ASOS:HOW ASOSERS DO KNITWEAR

There are lots of reasons to be excited about 2019. From psychedelic fashion trends and inspiring exhibitions to laugh-out-loud Netflix shows, this year is gonna be one to remember, trust. So, here are seven stylish moments to look forward to over the next 12 months.
The trend – tie-dye
This groovy 60s trend is well and truly back for SS19. The catwalks were fit to burst with spinning psychedelic prints, as designers like Stella McCartney, Prada and R13 served all the nostalgic feels. But it’s not all bohemian shapes and hippy vibes (although there will be plenty of maxi dresses and T-shirts for your vacay/festival wardrobe). Expect to see tie-dye in unexpected places, like on a tailored blazer or a slick boilersuit.
The key piece – head first
We’ll all be dressing from the head down this year if the catwalks are anything to go by. Black fascinators at CELINE, straw hats at CHANEL, bucket styles at Etro, beekeeper versions at ERDEM, embellished headbands at Miu Miu… Head space was a big focus throughout the collections and will no doubt be top of the 2019 style agenda.
The exhibition – Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
If you didn’t make it to Paris last year for Musée des Arts Décoratifs’ Dior exhibit, there’s good news: London’s V&A museum is hosting its own this year. Chronicling Dior’s 72-year history, the show (opening 2 February) will include 200 couture creations – so if you’re searching for some old-school glamour inspo this year, look no further.
The movie – Rocketman
As Bohemian Rhapsody enjoys awards-season success, the world eagerly awaits the next biopic blockbuster: Rocketman. Based on the life of Elton John, the movie is being developed by the man himself and stars Kingsman actor Taron Egerton. As it’s not out until the summer, we don’t know much more about it yet – but from the trailer, it looks like it will be full of iconic tunes and epic costumes.
The show – Sex Education
Hailed as the new Inbetweeners, Netflix’s new comedy Sex Education is out this month. Following in the footsteps of his sex therapist mother, Otis Milburn opens an underground sex therapy clinic at his school with his friend Maeve (who he’s in love with, naturally). The result is a hilarious, touching and seriously stylish affair that will have you wanting to wear Dr. Martens with fishnets and dye your hair pink, stat.
Industry trend – animal-friendly clothes
Fur is definitely a no for 2019. At the end of last year, Gucci announced it will no longer use it in its collections and opt for faux-fur instead – joining the likes of Versace, Tommy Hilfiger and Stella McCartney. In addition, more and more retailers are avoiding mohair, silk, cashmere and feathers in their designs, ASOS included. Cruelty-free fashion, what’s not to love?
The artist – Kelsey Lu
Classically trained cellist and vocalist Kelsey Lu has worked with the likes of Sampha, Florence & The Machine and Solange, but 2019 is her time to shine with the release of her album, Blood. And it’s not only her music we’re looking forward to – the North Carolina native is also one to watch in the fashion stakes thanks to her fearless, experimental style.

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ASOS:HOW ASOSERS DO KNITWEAR

From January to March, it’s non-stop knitwear around the ASOS office. And we never tire of it – each ASOSer rocks the winter fave in their own unique way. From minimalist vibes to all-out print fests, here’s a taster of how we’re wearing woollens now.
This cute cropped cardi wouldn’t look out of place in our fave chick flicks – think Legally Blonde and Mean Girls. Russian Editorial Assistant Anya lets the pink shade take centre stage, pairing it with low-key black jeans, a classic white tee and cowboy boots. We wanna party with this cardi.
Swedish Editor Nelly puts a cool spin on Scandi minimalism in this getup. We love how she funks up the ‘fit London style with chunky sneakers and gold jewellery. The final takeaway? A scarf around the neck is the ultimate outfit finisher. Divine.
Can fashion make you happy? If this knit is anything to go by, then yes. Feeling down in a colourful creation like this would be basically impossible. We firmly believe that there is no such thing as too much print – and Merchandising Administrator Elena clearly agrees, mixing in another pattern via a polka-dot mini skirt.
Fluffy cardigans are the equivalent to a warm hug or a cup of tea on those freezing winter days. And they don’t have to be all sweet and girly – here Freelance Fashion Assistant Florence shows how you can work them into a grungier getup. Just add Converse and a pair of boyfriend jeans. Magic.
To spread the love in 2019, all you need is this monochrome knit. Make like Merchandising Assistant Rosie and wear it with cropped pants, socks and Vans. The result? A look that’s as comfy as it is cool – AKA January’s fashion holy grail. We’re loving it.

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ASOS:5 OF THE BEST VACATION ACCESSORIES

How to brighten the January gloom? Wear bold colours and book/plan/dream about a vacation in the sun. And as you’re researching potential locations and accommodation options, why not start thinking about your getaway wardrobe, too? A few quick updates and you’ll be ready for the beach in no time. Below are five to get you started now.
Throwing shade
There are two reasons to pack flat lens visor sunglasses. Firstly, they will give any ‘fit a cool futuristic edge, pronto. Secondly, it gives you even more sun protection than the skinnier styles you were rocking last year. Double win.
Belt it up
Tortoiseshell resin is gonna be a pretty big deal for 2019, and not just on your shades. Everything from earrings to hair accessories are made from it this season. So pair this sleek belt with your daisy dukes for peak vintage vibes.
Need for beads
You need two bags on holiday – your beach carryall, of course, and a cute mini style to accompany you when you’re city exploring. This pearly beauty is small but big enough to fit all your vacay essentials: phone, wallet and sunscreen.
Ear we go
As previously noted, resin is one to have on your radar for the new year. Swapping your gold earrings with these hoops is a good way to mix things up. Plus, they’ll work just as well with denim at home in the chill as they do with your maxi dress in the sun.
The final straw
Nothing says ‘hello, sunshine’ better than raffia. And now it’s graduated from beach bags to oh-so-cute hair accessories. This one has us dreaming of sipping sundown cocktails with sea-tossed waves and an off-the-shoulder dress. Hurry up, vacay!

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ASOS:5 FRESH WAYS TO WEAR SWEATPANTS

It’s January, and comfy <span class=”woR”>clothing</span><span class=”woD”>Clothing (also called clothes) is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies.</span> (preferably with expandable waistbands) are top of the sartorial agenda. Hello, sweatpants. Once reserved for couch potatoes and gym fiends, joggers are now a seriously stylish choice that can be worn anywhere. Trust us – all it takes is the right styling. Here are five ways to wear them now.
Blazin’ squad
You may never have thought of mixing a <span class=”woR”>blazer</span><span class=”woD”>A blazer is a type of jacket resembling a suit jacket, but cut more casually. A blazer is generally distinguished from a sportcoat as a more formal garment and tailored from solid color fabrics. Blazers often have naval-style metal buttons to reflect their origins as jackets worn by boating club members.</span>, joggers and heels, but this look makes a strong case for a smart sweats ‘fit. Depending on the vibe of your office, you could even try this for your 9-5. Wearing sweats to work – how could you resist?
Double up
We were thrilled when it became socially acceptable to wear matching sweats outside of the house. This laidback vibe is your new weekend brunch-and-errands uniform – just add chunky trainers. A chain-strap bag and metal-framed specs elevate the sophistication nicely.
Popper hits
A pair of adidas popper pants will get a lot of outings in 2019. For winter, pair them with a tailored coat and a hoodie like this 90s-inspired street-styler, while a crop top will work nicely for summer. A logo bum bag only adds to the throwback vibes. Sporty Spice eat your heart out.
Khaki couture
Thanks to the YEEZY effect, khaki sweatpants have been a serious <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> option for a good few years now. And how good do they look with an oversized blazer, a low-cut top and sock boots? This one might even get a night on the town once February comes. We’re in love.
Satin dreams
Satiny sweatpants are a strong, 90s-inspired alternative to the cotton jogger. This street-styler brings the look into the 21st century with a cropped jacket and lace-up platform boots. The perfect mix of cool and comfy. See ya, January blues.

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ASOS:ASOS INSIDERS DO BACK TO WORK STYLE

Party season is officially over – so showing up to work in sequins is no longer encouraged. We feel your sartorial sadness. But fret not because we’ve got five fresh ways to do workwear that have 2019 written all over them, brought to you by your favourite ASOS Insiders.
ASOS Lotte is giving us major Clueless 2.0 vibes with this one. Take a winner such as a checked <span class=”woR”>blazer</span><span class=”woD”>A blazer is a type of jacket resembling a suit jacket, but cut more casually. A blazer is generally distinguished from a sportcoat as a more formal garment and tailored from solid color fabrics. Blazers often have naval-style metal buttons to reflect their origins as jackets worn by boating club members.</span> and make it new year-ready with a subtle print clash (bonus points for adding in a material mash-up, too). Stuffed dog optional for the office, but encouraged.
2019 is the year for colour, so, if you’ve always dreamed of going head-to-toe in one solid hue, it’s your time. ASOS Barbara teaches us a few things here: 1) You can never wear too much green. 2) Dressing smart for the office and delivering serious lewks don’t have to be mutually exclusive. 3) Should we always match our sunnies to our outfit? Probably.
Streetwear, but make it smart. ASOS Kicki shows anything can be office appropriate – just add a shirt and you’re good to go. Also, if you’ve missed the news, it’s January and the only way to survive is by layering.
Pleated midi <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>? Check. Chunky knit? Check. Colour? Check. Get back to work in an outfit that ticks all the 2019 boxes, like ASOS Syana. It’s smart-casual done right and proof there’s no such thing as too much colour.
Corduroy—velvet’s daytime sister – had a big 2018, and isn’t going anywhere fast this year. ASOS Syana knows that there’s a suit for every occasion, but also that the right amount of cord is all the cord. Styled with boxfresh trainers, this outfit is the perfect balance of comfy, cool and corner office-ready.

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ASOS:STYLE LESSONS FROM CHRISTMAS FILMS

We all know that our fave festive flicks can help soothe any post-party feels, but have you ever noticed the <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> inspiration they serve up? From cosy knitwear to party
<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>, these iconic films offer a lot of sartorial suggestions on top of their tear-jerking storylines and heart-warming moments. Here are five key looks we love and how you can wear them IRL.
The Holiday
From sunny LA to snowy Surrey, The Holiday’s Amanda always looks on-point, even while she’s having a midlife crisis after her breakup (how does she look that good in sweatpants?). You may not be planning to swap lives with a stranger any time soon, but you can defo copy elements of her sophisticated style. Take her shearling-trimmed coat. We can’t guarantee you’ll nab a dashing Jude Law lookalike in it, but a similar faux-shearling number is an investment piece that’s guaranteed to keep you warm in style.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Now, when it comes to naming your favourite time of year, for many people it’s a toss-up between Halloween and <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[7][8] observed most commonly on December 25[4][9][10] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span>. Director Tim Burton was clearly caught in a similar conundrum when he decided to release the merry-yet-macabre animated flick The Nightmare Before Christmas. The film tells the tale of Jack Skellington and humanoid ragdoll, Sally. Everything about Sally has been sewn together, including her patchwork dress (which eerily matches the stitching around her eyes). For a spookily good look, go for a similar number like this street-styler. Rock it at a party and you’ll have fellow guests shouting, ‘What’s this? What’s this?!’ with jealousy and excitement.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
After a day or two of full-on family time over Christmas, you may have wished you too were lost in New York like Kevin in Home Alone. Aside from being jealous of his fun-filled time in the Big Apple (until he runs into the bad guys, of course), there’s also plenty to be envious of in his winter lineup – like his adorable bobble hat. Trust us when we say a beanie will greatly improve your cold-weather life. And it looks just as good on grown-ups, as this street-styler proves. Wear it on the weekend with jeans and a bomber jacket, ya filthy animals.
Love Actually
Hands up if Love Actually makes you cry every time? The Richard Curtis classic gives us all the Christmas feels – and plenty of seriously stylish moments. Keira Knightley’s character, in particular, sleighs throughout the movie. When she opens the door to her husband’s close (and may we add terrible) friend, who proceeds to tell her he loves her, she gives us a valuable fashion lesson: knits need not be frumpy. Find one that falls off the shoulder and, hey presto, your off-duty weekend look is dialled up a notch. Take your cue from this street-styler and wear it with denim and black accessories. To us, this is perfect.
It’s a Wonderful Life
The classic to beat all classics, it’s impossible to avoid It’s a Wonderful Life at Christmas. George Bailey and his life story may be the focus of the film, but Mary (played by Donna Reed) and her amazing costumes are also big stars of the film. The tiered dress she wears in the dance scene is particularly major and it moves so beautifully as she shimmies around with George. A similar ruffly style will look amazing as you bust a move over party season. Plus, as you can see from this street-style look, it works for daytime with a sweater and trainers. It sure is a wonderful look.

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ASOS:5 OF THE BEST COCKTAIL DRESSES

Yep, the party season is officially upon us, but if you’ve still got that nagging ‘no idea what to wear’ feeling then fear not. We’ve pulled together five of our favourite cocktail dresses you’ll want to wear right away (even if it happens to be a Tuesday afternoon). Because what better time is there to be dripping in sequins and glitter if not to the 56 parties you’re attending during the festive months?
Seq-wins everything
All things sparkly are having a moment and we’re so here for it. This party mini just about ticks all the boxes – wear it with heels for cocktails or throw on a pair of chunky trainers for a contrast that is both comfy and so right now. It’s a win-win.
Flower power
A timeless classic, but make it floral. If you’re looking for a mini <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>
with maximum impact, look no further. Just add a colour-popping lipstick, a metallic clutch and heels and we’ll see you on the dancefloor.
Soft as velvet
It’s the fabric quite literally giving us all the feels ATM – and, let’s be honest, velvet = festive AF. But you know what’s even more festive? An emerald green velvet dress, so you can walk around looking like a very fancy <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[7][8] observed most commonly on December 25[4][9][10] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span> bauble.
Midas touch
We’re getting major Bond Girl vibes off this one and if you too have been longing for a bit of 70s disco glam, we’ve got news for you… now is your time. This LGD is here to show it truly ‘tis the season of more is more.
Shine bright
‘That’s too many sequins’ – said no one ever. Be the disco ball of the party in this little number. You’ll have everyone dancing around you, but, then again, it’s no party if you aren’t there. This rainbow showstopper promises to make one helluva entrance.

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ASOS:THE SPACE-AGE COAT WE’VE TAKEN A SHINE TO

Dreaming of outerwear that will catapult your winter line-up into another world? Look no further than an intergalactic metallic coat. Tapping into FW18’s futuristic trend, (not to mention the space-race theme of Ryan Gosling’s latest flick, First Man), high-shine outerwear is here to help you boldly go where no trendsetter has gone before. Here are three ways to wear it now.
Seen at
There was an astronomical amount of tinfoil-inspired outerwear this season, from Sies Marjan to Calvin Klein. German designer Philipp Plein sent his models out in a faux snowstorm, serving sporty-space realness via high-shine metallics like this silver 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 <span class=”woR”>coats</span><span class=”woD”>A coat is a garment worn by both men and women,[1] for warmth or fashion. Coats typically have long sleeves and are open down the front, closing by means of buttons, zippers, hook-and-loop fasteners, toggles, a belt, or a combination of some of these. Other possible features include collars, shoulder straps and hoods.</span>
, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.</span>. If ever there was a way to wear a sports bra in winter, this is it.
Seen on
A metallic coat needn’t always be so extra it has you reaching for your sunglasses – this street-styler shows it can be a laid-back look as well. Houston, you won’t have a problem fitting this into your everyday vibe. Just throw it on over your weekend shopping outfit as you hop into town – plus, it’ll keep you extra safe, too, thanks to its reflective properties. Win-win.
Try it on
Wanna try it yourself? We’ve got just the jacket. Padded for extra warmth and blessed with a very practical hood, you’ll feel on point in this holographic beauty – even in the harshest throws of winter. Try it out with straight-leg <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 a graphic tee. Warning: aliens may mistake you for their mothership, but it comes with the territory when you’re serving an out-of-this-world look.

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ASOS:HOW TO WEAR 70s DRESSES NOW

The 70s is one of our fave decades. It brought us Queen, bell-bottom flares, Charlie’s Angels, disco sequins… need we go on? It also gave us some seriously good dress options that are mainstays in our closets today. To celebrate our love of the free-spirited era, here are five key dress <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> and how to wear them now.
That’s all folk
Floaty <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> in folksy patchworks, paisley prints and homespun embroideries were everywhere in the 70s thanks to the peace-lovin’ hippies. These frocks are of course perf for vay-cay but, as this street-styler proves, if you swap in some knee-high <span class=”woR”>boots</span><span class=”woD”>A boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece.</span> they can totally work for cold weather, too.
Jump day
The turtleneck jumper dress is another treasure we can thank the 70s for. What would we do without this cosy style to slip into on those chilly mornings? This street-styler is giving us major inspo to make it a modern affair by wearing with wide-leg jeans and white boots. Carry a perspex bag for extra style points.
Safari park
The safari trend that ruled through the 70s was all about chunky belts, patch pockets and neutral shades. Easy to pull off yet totally put together at the same time, a belted dress with this sort of vibe is ideal for your 9-5 line-up. We especially love this sleek leather version. A+.
Flower hour
A 70s round-up wouldn’t be complete without a mention of flower power. Petal prints bring an instant uplift to your 24/7 style, espesh on a floaty silhouette. A dark iteration is a good option for winter – add a leather jacket and lace-up boots for an 80s-era punk mash-up.
Heavy shifting
The decade wasn’t all floor-skimming hems and hippy-dippy details. The early 70s also loved slick shift dresses, too. A white iteration is an on-point option for those obsessed with a more pared-back style. Just add black tights and high boots to counter those winter winds.

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ASOS:STYLISH CITY: MARRAKECH

The magic of Morocco is undeniable. From the shores of Essaouira to the sands of the Sahara, there’s a buffet of destinations ready to cure any bout of wanderlust. The top of your agenda: the chaotic cultural hub of Marrakech. A former imperial city, your senses will come alive with everything from awe-inspiring mosques to medieval medias, picturesque gardens and mouth-watering tagines. So, here’s what to wear, where to stay and what to do when visiting.
Wear this
What to wear while exploring the winding souks and vibrant medinas of the old city? In this cultural playground, it’s considerate to go for something modest to respect local traditions and help you feel more connected to the city’s story. Take full advantage of your stopover in Africa with this zebra-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> (the subtle <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> splits are a perfect balance of covered yet breezy). Complement the look with print-clashing <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> in light dusty tones – let’s take creative licence and dub this colour palette, ‘Sahara sand’. Inspired.
Stay here
For a truly unique accommodation experience, nothing can beat staying in a traditional Moroccan riad. ‘What’s a riad’, you ask? Well, the word is an Arab translation of ‘garden’, but it’s so much more than that. Picture stepping into your own secret courtyard highlighted by a water fountain feature, surrounded by foliage and floored with intricate coloured tiles – all in the centre of your home. Be warned, though, once you step inside, you’re not going to want to leave. But your feed will thank you when you do.
Visit this
You can’t visit Morocco without visiting a medina, or ‘old city’. And if there’s one to tick off your list, it has to be the Medina of Marrakech. It’s the heart of the city and depending whether you choose to visit during the day or night, you’re in for a vastly different experience.

Take the day to get lost in the exotic (and hectic) alleyways of the souks. Expect narrow winding streets lined with stalls selling everything from spices and tea to hand-woven carpets, traditional Moroccan clothing, local sweets and live (and often not-so-alive) animals. Haggling is expected, so go low.

As the sun sets, head to the Jemaa el-Fnaa – the large open square in the centre of the medina. Fall into another world with a buzz of snake charmers, monkey tamers, and henna tattoo artists performing and hustling for the tourists. Beware: if you so much as take a flick, the locals will demand a hot tip. So keep your phone close and your wits closer.

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