ASOS:WHAT WE LEARNED AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

From bum bags big enough to double as weekend holdalls to millinery decorated with sink plungers and kitchen whisks (thank you, Matty Bovan), of the four cities on the <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> month calendar, it’s London that really pushes the envelope and inspires fresh ways to amp up our wardrobes. It’s an energy that feeds through from the runways of the capital’s fledgeling designers (Clio Peppiatt, Halpern, Rejina Pyo) to the street-style set as they pull out their liveliest looks. So, after five days of shows and an endless stream of inspo, here are all the things we learned at London Fashion Week.

Double tartan = smiles all round
Fact: tartan was everywhere amongst showgoers this season. Via suiting, maxi dresses and kilt skirts, the Braveheart effect was real. But it was the street-stylers who took things one step further with clashing tartan that really won us over. Follow their lead with mismatched blazers and skirts, and swap in a pair of tartan trousers and combat boots when winter hits. Oh, and you know what else is good? Tartan + leopard print. Give it a try, we dare you.

A little neon goes a long way
We’re totally on board with the return of all things fluoro, and it looks like we’re not the only ones. And if head-to-toe dayglow isn’t your thing, then let these stylish ladies give you a lesson in how to dip your toe into the neon world. Try coordinating a softly fluoro-green turtleneck with a matching checked mini, which you can dress down with a corduroy jacket and Dr. Martens, or swap out with a tweed <span class=”woR”>jacket</span><span class=”woD”>A 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.</span> and patent loafers for extra polish. While we’re not usually ones for matching accessories, when they’re in a punchy neon hue, it’s a different thing entirely. So, go for neon mules with a matching beaded drawstring bag.

The animal-print trend has got some new recruits
Riccardo Tisci’s first runway collection for Burberry was one of the most buzzed-about shows of the season. Would he weave in any of his signature hallmarks from his Givenchy days or start completely afresh? Well, it turned out it was Bambi (star of Givenchy’s iconic sweatshirts circa 2013) who made an appearance and with it a fresh addition to the reigning animal-print trend. And it’s not just fawn prints joining the fashion animal kingdom, cow prints are also now on the agenda, too.

Nightie dressing works for autumn, too
The arrival of billowy nightie-style dresses was one of our favourite <span class=”woR”>summer</span><span class=”woD”>Summer 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.</span> trends, so we’re excited to see some solid cases for carrying the look through to autumn. How to make it work as the temperatures drop? Go for floaty long-sleeved styles with floor-grazing hemlines and swap out your summer sandals for knee-high boots, then throw on a long trench and, voila, you’re ready to roll.

Bum bags are only getting bigger
And by that we mean both figuratively and literally. If you thought the bum-bag trend was going to burst in the bubble of the third summer of love, then think again. It turns out it’s got legs well beyond festivals and summer holidays. At Matty Bovan that came via supersized versions complete with waist belts to support all that extra baggage. And amongst the street-stylers, it got a chic update in the form of belt bags worn with suiting and high-waisted maxi skirts.

Boiler suits + checks? ✔
Running a close second to tartan as the season’s most ubiquitous street-style trend at fashion month so far, the boiler suit has cropped up in a rainbow of hues in New York and London. And if the trend still frightens you a little bit, we’ve spotted a surefire way to make sure you’re not going to be mistaken for the person booked to fix your neighbour’s boiler. The secret is in the checks. First that came in the form of a belted button-up version, and then in the addition of a checked coat over a white zip-up style. Well played.

The party mini is back, baby
Bookmark this in your festive season style file: the mini party dress is back. And this time it’s not just for after-dark shenanigans, as this showgoer proves. Play up the 80s vibes with puff sleeves and a retro woodgrain print, then slide on some kitten-heel mules, or make like Lily Allen circa 2007 with a pair of trainers, this time, the chunkier the better. On the runway, Christopher Kane’s take came in the form of lacy cutouts. Just add an oversized faux-fur coat and sheer tights and you’ll be party-season ready.
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ASOS: 5 ACCESSORY TRENDS FROM MILAN FASHION WEEK

As Milan <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> Week draws to a close, and the editors and FROWers make their way to Paris with bellies full of burrata, we’re taking a moment to praise the city for its exceptional accessory game this week. The street-style set were out with arm candy and shoe inspiration aplenty. Here are some of the very best…

Bun hun
While a low bun looks beyond chic from the front, the worst is when you catch a glimpse of the back of it in a mirror and realise it isn’t the full, ballerina-style chignon you thought it was. Well, help is at hand for those of us lacking a thicker mop, and it’s this scarf trick. Make like Caroline Daur and tie yours around and over said bun and let the ends loosely hang below.

Square up
The 90s have given us a lot of great accessory throwbacks over the last year or two, from scrunchies and backpacks to chokers and platform trainers. All of which have been utter joy. But trust Milan to bring back the fanciest retro plus-one – square-toe heels. Very Clueless, very early days Carrie B, and very future us.

Chain reaction
Ladylike bags have had a new-season reboot, too. May we introduce the tiny but mighty chain-handled edition. The mock-croc finish and neat silhouette remains, while the playful gold handle makes it the perfect tonal partner to all that animal print you’ve been carefully acquiring recently.

You charmer
Remember when belts were just belts? Back before they didn’t have tiny bags attached to them? Us neither. And now, the waisted wonders have upped their game yet again – this time with all the charms. The perfect fancy flourish to wear with legging <span class=”woR”>shorts</span><span class=”woD”>Shorts are a garment worn by both men and women over their pelvic area, circling the waist and splitting to cover the upper part of the legs, sometimes extending down to knee but not covering the entire length of the leg. They are called “shorts” because they are a shortened version of pants, which cover the entire leg. Shorts are typically worn in warm weather or in an environment where comfort and airflow are more important than the protection of the legs.</span>, LBDs or high-waisted mom <span class=”woR”>jeans</span><span class=”woD”>Jeans 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[1] 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.</span>.

Haute hair
In the past, hair slides got a bad rap, mostly because we only used them to keep our hair under control while applying some sort of artistic eyeshadow situation. But now they’re back, and they’re neither childish nor for utility purposes only. This season make yours big, bold and if at all possible, bejewelled.
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TOPSHOP: The Best Accessories To Make Your Outfit Stand Out

No matter how great your clothes are, you make an outfit your own with your <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span>. From subtle add-ons to stand-out finishing touches, we have them all. Discover our favourite accessories that will help you to define your own personal style…

Hair Accessories

We’ve got the coolest headwear – whether it’s a monochrome baker boy hat, a bold bucket <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> or a cute scrunchie.

Jewellery

Check out our <span class=”woR”>jewelry</span><span class=”woD”>Jewellery or jewelry consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Jewellery may be attached to the body or the clothes, and the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewellery, but other materials such as shells and other plant materials may be used.</span> edit for trending pieces inspired by the runway. Choose between edgy rings, sparkly standout earrings or updated hoops.

Socks & Tights

Do not underestimate the power of socks or tights to give your outfit a statement finish.

Belts

The right belt can give your outfit a cool edge.

Bags

Arguably nothing is more important than a great bag. Faux pearls are a girl’s best friend this season and you can never lose style points with a bumbag.
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TOPSHOP: 5 Fashion Week Street Style Trends To Copy Now

London Fashion Week has just come to a close, but before we hand over to Milan it’s time to round up the best new trends that emerged on the streets. From outerwear to <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span>, these are the five key looks to get inspired by now…

1. Puffer up

The puffer <span class=”woR”>jacket</span><span class=”woD”>A 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.</span> is here to stay. Street style stars like Alexa Chung showed off silk, check and cord options this Fashion Week.

2. Co(rd)-ord

If you go for cord, wear it coordinated. Corduroy two-pieces were a clear favourite, usually paired with minimal accessories and cool shades.

3. 5-a-day

The biggest colour trend? Fresh shades of orange or green worn head-to-toe. Make sure to mix different tones, creating an interesting palette inspired by the <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> crowd.

4. Cardigan-cool

Whether it’s an oversized style or a shorter button-down version worn as a top, the cardigan is officially cool again.

5. Way out west

If you don’t own a pair of Western boots yet, now might be the time to invest. The street style experts wear theirs contrasting tailored pieces and bare legs.
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TOPSHOP: Style Evolution: Nicole Richie

The Simple Life star and <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> designer Nicole Richie turns 37 today, so we’re taking a look back at her most iconic fashion moments to celebrate. Always a trailblazer with her personal style, Nicole’s looks range from epic denim pieces to a strong love of leopard print. Keep scrolling to discover all the reasons the entrepreneur’s style is anything but simple…

2003

Keeping it chic with a simple updo and printed satin slip, a fresh-faced Nicole attended a night at the Frick Museum in New York.

2005

Paris Hilton and Nicole’s hilarious antics and enviable wardrobes were showcased fully on The Simple Life. This <span class=”woR”>denim</span><span class=”woD”>Denim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).</span> look is the epitome of ’90s cool.

2007

The heavily pregnant star opted for a monochrome halter-neck dress at the Fashion Rocks after party.

2012

Whilst off-duty in New York, the star sported an on-trend tiger-print jumper, classic black skinny jeans and the ultimate accessory – oversized sunglasses.

2014

Richie went for maximum eccentricity at the MET Gala opting for a textured silver gown paired with lavender locks.

2015

If in doubt, a sequin leopard-print maxi <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> always looks good.

2017

At an Urban Decay launch, Nicole settled on an intricate up-do and bohemian-style burnt-orange dress.

2018

The 70s were clearly on Nicole’s mind as she made an appearance at a charity event earlier this year.

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H&M: HOW TO STYLE THIS SEASON’S KEY JACKETS

A SOFT MONOCHROME
We love a tonal look, but choose your pieces with care – you don’t want the outfit to melt together. The trick to making each piece stand out is to mix materials and textures. Wear a fluffy fur – this season’s trend piece – with classy pants and a soft, loose-fit t-shirt.

A BOXY STATEMENT
When dark, fall-like mornings approach, our outfit inspiration tends to run a little low. Enter the statement <span class=”woR”>jacket</span><span class=”woD”>A 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.</span> – perfect for turning a simple, all-black look into an eye-catching on-trend outfit. Our favorite <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> for the season is checkered and bulky – balance the silhouette with classics pumps (worn with socks on cold days) or a sleek sock boot.

A TRANSITIONAL CLASSIC
If you don’t have a classic, blazer-style jacket in your wardrobe, it’s time to invest in one. Wear with a shiny patent <span class=”woR”>skirt</span><span class=”woD”>A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.</span> and roll up your jacket sleeves to create a boxy silhouette.
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TOPSHOP: How To Do The Biggest Trends: Minimalist Vs Maximalist

Not every trend will be your cup of tea or you might think that a new trend you like doesn’t quite suit your <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span>, but we believe you can make anything your own if you do it right. To prove it to you, we styled three of this season’s biggest trends with a minimalist and a maximalist approach…

1. Animal Print

Animal print has definitely been the trend of the year so far. Opt for leopard accessories with a <span class=”woR”>jeans</span><span class=”woD”>Jeans 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[1] 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.</span> and tee if you want to keep things simple, or mismatching snakeskin to go all out.

2. Colour Blocking

A splash of colour can never hurt when the days get darker. Mix up your palette and get creative, whether it’s a <span class=”woR”>denim</span><span class=”woD”>Denim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).</span> two-piece paired with a colour-block tee or a bold striped dress with the most vibrant accessories you can find.

3. Checks

Everyone loves checks, so the key to make them individual is in the styling. Minimalists will love them on socks and bags, whereas the maximalist should go for bright colours and co-ords.
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ASOS:HOW TO SUIT UP FOR AUTUMN

As autumn rolls on in, as does a whole season long to really get back into some fresh-as separates. The ones we’ve been particularly pleased by this week? Those of the loose-fit and garden-green suit variety. Think of it as 80s power <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span>, without the cumbersome shoulder pads.

The AW18 way to wear yours? For your 9-5, you might want to keep your styling more straightforward, but come the weekend, let the street-<span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span>-inspired sass commence. Go for an oversized fit in soft drapey fabrics, and swap out last season’s backless loafer for the once-controversial, now much-enjoyed chunky ole dad sneaker.

The icing on the cake is a playfully printed <span class=”woR”>shirt</span><span class=”woD”>A shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body.</span> but if a green suit already feels hella brave – no judgement here – an easy graphic tee will do just fine, thank you very much. Cap it off with retro shades and chunky kicks – complete with jazzy laces, obvs.

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ASOS:THREE WAYS TO WEAR THE NEW HERITAGE

Is it the weather, or is it because of all the great royal dramas on TV this year? We’re not sure, but there are definite Balmoral vibes to the AW18 drops right now. There’s silk scarves being worn on actual necks for once and – stick with us here – some really nice anoraks are cropping up, too. For some styling inspiration to help you bring that royals-gone-bad feel to your autumn wardrobe, here are three ways to give the trend a go…

As with all of these looks, the key number is two. Keep your new trend pieces to that magic number and you’ll never veer into fancy <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> territory. This saccharine sweet jacket and silk scarf still look like a bit of you when worn with a chunky belt, your favourite plaid pants and your trusty chunky-sole dad sneaks.

One sure-fire way to never feel overdressed nor underdressed for an occasion is to truly keep ’em guessing with your outfit. This look works so well because with each layer you peel back, it feels totally brand new. <span class=”woR”>jacket</span><span class=”woD”>A 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.</span> and hiking boots on for a walk around the grounds (read: to your local corner shop) but later on lose the anorak for a leopard-print dress and shirt combo that’s a little bit ladies who lunch, and quite a bit punk too. Weirdly wonderful.

Here’s another stellar example of how, with just a few tweaks, an on-paper prissy outfit can actually feel very cool. The cardie and loafers may sound goody two shoes, we’ll give you that, but add in a high-shine leather mini, sporty – and do make sure they are sporty – socks and a v <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> lightweight turtleneck and boom, issa look. A very sweet, but still sassy look.

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ASOS: 5 OUTFIT IDEAS TO STEAL FROM NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

We’re right in the midst of <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> month – two cities down, two to go – and already our eyes have been feasting on a smorgasbord of new-season trends which, we’re excited to say, can be adopted immediately, if not sooner. From power pants to fancy back-to-school styling, here are five of the best to try now.

High tea
If, like the rest of us, you’ve been living in midi tea dresses all summer long, you’ll be wondering what to do with them all now that autumn is here. The trick? Just a few simple swaps. Lose the sandals and instead add your autumn/winter knee-high boots. Archive your straw bag for the season and instead invest in a simple, sophisticated leather number and that shell jewellery? Switch in some oversized gold hoops and rings instead. Et voila.

Back to cool
September just feels new term-ish, even if your school days are far behind you. The grown-up way to do it this season? Just. Like. This. The uniform elements are there with the simple houndstooth <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> and ankle socks, but the sleek turtleneck layer, two-tone trench coat and no-messing loafers mean serious business.

Ease in
For some, summer is more a state of mind than a season, and the cold weather rolling in is just not their problem. Sound like you? Nod respectfully to the new season with a loose-fit, wool shirt-jacket hybrid but for the most part, keep on eking out every last moment of summer with your crop top, silky trews and those teardrop sunnies you knew you’d wear more than once. In your face AW18.

Knit kit
The most glam way to wear your super sneaks all the way through autumn? Add an effortless jumper dress. Top styling tweaks to note: go extra with the details – see those oversized sleeves – and make sure the shade is anything but insipid. All the primary colours please, winter is grey enough already.

Power plaid
Bare-leg weather may be slowly slipping away, but that doesn’t mean there’s just one trouser to turn to. Give your <span class=”woR”>jeans</span><span class=”woD”>Jeans 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[1] 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.</span> a day off and try out some fashion week-approved wide strides like these tartan numbers. Wear now with a tucked-in knit and slides, then sub in some white, 60s ankle boots when the cold toes get too much.
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