Payday has finally arrived and you’re ready to stock up on summer bits. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you – ASOS Stylist Beccy is here to bring you a run down of the best of New in, from reflective tracksuits to chunky trainers. Check out her picks below and watch the video for lots more.
‘Vinyl’s been a big trend on Instagram recently so I’ve picked out these shorts. Because they’re a statement piece, you could wear them with just a plain top and a denim jacket.”
‘We’ll be seeing a lot of milkmaid tops over the summer. This one’s got lovely corsetry details and bell sleeves. It would be gorgeous with just a plain pair of vintage jeans and some strappy sandals.’
‘This Girlcode mini dress would be ultra flattering on all body shapes. It’s got ruching details, which are everywhere this summer, and you’re definitely going to get noticed in the club in this one. I would team this with barely there nude sandals and an ultra-glam makeup look.’
‘This co-ord is perfect for festival season – you could team it with a little neon bralet in any colour. The bottoms have a cuffed hem which would look great with chunky trainers. We’re getting lots of reflective stuff in over the next few weeks, so watch this space!’
‘These amazing PUMA Cell Venom trainers with rose-gold detailing would go great with the reflective tracksuit. They’ve got a really nice air bubble at the back – they’re super comfy and really impactful.’
Are you new to the trainer game, a self-confessed sneakerhead, or just curious how others are flexing boxfresh trainers? Whatever the case, you’ve come to the right place. Keep scrolling to see how the team at ASOS HQ are styling out three new styles from sportswear legend PUMA. Nothing says summer more than a white shirt and gleaming kicks. Junior Fashion Editor Jo has elevated a minimal look by copping a classic shirt in a relaxed fit and paired it with light-washed jeans in an equally-as-laidback cut. With the white accents on those RS-X trainers matching so well, the stripped-back getup makes the most of the bold lilac inserts. An example of making your brand-new kicks the focal point of your ‘fit.What about a more formal style, one you can wear to fancy brunch plans, dress-down Fridays, or even low-key wedding invites? Internal Events Advisor Dom shows just how far a crisp, white pair of trainers goes when teamed with more elevated pieces. Short suits are this summer’s outfit of choice for pretty much any event (or just life in general) and the PUMA Calis are ideal for keeping things fresh and, more importantly, comfy.Emma, our Junior Designer, is serving up a lesson in tonal styling. A mustard cord overshirt with a printed tee and dark brown chinos make for a super-wearable mix. With tonal shades having a moment this season, an easy way to freshen up a muted palette is to cop the Ralph Sampson OGs in an optic-white colourway. Extra points to Emma for cuffing those chinos to show off her matching socks, too.
Are you a planner? A meticulous list-maker? A girl who likes to know what’s missing in her wardrobe before she buys anything? Aha! This story is going to be your jam. If you’re already thinking about how your spring wardrobe will segue into your summer one, we’re on the same page. Outside of the obvious reasons (rooftop bars, sunbathing, rosé, alfresco dining, everyone’s generally improved mood), summer is my favorite time of the year because I think it’s the easiest season for getting dressed. Less layering is required (always a plus when you’re 5’1” and curvaceous), and there’s always far less consideration for the blasted weather. There will be many stretches of time across the summer when throwing on a pretty dress and sliding into your favorite sandals (right now, that’s Tevas) is as much effort as needed to look tip-top.The foundations of what you’ll wear when it’s warmer are already in place—there’s no need to ditch everything each time one of the new seasons comes around. It’s more of a case of reconfiguring what’s already in your closet and putting a few pieces on ice for when a colder day comes along. The same rules apply each and every summer, so there’s also no huge pressure to buy anything new. All of the below suggestions will undoubtedly lie within your catalog at home. Should you want to invest in any summery newness, I’ve added in some choice shopping picks that will support your spring-to-summer fashion transition. Keep scrolling…With the unpredictable weather, you’ll still want to have some closed-toe shoes on standby (and you’ll probably still wear sneakers throughout the summer), but that moment when sandals become a legitimate and not entirely insane choice of a morning is a great one.You can easily wear the same spring outfit—see Loulou and her passion for suits—but with the baton being passed to some sandals, you have a summer-ready ensemble. It’s a no-brainer.Spring and jackets are like peanut butter and jelly—a beautiful combo that should never be questioned. But for all of those outfits where you sling on a blazer, denim, safari, or any other chosen style of jacket, we’re pretty sure it’s safe to sidestep them come summertime…That being said, you may still want to have your arms covered up if the weather is inclement or you don’t want to flash too much skin.
Last year’s catwalks were showered with romantic ruffles, and this summer season they hit the beach. Flirty and romantic in dark red — frills add a feminine touch to your swimwear and will give your look something extra.Another runway favorite is the season’s big comeback kid: the tie-dye pattern. Drawing inspiration from the boho chic surfer squad of the 70s, this print is perfect for any beach day with its playful and laid-back origin. Orange has been the fashion elite’s go-to color over the last couple of seasons — and beachwear is no exception. Make a statement by going for a bright and bold hue, or keep your look pared-back, yet very modern, by opting for a rusty, burnt shade.Tired of the classic leo print? This season, It-girls choose another graphic animal for their favorite pieces: the zebra. On the beach, the black and white stripes make the perfect one-piece. And if you just can’t get enough of leo, its dots will appear in the water this summer as well, but in upgraded colors and sizes.It wouldn’t be fair to call stripes a trend — we adore them summer after summer, and swimwear in sky blue and white stripes is a safe bet for any beach day. Opt for a striped one-piece — a must-have in your summer wardrobe. Sporty, chic and easy to style with shorts or a skirt for a fashionable everyday look.If quirky and on-trend swimwear isn’t for you, the little black swimsuit will never do you wrong. Timeless from season to season, the solid two or one-piece is minimalistic and forever on-trend.
Since the return of the power suit, tailored co-ords have been our go-to from work to weekend. But as the weather gets warmer, you may be wishing for a replacement as you retire your fave trews and blazer. Never fear – the shorts suit is here. An oversized blazer and three-quarter length shorts are the easiest way to get the same smart-meets-stylish look for the spring. Think Julia Roberts when she gets all fancy in Pretty Woman…Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director and Kanye’s BFF Virgil Abloh continues to make big noise with his own label Off-White and its sporty-couture aesthetic. His SS19 collection was full of bright green pops, including this lime-coloured shorts suit. On the catwalk, the look was styled with a logo tee for that streetwear vibe and a metallic bum bag that brought some futuristic feels. Citrus fresh.At Paris Fashion Week, Xenia Adonts sported this minty ensemble that has us green with envy. Proving that the shorts suit can be a casual affair, she teamed hers with chunky Balençiaga Triple S kicks and sporty shades. We’ll defo be following suit this season.The beauty of the shorts suit lies in its versatility – you can adapt for work, weekend and even more glam occasions like a wedding or your next big night out. Try this ASOS DESIGN combo with Perspex heels, a white crop top and some hoop earrings for a look that says you mean business on and off the dance floor.
For their new summer issue, ASOS Magazine sat down with R&B’s new It girl Mabel to talk about her mixed heritage, her musical family and why she’s optimistic about her generation. Read part of the conversation below and pick up the latest issue of the mag for the rest, as well as interviews with Khalid, Dove and much more.I’m Sierra Leonean, I’m Swedish, I’m English. But I found it hard to claim the black side even though it’s a massive part of who I am. My mother’s black, but I look how I look. Am I not allowed to sing a certain way? Am I not allowed to make music with a certain type of people? So last year I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m mixed race, I am who I am’. When people ask me if I’m mixed race I say, ‘It’s the same as my music, it’s all mixed, hun!’I’m so proud. We were both undergoing self-discovery journeys making our albums. I hadn’t moved out and it’s difficult having two people under one roof being extremely self-indulgent. We have a very good relationship, though I worry about her. I think lots of daughters feel that way.There’s so much I love about Sweden and being Swedish, but I also felt like a fucking alien there. Everything’s very clean and white. Our family – my granddad from Sierra Leone [musician Ahmadu Jah] – would barbecue chicken outside on Christmas Day, in minus 20! But I’m proud we were different. Me and my friend were the only brown girls in school, [so] we were ‘exotic’.I’ve got half a million followers and 80% are girls. I don’t want anybody to think I’m perfect or happy all the time. I have demons: about my body, having a spot and doing the red carpet… It sounds cheesy, but when I was younger if one of my idols had been like, ‘I’m anxious’ it would have made me feel less like an alien. I wanna make people feel they’re not alone, because I felt alone.I’m fuming. I drive past it every day and say a prayer because that shit hurts. That’s my home, this is where I’m from and I won’t forget. Families of five living in horrible hotels, up on the 12th floor. That is so fucking traumatising. It’s heartbreaking and it’s gonna hurt [the people of Grenfell] for the rest of their lives. But my community’s amazing and seeing the love and support that everybody had for each other… We’ll never forget.I think my generation is sick! I feel optimistic about what we can bring to the world even though it is fucked up. I look at the news and I’m like, how with Brexit, how with Donald Trump? My parents taught me to think positively and there’s a lesson to be learnt from every tragedy. So I feel positive because my generation is using our platforms for things like mental health and Grenfell. We are the future.
Drama is in the fashion air this season. Ruffles, corset details, balloon sleeves… not since our high-school production of Hamlet have we seen so much historical theatrics. But, while we love an OTT dress-up moment, no one wants to look like an extra from Pirates of the Caribbean in their day-to-day lives. So here’s three ways to bring some of that costume spirit to your look this season without going overboard.The easiest way to bring some stage-worthy vibes to your look? Start with your sleeves. The blouson beauties on this purple number make a major statement, while the sheer fabric and ruched front make it a top Shakespeare would be proud of. Down below, acid-wash denim adds an 80s edge, while barely-there heels up the glam factor.A floor-skimming dress is another excellent way to tap into the trend. This one is a little bit boho, a little bit renaissance thanks to its paisley print and lace inserts. Toughen up the look (and prep for any springtime puddles) up with lace-up boots by Dr Martens. This look is your transitional wear-everywhere dream this spring.It’s a good thing proper corsets went out of fashion in the early 1900s (cos we enjoy breathing and eating), but we can’t help but crush on this top – it’s giving us all the period-drama vibes we need RN. Pair it with a slip skirt (yep, the one that everyone’s obsessed with) for a super-fem look. It’s that underwear-as-outerwear kinda thing and we’re 100% here for it. Some embellished add-ons along with the gold shade of the skirt create an opulent air – Marie Antoinette 2019, anyone?
We’ve all got busy lives: working/college, family, friends, self care, Netflix binges… and while scrolling through ASOS is probably one of your favourite things to do, some weeks ya just can’t find the time (there is a LOT of stuff in there). So, to save you some precious minutes, here’s Junior Fashion Editor Jo with the quickest of quick round-ups of the best of New In.”Our first pick is this New Girl Order plunge-front body with an awesome retro 80s beach print. It’s great for your summer nights teamed with a pair of high-waisted jeans.””I love this ASOS DESIGN bright Barbie-pink satin bikini. The high-shine fabric is going to look great in the sun and it has flattering knot details on the high-waisted bottoms, and the top too.””This is like those milkmaid tops we’ve been talking about that usually come in those plainer white fabrics. This one is in a lovely floral-mix print, which is really gorgeous.””I love cow-print and mini bags so this is a favourite of mine. It’s great in the day with your jeans or at night with a slip dress. It comes with an extendable strap which you’ll find inside so you can wear it cross-body.””And finally, ASOS has teamed up with GLAAD in support of LGBTQ again on a unisex collection full of bags and t-shirts that will bring a shot of colour to your look. 100% of the profit goes to the charity.”
Yep, you read that right: & Other Stories is landing on ASOS. Founded in 2010, this has been one of our high-street faves for a while now, and we couldn’t be more excited that it’s finally here. From adorable gingham playsuits to minimal swim wins, trust when we say it has the answer to all your sartorial prayers this summer. Keep scrolling for some highlights from the collection…Punchy prints, elevated basics and covetable accessories are a few of our favourite things about the brand’s collections. And as you can see from the look above, SS19 is no exception. Pair this printed blue shirt with these versatile white shorts, adding sunshine-yellow slides for an extra shot of colour. This one is your Saturday brunch-to-shopping-to-beer-garden look, all rolled into one.Not only does this drop have all your off-duty needs attended to, there’s also plenty to choose from for your getaway line-up. Whether you’re feeling a colourful one-piece or prefer a more minimal bikini moment, your beach/poolside vibe is officially sorted.As if that wasn’t enough, there are cute AF playsuits and mini dresses galore that have us weak at the soon-to-be-exposed knees. How good is this floral frock and its square, ruched neckline? Not to mention the dreamy gingham romper that’s begging to be worn basically everywhere we’re going over the next five months. The moral of the story? We suggest you snap up these pieces fast, before someone else (aka us) does…
You’ve heard us wax poetic about festival season for weeks now, but what about film festival season? Yes, the chicest time of the year is here. This week, Hollywood’s A-list and style-setting socialites from around the globe will decamp to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. We all know what that means: glamour, glamour and, well, more glamour. In the meantime, here’s a look inspired by the festival that you Cannes (sorry) easily channel for your next black-tie sitch… Past years have served up serious night-out goals courtesy of megawatt babes like Bella Hadid, and this year will be no exception. First things first: when it’s a fancier RSVP that’s creeping up on the iCal, sometimes your trusty LBD just won’t do. For those instances, treat ASOS EDITION like your knight in shining armour. Sure, you’ll have to dig a lil’ deeper in the purse, but just think of it as an investment piece. This one has it all: beading, embroidery, peplum — basically, you’ve got the ultimate recipe for Instagram success. Since this is a BNO, don’t be afraid to do the most in the accessories department. Clear sandals are forever our summer vibe, and a block heel will keep you comfy as the hours rage on. Oh, and always secure the bag (but make sure it’s metallic fringe). Red carpet, here we come…