How To Do Summer Occasionwear With A Noughties Spin–Topshop

Not one to blend into the background at a big event? To celebrate the DVD release of Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated Lady Bird next week we’re getting inspired by Saoirse Ronan and her group of friends’ seriously noughties prom looks for all our upcoming special summer occasions. Think tonnes of ruffles and laceLace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern,made by machine or by hand.Originally linen, silk, gold, or silver threads were used. Now lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available. Manufactured lace may be made of synthetic fiber. A few modern artists make lace with a fine copper or silver wire instead of thread., colour-pop slip 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). and crop tops complete with rhinestone headbands, kitten 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., layered bangles and novelty handbags…

source: https://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/06/how-to-do-summer-occasionwear-with-a-noughties-spin

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If You’re Into Alessia Cara Then You’ll Love This Rising Star–Topshop

Lil Halima is due to do big things this year. The Norwegian’s latest single Train is all about the woes of young love and we’re playing it on repeat at TopshopTopshop (originally Top Shop) is a British multinational fashion retailer of clothing, shoes, make-up and accessories. It has around 500 shops worldwide – of which some 300 are in the UK – plus online operations in a number of its markets. Its current CEO is Ian Grabiner, and it is part of the Arcadia Group, which is controlled by Sir Philip Green. HQ. Want to know more about the 19-year-old? Read our interview with music’s rising star below…

When did you know you wanted to become a singer?

I’ve always known. I’ve been singing since I was a little girl, but then I was thinking to myself maybe I should be something else – that’s how it is in northern Norway, there just isn’t a big market for 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).. When I finished high school, I was like ‘I can’t study anymore and pretend that I don’t want to do music.’

How would you describe your sound?

It’s a mix because my style is changing right now. I only have two songs out which are pop songs, but then I want to try more of a jazz and RnB sound. I’m going to try to do a bit of everything.

What inspired you to write Train? What was the concept behind the video?

I actually wrote the song on a train! It’s literally exactly what the lyrics are saying – I was on the way home and leaving my boyfriend’s and I wrote it on the train. I wanted the music video to have really nice shots and stills, and not to make the aesthetic too expensive or too glamorous. I wanted it to look more natural and keep that sincere tone of the song.

What is the creative scene like in Norway?

The town I grew up in is really, really small. It wasn’t like I could go out to art classes and meet people or play concerts, but you have so much time by yourself it’s like you have nothing to do so you have to figure something out. I didn’t have friends living nearby so I couldn’t hang out with them all the time so I got into music and art. I had a lot of time being bored! I was able to express my creativity naturally.

It’s clear from your InstagramInstagram is a mobile, desktop, and Internet-based photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly, or privately to pre-approved followers. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app exclusively for the iOS operating system. A version for Android devices was released two years later, in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited website interface in November 2012, and apps for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 in April 2016 and October 2016 respectively. It is owned by Facebook. account that you have a passion for painting and illustration. How did you come up with the artwork for your singles?

My initial goal for the artwork was to capture the feeling of the song and I wanted to paint girls who looked quite racially ambiguous. You can’t tell if they’re African or Norwegian or Indian. I wanted to portray that in my art.

What inspires your art?

Mostly I only paint portraits. I feel like I see things differently since I’ve started painting and I really like that it challenges me to see things I wouldn’t normally notice. I get inspired by seeing interesting faces in the streets, in newspapers or in magazines.

What is something you would like your fans to know about you?

I read more books than people might think. I like to be alone and I don’t like spending too much time with other people. I panic if I have to be with people more than 20 hours. I’m very introverted!

What can your fans look forward to this year?

I have another single out soon and then I will release an EP in October. I’m playing at some festivals here in Norway, which is be super-exciting, I’ll be playing alongside Tyler The Creator and all these big artists, it’s wild!

source: https://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/06/if-youre-into-alessia-cara-then-youll-love-this-rising-star

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The LGBTQ+ Role Models You Should Know About–Topshop

Have you seen our collection of exclusive Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY T-shirtsA 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. to celebrate Pride? Featuring original artworks from five young LGBTQ+ artists in the designerA designer is a person who designs. More formally, a designer is an agent that “specifies the structural properties of a design object”.[1] In practice, anyone who creates tangible or intangible objects, products, processes, laws, games, graphics, services, and experiences is referred to as a designer.’s creative community, each T-shirt represents one of the five key LGBTQ+ rights in the UK: marriage, adoption, intimacy, service and gender recognition. 30% of profits from the sale of each T-shirt go directly to Diversity Role Models, a charity tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in UK schools. We spoke to some of the charity’s 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. about each of the championed rights to find out how they attempt to make a change and why we should support them…

Bisi Alimi – Right to Marriage
How do you personally relate to the ‘Right to Marriage’?

For me the right to marry is a personal thing. I’ve come from a culture and country where marriage is seen as a status thing, as attaining a position worth respecting in life. I have always dreamt of being “responsible”, but with the realisation of my sexuality and the criminalisation that comes with it, it was heartbreaking for me to think I will never have the same right to cement what I share with another man the way my sisters have done with their husband. The little “princess” in me still longs for his Prince Charming and knowing it was a dream that may never come true was painful and hurtful. Being a rebel, I was determined to keep dreaming.

Why do you think it is important?

I think the importance of marriage is subjective. For everyone it is a means to make a commitment to the one we love, and for many it is an act of defiance in the name of love. Marriage for me is important because it gives up the opportunity to commit to something special and worthwhile irrespective of gender, sexuality or sexual orientation

What does the role entail? How do you translate your personal experience in the classroom?

The role involves sharing personal stories with young people, many of whom might not have heard such a story before. For me, as an immigrant black gay man living with HIV, it is very powerful for me for these young people to see all these sides to me, hear my story and feel really empowered and geared up. I have always left every session pumped up and wanting to do more. Every time I see the eyes of a black girl or black boy light up in shock, surprise and excitement to see someone like them (black) who is also gay, it just gives me so much joy.

What’s the most satisfying aspect to the job?

Just being with those kids and seeing them already shaping their future by just listening to you. Hearing less kids saying they will be hurtful towards LGBT people compared to how many said that at beginning of the session just gives me so much joy.

How have you seen attitudes change since being a role model in schools?

I have seen a lot change and am still seeing so many changes.

George Lusty – Right to Adopt
How do you personally relate to the ‘Right to Adopt’?

When I was growing up, it wasn’t possible for LGBT people to adopt. That made the process of embracing my sexuality and coming out so much harder as it simultaneously involved publicly acknowledging that I wasn’t going to become a parent and that was something that made me incredibly sad. The law changed in 2005, the same year that I met my amazing husband Martin, and it was just wonderful to know, as our relationship deepened, that we could become parents together.

Why do you think it is important?

Looking back, the right to adopt has changed our lives fundamentally. We are now the most incredibly proud and happy dads to two amazing boys – I’m so glad that they, and all kids in their generation growing up today, will be able to take this – and other – fundamental rights for granted. They won’t have to go through the anguish that I experienced growing up, but instead they’ll have the freedom to make the choices that are right for them as adults, and which allow them to be who they are.

What does the role entail? How do you translate your personal experience in the classroom?

As a primary school role model, I get the chance to tell kids about my family and that, whilst all of our families are different in lots of ways, they’re underpinned by exactly the same essential features, like love, fun, happiness, joy, support and kindness. The format of our classes is adapted to the age of the kids – we always manage to get some really good discussions going, and the kids reflect on how they treat each other, and to celebrate what makes them different.

What’s the most satisfying aspect to the job?

To see a sea of kids’ hands go up in the air before you’ve even said anything, and to be asked really intelligent and insightful questions by kids who are so keen to learn.

How have you seen attitudes change since being a role model in schools?

I’m happy to say that my experience of being a school role model has been universally brilliant and that we’ve been met wherever we go by groups of tolerant and kind young people. So I’ve not seen a particular change of attitude – rather, it’s always a slightly different experience at each school we visit, as kids ask you insightful questions based on their own experiences and what they’ve heard from friends and family. But the work that DRM (Diversity Role Models) does is so important to getting these conversations going with young people, and to help create the happiest and most supportive environment for anyone to be LGBT.

Ann Miller-McCaffrey – Right to Serve

How do you personally relate to the ‘Right to Serve’?

I joined the Navy in 1987 when men and women served in two separate services and it was illegal to be LGB in the Armed Forces. Since the lifting of the ban in January 2000, I have witnessed the culture of the Armed Forces shift from one of fear of the unknown to an inclusive and open-minded one that provides support and opportunity for all employees.

Why do you think it is important?

Morally it’s the right thing to do because everyone should have the right to choose what they want to do professionally. It’s human nature to want to feel that we belong somewhere and people should not be stopped from achieving this because of something they have no control over – in this case who they love! Also, it makes good business sense to have a diverse workforce and is important to engender a safe and supportive space that allows everyone to thrive.

How long have you been a volunteer role model?

I discovered Diversity Role Models on joining Twitter and found myself intrigued about their concept of creating an inclusive environment in schools. Not long afterwards I discovered that they would be in Liverpool to do some training of volunteer role models – so I jumped at the chance to get involved. My faith in the importance of role models and their powerful storytelling has led me to become a Trustee on the Board of this unique educational charity.

What does the role entail? How do you translate your personal experience in the classroom?

I reflect on my own career, which spans 3 decades, and highlight the impact of legacy attitudes and the positive social change that has occurred across all diversity strands within the Armed Forces. There are times when this proves challenging but I explain how role modelling strong and inclusive leadership ensures that both operational effectiveness and individuals needs can be balanced and maintained.

What’s the most satisfying aspect to the job?

No two days are the same and no two classrooms are the same, and I love meeting new people and learning about different cultures and beliefs. The pupils are so engaged and ask such mature and respectful questions – it restores my faith in both the education system and the future of society. I truly believe that every single person I meet has something to contribute to the world.

How have you seen attitudes change since being a role model in schools?

Generally speaking, I think that people are naturally inclusive and don’t intend malice because of our innate desire to belong. It’s only poor experiences that generate prejudice. However, to address learned behaviour and raise awareness and acceptance of differences, more could be done in schools to create a safe space for teachers, parents and governors can discuss their experiences, concerns, ideas and share good practice. Role modelling has been very cathartic for me personally – reflecting back, without finding Diversity Role Models I would never have envisaged myself in full Royal Naval uniform proposing to my now wife on a stage at Liverpool Pride, but thankfully I did!

Sophie Green – Right to Gender Recognition
How do you personally relate to the ‘Right to Gender Recognition’?

Five years ago I applied for gender recognition – currently a lengthy and complicated process.

The Gender recognition application process involved a lot of admin. I’d collated an excessive amount of documentation, all evidence for my application. I had to gather newspaper clippings about my work, and photos from holidays and with my family. I’d transitioned 5 years previously, so proving my existence to a panel of complete strangers felt pretty demeaning.

I was able to pursue gender recognition as I had the time and resources (it costs £140) to apply. Despite the work, the phone calls, the evidence, my first application was rejected as I didn’t send a utility bill with my name on from two years previous. This was difficult as all our utility bills were in my partners name – they don’t make it easy!

Why do you think it is important?

A gender recognition certificate enables you to acquire an updated birth certificate in your acquired gender, which in turn validates your identity in law.

It’s important to many people as a birth certificate can be required as identification throughout your life – for marriage, gaining a National Insurance Number, some employment, banking, a driving licence and passport application. I planned to marry (he knew!) so having all my documents in order was incredibly important to me.

As it stands the current processes are antiquated and need updating, self-declaration is needed and reform is on the way, creating a simpler system and more dignified and accessible service.

What does the role entail? How do you translate your personal experience in the classroom?

I’ve been in numerous DRM school sessions telling my story – a nerve-wracking and equally exhilarating experience. I talk about my younger self and how I was when I was at school in my younger teens – a quiet kid with little confidence or belief in myself. I talk about how, when I was older, I began to reach out to people for help, that being true to myself made me more confident, bringing wonderful friendships and experiences. That being true to yourself can be tough, but ultimately brings MANY rewards.

What’s the most satisfying aspect of role modelling?

Making a connection and sharing stories. I remember what I was like at a similar age, my insecurities and questions about my own identity. I was the quiet kid at the back. When I talk I’m always hopeful I’ll make a connection with someone who might be struggling and let them know that there are brighter, brilliant times ahead of them.

I also get to meet a brilliant, inspiring bunch of other role models. Personally I gained great confidence and belief in myself and what I was capable of achieving. This in turn allowed me to pursue other goals and adventures. I owe DRM a lot for that.

How have you seen attitudes change since being a role model in schools?

Though it’s far from perfect and there are lots of issues regarding bullying and social isolation for some really vulnerable kids, young people do give me great hope for the future. To see schools that have LGBT groups, that actively show support for each other in class and that invite organisations like DRM into the classrooms is incredible. I’d hope that the old attitudes are dying out, with kids feeling more encouraged to express their identities, creating the language that goes with them. I think we should all be listening.

Adam McCann – Right to Intimacy
How do you personally relate to the ‘Right to Intimacy’?

The right to intimacy means I can walk hand-in-hand with my husband without the fear of negative consequences. To me it is about equality and that my same-sex marriage is treated no differently than a heterosexual marriage. For me it means our relationship is not a secret that is only expressed at home. It’s about comfort and being comfortable not only as a gay man, but as a gay couple.

Why do you think it is important?

As human beings, touch is extremely important to our welfare. Whether it be a hug, kiss or holding hands, being able to show someone you care about them is so important. When this is removed or a same-sex couple fears being able to express their love, it can cause a negative feeling of isolation and loneliness.

What does the role entail? How do you translate your personal experience in the classroom?

I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on the personal experiences that have made me the person I am today. I translate my experiences into positive lessons about life and bullying. When I speak in the classroom I aim to raise awareness and be authentic. Being honest and open provides a unique opportunity for the children to learn from others’ experiences.

What’s the most satisfying aspect to the job?

The feeling you get. It’s a combination of nerves, excitement and seeing the impact you have on the lives of children and teachers.

How have you seen attitudes change since being a role model in schools?

I’ve seen attitudes shift over the course of just 1 session. Children can be hard to read and sometimes it isn’t until they stop looking at differences and start seeing similarities that they change their attitude.

source: https://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/06/the-lgbtq-role-models-you-should-know-about

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ELLIE AND NURIA ARE RIVIERA-READY–H&M

Exactly halfway between Paris and Rome lies Menton. A coastal town that is so captivating that generations of royals and nobles – including Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill and the princes of Monaco – have spent time in the little village that hides behind the Maritime Alps and is embedded among lush botanical gardens, lemon tree plantations and picturesque pastel houses.

Ellie, the style maven behind Slipintostyle, grew up in Martinique but moved to the south of France at 20. After four years on the glittering stretch of coastline, she relocated to Paris, but still makes her way down south whenever she gets a chance.

“There’s a very special atmosphere down here that’s different from anywhere else in France. The people are so hospitable, and there’s an air of mid-century glamour that creates a pretty unique lifestyle. Film classics like Bonjour Tristesse, To Catch a Thief and La Piscine still convey a pretty accurate picture of what the Riviera is like.”

When the word style slips into question, Ellie lights up even more. A self-proclaimed shoe and mini-bag aficionado, she launched her inspirational account just over a year ago and has gained both followers and made fashion friends since. One of them is photographer, creative director and style icon Nuria Val.

“I got into fashion very early on. It all started with me always observing how my mother got ready for work in the 90s and 00s, how elegant and chic she was. She’s still my 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. icon,” Ellie says and continues: “Coming from the Caribbean, I’ve always been really into bright colors, big prints, and mixing and matching things together.”

With Nuria fresh in from Barcelona, the Mediterranean is calling.

For a perfect summerSummer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. day, Nuria and Ellie keep their packing lists short and sweet: fruit, sunglasses, ice cream, kaftans, playing cards and – of course – swimsuits, bikinis, and some more swimsuits.

“I usually just bring a friend, some fruit and my favorite music. Then we eat and talk and sunbathe all day long. It’s perfect,” Ellie says.

The two have a lot of things in common, but their love of nature might be their biggest shared passion – drawing inspiration from it in all they do. Further proof of this is the fact that they both concur that summer styleStyle is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one. is just a different term for always wearing bikinis or swimsuits underneath any outfit to be ready to plunge in at any given time. Function is always the most important thing when it comes to beachwear.

“All my inspiration and motivation come from nature. Wherever I travel, my goal is always to find something different and something beautiful,” Nuria says as she stares at the sea wearing a one-shoulder bikini paired with a crisp cotton shirt.

There’s more to the Côte d’Azur than fast sports cars, massive yachts and luxury beach clubs. Ellie shares her top spots to travel to – and things to get your hands on – when you’re rolling on the Riviera.

MENTON
“Menton is my favorite summer getaway, and a hidden gem on the Riviera. With long pebble stone beaches, hidden cliffs and delicious French and Italian food everywhere, it’s a must-go if you’re on the coast.”

LE NEGRESCO
“La Belle Époque is still alive and well at Hotel Negresco. It’s a landmark in Nice and its restaurant, Le Chantecler, serves scrumptious French food and invites to some of the most interesting people-watching there is.”

LA PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS
“Beautiful views, fantastic food and cute little shops that hold everything you need. I collect magnets wherever I travel to stick on my fridge at home. The souvenir store supply seems endless on Nice’s most famous promenade.”

STRIKING OIL
“You can buy good olive oils at the supermarket, sure, but you’ll taste the best olive oil in the world on the Côte d’Azur. Every little town has an array of local shops that cater to all your cravings.”

THE RIVIERA LOOK
Nothing says Riviera quite like a long, printed skirt paired with a cropped crochet top. And few do it better than Ellie, whose Caribbean cool matches the coast perfectly. Nuria, true to her own laid-back summer style, gives a girly straight-cut cotton dress a cool twist by pairing it with her signature straw bag, a pair of edgy slippers and one of summer’s trendiest sunglass models.

Describe the perfect summer look!

“The perfect Riviera look should be easy and breezy. I prefer things that are easy to get in and out of. Dresses, sandals, T-shirts and cute tops. I love crochet, and since it’s something that’s hard to wear in the cold months, I sometimes overdo it in the summer,” Ellie says.

Cue the pizza, pasta, gelato, the espresso breaks and peach-picking sessions – cue the endless views! Nuria is heading east, to Italy where she’ll explore Lake Como with dreamboats Andrea and Paolo Faccio. See you when she gets there. Till then – ciao!

source: http://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/culture/travel/riviera-ready.html

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A PRINTED SUMMER ROMANCE–H&M

THE FLORAL FLIRT
Pick some flowers for your loved ones, put on this dreamy dress and head out to celebrate summerSummer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.. The perfect dress for all summer parties – from weddings to garden barbecues.

THE OFF-THE-SHOULDER
Cold shoulders are summer’s hottest trendA trend is the latest style of popular culture including but not limited to: clothing, music, vernacular (common speech), and the latest tv shows. This form of culture is usually expressed by preps and other kids trying desperately to be accepted by peers despite obvious outcastment.. This dress takes you straight from the beach to the cocktail party without passing go.

THE CHIC PAJAMA
This loungy trend has been a huge success all year. A botanic-printed blouse is the perfect version of the chic pajama shirtA shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body..

source: http://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/fashion/the-tryout/a-printed-summer-romance.html

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THE CHICEST ISLAND GETAWAY–H&M

Wenjun, Savi, Molly Chiang, Spoon Chan, Allie Chan, Veronica Li, Rachel Wong, Cherrie Liong and Kittie Yiyi – have you ever heard of a more stylish vacay crew? H&M invited the girls to Vietnamese dream destination Phu Quoc for a summery mini-break. The getaway was all about seaside dinners, fun mixology classes, long walks along Emerald Bay’s golden beach – and of course, lots and lots of cute summer 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.! We asked a few of the girls to share their best styling and 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. tips for an unforgettable summer.

SAVI: “PASSION FRUIT IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN!”

WHAT ARE YOUR ESSENTIALS FOR A SUNNY BEACH GETAWAY?
“I always bring my one-piece swimsuitSwimwear is clothing designed to be worn by people engaging in a water-based activity or water sports, such as swimming, diving and surfing, or sun-orientated activities, such as sun bathing. and denim shorts. I will sunbathe on the beach with my swimsuit, and then put my denim shorts on to explore the city.”

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO LOOK IN WARM WEATHER?
“I prefer to wear silk shirts, they’re comfortable and chic. Loose short-sleeve shirts are my favorites this year. Here’s a styling tip for you – leave the last two buttons open and tie a knot. Finish off the look with a pair of high-waist denim shorts or short skirt. It’s a simple summer look with focus on details and that will make your legs look longer!”

DESCRIBE THE PERFECT SUMMER GETAWAY!
“First a nice breakfast, then walking and taking photos on the beach. In the afternoon I like to explore unique places, and dine and chat with my friends. I prefer to travel in a relaxed way instead of having a very packed schedule.”

TELL US YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER MEMORY?
“When I was 5 or 6 years old, I went to the beach with my sister and mother. My pair of flip flops got washed away and my sister had to carry me on her back home. I was too small to have any special feelings back then, but I’m very touched when I think of this now.”

YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER FOOD?
“All kinds of drinks or desserts made with passion fruit. It has a rich sour and sweet taste. It is high in nutritional value and is good for the skin, too.”

DESCRIBE THE PERFECT SWIMSUIT OR BIKINI?
“A one-piece bathing suit is simple and makes for a sporty beach look.”

YOUR BEST SUMMER BEAUTY TRICK?
“Makeup meltdown and skin issues are the biggest challenges during summer. Sun block is very important! Powdered foundation with SPF and tissue paper are my summer essentials. Clean your face every couple of hours with the tissue paper and apply the SPF-powdered foundation for a quick fix.”

source: http://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/fashion/the-circus/the-chicest-island-getaway.html

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WHAT TO WEAR: ON A FIRST DATE 🌹–Princesspolly

Where are our lover gals at?!

For our romance-lovin’ babes, this one goes out to you. So, you’ve been asked out on a date… GO GIRL! High-five 🙏🏼 The big event is coming up, and it’s time to figure out an outfit to wear for your real-life ‘The Notebook’ moment (you know, where they go to the carnival!?).. Ok, we’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves.. Let’s move on.

☆ A FEW TIPS ☆
GET COMFY, GAL. A date is already a bit nerve-racking (#AMIRITE), so you want to feel as comfortable as possible. PLUS the last thing you want to be thinking about is an uncomfortable ‘fit (you feel us?!) 🙋🏼
BE YOURSELF — Own your style! He came for you, and not a gal wearing something completely different.
Give yourself plenty of time. Stress ain’t cute. Give yourself some time before the big date to try on some 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. and lock it in. That way, you’ll know exactly what to put on when the time comes, instead of ending up with a floordrobe (who else can relate!?).
Ok, now that we’ve had our gal-to-gal chat, we can get into some outfit inspo. Take these ‘fits and make them your own!

🌹 FOR A COFFEE DATE 🌹
Stick with something casual and comfy, as it’ll be happening during the day. We love a good white on white combo! Paired with a tan cardi + slides, you’re good to go ✨

🌹 FOR A DINNER DATE 🌹
You can’t go wrong with a mini 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).. Super flirty, cute and comfy! PLUS, it’s flowy enough for you to enjoy food without getting a food-baby 🙅🏼

🌹 FOR WHEN YOU’RE GOING OUT FOR DRINKS 🌹
Don’t be afraid to take it to the next level with this sitch! We love mixing in a lil’ leopard + some party 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. — So babin’! ⚡️

🌹 FOR WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO A GIG 🌹
Wear something that you can get your groove on in! 💃🏼 A t-shirt dress is the perf option for keepin’ it cool and also staying comfy. Pair it with a biker jacket and some comfy heeled boots and you’re good to go! ★

🌹 FOR A DATE AT THE MOVIES 🌹
Get ready to relax, babe. Think knits + jeans 😍 We love our Knox Jeans for a super comfy feel! Pair with a cute knit, popcorn and some sneakers.

source: https://blog.princesspolly.com/blog/what-to-wear-on-a-first-date-

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HOW ASOSERS DO YELLOW

Remember a time when you didn’t love a bit of yellow? Nope, us neither. Now that the sun is shining in full force, bringing with it much cheerier vibes all round, yellow feels like the right hue to reflect our new-found positive outlook. And if you thought the sunshine shade was hard to pull off, our stylish staffers have worn theirs four ways for your viewing (and style inspiration) pleasure.

That’s a wrap
When a wrap 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). meets a tea dress, it’s a damn beautiful thing. Case in point, Rose’s cute-as-a-button little number. Wear with 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. for your best mate’s wedding, or with trainerstrainers are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise, but which are now also often used for everyday wear. for brunch this weekend.

Tee time
Want to dip your toe into the trend but also don’t want to ever part with your jeans? Switch out your plain white tee for a pretty little lemon number. It’s also just the ticket for layering under your favourite slip dress too.

Lemon pop
More of a statement jacket kinda girl? Make like Lakeisha and throw on a pop of yellow in the sweetest sorbet shade. Oversized checks make your all-white summer look suddenly feel so brand new.

Camo chameleon
If yellow feels hella brave to you, pick your favourite print and try it in this cheery-as yellow shade. Lily May’s camo utility pants are the coolest iteration we ever did see, especially worn with a Sporty Spice-worthy cobalt crop.

source: http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_06_28-thurs/how-asosers-do-yellow/

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THE BEST STREET-STYLE LOOKS OF 2018–asos

Not to shock you, but we’re halfway through 2018 (we know, we know…). So, it seems about time we take stock of things, starting with our favourite street-style looks of the year so far. And here you have it, our round-up of the 10 most stealable looks we’ve spotted…

Basket case
The year the beach bag stopped being just for the beach? 2018. All things wicker, rattan and woven from straw are top of the 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. agenda this year and we love how this Aussie street styler has combined it with the 00s revival of jeans and a fancy top. Swoon.

Mellow yellow
ASOS Insider Ebony’s ‘fit has got ‘dream festival look’ written all over it. Yellow Clueless-style tartan trousers, a tied-up band tee and 90s skate shoes – you’re ready to rock’n’roll.

Power couple
TFW you and your BFF coordinate in matching candy floss pinks… And now you can give it a summer update with lookalike lilac shades for you and your bestie. Twinning and winning.

Double trouble
This year’s co-ord is all about the double-denim combo and never has the Canadian tuxedo looked more enticing than in this street-styler’s logo-tastic incarnation. Look for oversized denim jacketsA 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. and straight-leg 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., then cap it off with a crisp white tee.

Float on
The saviour to muggy summer days everywhere, the easy-breezy floaty dress has been a street-style staple this year. With long sleeves and calf-skimming hemlines, it’s time to embrace loose cuts and light fabrics. Balance out the frills with chunky combat boots and super-skinny 90s frames à la this Aussie blogger.

Orange is the new black
If you haven’t gotten on board already, orange has been huge in 2018. It’s not a colour to do by halves, so take your inspiration from this London street styler, who nails the look with an ultra-zingy boiler suit anchored by black add-ons. Frameless orange shades optional (but strongly recommended).

Suit yourself
Suits have been big news recently and this street styler gives a masterclass in how to make it wearable. A dreamy hybrid of Scandi and safari influences (Scafari? Hmm, maybe not), follow her lead with scuffed-up trainers and just the right amount of undone buttons. A+.

Check, mate
Double checks? Tick. Dad trainers? Tick. Enough said – we’re banking this in our ‘things to look forward to when it starts getting cold’ file.

Opposites attract
Ooh, and this… Because sometimes the oddest couples make the perfect match. Puffer jacket + pleated skirt = cold-weather perfection. Who knew?

Utility thrills
Call it the Lara Croft effect, but we can’t get enough of this utility look. Maybe it’s the handy pockets, the maxi-tread Timberlands or the cross-body bum bag, but we’re suddenly in the mood for some adventuring.

source: http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_06_28-thurs/best-street-style/

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WE’VE FOUND YOUR FESTIVAL TROUSERS– asos

While animal prints always have (and always will) tickle us no end, there’s a new skinSkin is the soft outer tissue covering vertebrates. on the block. Sure, snakes by and large are pretty frightening, but actually, faux snake print is anything but. The scaly covering has long been adorning bags and shoes, but for the new season, it’s time for trews to get in on the action. Winding their way down many an AW18 runway earlier this year, this animal iteration is maybe the most perfect SS18 festivalA festival is an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion or traditions. favourite…

The Isabel Marant show will always guarantee certain things: laid-back Frenchness, great knitwearKnitted fabric is a textile that results from knitting. Its properties are distinct from woven fabric in that it is more flexible and can be more readily constructed into smaller pieces, making it ideal for socks and hats. and some sort of leather or animal-print trouser, which soon becomes cult. Case in point, these slim, snakey strides which look pretty chill with a statement sweater (yes, we know there’s a heatwave right now, but it’s always good to plan ahead, right?) and tassel Western boots. A colour crash course if ever we saw one.

There’s a new ASOS Insider, ASOS Syana, in the fold and so far we know this: she is French, has incredible style and most importantly, has totally sold us on the snake-print trouser for summer. Paired with an easy-chic denim jacket and white sling-back flats, we declare this look perfection. Do try this at home.

Want in on the action? Consider these beauts your main-stage saviours. Perfect for festivals for so many reasons, not least for their ability to hide a multitude of ketchup spills. Wear yours with an embroidered-pocket tee and your finest dad trainers for all the summer style wins.

source: http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_06_26-tue/trend-snakeskin-trousers/

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