It’s that time of the year where you’re spending most of your weekends outside: i.e. hanging in a pub garden with your mates from day to night. And by now you’ve probably used every single floral dress you’ve got. Fear not – we’ve got the ultimate outfit to take you from 12-12.
First things first, nothing really beats a summer co-ord and this one just about ticks all the boxes. So-in-season resin buttons? Check. Easy breezy broderie? Yep. Cream coloured to enhance that summer glow you’ve worked on? You bet. Now with that done, you’ll need a pop of colour, and these sliders are not only cute but will keep you comfy all day long. Add a basket bag to hold everything you need for the day and sunnies (for obvious reasons). Hair clips will keep your fresh blow-dry in place. Only thing left to do is ensure you don’t spill any spritz…
Looking for an OTT glam look for your next BNO? You’re in luck, because Assistant Buyer Courtney is here with our top picks from the week, and this time it’s an ASOS DESIGN Luxe special. From floor-length capes to bold jumpsuits, your next dramatic dance floor look awaits you. Cameras at the ready…
‘First off, we’ve got the dream dress of all dresses. This pink milkmaid number will definitely ensure you’re the centre of attention. Plus, the oversized sleeves mean it’s as extra as the girl who wears it!’
ASOS DESIGN Luxe milkmaid mini dress in jacqaurd print, £95
‘This one is giving us the ultimate Ariana Grande vibes and wearing it will make you feel centre stage. If you feel like going a little more casual, try the top with a pair of jeans and heels.’
ASOS DESIGN Luxe bow co-ord in hot pink, from £35
‘Is there anything more glam than a floor-length cape? This would be perfect for a girl on holiday in Dubai or Marbella. Pair it with gold hoops and heels.’
ASOS DESIGN Luxe cape-back playsuit in aqua, £85
‘This season, the brighter the better. Wear this green jumpsuit with an ASOS DESIGN glitzy handbag and you’re ready for your girls’ night.’
ASOS DESIGN Luxe extreme wide jumpsuit, £85
‘This embellished feather gown will give you the ultimate red-carpet glam look. Partner it with a matching mini dress if you want an ultimate show-stopping outfit, or just put it with a pair of jeans and a nice top if you just want to go for dinner.’
ASOS DESIGN Luxe embellished feather gown jacket in white, £95
Picking your summer sandals may be one of the most important decisions of the season. They need to be relatively comfortable, look good with most of your warm-weather wardrobe and tick all the vacation boxes, too. To help you out, we’ve been perusing the Instas of the ASOS Insiders for inspiration – here’s what we’ve found.
Tevas are the unexpected comeback story of the season. Yes, that’s right, just like hiking boots and tech runners, the practical sandals you used to find only in camping shops are now top of everyone’s wishlist. Here, ASOS Kicki gives her neon slip dress a quirky edge with black platform sandals from the brand. Too hot to sandal.
Tevas aren’t your thing? There is another sensible sandal option that remains a fashion-girl fave: the Birkenstock. No longer reserved for art teachers or hippies, the shoe has been gaining momentum since Phoebe Philo recreated a similar pair for Celine in 2012 – and they’re sticking around for this season at least. Here, ASOS Olive proves they look mighty fine with your summer denim and button-up crop top.
If it’s a work sandal you’re after, make like ASOS Lesley and go for a barely there beige block-heel. They’ll go with everything, but we suggest taking tips from this pic and pairing them with fresh white jeans and a beige shacket – neutrals, neutrals and more neutrals.
For a flat sandal that has a bit more romance than your Tevas or your Birkenstocks, a lace-up Gladiator vibe is always a win. A black pair is a low-key yet on-point option, perfect for your feet when your top half is having a serious moment. Check out ASOS Kicki and her cow-print ensemble for evidence of their excellence.
If you prefer to make a statement with your sandals, neon is the way to go. Here, ASOS Olive has opted for a toe-loop shape, tapping into yet another key trend this season. As you can see, extreme heels are not just for your BNO – pair them with high-waisted shorts and a vest top for a seriously good lakeside look.
Think how popular you’d be if you were sandwiched between the sea and a load of vineyards. Add some glorious Mediterranean sunshine and it’s easy to see where St Tropez’s appeal comes from. Purely in the name of research, here’s our guide on where to stay and visit and, more importantly, what to wear when you’re there.
Go glam or go home. Save your Scandi minimalism for Stockholm mini-breaks – St Tropez calls for all-out drama. In this satin maxi dress, you’ll want to set aside a full hour for ‘fit pics casually in front of one of the yachts in the port. Pair with classic lace-up stilettos, this season’s obsession – the micro bag – and gold hoops, and you’ll fit right into the Riviera’s most fashionable fishing village. Remember, the bigger the hoop, the better the night.
You won’t be surprised to learn that St Tropez is not the humble fishing village it once was. It’s earned its current pricey reputation from a love of designer boutiques and clubs where a shot of tequila will set you back €26. For those not lucky enough to be sleeping on one of the superyachts parked nearby, it’s worth saving up for a stay at the Hotel Ermitage. Just five minutes from Place des Lices – famous for its open-air market and locals playing pétanque – you’re a stiletto-friendly downhill walk to the narrow alleyways and quaint cobblestones of the port (FYI, the return journey may not be as forgiving). Moody black corridors, shower cubicles in the bedrooms and a popular terrace with a birds-eye view of the action make this not your typical stay.
Let’s face it, you don’t head to St Tropez for its museums. If there was a title for the beach club capital of the world, it’d be a strong contender. While you can still find several public beaches that are worth a visit and free – locals are especially fond of Plage des Graniers – St Tropez’s world-famous rep largely comes from the daybeds and free-flowing rosé that you’ll find along Pampelonne.
Launched in the summer of 2002, Nikki Beach Saint-Tropez is still very much the OG – there’s a reason the brand’s turning 20 this year. Here, every day’s a pool party, legendary all-white and red dress codes are strictly adhered to, and there’s a regular line-up of colourful cocktails and guest DJs including the likes of Lost Frequencies. For a more laid-back vibe and even more famous faces per square metre, get your moules frites just along the beach at Club 55.
Logos are undoubtedly having a moment this season, whether it’s nostalgic brands making a comeback with old-school prints or new brands we love to wear (and show we’re wearing). And, let’s be honest, we’re doing everyone a favour letting them know who made those fresh garms without them having to ask. Here are five of the brands going loco for logos this season.
London-based brand House of Holland is known for its love of the written word, whether it’s a quirky slogan that leaves us saying ‘same’ or something tongue in cheek that’s a whole Monday morning mood. For this graphic top they’ve gone for a straight-forward logo moment – pair it with legging shorts and chunky trainers for sporty-sleek vibes.
Caution! Massive 90s nostalgia coming your way. Kappa belongs to era of effortless athleisure and logomania, but a bumbag like this somehow still feels so right for now. See this one as your trusted partner in crime this summer, keeping you hands free through a three-day festival.
Italian label Fiorucci never really stopped being a thing, but since they refocused the brand to be about denim and far-from-basic basics, their signature cherubs seem to be on everyone’s mind, mouth, chest and back pockets.
Tommy Jeans never disappoint, serving up that full-on Americana feeling with laid-back pieces adorned the branding we know and love (and you can spot from miles away). Layer a sweatshirt like this over slip dresses, add popping highlighter and fresh brows and – ta-da! – effortless glam.
The platform sneakers from everyone’s favourite brand from their awkward-pre-teen phase, Buffalo, made a major comeback last year, and it didn’t stop there. Continuing the brand’s strong footwear game, these sandals are your perfect festival plus one, holiday BFF and Friday night dance partner. Style them with glitter socks for that extra extra or why not throw on neon ones? Cos, ICYMI, neon’s a major thing this season.
Every vacation destination has its own unique style – especially when it comes to going out-out. And anyone who’s ever been turned away from a club for not meeting the dress code (awks) will know that there’s nothing worse than getting it wrong. To give you a hand, we’ve picked three of the most hyped party spots and created an outfit for each. Bouncers, we dare you to turn us down.
Everyone together now – ‘Oh! We’re going to Ibiza.’ OK, iconic Vengaboys tunes aside, getting your ‘fit right for going back to the island is no laughing matter. The key? Make the colour extra AF, show as much skin as possible and make sure there is plenty of sparkle. Whether you’re hitting Pacha or Glitterbox, this sequin green mini dress and heels are guaranteed to make you stand out, but also fit in – if you get what we mean.
For Dubai things get a little bit more sophisticated – think a slightly more polished look in muted colours. This draped dress by ASOS DESIGN ticks the fancy box, but also brings that little bit of fun thanks to its animal jacquard print. Perspex heels and silver add-ons go perfectly, don’t ya think? Bonus points: this is perfect for a White Party too, if that’s on your itinerary.
And now for something completely different: Berlin. The one rule when it comes to dressing for a night out in the German city? The more effort you put into looking like you haven’t made an effort, the better. We’re talking black, black and more black. Keep it laid-back with sweatpants and a 90s-style crop top, adding chunky sandals for peak dance-flooring. Then, pack some shades in a cross-body bag to shield from that after-club early morning sun. To finish, ensure your hair is messy and your makeup minimal – otherwise you might not be getting past those bouncers. Berghain awaits.
Ah, the US of A. Birthplace of chocolate-chip cookies, hip-hop and some seriously good fashion moments. And seeing as it’s July 4, and the United States team have just made it to the final of the football (sorry, Lionesses), we thought we’d put together an outfit inspired by our Stateside friends. Keep scrolling to see it in all its (old) glory.
In case you didn’t know, jeans originated from San Francisco – so it would be rude not to include some denim in an all-American ensemble. And what better option for the hot summer than an easy denim dress? So cute, as our US mates would say. Then, star-spangled cowboy boots are a must. Why, you ask? For two reasons: firstly, as we all know, cowboys are an iconic American symbol. Secondly, it just so happens the Western trend is everywhere ATM – see the catwalks (Burberry and Longchamp) if you need any proof. For the finishing touches, add shades, hair clips and hoops. Oh, say can you see a perfect look for BBQs, festivals and everything in between? The American dream, indeed.
Whether it’s a jumpsuit, a playsuit or a boilersuit, an all-in-one has countless benefits. It’s a one-stop outfit solution on days when you CBA, it’s comfy, it looks good on everyone, there’s a version to suit any style and occasion… the list goes on. And, if you’re looking for some fresh inspo on how to work a one-piece wonder this season, we’ve got three ways to wear it below.
Safari so good
Between animal print, neutral shades and utility details, the fashion landscape is looking a lot like the savannah right now (not to mention the new Disney The Lion King x ASOS DESIGN collection) – and you can get in on the action in one easy go with this sleek safari-style jumpsuit. Rock it with flat sandals or trainers for a low-key affair, or add heels, statement earrings and skinny shades for sunset drinks on hols.
As seen all over the pavements at fashion month, boiler suits are another handy and stylish all-in-one option. Ensure you avoid all possible plumber territory with a pink denim iteration, pairing it with trainers and silver jewellery. A cute option for Saturday shopping and brunching, we think.
Newsflash: a playsuit is your new beach cover-up. Throw it on over your bikini to add an easy polish to your shoreside look and ensure you’re prepared for the after-swim lunch. Opt for one in a so-2019 neon and mix in some highlighter-pink accessories for even more oomph. To finish, all you need is your SPF…
After a long wait, Disney’s The Lion King remake is finally out this month. Starring none other than Beyoncé and Donald Glover, the CGI version of the cartoon classic is one of the most-buzzed-about movies of the year. And, if you just can’t wait until 19 July, when it lands in your local cinema, ASOS DESIGN has released a capsule collection with Disney to satiate your Simba cravings in the meantime. Be prepared for some seriously statement ensembles…
OK, so how many times did you watch The Lion King back in the 90s? The catchy tunes, the adorable characters, the drama-filled storyline… we were obsessed. Also, we’re still not over Mufasa, OK? Well, now you can relive all those childhood feels via this super-nostalgic collection, which is filled with cartoon graphics and standout prints inspired by the original flick – all the while bringing some seriously stylish Savannah vibes to your line-up, naturally.
Whether you want to rep for your fave character in a graphic tee, go full jungle with a statement co-ord or add a Lion King logo to your look, Disney’s The Lion King x ASOS DESIGN has multiple ways to show your love for your fave movie. And yes, your fangirl outfit is sorted for the all-important first viewing, but the collection also has plenty for your festival look, your vacay line-up and even your BNO wardrobe. How to wear it? We suggest you go wild and pair multiple pieces together for an all-out fun-fest.
Nothing says summer quite like fresh pastel shades, and, this season, the catwalks agree. From lemon shades at Chanel to baby pinks at Isabel Marant, the SS19 collections looked as sweet as the display at your local ice-cream store. Not sure how to wear it now? Here are five of our ASOS Insiders with some mouth-watering sorbet styles…
Bring fem vibes to your pastel game with a slinky satin slip dress like ASOS Jana here. To add a cool edge, layer a Nike tee underneath and add Dr. Martens. Fresh flowers not compulsory, but highly encouraged.
We know we keep banging on about shorts suits but they really are the solution to all your summer workwear problems. ASOS Insider Syana wears her pistachio-coloured co-ord with chunky flats and a leather bag. Delicious.
ASOS Jazzmyne gives us a masterclass in coordination with this pastel top and check trouser combo. And just in case it wasn’t sweet enough, she added some complimenting lilac sunglasses and purple lipstick. Festival game, strong.
Are pastels and neutrals the unexpected love story of the season? We think so. In a stroke of genius, ASOS Astrid pairs her ASOS DESIGN trews with a baby pink top. A match made in heaven, we say.
Square necklines + milkmaid details x an apricot shade = your perfect SS19 dress. Wear this one with a denim jacket and gold jewellery a la ASOS Lesley. For your feet, we recommend fresh chunky white sneakers. The very definition of eye candy, you might say.