The Best Floral Pieces To Get You In The Mood For Spring–Topshop

We noticed bold and colourful florals were one of the biggest trends on the streets of London fashionFashion 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. Week, so we’re already on the hunt for the perfect petals to update our wardrobe. Our current favourites? Multicoloured graphic-print dressesA 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)., embroidered blousesA blouse is a loose-fitting upper garment that was formerly worn by workmen, peasants, artists, women and children.It is typically gathered at the waist or hips (by a waistband or belt) so that it hangs loosely over the wearer’s body. and ditsy satin wrap skirts. Keep scrolling to discover our pick of the best florals to shop now before spring arrives…

source: http://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/02/best-floral-pieces-get-mood-spring

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How Jessie Bush Does Fashion Week–Topshop

Did you catch our coverage of London Fashion Week on Instagram Stories on Sunday? Then you’ll know Jessie Bush, the founder of fashion and lifestyle destination We The People. Loved for her cool, minimalist interpretation of the latest trends, she chatted to us about what she can’t live without during fashionFashion 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. week, where she hangs out between shows and the pieces she loves at Topshop right now…

How did you start out in fashion?
I started a street style blog back in 2010 while I was working at a fashion PR firm. The blog began as a hobby; in my spare time I would just shoot people on the street who I thought looked cool. This was back before the days of Instagram, so I had no idea that it could turn into a full-time job. Through a series of fortunate events, hard work and good timing, I was able to grow the blog to include personal style and travel, and eventually make it my main focus.

What advice would you give someone trying to work in the industry?
I think it’s important to stay true to your own sense of style and aesthetic. People notice when you’re unapologetic in your style and confidence goes a long way in getting recognised.

How would you describe your style in three words?
Neo-feminine, relaxed, comfortable.

What’s your favourite London Fashion Week memory?
Probably my first London Fashion Week, five or so years ago, when I was shooting street style. Coming from Sydney (where we were living before hand) it was all so intense, new and exciting; shooting some of my favourite designers, getting caught up in the chaos on the street, getting used to the icy temperatures!

Where will you be hanging out in between shows?
Generally I don’t have much time between shows – it’s usually straight into a taxi and on to the next one! If I do have some time, I’ll usually make a beeline for anywhere serving single origin coffee.

What are you looking forward to this London Fashion Week?
Fashion aside, I’m excited for the food. I love coming back to London and frequenting all my favourite spots. You can’t beat London for food. I’m also looking forward to Preen; I have a serious addiction to their ankle-grazing floral dressesA 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)..

What are your tips for surviving London Fashion Week?
Wear comfortable heelsHigh heels are a type of shoe in which the heel, compared to the toe, is significantly higher off of the ground. These shoes go beyond simply protecting the foot from the ground or improve efficiency of walking. High heels make the wearer taller, accentuating the calf muscle and the length of the leg overall. – a very important rule of thumb and one that I often break, resulting in copious plasters for the rest of the week. I also recommend carrying a portable phone charger for the inevitable dead battery while waiting for a taxi in the cold (this has happened to me on more than one occasion).

Of the AW18 trends so far, which one are you desperate to wear now?
Interestingly, the trend I’m most excited about are bold hues. Purple and yellow are super fun colours to wear and even pair together. We’ve been seeing quite a lot of these tones around the streets of London this season. Sometimes it’s nice to break free from monotone!

What’s your go-to styling tip for transforming any outfit?
Always have a strong, crisp, white mens-cut shirt in your wardrobe. It’s a piece that can be paired with anything and dressed up or down; worn with denim, with a miniskirt or even a pair of trackpants. It just works.

What’s your favourite place in London?
I’ll always love East London – Dalston and Stoke Newington especially. They have great cafes, a constant stream of new great restaurants (sometimes it’s hard to keep up!), super cool little boutiques and some of the most fun pubs in London.

Can you describe your ideal day in London?
Wake up late on a sunny day (good weather is rare, but you can’t beat London on a nice day!), grab a coffee at one of the many good local spots. Then meet friends for an early lunch at Mildreds in Soho – great vegan food inspired by traditional hearty dishes. Then probably an afternoon pint at the Prince George in Dalston, followed by dinner somewhere new; I really want to try Club Mexicana in Haggerston.

What’s your life mantra?
Laugh when you can. You can see me practising this mantra in almost every street style photo of me – I’m always laughing like a dork!

What’s your proudest achievement?
Embracing so many new cities, countries and cultures with my husband. We love to be in new places; we’ve lived in five countries in seven or eight years! Moving is always a challenge, what with visas, moving vans, language barriers etc – but certainly feels like an achievement once you’re settled in at a new and exciting spot.

What would your followers be surprised to know about you?
I am actually quite a loud person. Usually on my stories I’m quite demure (mainly because I’m also quite camera shy!) but when I see a friend I haven’t seen in a while, the decibels can get up there!

source: http://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/02/jessie-bush-fashion-week

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What To Wear To A Concert–SHOWPO

Is there anything better than singing and dancing like a pack of sardines with absolutely no space to breathe, stand or even think? Pair that with the girl next to you *accidentally* nudging you, leaving sweat particles all over your arm. The answer is HELL NO! No matter how gross and confined concerts are, something about the atmosphere is electric and there is no better feeling than jamming out with your besties to the songs you die for. The problem is, what the hell do you wear for such an occasion? Your outfit has to be genre-appropriate and trendy with an element of practicality. The secret ingredient is looking like you didn’t try, aka groupie-esque. Easier said than done, right? Well don’t worry gals, you just buy the tickets and we’ll take care of the rest…

Outfits to fit the genre:

Grunge/Rock/Alternative
There’s nothing better than going to a concert and channelling your inner rocker vibes. Now that rocker teesA T-shirt (or t shirt, or tee) is a style of unisex fabric shirt named after the T shape of its body and sleeves. It normally has short sleeves and a round neckline, known as a crew neck, which lacks a collar. T-shirts are generally made of a light, inexpensive fabric and are easy to clean. and band prints are all the rage, what better way to hit a concert than with your best grungy look? Try to emulate the model-off-duty look, carefree and edgy from head to toe. Whether you’re moshing or head-banging at the back, pull out an oversized band tee, your favourite pair of distressed jeans and a choker of course – and you’re good to go. BUT if you’re wanting to take this look to the next level, why not grunge the EFF out of your make up too? Ladies, I’m talking dark lippy, bold winged eyeliner and brows that would make even Miss Cara Delevingne jealous!

Hip-Hop/R&B
You’re a trap queen but not a ho’. You like the 90’s but you’re a millennial. Stay away from full ghetto (or anything too skimpy) and think like a Kardashian. Remember you’ll be feelin’ yo’ self particularly with an R&B beat, so you want to make sure you wear an outfit that allows you to move your body to the rhythm. Try pairing an over-sized hoodie/sweater/long-sleeve with bike shorts and boots. If bike shorts aren’t your thing (which is A OK), opt for a crop top with ripped boyfriend jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871 and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture., sneakers and throw a bomber jacket over the top to complete the look.

Pop
Think girly and a little flirty. You’ll be dancing a lot and the venue will be packed with a million other girls dancing and screaming with you, so go for something light and breathable, but fun! Our foolproof outfitsClothing can be made of textiles, animal skin, or other thin sheets of materials put together. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depend on body type, social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing can be gender-specific. for a pop concert include a skater girl dress with sneakers and a denim jacket or high-waisted jeans with a cute crop top. If you’re a hardcore fan and always purchase merch no matter what, then, of course, that always works as a go-to for a pop concert look. But if you refuse to purchase these over-priced items, then refer to our merch section below to get ideas on how to DIY your pop look!

Electric
You can get away with wearing, or not wearing, pretty much anything here. Do give a thought to how well you can rave in what you’re wearing. The forgotten bumbag is your friend here and styled with a metallic/printed/neon bodysuit with denim cut-offs or a skirt with sneakers, will give you that perfect electric vibe you’re after. If bodysuits aren’t your style, try a playsuit with combat boots and funky socks! Everybody loves funky socks…

Country
Warning: don’t go too theme heavy and risk looking like a cowgirl at a rodeo, but do have fun with fringe, denim, flannels and suede hats. To make sure you get it right, think white shirt, denim flares with stacked heels and a suede hat, or denim shorts, white singlet and a red flannel tied around your waist (and of course the suede hat). If you are however wanting to go really country gal girly girl then definitely wear a lacy dress with a fringe jacket and knee-high boots. Just don’t take a whip to the concert, leave this accessory at home for post-concert activities ??

Other aspects to consider:
Merch
I don’t know whether concert merch has been blessed by the Pope himself or sewn with pure gold threads, but it shouldn’t cost a kidney to support your bae Bieber AMIRITE? We’ve all been there and felt the pressure to buy merch to fit the part as the most supportive Belieber at the concert, but $60 for a top that says BIEBER in Times New Roman font is just absolutely ridiculous. Ladies, there is absolutely nothing stopping you from getting a basic tee and creating your own merch. You can use spray paint, textas or material and super glue – challenge your inner creativity! Not only will you be the only one wearing it and be totes original, but you won’t have to sell your first born to show the Biebs your utmost love and devotion.

Activewear
Now I don’t know about you, but whenever I go to concerts I sweat from places I didn’t even know existed. You’d take one look at me and think I had just walked out of F45 and I’m not even sorry. So why not wear your favourite *moisture absorbent* leggings and a pair of runners to a concert? Not only will you be fit and stylish, but you’ll be hella comfy and it’s PRACTICAL AF. Who said Active-Chic wasn’t a thing? You can thank me later.

Hair
If you’re anything like me, you’ll agree that getting your hair to cooperate is the biggest hurdle to overcome when it comes to getting ready for a concert. I feel like no matter how many times I pass my straightener over it, I just become Marge Simpson once I take one step into the arena. The frizz is just unstoppable and I’m not ok with that. The BEST solution to dealing with your hair at a concert is braids. Not only does it look like you’ve put in a TONNE of effort, but they essentially mean that there is nothing stopping you from absolutely jamming out to your fave tunes. Throw some glitter down the part of your hair and you’ll have some ultimate festival vibes going on.

Glitter
Speaking of glitter…did you really go to a concert if you weren’t decked out, head to toe in glitter? I’m talking the ultimate glitter highlight on your cheeks, collarbones and inner corners. What better way to take your outfit from 0 to 100 real EFFING quick than by basically having a glitter bath before any concert? Not only will glitter have you looking like a GLOWING GODDESS, but it is guaranteed to make you more noticeable in a crowd and maybe even give you that fairytale moment where you’ll lock eyes with the Biebs himself.

source:https://www.showpo.com/us/showpoedit/fashion/what-to-wear-to-a-concert/

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16 Weird AF Things Sold On Showpo

I’ve worked at Showpo for over 18 months now and I still remember raising my eyebrows at some of the items I found on site when I started.

Now I certainly still do raise my caterpillars at some of the things we sell (I will never understand the ‘conductor hat‘ trend) but I’ve learnt to (mostly) keep my trap shut, as no one cares what I think and the buyers are doing a pretty phenomenal job of giving the people what they want.

But lately, I’ve noticed some REALLY strange things on site, particularly splashed across the beauty pages… So let’s poke fun at them and try to figure out WTF they actually do, shall we?

Note: Most of these continuously sell out, so peeps are obvs buying them!

Oval makeupMakeup(Cosmetics) are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use of applying to the face and hair. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds; some being derived from natural sources (such as coconut oil), and some being synthetics.Common cosmetics include lipstickLipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that apply color, texture, and protection to the lips., mascara, eye shadow, foundation, rouge, skin cleansers and skin lotions, shampoo, hairstyling products (gel, hair spray, etc.), perfume and cologne. Brush Set
These look like spoons. Or spoon-shaped toothbrushes…

I will admit that I tried them once though, and they did blend like a boss. But still…??

Eyeshadow Shields
Yes, they may be extremely practical, but as Chloe Morello aptly pointed out, it’s the same as wearing pads under your eyes. I like to just do my eyes BEFORE face and then you don’t need either. (Srsly buying team, pls don’t get me fired).

Unicorn Earphones
Surely the horn would hurt?

LED Flash Lashes In White
Firstly, why do we need flashing lights on our lashes? The glitter trend is extra enough, ok!? I also imagine getting water splashed onto my face and getting electrocuted which I KNOW won’t actually happen but you know, LED near my eyes scares the shite outta me.

Key To My Heart sunglassesSunglasses are a form of protective eyewear designed primarily to prevent bright sunlight and high-energy visible light from damaging or discomforting the eyes. They can sometimes also function as a visual aid, as variously termed spectacles or glasses exist, featuring lenses that are colored, polarized or darkened.
Why are these fashionable again?

Hydrating Flower Lipstick
Why, WHY is clear lipstick a thing? Is it not a gloss or balm in that case? Oh no, they have to try and be fancy by moulding it with fucking flowers inside

Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint
Because a normal pot of lip tint isn’t extra enough.

Bubble Tea Overnight Gel Mask
So I’m not sure who loved bubble tea drinks so much that they thought it was a swell idea to… well, to create a face mask version? But it’s weird and I just don’t get it.

Revive Facial Cleansing Brush
Don’t worry (or sorry to disappoint -whatever floats your boat) but Showpo HASN’T started stocking vibrators. Just questionable facial cleansing brushes that look remarkedly like a Clarisonic at a fraction of the price tag.

Sushi Fridge Magnets
a) these are so gross! I mean, I hate fish to begin with, let alone fake ones stuck on my fridge
b) that’s not what sushi looks like…

Crystal Glitter Makeup Brush
When normal brushes aren’t extra enough and/or you’re actually a magpie who can’t resist SPARKLES.

Girl On Point Rechargeable Selfie Ring Light
This one kills me ???? I imagine the scenario of them being used goes down like this…

*at club

Friend: ‘Oh let’s take a selfie, we look cute’
Me: ‘wait, let me find my portable ring light, it’s in my bag, we’ll look lit AF’
Friend: *silence

Cherry Lip Mask
When lip balm just doesn’t cut it…?

Dazzliners
LOL, perfect for those days when you wake up and think ‘ok so today I just really want holographic, metallic liner strips on my eyeballs, is that TOO MUCH TO ASK’.

Cactus Neon Light
The perfect reading lamp for those who like odd things/cacti.

Egg White Pore Mask
I have no words…

source: https://www.showpo.com/us/showpoedit/lifestyle/weird-things-sold-showpo/

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TOP 10 WESTERN PICKS-asos

Hear those spurs clicking and saloon doors swinging? That’s right… western is back with a grown-up feel for 2018: think structured modern pieces with a casual winged-tip collar here, or subtle feminine fringing there. Also, bootsA boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece. and accessoriesA 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. get a sleek cowboy villain glow-up with all the hardware. Here are the 10 best western trend pieces on ASOS right now.

ASOS DESIGN fringe suede jacket, £110

River Island knee-high western boots, £95

Wrangler x Peter Max western shirtA shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body. with contrast pockets and cuffs, £180

ASOS DESIGN western shirt with fringing in polka-dot print, £36

PIECES star-studded cross-body bag with chain strap, £28

Monki western-style shirt dress, £35

ASOS DESIGN western studded leather-look jacket, £45

ASOS DESIGN western belt with ball edge and stud detailing, £14

ASOS DESIGN Amberley western Chelsea boots in leather, £60

ASOS DESIGN western jacket in indigo denim, £40

source: http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_02_26-mon/top-10-western-trend/

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STYLE LESSONS FROM THE OSCAR FILMS–asos

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (sorry, Christmas), where our cinema screens and social media feeds are flooded with all things Oscar-related in the buzzy lead-up to the awards. And this year is no exception, with the impressive line-up telling powerful tales with female leads at their hearts. And with nomination nods to the likes of Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and I, Tonya, it’s hard not to notice a fair few unlikely style icons lighting up our screens. So, here’s how to nail Oscar-worthy style…

I, Tonya
Exactly like we’d expect the world of 90s figure skating to look, Margot Robbie dons endless gaudy lycra pieces in her portrayal of infamous ice skater, Tonya Harding. It was flashy, trashy and a time when permed fringes reigned supreme. Practice your own triple axel in this high-neck beaded dressA 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). with retro ruffled skirting. Go from the rink to IRL with these white pointed boot dupes, and finish with a velvet scrunchie for extra retro.

Lady Bird
Greta Gerwig’s debut as a solo director sees Saoirse Ronan play a plucky teen dealing with love, friendship and family in the last year of high school. Set in the early 00s, it’s nostalgia-central, with a throwback pop soundtrack (any film that features JT’s Sexy Back is all right with us) and on-point retro grunge garms. It’s all about neat 90s layering with a check slip dress over a plain white teeA T-shirt (or t shirt, or tee) is a style of unisex fabric shirt named after the T shape of its body and sleeves. It normally has short sleeves and a round neckline, known as a crew neck, which lacks a collar. T-shirts are generally made of a light, inexpensive fabric and are easy to clean., plus Mary Jane brogues and a boxy cross-body to up the preppy factor. Finally, layered silver necklaces add that quintessentially eclectic teen vibe.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
In this black comedy about vengeance and forgiveness, Frances McDormand plays a grieving mother who will stop at nothing to get justice for her murdered daughter. Her no-nonsense outfit (that she wears for the entire duration of the film) is equal parts functional mechanic and bandana-clad warrior. Going hard on the utility wear, she layers a navy boilersuit over red jersey and wreaks havoc in sturdy lace-up work bootsA boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece..

source: http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_02_25-sun/oscars-2018-film-style-icons/

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A MOMENT FOR MAISIE WILLIAMS, PLEASE–asos

Kicking ass and taking names for seven seasons of Game Of Thrones, speaking out against unreachable beautyBeauty is a characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, culture, social psychology, philosophy and sociology. standards, landing major covers (inc. Highsnobiety, NYLON and Dazed) and charming a 7.5 mill Instagram following, it’s safe to say that Maisie Williams has made an impact. This year, she’s stepping into a new side of film in Aardman Animation’s latest release, Early Man, and continuing the conversation for positive societal change. Here’s what happened when ASOS Magazine caught up with the 20-year-old actress to talk about work, film, style and power…

Is your new role in Early Man an indication of a broad range of genres that you want to cover?
‘Absolutely, I want to try comedy. I’ve got a comedy film coming out soon. I enjoy indie movies. I enjoy super-harrowing stories. I’m just like, “Try it all’.’ I’m in a position where there are times when I can choose and I want to choose wisely at this really crucial point in my career.’

Tell us about your newly launched a production company, Daisy Chain…
‘We’ve had scripts coming in all over the place, which is so exciting. I want to move my hand to directing. I have stories that I want to tell, and I think there are things that I have not yet seen done the way I’ve experienced them. I want to get at the effects that [one generation’s behaviour] has on another generation and what that pushes them to do or become. There’s stories I know that I can do.’

How would you advise the next generation?
‘I want to let people know, that from a young age, there’s going to come a time in this system where you’re going to think you’re stupid and you can’t cope and that everyone else can, but you have another gift, it’s just not been exercised yet. If you figure out what it is now, great! Never forget about it! But if you don’t, then it’s cool, because one day [school] is going to be over and you can go and figure out what that is, and you’re going to feel like you have a real purpose in this world.’

Do you have a style persona?
‘I feel like I’m quite eccentric. I’d be the auntie who everyone’s like, “Oh look, it’s red auntie Maisie!” and I’m there, head-to-toe in red, looking fabulous. I like prints, I like colours. There’ll be an outfitClothing can be made of textiles, animal skin, or other thin sheets of materials put together. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depend on body type, social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing can be gender-specific. leader in the group, today it’s the trousersTrousers (pants in North America and Australia) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the UK the word “pants” generally means underwear and not trousers.Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called “long trousers” in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called “short trousers”, especially in the UK.. It’s all very comfortable and always f***ing fresh.’

What would you most like to be remembered for?
‘I want to make sure I’m part of a generation that did better than the last, and to bring in the new generation and make sure that they do even better than we did. I don’t necessarily want people to know my name throughout history for the humanitarian things I did, but for them to know that if we all keep pushing forwards in a positive way, we can really make a change.’

source: http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_02_22-thurs/maisie-williams-style-files/

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ASOS 4505 IS HERE

If you’ve been out of action for a while, motivating yourself back into the get-fit mindset can be tricky, especially when you’ve got an uninspiring workout kit to contend with. Enter the new ASOS 4505 collection, with activewearactivewear is clothing, including footwear, worn for sport or physical exercise. Sport-specific clothing is worn for most sports and physical exercise, for practical, comfort or safety reasons. gear that’s functional, comfortable, but also cut in modern silhouettes with cool streetwear vibes. Getting moving just became your new style priority. Here are our favourite picks right now…

Hitting the yoga mat? Never has going matchy-matchy been so satisfying than with this fresh-as pea-green co-ord with preppy 60s-style ribbing and subtle leopard print detailing. If you’re braving the outdoors, layer over this running jacketA jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing. in semi-sheer white, which lets a hint of the co-ord peek through. Plus, major props to the extra colour co-ordination with the contrast green drawstring and logo detailing.

Calling all track stars. Newsflash: the return of the 80s trend has even permeated your gym kit and we’re loving this bright and bold colour combo. Chuck out your boring navys and blacks – this seamless sports bra and leggingsLeggings refer to several types of leg coverings. co-ord in the softest of banana yellows is a pastel dream. And to break up the colour? Clash it with this cropped parachute running jacket in hot pink.

source:http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_02_23-fri/activewear-brand-asos-4505/

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GET TO KNOW JORJA SMITH– asos

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that Jorja Smith is making waves in the music industry right now. Hailing from the West Midlands town of Walsall, the stylish R&B singer-songwriter (who favours an eclectic mix of retro streetwear staples and bold trend picks) has featured on Drake’s More Life album, toured the States with Bruno Mars, and last year made history as the only unsigned artist to ever snag a BRITs Critics’ Choice award. And all at just 20 years old. Talking with ASOS Magazine for the 100th issue, which is out today, she discusses social media, self-love and working at Starbucks…

What’s a big misconception about you?
Sometimes I think people see me and think that I’m perfect. I’ve had my issues, I still have problems, but some people only see me looking happy. When I feel s***, I write songs, that’s what my music is for. When I was having trouble loving myself, I got myself out of it through musicMusic is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the “color” of a musical sound)., and I want mine to help people too.

What kind of impact do you hope to achieve through your music?
When I first started listening to Amy [Winehouse], I didn’t even know what she was talking about, I just felt like I was hearing somebody tell the truth, and I loved that about her. I remember relistening to Stronger Than Me and being like, ‘Yessssss Amy! F*** these boys!’

How do you deal with the pressures of social media?
Social media can be a little dark hole, especially if you’re feeling insecure. I’ve found it difficult. You see all these amazing pictures of beautiful girls and think, ‘I don’t look like that, I can’t pose like that.’ It’s what I was thinking about at the time and I didn’t see a song that talked about it, so Beautiful Little Fools was about filling that gap.

Why do you think self-love is important?
All my friends were white and skinny. I used to do stupid stuff to be thin. I’d say to my friend, ‘I don’t want to eat today,’ and she’d be like, ‘Yeah, me neither, don’t do it.’ I really thought I was fat and it’s only when I look back now and see how thin I was that I think, ‘Why did I do that?!’ I felt completely differently about myself to the way I do now. I just didn’t want to be me.

What was an important piece of advice you were given?
My dad was the one who told me, ‘You’re never going to be white, Jorja, you’re black. People are racist and you need to understand you’re not white and there’s nothing wrong with you. Don’t try and change.’

What do you think of other singerA person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music (arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. rising up in the industry at the same time as you?
It was great to be nominated with them [Stefflon Don and Mabel]. We’re all female, we’re all women of colour, they’ve both had amazing years. And in the US, SZA’s been nominated for five Grammys. That’s just amazing. There’s definitely a shift happening.

Is it important for young girls to have strong role models to look up to?
When I grew up, of course there were black role modelsModel (people), a person in a role to promote, display, or advertise commercial products or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art. like Beyoncé, but I didn’t have anyone who was mixed-race that I really looked up to.

Who is someone you think is setting a good example?
[Adwoa Aboah] She’s so generous and lovely. It was really nice of her to invite me onto her table [at the BFAs]. I got to meet her sister Kesewa, they’re both great. What Adwoa does with Gurls Talk [an online safe space for women to talk about mental health] is amazing. She’s pushing something she really believes in and helping girls to feel like they can open up.

Your life has changed a lot. What do you miss?
I don’t like meeting people at events – I hate it – people act so differently in those environments and it’s weird. I’m not into networking! When I was working at Starbucks, I learned a lot of stuff by talking to all kinds of people every day. That’s what I miss. I don’t really talk to people that aren’t ‘in the industry’ until I go back home to Walsall.

source:http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_02_22-thurs/jorja-smith-style-files/

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STREET-STYLE TAKEAWAYS FROM LFW AW18–asos

Right now, we’re in the thick of fashionFashion 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. month and last weekend saw the stylish masses complete the London leg of the AW18 shows. Brit style reps eclectic influences, dressed-down cool and is put together with ‘just threw this on’ ease. And this season didn’t disappoint, with on-point street-style getups popping up all around London town. Here are the best looks we spotted…

Plastic plus-ones
With the return of the 80s and all things brilliantly gaudy, we’ve fully embraced the plastic-fantastic wardrobeA wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes.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. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly. takeover. However, now the trend has had a chic Scandi update and we’re very into that, too. It’s show-and-tell time all the time, as accessoriesA 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. go boldly transparent with a contrast butternut squash handle. Plus, if you want to keep things more private, take notes of this Inception-style bag-within-a-bag deal.

Midi mania
Who says size doesn’t matter? It seems longer is better right now, as midis stole the spotlight throughout London Fashion Week. The impending promise of spring means that we want to start delayering, but it’s just cold AF. The perfect compromise? An oh-so-pretty printed and pleated number, colour matched with a cobalt blue cropped puffer jacket. Stompy boots clash up the look while a white grab-handle bag adds a retro feel.

Wild wild west
Western is giddy giddy upping all the way back into our lives, but this season it’s all grown up. Case in point? This blogger in a monochrome getup with tasteful and subtle nods to the trend. A black shirt dress with telltale contrast piping and sharp winged collar-tips. Leather boots get the frontier treatment with solid square toes and a chunky wedge heel. Then, accessories bring a fresh twist to the look: cooler-than-cool block rectangle shades, plus a buttery-soft white clutch.

Puffer points
We just can’t seem to say goodbye to the puffer jacket. It reps the dadcore trend in a way that’s practical and cool, and is irresistible when it’s in spring-friendly Wes Anderson-esque shades just like this one. In sugary candyfloss pink, this showgoer makes a point of zipping it all the way up for a colour-blocking sartorial treat. Paired up with pinstripe trousers, plus a bum bag casually slung across the body, weekend vibes were never so chill (and weather appropriate).

Opposites attract
Matchy-matchy can get pretty boring – so sometimes all you need is a few unlikely pairings to give your style a necessary shakeup. The easiest way to get on board? Incorporating the sporty technical dad trainer into prettier looks. Here, chunky black Nikes give a street-style edge to a warmer autumnal colour scheme with softer textures (a cashmere knit, silky midi skirt and leather clutch). It just works.

source:http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_02_21-wed/london-fashion-week-autumn-winter-2018-street-style/

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