The weather is RUBBISH, and we are feeling a little bit deflated. The only remedy for the January blues is to fill up your diary and keep yourself busy ’til summer, right? If you’re going on a night out, planning your outfit is as easy as throwing on an LBD and some heels. But, nailing a daytime party look is far more difficult. To help you out, and give you some major inspo, we’ve rounded up all the daytime party #outfitgoals:
Joggers might not be your first choice when looking for a party outfit, but this year it’s all about elevating the comfortable style. Update your slouchy Sunday hangover outfit by wearing with a bodysuit and statement
Underwear as Outerwear
Underwear as outerwear is a trend that’s going nowhere in AW18. A lace bodysuit with camo trousers or joggers is a perfect nighttime look. But, wearing with trainers and layering with a denim jacket gives ultimate sophisticated vibes, to slay in the day.
A shirt dress is the ultimate smart-casual look – So it’s perfect for a daytime party outfit. Wear oversized, with chunky boots for cool-girl vibes. Layer this with a casual black jacket and some oversized hoop earrings – Transitional season, sorted.
Skinny jeans can be dressed up for the ultimate night-time event. But, looser-fitting mom and straight leg jeans can bridge the gap between occasion and daytime dressing – Keeping you casj but still looking dressy. Wear with simple jewellery and neon heels.
When we think about Japanese fashion trends, our imagination often turns to over-the-top street stylings seen in the Harajuku district of Tokyo or in the pages of Fruits. While the distinct fashion subcultures showcased there are certainly still thriving, the streets of Tokyo are brimming with more accessible Japanese fashion trends bound to inspire your more adventurous outfit stylings.
Japanese fashion girls put their own twist on jumpsuits in khaki and denim iterations, liven up ensembles with bold pops of bright yellow, play with proportions in dramatic maxi skirts and wide-leg pants, and ground their venturesome stylings with black leather shoes that range from classic (ankle boots or Mary Janes) to fashion-forward (platform brogues and pointed-toe flats that harken back to the Elizabethan era). Look no further than below for the latest in Japanese fashion trends.
This bold outfit features two of Tokyo’s big trends—oversize bottoms with wide-leg striped pants and pops of primary colors, and yellow graphic T-shirts balanced out by a bold red lip and matching heels.
When the outfit takes a more subdued approach to color, interest is created by playing with proportions and incorporating unexpected textures. This oversize and intentionally ill-fitted suede coat does both of those things, and it finds footing with statement black leather shoes.
It would be an understatement to reduce this floor-length canary yellow duster to a “pop of primary color.” Paired with the unexpected textures of a fur under layer, a bamboo handbag, and bold statement jewelry, the only subtle part of the outfit is the black leather boots.
This denim jumpsuit look requires few additional accessories to make a statement. If you look closely, you’ll see that it’s actually a pair of wide-leg overalls topped off with a matching jean jacket. Black leather platform brogues give the denim-on-denim look an added cool factor, and the army-green bomber jacket brings it all together in colder weather.
A true jumpsuit, the head-to-toe khaki look is livened up by a pop of primary color via the patterned silk scarf worn as a neckerchief. The jumpsuit’s large fit is made chic with a black belt tied tightly at the waist and oversize bottoms tucked into black satin ankle boots.
A tweed jacket and Mary Janes worn with socks make this ensemble wonderfully retro, but the bright pop of yellow and round sunglasses keep the look forward-thinking and cool.
Unexpected textures combine with sneakers and athletic socks to create an eclectic ensemble. The look plays with proportions by incorporating a long paisley patterned coat with a knee-length button-down and a maxi skirt.
This ensemble exhibits the oversize bottoms trend and plays with proportions. Wide-leg pants (worn extra long) and a blazer are unexpectedly cinched in at the waist with a matching black corset and topped off with an oversize trench coat.
The jacquard effect of this maxi skirt adds a feminine touch to the otherwise all-black ensemble, while a leather biker jacket and black leather platform brogues add an edgy vibe.
Elizabethan-esque black leather pointed-toe shoes get even funkier when they’re worn with white socks and paired with lace-up pants and a cropped denim jacket with statement detailing.
This maxi skirt and button-down pairing is made inimitably chic with an off-the-shoulder jacket, and black leather ankle boots pare down the entire ensemble.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, discover the fail-safe two-piece outfit combo Tokyo girls can’t stop wearing.
With trainer hype at an all-time high and sneakerheads queueing up for the latest drops across the globe, it’s clear that sporty kicks are the future. But it’s the retro-inspired models that everyone’s coveting, and we’re right there with them. So, here are five of our fave sneaker styles to carry you through 2019 and beyond…
PUMA RS-X Toys
We thought PUMA had finessed the chunky sneaker with its Thunder Deserts in 2018, but the RS-X Toys have taken it to a whole new level. Inspired by classic arcade games and 80s toys (Lego, anyone?), they feel nostalgic, but their blocky, triangular shape gives them a futuristic element. Get ready to flex this brand-new red colourway when summer (finally) rolls around.
In what was probably the hottest double drop of 2018, adidas brought back its 1997 classic Falcon Dorf in two updated versions: the Yung-1 and its edgy sister, the Falcon. As if its OG colourways weren’t already cool enough, it’s back for 2019 with a whole new seleccy of hues and metallic accents.
Who remembers kickin’ it on the playground after athletics in a pair of these? Reebok’s 90s running shoe (created by the designer of the Nike Air Max 97) made a major comeback towards the end of 2018 and it’s sticking around in fresh, spring-appropriate colourways. Pair these minty kicks with light-washed jeans or introduce them to your workout wardrobe for serious gym steez.
Nike Zoom 2K
Following the hype of the M2K Tekno (AKA the ultimate dad trainer), Nike has continued its retro streak with the Zoom 2K. With features similar to the 1991 Jordan VI, it’s got an old-school basketball feel, but the branded lace loops and sock-like cuff give it that 2019 update. This black-and-white colourway is a favourite with sneakerheads, so expect major street cred whenever you wear them.
adidas Originals Sleek Shoes
It’s fashion gospel that a pair of clean white sneakers can make any outfit look fresh and new (talk about a wardrobe staple). These newbies from adidas Originals are a sort of Stan Smith/Continental hybrid, meaning they’ve got an uber-classic vibe while the touch of neon on the sole keeps them current. If you’re looking for a pair of white sneaks to match everything in your wardrobe, literally, we recommend these babies.
While the men’s AW19 fashion shows have been serving up plenty of strong looks on the catwalks, the sidewalks are where the real style inspo can be found. And we must say, the guys are really bringing their A-game to the fashion cities this season. From styling hacks to the freshest accessory trends, they’ve got plenty to teach us in the fashion department. So, here are six things to work into your wardrobe now.
Snake it up
In case you didn’t know, snake print is huge RN. This street-styler shows us how to do it in a super classy way, wearing an open shirt over a cream rollneck on top of neutral tailored trousers. The result? A sophisticated ‘fit that vibes off the 70s trend. Ssssso good.
The bucket list
The bucket hat was the headgear of choice at the Paris shows, proving the 90s trend isn’t going anywhere. Great! We’re also loving this look’s sportswear-tailoring mix, while the chest rig bag is another accessory that got a lot of outings.
Statement gilets guarded the stylish set against the chill in between shows. You might usually sport one under your outerwear for an extra bit of warmth, but why hide it away? Take a tip from this street-styler and layer it over your coat for a fresh approach.
Pick a pocket
Utility details were another main player this season, and cargo pants with oversized pockets took a starring role. This is one trend we saw throughout the most recent womenswear collections, too – think Fendi, Isabel Marant and Dior. Go for a khaki pair and mix them with sporty silhouettes for a slick laid-back look.
Put down your chunky choker cos a flight bag worn like a necklace is your new accessory update. Just pick the smallest one you can find, preferably in a bright colour, and don’t overpack it to avoid neck strain.
Minimalists, this is how you do neon. This street-styler rocks a highlighter hue in a (kinda) low-key way, layering a hoody under an all-black ensemble for a pop of shocking green. A chest bag and chunky trainers finish the outfit nicely.
‘Hi-tech trainers your Dad would be proud of’ is the new sneaker trend you need to know about. Balenciaga’s much-hyped Track runner is the label’s latest kick to pound the pavements across the fashion cities. Look to the Nike Vapormax for the same turbo-performance vibe that’s set to be big in 2019.
Picture the scene: it’s a dry January day, you’re on a pleasant country stroll, cute dogs are all around and according to the little blue dot on your phone, you’re only a five-minute walk away from a warm, cosy pub. In the words of Chandler Bing, could it be any more perfect? Well, actually, if you throw in this outfit, then yes, yes it could. Allow us to explain…
Firstly, if you’re heading out on a weekend ramble, it’s just good sense to layer up for the occasion. And believe it or not, brown is set to be everywhere this season, so this longline beige trench coat ticks all the boxes. The floral duster jacket tucked underneath goes nicely with the whole great outdoors theme, too.
Unpack this look even further and you’ll also notice the chunky space-dye jumper that’s peeking out and, might we add, channelling some serious winter-warmer vibes. Finishing touches come courtesy of indigo jeans and so-AW18 hiking boots, naturally.
After a week of exciting fashion shows, celebrities gathering at the coolest events and countless afterparties, Berlin Fashion Week has come to a close. To celebrate the unique style Germany’s capital has to offer, we look back at the biggest trends that emerged on the runway and the streets…
- Layered bumbags
It’s no news that the bumbag is back, but the Riani show just introduced us to a brand new way to wear it. Get inspired and create an edgy, urban silhouette by wearing yours layered underneath your winter coat, rather than on top.
- Shiny power silhouettes
Attention-grabbing shiny fabrics and futuristic silhouettes inspired by Berlin’s latest fashion trend will certainly make your look stand out. Take cues from Marina Hoermanseder’s bold designs to achieve a high-fashion look, or make a wrapped power-coat your everyday essential.
- Printed suits
The KXXK show taught us that we want to wear prints in pairs and that suits definitely are no longer just reserved for the office. BFW’s fashion crowd caught on immediately and showed us how to make a suit look streetwear-appropriate.
- Belted blazers
Both the designers (here: Rebekka Ruétz) and the street style veterans buckled their favourite statement belts over tailored blazers this season. There are no rules with this look, but it guarantees a cool finishing touch with minimum effort.
- Kilts + rain macs + lace-up boots
Tartans are huge over in Berlin right now. The Lena Hoschek show and front row guests prove that the combination is key: add a rain mac, heavy-metal accessories and grungy lace-up boots to pay tribute to Berlin’s punk attitude.
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What style is Vice?
What type of fit?
High waisted – sits above the waist
Meet Vice. Cinch in your waist and find the style in all colours – from the classic stonewash hue for the day or black coated finishes to take you through to the evening. Consider these jeans your classic go-to pair for all occasions. If you fancy a super stretch skinny jean style with a high waisted fit, Vice has you covered.
missguided vice jean skinny jeans denim
What style is Sinner?
What type of fit?
High waisted – sits above the waist
All great tops need even better bottoms. Seek out sinner – the original skinny jean with a kick. If you’re tired of the same old jean, Sinner adds an extra something, whether it’s slashed features, biker zips or lace-up detailing. Put your jeans on a pedestal with its high waisted fit and skinny style. These are your boss babe jeans when you want to spice it up a little.
What style is Riot?
What type of fit?
Imagines a world without denim shudders. If your denim is out of date, riot will refresh it. With its loosely tapered leg and a high rise waist, these are available in ripped, bleached and embellished styles. Ideal for babes who want a mom jean style with a rigid fit. Riot jeans are easily covetable for the evening, making it one of the easiest jean type to keep it fresh from day to play and everything in between.
What style is Wrath?
What type of fit?
A straight leg jean ideal for heading into autumn. Wrath is extra when it comes to detail, select from rips, distressed denim or block colour panels and pockets, for more from your jeans. Pair with a simple tee and leather jacket or with heels and a bodysuit for an “out-out” outfit.
What style is Outlaw?
What type of fit?
Outlaw is a super stretch, super high waisted jegging. If comfort is your thing, then these are the pair for you. Pair with heels and an oversized shirt for a dream denim look or a slogan t-shirt and trainers when going all out casual.
If you’ve ever dreamt of lounging as effortlessly (not to mention glamorously) as Rihanna – your dream has just come true. New drop on the block, Savage x Fenty is a satin-meets-animal-print-meets-lace win from the mind of RiRi herself and is giving us yet another reason (as if we needed one) to stay in this January. Work, work, work, work a bit less, right?
The collection offers a mix of comfy cotton sets with a 90s vibe, including high-leg briefs and sporty tops – but, most importantly, more animal prints in our lives. Don’t miss the Valentine’s-themed lacey and racy lingerie sets, coming to ASOS soon, with velvet heart appliques (cos V-day is all about you) and the floor-length kimono (you know, the silky kind that will have you walking dramatically across the room).
But there’s more: this satin leopard-print (yep, more animal prints!) pyjama set with contrasting fuchsia trimmings will make chilling even better. Because let’s be honest, why would you want to go anywhere (besides the kitchen and back) when your lounge ‘fit is better than any other ‘fit right now?
Astronaut, firefighter, vet… These are all common answers children give when they’re asked what they want to be when they grow up. However, if you were to ask me the same question today, I’d give you a different answer: French. Ahh, to be French and born with je ne sais quoi. I know it’s a stereotype, but of all the French women I’ve met in my life (which, working in fashion, is actually quite a lot), they’ve all had one thing in common: an effortlessly chic sense of style.
By no means are these women part of a cookie-cutter mold, either: Every single one of them dresses in a completely different manner, leading me to conclude that just by being French, you’re blessed with sartorial savvy the rest of us can only try to emulate.
And emulate I will, for I’ve found 35 exceptional Parisian street style looks that I can’t wait to try for myself in 2019—and something tells me you’ll want to re-create them, too.
From It prints to cool layering techniques, keep scrolling to see the Parisian street style tips and tricks that’ll make you feel authentically French…
Wear a slouchy blazer over your fanciest dresses to strike the perfect high-low balance.
When buying outerwear, always opt for the next size up to achieve that covetable oversized look.
Experiment with unexpected color combinations to create a look that’s unique to you.
Give slinky skirts a dressing down with leather accessories and a chunky knit.
Keep waistlines high, as French girls don’t really do low-slung trousers.
Pastel hues might seem twee to some, but when slouchy, they can look incredibly cool.
Layering is key for channeling the French aesthetic—the more directional, the better. Follow Tine Andreaa’s lead by wearing button-up dresses open over trousers.
Let your personality shine through. Love a particular band? Wear their logo-emblazoned tee under everything from blazers to pinafore frocks.
Consider a white tee, jeans, and pumps your uniform from here on out.
It’s all in the details. Neck ties and layered jewels will take any look to the next sartorial level.
Miniskirts are not just acceptable, they’re recommended. Just be sure to keep necklines high and shoes interesting as opposed to sexy.
Although French girls are very much here for accessories, sometimes less is more. Case in point? This simple heart belt worn over black jersey.
Use your fabric choices to your advantage: Contrast edgy finishes like leather and vinyl with softer pieces in satin or velvet.
The clashing prints, the mix of prim and casual pieces, the bright bag… This outfit couldn’t be more Parisian if it tried.
Take your most statement skirt, add black boots and a roll-neck or white shirt, and you’ve just mastered French Fashion 101.
Necklace or earrings—who said you have to choose? Not the French, it seems.
Look for updates on classic pieces to give your outfit the edge. The handkerchief hem on this timeless trench makes it feel so fashion-forward.
Don playful prints with confidence. Chloé’s horse motif has become a firm favorite amongst French girls who are fearless when it comes to wearing it.
Re-wear your favorite wrap top as a light cover-up come the summer months. Indeed, this is one to bookmark.
Use white boots to lift any dark ensemble. This is particularly effective during the winter months.
Clashing your colors is easy—especially when you keep your accessories to neutral or black tones.
Can’t decide which dress to wear? Throw them both on.
Maxi lengths shouldn’t be reserved for formal occasions, as this sleeveless coat proves.
Never underestimate your denim jacket—it can help make any outfit look edgy.
Although made up of various shades, the bag, trousers, and coat in this look all feature a dusky undertone which ensures they work seamlessly together. Good to know.
We love how the brown bag (particularly since it’s being styled with black shoes) stops this outfit from looking too curated—a French fashion faux pas.
Double denim is totally acceptable—particularly when it’s in contrasting hues.
After dark dresses are given a daytime spin with a pair of snake-print boots. Ah, oui.
Parisians firmly believe you’re never too old for a hair bow. We concur.
Wearing one hue top-to-toe is a street style favorite for a reason—it’ll instantly pull your look together.
French girls love to spin their coats as dresses.
If clashing your prints sounds too daunting, look for varying sizes of the same motif in the same color palette and we promise you won’t go wrong.
If we had told you 10 years ago that brown will be the hottest shade in 2019, you may not have believed us. But this season earthy tones are genuinely it, striking the perfect balance between cool and sophisticated. For proof, you need only look at the AW18 catwalks: Fendi’s camel hues, Jacquemus’ coffee shades and Chloé’s 70s-inspired, bona fide brown-fest. Yep, wearing brown in town (and anywhere else for that matter) is officially the done thing this winter and spring. So, here are three ways to try it now.
The word ‘terracotta’ may recall plant pots and 00s interior decoration shows (Changing Rooms, anyone?), but this shacket demonstrates how the shade is a seriously stylish outerwear choice. Just combine it with on-point combat trousers and a mesh top for a fresh weekend ‘fit, before finishing with a neon yellow accent to inject a bit of unexpected pizzazz. Who says brown can’t be fun?
Fashion’s love affair with the 70s continues, and this look vibes off the era’s safari trend. A rusty turtleneck elevates the dress while making it cold-weather appropes, while hoop earrings and a perspex bag give it a modern edge. For a chic going-out-out look, try a semi-matching perspex heel. Or, for a 9-5 update, add in tights and ankle boots – in earth tones, naturally.
Now, if you haven’t heard of the milkmaid trend, get familiar – it’s one you’re gonna wanna know for SS19. What is it, you ask? A dreamy combo of frilly details, subtle ruching and sweetheart necklines. This girly milkmaid dress is perfect for your next vacation – or you could swap in brown knee-high boots for cooler climes. Tortoiseshell accessories are big for this year, and this dreamy cage bag is the outfit’s perfect plus-one. Perfection.