embark on adventures around the world, the backdrop to most of their shenanigans is New York City, especially below Union Square and around Brooklyn.

“I love that New York is a place where you never stop learning, and that it’s all about the grind for everyone — even millionaire and celebrity children will have to work 10 internships,” says Gabrielle.

“And I love how diverse it is! Not just because of people’s backgrounds, but because of the way people think. You find so many different types of thinking here, and there’s always a group you’ll resonate with,” says Anajah.

We meet the girls at one of their favorite spots — Fiat Café in Nolita — which they use as a base camp on weekends to bring all their friends together from Downtown, Uptown and Brooklyn before heading out.
FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND FINDS…
MCNALLY JACKSON BOOKS
“It’s an amazing bookstore. They have a lot of one-off prints, and if you want a book that’s only made in 100 copies, this is the place to go to. We go at least once a month, either for book signings or events. It’s a very typical New York bookstore.”

FOR DINNER…
FIAT CAFÉ
“Just around the corner from McNally Jackson is Fiat Café. A super-cute restaurant that’s a great meet-up spot for us and all of our friends. It doesn’t hurt that the ravioli is great, and the kale caesar salad, and the spaghetti with meatballs, and the chocolate mousse… We can go on.”

FOR INSPIRATION…
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
“We go here all the time. It’s a favorite because much of their work isn’t just visual — it’s fun, altruistic and they have great performances. This art museum is great at bringing the community together and representing diversity.”

FOR A DATE…
METROGRAPH
“This independent movie theater shows foreign films, contemporary films and classics. It’s great for a date or just to go with your friends. They have a restaurant and a bar as well, which is perfect.”

FOR EVERY SUMMER DAY…
PROSPECT PARK
“This is the Brooklyn equivalent to Central Park, meaning it’s less busy and less touristy. It’s a chiller version! Whenever it gets warm, we go out there to have picnics or just sit in the grass. The most inspiring parts of the city are the parts that are quiet, and Prospect Park is one of them.”
“I always want to be able to run at a moment’s notice. Got to catch that train! Also, I love bags and a big all-carrying one is essential in the city. You always need to have everything with you, ready to go.”

Gabrielle Richardson’s style is inspired by Solange Knowles, FKA Twigs, Diana Ross and Donna Summers. When styling her favorite look from H&M’s spring and summer collections, she opted for a printed swimsuit, white denim jeans, a braided rope tote bag and gold rings.

“I love how a swimsuit doesn’t have to be for the beach or the pool, but it’s nice to always be ready to go for a swim,” she says.
Anajah keeps her essentials analog. Trying to stay away from her phone, the young artist chooses a disposable camera because the pictures always turn out great, and scribbles down notes, drawings and music on paper because it’s tangible. Her other essentials include different lipsticks — because her lips are her favorite feature — and gold jewelry because it’s the accessories that tie all her outfits together.
WHO’S THE BETTER DRESSER?
“I think we dress similarly, a lot of times we’ll show up to events or just meeting for lunch and we’ll be wearing the exact same outfit and shoes or we’ll have on the exact same color!”

IF YOU COULD STEAL ONE PIECE OUT OF GABRIELLE’S WARDROBE – WHAT WOULD YOU TAKE?
“I would totally steal her denim jacket with diamond fringes hanging from the sleeves, it’s gorgeous!”

WHAT MAKES GABRIELLE NERVOUS?
“When she’s trying something new fashion-wise. She tries her best to always step out of the box, but I think the moment she decides to wear something daring, she second-guesses it. But she does it anyway and the execution is always so effortless!”

WHAT’S THE BEST GIFTS YOU’VE EVER GIVEN EACH OTHER?
“Gabby is a great gift giver, I’d say the best gift she’s given me is a Jacquemus bag.”

WHAT’S YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY OF ONE ANOTHER?
“My earliest memory of Gabby is the first time I met her in person. It was at this party, it was really dark and smoky and everyone was having a fabulous time. Gabby appeared amidst all the craziness of the party, and as soon as she saw me she ran up to me, super-excited, and gave me a huge kiss on the forehead. It was, from my memory, the first time anyone had been so excited to meet me. I wasn’t sure if her excitement was genuine, but the closer we got after that, I learned that she was a very bubbly person and it all made sense!”

WHAT’S THREE THINGS GABRIELLE LOVES?
“Traveling with friends, shopping and tacos!”

WHAT DOES YOUR LAST TEXT TO EACH OTHER SAY?
“Will be there soonington haha.”

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM DESTINATION TO TRAVEL TO TOGETHER?
“Honestly, somewhere warm, maybe Bora Bora!”

ANAJAH HAMILTON

AGE: 21

OCCUPATION: Artist, model and co-curator

ASTRO SIGN: Libra

INSTAGRAM: @icecreameaterrr

GABRIELLE RICHARDSON

AGE: 24

OCCUPATION: Artist, model and co-curator

ASTRO SIGN: Capricorn

INSTAGRAM: @fridacashflow

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https://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/fashion/everyday-icon/a-n-y-state-of-mind-with-gabrielle-and-anajah.html

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ASOS:5 OF THE BEST SS19 CO-ORDS

It’s no secret that we love a co-ord. Not only do they look super-cute together, you can mix and match ‘em with pieces you already have to create lots of new outfits, too. Sold? We’ve picked out some of our fave styles right now to get you inspired.
Sunny delights
Co-ords don’t have to be super-casual, as this juicy combo proves. Pair this strapless top and flowy skirt with a cute beaded bag and wedge heels for those days when you want to be a little bit extra. There’s even a matching coat if you really want to go all-out. These pieces are also ideal for showing off glowy holiday skin, so pack this for your next escape to the sunshine (or wear it when you’re test-driving your new fake tan).
Lime time
Ticking off two key trends (hey, neon and legging shorts), this look’s got your next BNO written all over it. When you’re not wearing it out-out, you could easily slip an oversized denim jacket over the top and team with chunky trainers for a more low-key look. They’ll be green with envy.
Fresh prints
Houndstooth just got a 2019 makeover with this punchy pink and blue pairing, and it’s so good on denim that you’ll want to wear it twice. The print does the talking here, so all you need to do is slip a classic white tee under for an instant brunch-and-a-gallery kinda day outfit.
Snake news
This 90s-inspired getup will have you looking ssssso good – we’re especially into the snake motif slithering its way across the top. Dress up with heels and matching makeup vibes for that night out you’ve been planning for ages. Or, pair with this season’s chunky trainer sandals (aka trandels) for extra style points (and y’know, comfort).
Good sports
Who knew blue, camo and beige would work so well together? Athleisure looks A+ with this cropped hoodie and shorts. Obvs, trainers are a solid call here to finish the ‘fit, but you can play around with more glam heels to create that high-low look. A baseball cap is highly encouraged as the outfit finisher.

Source:
https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_06_16-sun/five-of-the-best-co-ords-neon-snake-spring-summer-2019/

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ASOS:BEST OF NEW IN: TOMMY JEANS AND COW PRINT

Not sure what to buy this week? Sit back, relax and watch as our Junior Fashion Editor Ben takes you through his top picks from New In – we’re talking fresh gear from Tommy Jeans, the new animal print and ASOS 4505’s exclusive football collection. Check out his edit below and watch the video for more.
‘I love the the 90s logo motif in this washed-yellow sweater from the Tommy Jeans Summer Heritage collection. I’d style this with some vintage mom jeans and chunky white trainers.’
Tommy Jeans yellow sweatshirt, £95
‘This & Other Stories crop top and skirt work great together or as separates. You could go glam on holiday and wear them with some barely-there sandals or dress it down with trainers.’
& Other Stories co-ord, from £35
‘This ASOS Design cow-print crop top is a great move on from the animal print we’ve been seeing so much. Pair it with short leggings or skinny jeans’
ASOS DESIGN corset top in cow print, £20
‘This super-bright and fun 4505 football top is here just in time for the World Cup! Wear it to work out in, or just chuck it over a bikini on holiday.’
ASOS 4505 football vest, £20
‘Chunky trainers are here to stay. These Skechers in all white are super-comfy. They look good with a midi skirt or some vintage pieces.’
Skechers Energy trainers in white, £64

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_06_12-wed/top-picks-12-06-2019/

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ASOS:HOW ASOSERS DO FESTIVAL STYLE

If you’re headed to an outdoor concert this summer, you’re sure to see ASOS garms in abundance, from printed co-ords to chunky trainers. But what happened when we asked some staff members, who have the world of ASOS at their fingertips, to show us what they plan to wear to their festival of choice? Keep scrolling to find out…
When at a festival, comfort is key, and if it’s a British one the weather is likely to be temperamental. So to start, you can’t go wrong with some baggy trews. Pair them with a cut-out crop top like Cultural Marketing Coordinator Bethany here and boom, you’ve got the ensemble of your 90s dreams. Plus, any grass/mud stains will be hidden by that camo print. Genius.
If you’re someone who likes to get into the maximalist spirit of these types of events, nothing says festival fun better than a rainbow-coloured jumpsuit. Social Media Assistant Beth‘s dreamy version has a cute waist tie and a cropped length to let those ankles breath. Nikes add a laidback edge, while some statement earrings up the glam factor.
You know that statement piece that you’ve not yet been brave enough to wear? A festival is the perfect time to try it out. Take some standout denim like Cultural Marketing Coordinator Charnice has done, add a simple white top and finish with a colour-pop sneaker. That wasn’t so hard now, was it?
If a minimal sporty aesthetic is more your thing, this look is for you. Vibing off another 90s trend, Junior Designer Brogan pairs some adidas legging shorts with a long-sleeve top and white sneaks – ideal for keeping your feet feeling comfy after all that moshing. To finish, a sleek bun ensures that washed hair is unnecessary. Perfection.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_06_12-wed/how-asosers-do-festival-looks-ss19/

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H&M:ACCESSORIZE FOR THE BEACH AND BEYOND

  1. THE SEASHELLS
    Despite last summer’s obsession, shell jewelry is every bit as trendy this season (if not more). Surrender to the 90s nostalgia and team the must-have accessory with everything from crisp caftans to blue denim.
  2. LES ESPADRILLES
    Few things say summer like an espadrille. The classic Spanish sandal with its jute sole and lace-up ribbons is always a winner on days when the sun is shining. Flats or wedges? It’s your call.
  3. THE COVERALL
    A sarong is a beach bag essential with multipurpose potential. Consider it a chic yet convenient cover-up that can be tied, wrapped or layered in many different ways: think skirt, dress, top, turban — or beach blanket.
  4. THE COLOR SPLASH
    A simple yet effective way of elevating a monochrome ensemble is by redirecting the focus to the accessories. Opt for a pair of mood-boosting earrings in a poppy color for a vibrant vacation feel.
  5. THE SUN-BLOCKER
    Heading to the beach? Don’t forget to bring a hat to protect your face from the sun. Go for a functional yet striking version in braided straw with a grosgrain band and fray-edge brim for extra fashion flair.
  6. THE IT-BAG
    The versatile net bag makes an effortless transition from city streets to sandy shores. Still an “It-item” to be reckoned with, giving us a legit reason to show off market-bought citrus fruits for yet another season.
  7. THE ARM CANDY
    Make a summery statement by adorning yourself in golden charm bracelets that drip delicate stones, pearls and shells, and add more chains to the mix for a personal touch. Life is a beach!
  8. THE FRINGE FIX
    Welcome the vacay vibes into your wardrobe by trading your mini for a fashionable fringe straw bag with room for more than just the essentials, and be ready for anything the day has in store.
  9. THE SILK KNOT
    A silky satin scarf is already an accessory staple for most and a go-to hair adornment for summer. Bring immediate chicness to any warm-weather look by knotting it around your head or ponytail.
  10. THE COLLECTOR COIN
    Vintage-inspired coin necklaces are likely to become your most-worn accessories over the coming months. The easy-to-wear pendants are perfect for layering and add fashion value to exactly every outfit.

Source:
https://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/fashion/editors-picks/accessorize-for-the-beach-and-beyond.html

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H&M:THREE WAYS TO GLITTER THIS SUMMER

Glitter is ALWAYS a good idea! Here are three ways to add sparkle to your eyes this summer — in deep blue, hot pink or striking silver.
GET THE LOOK: HOT PINK GLITTER EYES
Sweet like candy – indulge in the beauty It-color of the season and go pink!

YOU’LL NEED:
Brow Perfector (shade: Espresso)
Infinite Impact Eye Colour (shade: Kobai Azalea)
Glitter Mascara Liner (shade: Nebula)
Pure Radiance Powder Blush (shades: Golden Peach and Hot Pink)
Maximalist Mascara (shade: Black)
Cream Lipstick (shade: Haute Pink)
Lip Shine (shade: Mirage)
Nail Polish (shade: Tickled Pink)

Eye Contour Brush
Sculpting Brush
STEP 1
Start with your favorite base makeup routine and shape your eyebrows with the Brow Perfector in the hue that best matches your hair color. Then use the Eye Contour Brush and apply the pink eyeshadow Infinite Impact Eye Colour Kobai Azalea from the inner to the outer lid.

STEP 2
Time to glitter! Apply the Glitter Mascara Liner in the pink hue Nebula on top of the pink shadow. Take it easy and let it dry before you start blinking too much.
STEP 3
For this look, all focus should be on the pink shadow and eyeliner, so be gentle with the mascara. Just a careful touch with the black Maximalist Mascara is enough. Gently brush Pure Radiance Powder Blush in Golden Peach on the apple of your cheeks and shade the color Hot Pink along the cheekbone using the Sculpting Brush. The Cream Lipstick in Haute Pink under the Lip Shine in Mirage and some Tickled Pink Nail Polish will be the perfect finishing touch.
GET THE LOOK: DEEP BLUE EYES
Be a little bold and paint your eyes with inspiration from the beautiful night sky.

YOU’LL NEED:
Brow Perfector (shade: Espresso)
Soft Kajal (shade: Neptune Blue)
Infinite Impact Eye Colour (shades: Stargazer, Mesmerise Me, Over the Moon)
Glitter Mascara Liner (shade: Made Of Stars)
Maximalist Mascara (shade: Black)

Eyeliner Brush
Eye Shadow Brush
Smudging Brush

STEP 1
Keep the brows natural with the Brow Perfector gel, then get started with the eye makeup by applying the Soft Kajal in Neptune Blue on the water line all around the eye. Continue to blend it in-between your lashes using the Eyeliner Brush.
STEP 2
Apply the Infinite Impact Eye Colour in the color Stargazer, using a brush that’s a little dense so the pigment enhances easily. We recommend the Eye Shadow Brush for this! Apply on the lid and outer V, and blend it with the eyeliner. Apply it under the eye as well to frame the eye in a nice way.

STEP 3
Continue with the Infinite Impact Eye Colour in Mesmerise Me and shade it on top of the blue shadow to the crease of your eye and inner lid. Move on to apply the lighter shade Over The Moon on top of the darker eyeshadows on the middle of your eyelid and up towards your brow bone using the Smudging Brush. Add a little eyeshadow in the inner corner of the eye too.

STEP 4
Apply a thin line of the gold-colored Glitter Mascara & Eyeliner Made Of Stars along the lash line from the inner lid to the outer lid. Finish the look with the Maximalist Mascara in Black on your lashes.
Beauty hack! Use a paper towel and place it from the tip of your nose through the corner of your eye to the end of your eyebrow. Use your eyeshadow brush and gently apply what is already on the brush. This way you get the same angle on both sides of your cat eye-shaped eyeshadow.
GET THE LOOK: STRIKING IN SILVER
Sometimes the most minimal effort makes all the difference.

YOU’LL NEED:
Brow Perfector (shade: Espresso)
Drama Cream Eyeliner (shade: Pitch Black)
Curated Eye Pen (shade: Silver Slate)
Glitter Mascara Liner (shade: Moonstruck)
Pure Definition Mascara (shade: Black)

Eyeliner Brush
STEP 1
Put on your favorite base and shape your brows in a natural way with the Brow Perfector. Then apply Drama Cream Eyeliner in Pitch Black on the water line under the upper eyelash line, using an angled Eyeliner Brush. This way your eyelash line will look naturally fuller.

STEP 2
Continue on to the silver liner by using the Curated Eye Pen in Silver Slate and gently trace under the lower lash line, from the inner corner to the outer V. Follow your eye shape and try not to make the line wider than the pen itself. When you’re done with the eye pencil, use The Glitter Mascara Liner in Moonstruck over it. Let it dry before moving around too much. Any glitter that gets in your lashes can be easily removed with some Eye Makeup Remover on a cotton bud. The lashes should be natural, but dark (we used Pure Definition Mascara in Black).

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https://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/beauty/experts-corner/three-ways-to-glitter-this-summer.html

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ASOS:YOUR SS19 SATIN SKIRT OUTFIT

Remember that silky, 90s-vibe slip that everyone was pairing with knits and boots last winter? If the ASOS office (and our Insta feeds) are anything to go by, it’s sticking around this season. In fact, it seems this may be one piece that is making the rare transition from a one-season wonder to a fully fledged wardrobe staple. And for SS19, it’s looking better than ever. Allow us to explain…

he satin skirt was a lighter counterpoint to your chunkier pieces in the winter time, but tbf it’s probably more suited to warmer climes, especially when it comes in this sweet pistachio shade. And what better summer-ready piece to buddy it up with than a crochet crop top? Then, for your feet, tap into two vibes that are everywhere this season – Western and animal print – with some cow-print sandals. A raffia bag is a seriously cute ‘n’ crafty addition, while those fruity earrings are the literal cherry on top. So there you have it – a slick outfit idea for your summer-weekend line-up. And for work, simply swap the crop top for a crisp white shirt to smash a smarter ensemble.

As per, we’ve got tonnes of different satin skirts with plenty of styles and colours to choose from. Check out the gallery below to find your perfect match.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_06_11-tues/satin-skirt-trend-spring-summer-2019/

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ASOS:HOW ASOSERS DO FESTIVAL STYLE

If you’re headed to an outdoor concert this summer, you’re sure to see ASOS garms in abundance, from printed co-ords to chunky trainers. But what happened when we asked some staff members, who have the world of ASOS at their fingertips, to show us what they plan to wear to their festival of choice? Keep scrolling to find out…
When at a festival, comfort is key, and if it’s a British one the weather is likely to be temperamental. So to start, you can’t go wrong with some baggy trews. Pair them with a cut-out crop top like Cultural Marketing Coordinator Bethany here and boom, you’ve got the ensemble of your 90s dreams. Plus, any grass/mud stains will be hidden by that camo print. Genius.
If you’re someone who likes to get into the maximalist spirit of these types of events, nothing says festival fun better than a rainbow-coloured jumpsuit. Social Media Assistant Beth‘s dreamy version has a cute waist tie and a cropped length to let those ankles breath. Nikes add a laidback edge, while some statement earrings up the glam factor.
You know that statement piece that you’ve not yet been brave enough to wear? A festival is the perfect time to try it out. Take some standout denim like Cultural Marketing Coordinator Charnice has done, add a simple white top and finish with a colour-pop sneaker. That wasn’t so hard now, was it?
If a minimal sporty aesthetic is more your thing, this look is for you. Vibing off another 90s trend, Junior Designer Brogan pairs some adidas legging shorts with a long-sleeve top and white sneaks – ideal for keeping your feet feeling comfy after all that moshing. To finish, a sleek bun ensures that washed hair is unnecessary. Perfection.

Source:
https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_06_12-wed/how-asosers-do-festival-looks-ss19/

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