ZARA:The Most Wearable 2020 Ankle-Boot Trends You Need to Know—Period

Here’s a hot take for you: Ankle boots are one of—if not the—most versatile styles of footwear out there. More likely than not, you’ve had at least one classic black pair in your closet at all times, including those pointed-toe ones that go with everything you own (you know exactly which ones I’m talking about).
No matter the season, rain or shine, you know those trusted booties would never fail you. But in the chance that you’re looking to up your boot game this year, there are a few key ankle-boot styles for 2020 you should keep in mind.
Whether you’re the type of person who likes to wear sleek, polished booties with everything you own or you prefer a more casual option for your everyday affairs, these trends will suit every type of fashion girl. So as you begin to fill your closet with the biggest spring trends of 2020, kick off the new decade in peak style with the most wearable ankle-boot trends that matter for the year ahead.
Take a Hike
The hiking-inspired aesthetic, also known as “gorpcore,” has become a full-blown trend, making its way into almost every aspect of the fashion world—boots included. Opt for a pair of tough lace-up hiking-style boots to give your look an unexpected edge.
All Laced Up
Lace-up boots are nothing new, but this year’s lot features the detail on every type of silhouette ranging from combat-style boots to sleek, pointed toes. And if you want to take it up a notch, opt for a style that features cool hardware.
Heavy Tread
The heavy, lug-sole boots of the ’90s have made their way back to 2020, and we can’t get enough. This It girl–approved trend (which is reminiscent of the grunge movement) will add a unique air of toughness to even the most delicate ensembles.
If this year’s biggest ankle-boot trends have proven anything so far, it’s that this year is all about practicality. Case in point? Rain boots. Whether you’re facing a torrential downpour, a light sprinkle, or clear blue skies, these boots will look as good with a floral midi skirt as they will with a pair of jeans.
Squared Away
Square-toe sandals made a surprising return to the fashion world, eventually becoming one of the top trends among the style-obsessed. Now, square toes are coming for ankle boots. Swap out your classic pointed-toe booties for this new silhouette to give yourself a look any It girl would love.
Smitten Kitten
We can’t get enough of kitten heels, and apparently, neither can the rest of the industry. For a more comfortable alternative to your standard heeled ankle boots that look just as polished, these low-heeled booties are just what you need.

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TOPSHOP:5 Ways To Style Oversized Shirts For Every Occasion

The shirt has always been a classic wardrobe staple, but this season it’s getting a big update with new colours, fresh fabrications and oversized silhouettes. Scared you’ll look like you’ve been draped in a bedsheet or don’t manage to pull off the ‘borrowed my boyfriend’s shirt’ aesthetic? The styling is pretty crucial to getting the look right. To help you nail it with ease, we’ve put together outfits for five different occasions to get you started…

  1. The 9-5
    Updating your workwear wardrobe can be as simple as opting for an oversized fit when it comes to the staple button up. We’ve gone for a classic blue-stripe and black trouser combo here but jazzed it up with some bright blue boots for a bit of 2020 flare. Throw on your trench and a tote and you’re guaranteed to be the best-dressed commuter on the tube.
  2. The 5-9
    Don’t be tempted to ditch your white shirt completely when the clock strikes 5pm. Instead, swap your workwear bottoms with a mini snakeskin skirt and grab your dancing shoes for a super easy transition from desk to dancefloor. Add a mini nylon bag and some gunmetal earrings and you’re all set!
  3. Brunching
    A shirt doesn’t always need to mean cotton: in fact, this season’s favourite fabrications are on the sheerer side. If you’re heading to brunch, pair your favourite jeans of the moment with some classic mules and have some fun with a pearl bag and funky earrings to complete the look.
  4. Out-out
    When heading on a big night out, an oversized shirt might not be your go-to look. However, draping an organza shirt over a cool bodysuit and wearing it with a mini skirt could make it feel more exciting. Finish the styling with some animal print stilettos and a little black bag to achieve the ultimate out-out outfit.
  5. Gigs and things
    Don’t want to wear a jacket but it’s still a bit chilly outside? Choose a faux leather oversized shirt when heading to a gig to keep warm in the queue but don’t overheat in the venue. Utility trousers and chunky boots are the model off-duty staples right now, so we would style the outfit with them and then add a fun bag for a true cool-girl vibe.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2020/02/5-ways-to-style-oversized-shirts-for-every-occasion

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TOPSHOP:How You Guys Have Been Wearing Your Favourite Topshop Jeans For The #FabricofYou Denim Campaign

We love how you wear Topshop! That’s why we always keep a close eye on #topshopstyle to see which pieces you’re loving and how you’re styling them. This past week we launched our denim campaign – if you didn’t know, jeans are kind of our thing – and we’ve noticed you guys loving our classic shapes and trending styles ever since. We thought it was about time we showed you off so here’s a roundup of our favourites. Keep scrolling and see if you can spot yourself…

  1. Worn by @chloehayward_
    We’ve been loving throwing it back to the ’70s and ’90s with our denim at the moment and it seems @chloehayward_ feels the same. Our Mom jeans are a classic that we can never see going out of style especially when paired with a bunch of other vintage-style pieces.
  2. Worn by @alexandradankox
    Our favourite trending pair right now have to be our split hem parallel jeans. Here’s @alexandradankox giving us a lesson in how to take them from day to night in a white tee and our best-selling mules.
  3. Worn by @neelamkg
    Double denim is always a good idea. Rock yours like @neelamkg in a matching washed black crop jacket and jeans combo for that ‘I’m with the band’ vibe. We’re obsessed.
  4. Worn by @rollinfunky
    Trending jeans come and go but a ripped skinny is forever. We’re loving how @rollinfunky has styled this light wash pair, giving us a much-needed taste of summer in these bleak February days.
  5. Worn by @allchloerose
    Step aside blue jeans: the new kids on the block this autumn winter are in fact brown, beige and ecru. Keep within the neutral colour family when styling yours and look like you’ve just stepped off the front row of fashion week.
  6. Worn by @modestmira
    When doubling up on your denim don’t hesitate to mix and match your washes. @modestmira proves patchwork jackets with a mid wash jean makes for the perfect 2020 take on the Canadian tuxedo.
  7. Worn by @chloefraterr
    @chloefratter shows us just how to make our denim appropriate for a casual date. An oversized t-shirt and some chunky boots will say ‘I tried but I didn’t try too hard’.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2020/02/__trashed-3

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TOPSHOP:Where To Wear The Topshop Boutique Spring 2020 Collection

Topshop Boutique returns with a new perspective on its signature everyday styles for Spring 2020: expect a play on proportions, asymmetric silhouettes, abstract monotone prints and bright pops of colour. Contrasting these new elements, the collection also focuses on crisp, clean modern shapes in luxe fabrications, finished with utility details, androgynous shirting and timeless tailoring. To celebrate the new drop, we curated a list of the places in town that are equally as classic as they are cool, just like the Boutique collection itself…

  1. The bar: 108 bar
    With a sleek silver counter, bold red leather stools, cooper design elements and jars and jugs filled with colourful cocktail ingredients, the bar at 108 Brasserie perfectly matches the clean and modern appeal of Boutique’s spring collection. Even better, right now you can book a culinary trip around the world with the bar’s innovative “Wines of the World” selection featuring wines that hail from unusual origins alongside atypical wine styles from more familiar countries and regions.
    Book now
  2. The gallery: Vivian Suter at the Camden Arts Centre
    Clash the bold abstract prints of the collection with art that is equally as eye-catching – like Vivian Suter’s exhibition “Tintin’s Sofa” which is currently on at the Camden Arts Centre. Suter’s biggest influence is her studio in the midst of the jungle in Guatemala, drawing inspiration from the flora and fauna right on her doorstep. A few years back, a tropical storm hit the area she lives in and flooded her studio but instead of just considering her canvases damaged, Suter started developing her work in harmony with its environment. Get inspired by this mentality and wear Topshop Boutique in harmony with your surroundings this season.
    On until 5th April 2020
  3. The activity: Sourdough classes
    You’ve done pottery and live drawing – now we think it’s time to move on to baking classes, the latest trend when it comes to hobbies. Join baker and chef Martha de Lacey as she teaches you how to make delicious sourdough bread that’s just as good as the one from that artisanal bakery you love. In addition to learning a new skill, you’ll leave with two loaves to bake at home, one proofing basket, a dough scraper, one scoring blade, access to Martha’s online baking guide and a little jar of her five-year-old sourdough starter. And as if that didn’t already sound good enough, you’ll also be provided with breakfast and lunch (sourdough pizza) during the class. What’s not to love?
    Book your spot here
  4. The culture hangout: Taschen Bookstore
    Named one of the inspirations for the Boutique Spring 2020 collection by the designers, the iconic Taschen boutique is more than just your average bookstore. With beautiful interior that looks like it jumped straight out of your Instagram feed and all the most inspiring books around, a trip to the store will feel worthwhile every time. In fact, there are two stores to browse – one in the Claridge’s Hotel (pictured) and one in Duke of York Square – so make sure you check out both wearing your new Boutique pieces to see how the inspiration came to life.
    Find your store
  5. The wellness spot: Re:Centre
    Re:Centre, located on Hammersmith’s tranquil riverside, offers the perfect escape from London’s hustle and bustle and will encourage you to reconnect with yourself, others and nature. Offering a wide range of classes including yoga, pilates, meditation and art, the centre aims to inspire everyone to find space for the moments of stillness which have become increasingly absent from our fast-paced world. Complete with stylish, minimalistically designed spaces and a cute café downstairs, Re:Centre will quickly become your go-to hangout.
    Book a class

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2020/02/where-to-wear-the-topshop-boutique-spring-2020-collection

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ZARA:”Ugly” Fashion Isn’t Just a Passing Trend

It feels like this year, we’ve hit peak “ugly.” Balenciaga can’t keep its chunky Triple S sneakers in stock. Long-time dad favorites like baseball caps and Birkenstocks have become the calling card of street style stars and Instagram trendsetters. With the rise of these recent ironic fashion trends presented by brands like Vetements and even Gucci, for many women today it’s cool to be uncool.

But at the root of this “ugly” wave is something bigger, at least to me. Finally women are choosing practicality over everything else. Cushioned shoes, loose streetwear, and comfortable fleeces all point to the ability for women to embrace comfort, curve-hugging be damned. To be able to spend my days running from meeting to meeting in sneakers instead of stilettos means that high fashion doesn’t have to come with a cost (pain). In a time when the daily news cycle leaves me constantly frustrated, I have little tolerance for discomfort in what I wear.

I’ve watched athleisure slowly morph, twisting its way from slinky trouser sweats toward a full embrace of “dad” fashion, and I don’t think it’s all just some passing trend. There was a time not so long ago (as my mother loves to remind me) when wearing jeans for just about anything but yardwork was disavowed. Now, while some offices require a suit, visit any tech company and employees are dressed in slouchy jeans, Patagonia jackets, and their sneakers of choice.

We can look to the prevailing popularity of footwear like Uggs, Birkenstocks, and Crocs as proof of this trend’s growth and staying power. Studies show each brand to be lucrative season over season, despite the fact that none of their shoes could be described as a particularly dainty or pretty. According to data, Birkenstocks’ revenue tripled in 2017 as compared to the year before. In a Washington Post article, Crocs CMO, Terence Reilly, notes “a resurgence” as well.

Even as an avid Birkenstock wearer myself, I was surprised to find an article from my alma mater singing the praises of Crocs pop up in my Facebook feed and another in The New Yorker outlining “the life-changing magic of clogs.” While we all may have our own self-defined wearability spectrum when it comes to the ugly trend, there’s no denying that the level of comfort offered by all of these once-derided shoes has won over many women, myself and many Who What Wear readers included.

The pendulum of fashion will continue to swing, and there may be a time in the not-so-distant future where borrowing styles from your dad is no longer preferred, but I expect fashion’s embrace of comfort to linger. I wouldn’t go so far as to directly correlate comfortable fashion choices with the rise of #MeToo or #TimesUp, but I do think that we’ve entered a time when many women feel empowered to choose self-care, and what we wear plays no small part.

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ZARA:8 Spring Trends That Are Technically Free

Is there anything better than a trend you don’t have to actually spend money on? This perpetually over-budget editor thinks not and is imagining those reading this are nodding in agreement as well. After all, who’s not about low risk coupled with high reward—especially when it comes to fashion? Again, I’ll assume you concur.

But really, whether it’s something we all bought years ago that’s suddenly back in the spotlight or a styling trick that’s simply a new way to wear pieces you already own, the eight trends you’re about to see below not only fall into that free category but, beyond that, are actually some of spring’s best. In short, there are endless reasons to love them (and wear them) all season long. So to see all eight of the budget-friendly trends we’re endorsing for the months ahead, just keep scrolling.

  1. Baseball Caps
    Who doesn’t have one or a dozen old caps lying around? It’s time to wear them and get on board with the trend both EmRata and editors have been quick to already embrace.
  2. Scarf Styling
    From giant scarves styled as dresses to smaller ones transformed into tops to entirely reworked versions made into intricate garments, designers were highly inspired by the classic accessory for spring. So it’s time to take one out and start searching YouTube for ways to wear it.
  3. Denim Skirts
    It was only a matter of time until jean skirts had their comeback moment, and according to brands like Stella McCartney, Celine, and Alexander Wang, S/S 20 is it.
  4. Raffia
    Even if you don’t have a raffia ball gown lying around, odds are you’ve acquired at least one straw bag in the last decade’s worth of summers, so dust it off and get ready to wear it a lot next season.
  5. Tube Tops
    I can confidently guess that 99% of the people reading this have an old, stretchy tube top either in the way back of their closets or somewhere in their intimates drawer that they simply never got rid of. Kudos to you for saving it because they’re back!
  6. Dresses Over Pants
    Whether with jeans, cargos, or trousers, dress-over-pants layering was the styling trend we spotted on countless runways from Khaite to Jacquemus to Brock Collection and can’t wait to re-create in the coming months.
  7. Crochet
    Be it an old sweater, beachwear, or Coachella outfit you never thought you’d re-wear, this spring is the time to bring any and all forms of crochet back into your rotation.
  8. Double Belting
    Got one belt? Good. Got a second belt? Even better. Now, all you have to do is wear them at the same time, as seen above.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/easy-trends-for-spring/slide25

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ZARA: Long Shorts Are the Future—Here Are 7 Ways to Wear Them Right Now

Fun fact: The first time we reported on long shorts was 12 months ago. We predicted their rise to the top in 2020 and clearly, we were right. Because of that, we’re kind of already in the future, but due to the existing success of this trend, we can once again assume that this style is here for the long haul. The runways set the trend for S/S 20 and now that we finally have some new street style imagery that’s educating us on all the fresh new ways to wear them right now.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up a handful of the most stylish ways fashion girls are styling long shorts this year that are not only trendy but are easy to recreate. To prove it to you, we shopped out each look for you so you don’t even have to lift a finger.
If you love an outfit that’s beyond simple to put together, invest in a shorts suit. With two pieces and a couple of accessories, you’ll be looking on-trend and polished in seconds.
This spring, skin is in, and one of our favorite ways to off-set the exposure is via boxy blazers and longer shorts.
Tap into the utility trend via longer cargo shorts and some chunky lug-sole boots. A chunky sweater will keep you warm from now until spring’s arrival.
First of all, how good is this two-tone-themed look? Second of all, your classic trench coat is a great piece to pair with your long shorts, in addition to some interesting knee-high boots.
The 2020 version of jorts is longer and looser. Keep the styling of these simple with monotone hues and sleek tailoring.
Let your favorite leather layering pieces live on this season by mixing them with shirts and turtlenecks, shorts and tall boots, and more.
There’s never anything wrong with wearing head-to-toe black. But if you do, be sure to keep proportions interesting. Longer shorts are perfect for doing exactly that.

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ZARA:7 Looks That Prove Leather Pants Are as Easy to Wear as Jeans

All the Ways to Wear is a monthly series where we round up the personal twists the Who What Wear team is putting on one particular item, style, or trend. Whether it’s the trending denim of the moment or the season’s It print, we hope to inspire your daily outfits and up the cost per wear on some of our favorite items.
I’m an avid denim wearer to the point where I sometimes go weeks without wearing anything else. It’s hard not to be when they’re just so dang versatile, but I’m making a conscious effort to switch up my winter outfits more. Enter leather pants: the bottom style I never knew I needed and that I now can’t live without. I personally find them as easy to style as my trusty jeans and find they look a bit more polished for work and nights out.
I’m clearly not alone—practically everyone in the Who What Wear offices has been wearing leather (or faux leather!) pants recently. Translation? Styling ideas in abundance. For your viewing pleasure are my current seven favorite leather-pant outfits spotted on my chic coworkers…
This look is simple at its core: a plain white tee, leather pants, and loafers. But when you top it off with a fun color-block bag and a plaid shirt jacket (shacket anyone?), then you’ve got a cool off-duty look that will get you stopped on the street.
Unexpected color combos simply put a smile on my face, and this pink-and-green pairing is no exception. It’s definitely all the proof I need that leather pants can be worn pretty much until sweater weather turns into sweaty weather.
I love the juxtaposition between a polished button-down and edgier leather pants, especially for a sleek office outfit. I also will be wearing my collars outside of my jackets until further notice. Is #laurenmademedoit trending yet?
The matching sweater set, the chunky gold chain necklace, the lug-sole boots… there are so many important things happening in this outfit that I almost forgot about those cool leather jogger pants. Everything about this cozy outfit is why I’m able to leave my NYC apartment in the dead of winter.
Black-and-white outfits always feel polished, even when they involve a casual sweater and high-top converse. I’m also really into this little trendy snakeskin handbag for completing the two-tone look.
These pants are arguably the most tailored of the bunch, making them the perfect polished wardrobe piece for epic office style. When topped off with a plaid blazer and pointy croc boots, this could be a great outfit to impress your boss in.
This weekend-ready outfit is ideal for days when a bright color is the only thing getting you through the dreary weather.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/ways-to-wear-leather-pants/slide34

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5 Things Paris Hilton Wore In The ’00s That We Would Totally Wear Now

You might know her as the ‘valley girl’ heiress from The Simple Life, the girl who once had Kim Kardashian as her personal assistant or the professional DJ with residency in Ibiza – of course we’re talking about the ’00s icon, Paris Hilton. With today marking her 39th birthday (we know, we can’t believe it either), we couldn’t think of a better time to look back at her truly iconic wardrobe. From velour tracksuits to the lowest of low-rise jeans, you’ll be surprised at how many of these 2000s trends made famous by Paris we’d actually love to have in our wardrobes now. Don’t believe us? Keep scrolling…

  1. Strappy mules
    Mules are the ultimate trending shoe of the moment – and Paris was ahead of her time back in 2004 when she wore this fuchsia, diamanté-embellished pair. Nowadays, we’d wear ours with a dad jean and a white tee, but this denim mini skirt and bright pink jersey combo is just so quintessentially Paris.
  2. Shoulder bags
    We’re sure you’re seeing shoulder bags everywhere at the moment but the style staple isn’t anything new. In fact, this trend dates all the way back to the ’90s and ’00s, when all the celebrities were rocking them on red carpets and coffee runs alike. Today, we’re loving modern nylon styles, faux-fur versions and chained handles.
  3. Graphic tees
    Paris has never been shy of a graphic tee – if it wasn’t an iconic logo style it was ‘Stop being desperate’ or our personal favourite, ‘I heart shoes bags and boys’. They’ve become pretty reminiscent of Paris’ famous style and we’d definitely sport some, if not all of them, today. Now we just need her favourite ever accessory: a tiny puppy.
  4. Halter tops
    Halter tops have been a summer wardrobe staple for decades: they’re a great way to show off a tan or to dress up some denim on a night out. Paired with a super low-waist skirt and another shoulder bag, this look gives us total Barbie-girl vibes.
  5. The ultimate birthday dress
    Paris Hilton’s 21st birthday, as expected, was extremely lavish. The celebrations lasted over several months with parties in Las Vegas, New York, Paris and Tokyo to name just a few. Her party in London is where she wore this now-famous chainmail party dress which she says she refuses to let any of her friends borrow. The dress is in fact so iconic that Kendall Jenner recreated the look for her own 21st birthday in 2016.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2020/02/5-things-paris-hilton-wore-in-the-00s-that-we-would-totally-wear-now

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ZARA:Sweater Sets Are Trending—Here Are 19 of the Best Duos on the Market

Fear not for many cozy and cute times lie ahead thanks to the latest market trend—sweater sets. The fall and winter runways displayed a plethora of knits on knits ranging from skirts and tops to sweaters on sweaters, but as we prepare for the official arrival of spring, it’s the sweater sets specifically that have risen to the top. As an editor, I had been noticing what felt like tons of sweater sets on in the market (and on influencers) with the continual addition of new styles as the weeks went on, so naturally I decided to write this story.
Well, folks, it’s a good thing that I did because I don’t know what it is about this hot new duo, but they are oddly difficult to search for by name. In other words, you’re welcome for spending hours hunting down these naughty knits. Ahead, enjoy shopping my personal 19 favorite spring sweater sets on the market right now that will have your spring wardrobe set and ready in no time.
Shop the matching Ruched Knit Top ($20).
Go ahead, get the shorts too.

  • Openwork Knit Top ($46)
    This one is just plain adorable.
    That feeling when your sweater and your scarf match perfectly.
    Meet the French brand that has It girls clamoring for more.
  • Metallic Floral-Jacquard Sweater ($320)
    You’ll feel like a grandma until you see your bra is showing.
  • Brown Cashmere Eda Bra ($530)
    How could we do a sweater set story without including Khaite?
    Just wait until you see the matching tank.
    Told ya it was good.
  • Knit Halter Top ($46)
    This set feels very Charlotte from Sex and the City.
    Proof sweater sets can be perfect for all occasions—even a night out.
    This bright hue will have you smiling all day long.
    This is 100% cute enough to wear on its own as well.
  • Nevin Ribbed Pointelle-Knit Cashmere and Silk-Blend Tank ($490)
    This ribbed set is so incredibly sleek.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/best-spring-sweater-sets/slide15

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