Is it just us, or does it feel like there is a different special occasion in our diaries every week at the moment? Sounds like it’s about time we update our smart summer wardrobe! And – plot twist – there’s a lot more to occasionwear than just dresses. If dresses just aren’t really your thing or you just want to do things a bit differently this season, we’ve rounded up our favourite looks starring trousers, skirts, suits and jumpsuits…
- Shimmer & Shine
Combine a pair of satin trousers with our much-loved puff sleeve crop top, and add some sparkly accessories for a glamorous finishing touch.
- Pink lady
A pair of slouch satin trousers and pink silk top secure your place in the spotlight of every event. Add some coordinating green accessories to create a head-turning moment.
- Something Blue
Our blue satin suit will definitely make a statement at any occasion. Keep the rest of the look simple by adding a white cami, strappy heels, a classic handbag and an on-trend hair clip.
- Casual cool
Opt for a cool V-neck jumpsuit and combine it with a pair of some bold orange colour-pop heels, our much loved tortoiseshell acrylic grab bag and add some glam with some cute pearl hair slides.
- Hint of Lime
Look effortlessly chic in our silver skirt suit. Pair it with a white bodysuit for that ultimate cool-girl vibe and bold tonal accessories to add some summer vibrance.
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.
Feeling like everyone is going on holiday, and you’re the only one who hasn’t planned a trip yet this summer? Don’t despair, because there are plenty of things you can do to get that holiday feeling even if you’re stay at home…
Trying food from a different country for the first time can be really exciting. Why don’t you kick off with the Ethiopian cuisine, which has some of the world’s most unique and delicious food to offer – plus it’s very light which is perfect for summer! But trying new fruits, or simply buying a fresh coconut, could also be a great way to achieve that tropical island feeling…
Music affects our mood a lot, so consider updating your summer playlist with some happy vibes and songs that remind you of being on holiday. Close your eye and imagine being at the beach with palm trees all around you and the warm sun on your face…
Accessories inspired by the sea aren’t just a holiday thing. Update your look with some cute sea shell jewellery that will give you a similar feeling to buying souvenirs on a trip abroad.
Missing that amazing feeling of feeling the warm sand on your toes? You don’t have to go to the beach to do that! Head to your favourite beach bar to get the experience without having to buy an expensive plane ticket.
Nothing is more relaxing than getting pampered in a beautiful spa. You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and revitalised and almost as if you’ve just come back from a short holiday. Discover our guide to the best ones to try this summer…
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.
Sun’s out; new trends are out! The fashion set have taken a break from vacation travel season to descend upon Paris for Haute Couture Fashion Week, and it doesn’t look like they’ve traveled light. Suitcases full of the latest looks have already been plundered for new goods and fresh combinations over the past couple of days, and it’s proving to be a useful boost for our current summer wardrobes.
There are many new-season trends we’ve already become well acquainted with, but there’s always room for something different, and this lot are already jumping ahead of what’s popular right now in order to inject a little excitement into your hot-weather lineup.
Couture Week is always more elaborate and decadent than the other fashion weeks when it comes to the fashion both on and off the runway, so we’ve decided to double down on the looks we’d genuinely be able to imitate or be inspired from IRL. From the two most unusual trending colors the front row are backing (although, there’s no sign of a letup from beige) to the little accessory switches that appear to be making all the difference, here’s what’s going to be in in no time at all.
Pink has been popular in fashion circles for a long time now, but a specific shade is bubbling up at the moment. Worn in one block, like Elena Perminova here, can be rather striking.
But it also looks cool mixed with other power pastels, as with Tiffany Hsu’s retro suit and open-collared shirt here.
Salmon pink is strangely good with black accessories—not something that can be said for all pretty, light colors.
Double up and wear a matching salmon skirt suit. You’ll be checking off next season’s trends too.
Why not match your eyewear to the colors of your outfit?
Vintage-style frames, complete with tinted lenses, are a subtle way to get your personality across.
And they make your world look like a 1970s movie, which is no bad thing.
Square-toe sandals, boots, and pumps have been coming to the fore, but this week has confirmed them as the shoe style to be wearing.
From Bottega Veneta to Acne Studios, quite a few designer pairs are catching on.
Square-toe mules (like Wandler’s super-popular iteration) are also proving to be a hit.
Sorry, biker jackets. Blazers are still very much de rigueur. And they’re literally bigger than ever.
Worn as part of a trouser suit or not, the silhouettes are jumbo.
But can easily be controlled by cinching in a waist.
Don’t be afraid of jumbo proportions—just balance out with heels.
Or wear a longline jacket with a very short skirt á la Pernille Teisbaek.
The fashion crowd are eschewing the obvious summer prints like gingham and florals in favor of more unexpected patterns.
So we’ve been seeing vintage etchings, Wedgewood-style motifs, wood prints, and much more across the pavements of Paris.
That includes wearing traditionally wintry patterns—like checks—on hot, hot days.
Mesh tops are particularly ripe bases for this burgeoning trend.
Salmon pink has competition in the form of the yellow spectrum. From golden satins to butter-yellow crêpes, last summer’s favorite color continues.
Yellow always works well with white accessories.
María Bernad’s unbuttoned shirt styling trick is something we predicted would go mainstream.
When the women of Couture aren’t wearing one of the two power pastels featured above, the mood is still very much about neutral colors (black, beige, cream, white) worn in smart, pared-back separates.
Adding a little maximalism to a minimalist look can be done easily with a chain belt.
Sneakers instantly help make short hemlines look more casual.
We’re still not done with wearing beige tones head to toe.
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…
Trying to save money but in desperate need of some summer clothes? RELAX babe, we have you covered. Our new basic dresses from £8 will save your life. The gorgeous red porcelain print & green palm pieces can be worn and bought in so many ways. Below is just some one the ways our girls are styling them.
The gorgeous Nneka shows us how amazing our midi porcelain print dress can be! The colour and print is perfect for summer and holiday nights. Great option for a day time look with sandals or a dress up with a pair of wedges <3 This print is available to so many other styles as well!
More styles in the red porcelain print styled by Kim, as well as the palm print pieces too. Such easy pieces to throw in your suitcase and wear on holiday in the day over your bikini. Both co-ords are right on trend and super affordable.
And finally, if you’re going somewhere – not quite as hot as Spain – our mega babe Jenny styles her palm co-ord perfectly by throwing a blazer over the top! A simple was to keep yourself a bit warmer but still keeping it classy! We’re loving this look!
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.
Now before we get into it, we’re not saying strip everything back and don’t get the extra luggage allowance. If you wanna take 50 pairs of shoes, 12 bags and 10 bikinis, then you do you hun. What we are saying is that these are 5 summer staples you’ll actually need and wear LOADS when you’re out there…
- A cute cover up
Step away from the kaftan babe… It’s time to shake things up when it comes to your cover up. If you’re heading to a boujee pool party, we’ve got a tonne of lace detailed pieces that will take your outfit from zero to 100. Going a romantic holiday with bae?
- A beach towel (obvs)
We totally get that you’re not gonna forget a beach towel. We just think it might be worth getting a new one that’s just as epic as the rest of your wardrobe. Loads have just landed on site, which are calling out for an Insta pic…
- Day-to-night dresses
Whether it’s a maxi or a tea dress, choose wisely babe. If you pick the right dresses this summer, you’re gonna be able to save room and pack more of the bulky stuff (aka shoes and makeup). Here are some of our faves RN… Just swap your sandals for a pair of mules or wedges and a wooden bag.
Wedges are the real MVP. We are 100% here for a sturdy shoe that makes our legs look unreal at the same time. We’ve given ours a makeover for this summer… So if you thought they were basic, think again.
- A cross body bag
Cba taking a load of different bags for every possible situation? A cross body bag is the answer. You can actually fit a good amount of stuff in them, which probs can’t be said for a clutch bag. They’re also a LOT cuter than your mums beach bag she’s leant you from Cyprus 2006. These are some of our faves RN…
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.