TOPSHOP:5 Simple Things To Do To Start The New Year In The Right Way

The new year is just around the corner and we’re sure you’re more than ready to make 2020 the best year ever. Right? Yet, there are always certain fears, pressures and insecurities looming when an old year end and a new one begins – which is why we came up with five things that will help you start 2020 off on the right foot. From unfollowing toxic people to completing some boring admin, we’ve got you prepped and ready…

  1. Unfollow, unfollow, unfollow
    Although we hate to admit it, social media accounts take up a massive chunk of our lives so it’s super important to only follow people that bring you happiness. Whether it’s the fitness model that makes you feel super insecure, that boy you went on a date with once and never spoke to again or your ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend, clear them out and give yourself a feed full of positive vibes only. And in certain situations don’t be afraid of that block button either…
  2. Start a new hobby
    If this isn’t already one of your New Year’s resolutions, then it definitely should be. Starting a new hobby is a great way to brighten up those grey January days and to add something different to your weekly routine, whether it’s a different workout class, taking up writing, a pottery class or even just reading more often. You’re likely to make some new friends in the process and it’s a proven way to relieve stress, boost confidence and promote happiness. We’re sold.
  3. Clear out your wardrobe
    Out with the old, in with the new – make space in your wardrobe this new year by clearing out the old things you’ve never worn or will never wear again. Stick by the classic rule of if you’ve not worn it in the past six months get rid of it. This way you can make some more room in your wardrobe for pieces you really want, do your bit for charity or make a bit of money by selling things online. And this one doesn’t have to just relate to your clothes: clearing out your expired makeup, sorting some paperwork or organising that one messy drawer are good options too.
  4. Write down all your achievements from last year
    When a year comes to an end a lot of the time we focus on all the negative things we want to leave behind. Whilst this can be beneficial, it’s also important to remember all the good things that happened too. It could be anything from landing a new job, making new friends or just that amazing summer holiday you had, so make sure to reminisce on these things as well as focusing on what could have gone better when planning your goals for next year.
  5. Sort out any admin
    Sorry to end on a boring note but there’s no time like January to get lots of admin done: book a dentist appointment, update the software on your phone or even just check in with a friend you didn’t manage to see over Christmas. A lot of the time these are things we add to the end of our to-do lists hoping they’ll just disappear – but unfortunately they won’t. The sooner it’s done the sooner you’ll feel relieved…
    Still in need of a New Year’s resolution? Here are seven that aren’t actually impossible to achieve…

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/12/5-simple-things-to-do-to-start-the-new-year-in-the-right-way

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ZARA:The Cult Chloé Bag Fashion Editors Are Adding to Their Christmas Lists This Year

Chloé has a habit of creating cult handbags. It all started in 2005 with the slouchy Paddington featuring a gold padlock. In fact, you could say that the epic waiting list it caused was one of the triggering factors behind It bags even becoming a thing in the first place. Thirteen years later, the accessories department at the French fashion house is still sending shoppers into a spin, and right now there’s another new handbag that shoppers are clambering to get their hands on: the Chloé C bag.
The shoulder bag is really elegant, as it has a wide leather strap, a delicate C logo on the clasp, and comes in beautiful colors like dusty blue, rich chocolate and even a vibrant tie-dye effect. There are several different silhouettes, such as square mini bags with a sturdy top-handle strap, as well as rectangular shoulder bags with a chain strap and oversize shoulder bags.
This bag was always destined for cult status. Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director at Net-a-Porter, said in her 2019 trends presentation, “Chloé’s Chloé Bag we have backed with around 20 options for both cruise and runway totalling to around 3000 units and making up 80% of our total Chloé bag buy.” Let’s just say this is reason enough for us to swiftly add this new It bag to our Christmas lists.
Keep scrolling to see and shop the Chloé bag. Then see all the other iconic It bags of the past and present.
Shop the Chloé C Bag
Keep scrolling to see more iconic handbags from the fashion house.

  1. The Aby Bag
    Style Notes: While this bag hasn’t been around long, we guarantee it’ll be all over Instagram before you know it.
  2. The Tess Saddle Bag
    Style Notes: Saddlebags are a key trend this winter, and the Chloé Tess bag took center stage. Even better it comes in two sizes and several highly covetable colorways.
  3. Drew Bijou
    Style Notes: The bag causing the most buzz among fashion buyers from Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s debut Chloé collection was the updated Drew Bijou bag.
  4. The Nile
    Style Notes: Chloé is the reason so many bags at the moment feature a gold circle handle or detailing, and the Nile was one of the key It bags of 2017, spotted on the likes of Eva Chen, Aimee Song, and Solange Knowles.
  5. The Faye
    Style Notes: The ’70s-inspired Faye bag with a circle clasp and chain detailing first showed in the house’s S/S 15 show, and it since has been worn by every blogger we can think of. Years later, we’re still obsessed. It’s still worth investing in a Faye, as they’ve become a true classic.
  6. The Drew
    Style Notes: The Drew handbag is also a street style favourite, and it has an elegant round silhouette with a gold chain strap and clasp. Olivia Palermo has the two-tone yellow-and-rose style, but if you’re after a more classic, long-lasting option, we recommend the black or tan versions.

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ZARA:10 Fashion Brands to Shop in Your 30s—Whether You Have $50 or $1000

In my 20s, my shopping habits were seriously erratic. I bought clothes without any careful thought as to whether or not the pieces I was purchasing would last, were well tailored, or could easily be worn with other pieces in my wardrobe. I shopped any time, any place (as long as it was within my minuscule budget), and I accumulated a mishmash of random clothes faster than you could refresh your Insta feed.
Now that I’m in my 30s, I have unquestionably matured in my sartorial shopping tendencies. Whether I have $50 to spend or $1000, I’m faithful to a handful of brands, and I’m more strategic in my choices, opting for high-quality, wear-forever pieces I can wear on rotation for work, to parties, and at the weekends. Take a peek below as I share the chicest fashion brands to shop in your 30s, no matter what your budget.
$50–$100: Mango
When I’m looking for a luxurious looking piece without the hefty price tag, I always turn to Spanish brand Mango. Their prices range from $20 and $200, and I find are particularly good for jewelry, accessories, shoes, and blouses.
For upscale, elevated basics, look no further than the minimalist-chic brand Everlane. Their silk blouses, cashmere sweaters, and sleek leather shoes are guaranteed to last your a lifetime.
Thirty-something fashion girls flock to The Frankie Shop for its super on-trend pieces with a twist. Scoop up a chic pair of tailored trousers or an of-the-moment leather blouse. Bonus: You can often find some of their pieces priced at under $100.
Throughout my pregnancy, I swore by Dôen’s billowy, beautiful dresses and blouses—which always managed to make me feel pretty, no matter how exhausted I felt. Their bohemian, effortless, vintage-inspired pieces deserve a place in any 30-something’s off-duty wardrobe.
Fashion-girl favorite Nanushka never fails to delight the sartorial set with its beautiful high-quality leather and knitted separates. They’ll add a luxurious touch to every outfit.
Colorful, fun, and effortlessly cool, you can always trust Ganni to add a playful yet chic touch to your outfits.
Tibi is admired by the fashion pack for its modern take on laid-back feminine pieces. They’re the perfect wear-forever pieces to invest in in your 30s.
Loved by influencers and celebrities alike (Katie Holmes, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Kaia Gerber are all major fans), the modern brand is ideal for polished staples and elevated basics you’ll cherish forever.
Channel your inner Parisian and invest in Isabel Marant’s carefree, bohemian, polished pieces. From chic boots to beautiful blazers, these clothes are meant for effortless everyday dressing.
If you want to invest in timeless, elegant, high-quality pieces, The Row is a wardrobe must. The brand’s luxurious fabrics and exceptional fits are guaranteed to last you a lifetime.

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ZARA:What Shoes to Wear With Tights: A Visual Guide

Cold weather calls for tights. Though some people are fine braving winter weather with bare legs, most of us prefer to cover up with an extra layer to save our skin from the blistering cold. After all, tights can add a lot to your ensemble and even help make the outfit. Use the excuse to protect your gams as an opportunity to upgrade your outfit. The only challenge that comes with wearing tights—those dreaded runs aside—is determining which shoes are best to pair with them.
While there do exist some strict Vogue-enforced fashion faux pas when it comes to pairing shoes with tights, oftentimes the lines between good and bad are a bit more blurred. To help streamline your looks this season, we’ve rounded up five shoes-and-tights pairings we love seeing and provided examples of our favorite fashion girls demonstrating the looks. See the best shoes and tights combos below, as well as our top picks to shop in each category.
Combat boots can always finish off a tights look, giving it a punk-rock edge, especially when juxtaposed with an ensemble like Roberts’s otherwise-polished dress-and-turtleneck combo.
Another solid option with tights? Loafers. White Gucci tights are optional, but this styling combo is definitely a winner.
Though wearing tights with open-toe shoes can be polarizing, we think the way Diane Kruger pairs her patterned fishnets with platform heels is quite striking.
Classic booties are a failsafe choice. Whether you prefer them rendered in suede, patent, or leather, booties are the perfect shoes to wear with tights during the winter.
Pointed stilettos are an ideal shoe to pair with tights, bringing instant drama to an otherwise-casual outfit, as demonstrated here by Alexa Chung.

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MISSGUIDED:How To Style: Babes Of All Sizes

In case you didn’t know, Missguided caters for all sizes. Whether you’re plus, petite or tall, we’ve got you covered. Each range is designed to fit you in the most flattering way possible. Forget the dilemma of button down shirts that pull at the boobs, midi skirts that end up being maxi skirts and bodysuits that are impossible to pop close.
We teamed up with babes of different shapes and sizes, to show you how to style each range.
Plus size clothing
Our plus size collection caters for sizes 16-28.
90’s Clueless realness. Lara teamed a staple bodycon mini with a cosy borg coat and matching furry hat.
Teddybear coats forever. This longline borg jacket is the ultimate throw-on-and-go piece.
Make a statement in snakeprint trousers from the Sophia Richie collection. (Matching accessories are a must, because more is always more).
Dressy, but make it fash. A maxi dress with a biker jacket and boots is foolproof.
Petite Clothing
The Missguided petite range is designed for babes 5″3 and under…
This winter daywear look from Niya is cosy, cool and understated.
Good things come in small packages. This easy outfit is finished with a statement blue boot.
Tall Clothing
Discover clothes made for babes 5″7 and above…
What, this old thing? Keep it real fancy in a bodycon adorned with feathers.
Leopard print bag, leopard blazer and croc boots. Animal print is still having a big moment.
Winter casual: brunching, shopping, coffee dates, whatever…
Keep up to date with the latest drops on the Babezine. Discover how to wear guides and inspiration from all your favourite #BabesofMissguided.

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https://blog.missguided.co.uk/babes/how-to-style-babes-of-all-sizes/

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TOPSHOP:5 Fresh New Ways To Wear Animal Print This Season

Trends come and go all the time, but if you ask us, animal print is a classic that just keeps on giving: every season it reinvents itself with updated colours, fresh materials and new shapes. Plus, when it comes to styling these fierce patterned pieces there are endless possibilities – from sticking to something neutral …

  1. In colour…
    Gone are the days when animal print is all earth tones and neutrals. This season we’re loving it in poppy colours like pink, red and orange! Of course, coloured leopard print can be pretty bold so if you’re styling something like this pink sheer shirt, keep the rest of the look cool and casual with denim jeans, a crop top and a pair of classic boots.
  2. Head-to-toe…
    If, like us, you’re really into animal print, then why not invest in two statement pieces that work great together but will also look good paired with your other clothes, too? Admittedly, wearing double animal print can be tricky (there’s a fine line between trendy and tacky) so be sure to keep the rest of the look simple.
  3. All neutral tones…
    If you feel like the animal print trend might be a little too garish for your taste, don’t despair – there are lots of neutral options to pick from! Go for a cream and black mini dress like this and add warmth with a chunky knit. Then, finish the look with a chic longline coat and some slick knee-high boots.
  4. On new materials…
    Vinyl has be major this season so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing leather-look pieces arrive in animal print patterns, croc embossed textures and more. Right now, we’re loving this snakeskin vinyl blazer because it will look just as good worn with a turtleneck and trousers to the office as it will layered over a silky satin crop top to the club.
  5. Strictly accessories…
    Fancy dabbling in the trend this season but don’t want to go all out? The easiest way to incorporate just a little bit of animal print into your look is to opt for all-black-everything elsewhere – we’re pining after this smock babydoll black dress right now – and then accessorising with printed add ons.
    Looking for more outfit ideas for the season ahead? Discover 5 iconic outfits from winter movies we want to recreate this season…

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/12/5-fresh-new-ways-to-wear-animal-print-this-season

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ZARA:8 NYC Winter Fashion Trends That Are Blowing Up RN

If you want to know what’s next in the world of fashion and street style trends, just look to what NYC girls are wearing. They’re often early adopters of fashion trends that are coming down the pipeline and always help to shape where style is headed, so looking to their outfits is a surefire way to know which pieces to invest in.
What are the winter fashion trends NYC girls are wearing right now that are worth repeating? From tall platform boots to sleek outerwear and new ways to wear sweatpants, there are plenty of pieces you’ll want to adopt from them. Ahead, see eight key winter trends they’re wearing now and shop my edit of pieces to add into your personal wardrobe. These are guaranteed to inspire your fashion for the months ahead.
Colorful Leather
If the spring 2020 runways are any indication, colorful leather will be replacing standard black. Here’s how to pull it off.
Sweatpants with Boots
If you’re looking to breathe new life into your sweatpant outfits, try tucking them into a pair of tall boots. I’ll personally be trying this out the next time I’m at the airport.
Half-Zip Sweaters
Half-zip sweaters are the cool knitwear staple every fashion girl is wearing right now, including Who What Wear market editor Nicole Eshaghpour.
Platform Boots
Chunky platform boots are absolutely everywhere on the streets of NYC right now. Whether paired with jeans or a long printed dress, they’re surprisingly versatile.
Puffy Sleeves
Here’s a trend for anyone with a romantic core. Puffy sleeves for the win.
Two-Tone Pieces
I have a hunch that two-tone pieces will explode in 2020. While there is already plenty of cool market, it’s also been trickling onto recent runways like Chanel, so it will have serious staying power.
Oversize Suiting
Suiting was one trend that defined 2019 but will continue to be big in 2020. Want to pull it off like an NYC girl? Take inspiration from Who What Wear fashion editor Lauren Eggertsen and look for oversize proportions.
Leather Trench Coats
Interested in a trend you’ll wear for years? Look no further than the leather trench, my friends. I invested in one earlier this year, and it’s been one of my best purchases to date.

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TOPSHOP: This Is What All Your Favourite Influencers Are Wearing This Festive Period

Is outfit planning for the festive period stressing you out? We thought so. With family dinners and girls’ nights out being an almost daily occurrence around Christmastime, putting together the perfect look for every occasion can be quite the struggle. Luckily, all of your favourite influencers have just jetted off to the French Alps for a ski holiday and their snaps have given us lots of ideas of what to wear for all sorts of events this festive period. Keep scrolling to get inspired…

  1. Night out with @kitagirl921
    We’re sure you have many a night out in the diary for the festive season. So make things super easy for yourself on the outfit front and take notes from Nakita: opt for the failsafe slip dress. We have this one in tons of favourite colours so we’re sure one (or two) will take your fancy…
  2. Day out with @jilyisabella
    Staying warm doesn’t have to mean layering with frumpy jumpers and jackets. Jilly Isabella shows us just how to stay warm and look cool in vinyl trousers and simple black roll necks. Chunky white boots will be perfect for stomping around in the snow, or whatever else you have going on…
  3. Boxing Day walk with @molly.mcfarlane
    Now for your Boxing Day walk outfit: start with the corduroy flares and sweatshirt you’ve been lounging around in all morning. Then add a shacket and a fluffy bucket hat if you’re in need of some added warmth on a nice outdoorsy walk.
  4. Drinks date with @bethansowerbyy
    Jeans and a nice top will never get old and is the perfect go-to for any night out you have planned. Elevate the classic combo by pairing a satin cut-out crop top with flared denim for totally ’70s vibes.
  5. Cosy day in with @kitagirl921
    With all the partying and festivities also comes some well-deserved cosy days. Opt for stretchy flares and borg jumpers that feel like pyjamas but are still totally acceptable attire to go outside in (if you really have to).
  6. Dressed down Christmas day with @molly.mcfarlane and @natalyawright_x
    Keeping it chill this Christmas? For the days where you’re not prancing around in party dresses or winter warmers you can never go wrong with jeans and a tee. Wear this look for just about anything, whether it’s a dressed down Christmas day or a last-minute shopping trip…
    7.Dressed up Christmas day with @natalyawright
    If your family tend to dress up on Christmas day, Natalya shows us just how to make your festive party dress totally living room appropriate – add a knitted longline cardigan (a.k.a. an amped up version of a dressing gown). Then finish the look with strappy heels or slippers!

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/12/this-is-what-all-your-favourite-influencers-are-wearing-this-festive-period

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MISSGUIDED:Missguided Discovered: Iyamah

We caught up with singer and songwriter, Iyamah, to talk about her new single Cake. A babe on the rise, she grew up in Brighton before moving to London to pursue her music career. Her iconic voice and genre-defying tunes have helped her create huge waves in the music industry. We chatted about dream collaborations, her proudest moments and what’s on the agenda for the new year.
Listen to the dreamy acoustic version of Cake below…
Tell us a little bit about your new single Cake…
It’s just a little reminder of your worth. We’ve all been there when someone’s tryna have the cake before they’ve put in effort into it, saying all these words but then not showing it with actions!
This guy was giving me mixed messages and I’d had enough. I like to know what’s going on, it’s disrespectful to keep someone waiting. My time is very important… and I don’t give it out easily. I think if the guy is unsure about how they feel then you should walk away immediately. I hope girls will feel more empowered to do what’s right for them after listening to my music.
I hope girls will feel more empowered to do what’s right for them after listening to my music.
What piece of music have you been most proud of so far & why?
Probably Cryptic Love because of how it was written so spontaneously in the moment, it just flowed out and everyone in the room was totally connected to it. We ended up releasing the demo vocals we did on the day we wrote it and it’s resonated with so many people. That was the first song I released.
For someone who may be new to your music, can you introduce your sound?
My music is a combination of all the genres that inspired me growing up I guess. My mum played a lot of reggae and world music around the house, then I started singing r&b and soul, then when I was a teenager there was a lot of dub, jungle and drum&bass around Brighton, then I was drawn more towards hiphop and neo-soul when I was a bit older. I call it ‘Rootsy Soul.
If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing instead?
I loved running, I was always a really fast sprinter in school, so maybe athletics.. or dance. I loved acting too, so any of those!
How do you like to spend your days off?
I’ve got a home studio, so I’m always writing, finishing songs off or getting new inspiration. Whether that’s discovering new music or listening back to old stuff. Sometimes I need a break from music though, so I’ll exercise, go for a walk or see friends!
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Many things! It’s so hard for artists to survive without having some kind of investor or label backing them. And not feeling stable or grounded has a massive strain on mental health issues, especially if they’re having to work part-time and haven’t got the energy in their spare time to be creative. There needs to be more support for artists in my opinion, but it’s cool that mental health has become such a big topic now.
What were your favourite teenage albums?
Kanye west – Late Registration
Beyoncé – B’day
The Black Eyed Peas – Monkey Business
Alicia Keys – The Element Of Freedom
What types of night out are your favourite?
I just love to be able to dance all evening! I don’t do it enough anymore, but dancing is my favourite thing to do with friends. It’s something everyone should do, it’s so good for you! A pub with a great live band is all I need.
Who’s your dream collaboration and why?
I mean are we talking dream DREAM? Then probably Alicia keys or Jill Scott. Or Q-tip.. that would be insane.
Who’s your style inspiration?
Probably someone like Zoe Kravitz or Solange. They’re both very cool with great braid inspo!
What’s coming up on the agenda?
More songs, videos, shows, hopefully a tour.. I’m saying 2020 is THE year!
Make sure you follow Iyamah on Instagram and Twitter to stay ahead of any gig announcements and new music.
Check back to discover new artists every week with the Babezine Tunes. We’re your number 1 for style, music and celebrity news.

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https://blog.missguided.co.uk/discovered/tunes/missguided-discovered-iyamah/

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ZARA:The New “Naked” Swimsuit Trend Celebs Are Loving Right Now

We’re right in the middle of winter, meaning swimwear is probably not on your radar unless you’re heading somewhere beachy for the holidays like, let’s say Miami or a desolate island somewhere—or are a fashion editor with swimwear always on the brain. I fall under the latter category, so I follow roughly a bazillion swimsuit brands on IG, and I just found an emerging swimsuit trend I couldn’t wait till spring to share with you.

This past summer, we brought you a handful of controversial swim trends, like the barely there swimsuit celebs favored, the rise of thong bikinis, and a look we dubbed the “loincloth” bikini. Fast-forward to late November and I’m still adding to the list of polarizing swimsuit styles. This time we have Victoria’s Secret model and swimwear designer Candice Swanepoel to thank for a new wave of “naked” bikinis and one-piece options.

The model once posted the below photo wearing a style from her The C collection at Tropic of C. The skinny elastic cording used on the suits make this collection the newest iteration of barely-there beach dressing. Oh, and A-listers like Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have already liked Swanepoel’s photo, which basically means it’s set to be a celeb favorite this holiday vacation season. So whether you’re going to a popular beach destination like Miami or are simply planning on stocking up on swimwear for the summer months ahead, the selection here will have you ready for the chicest beach vacay ever.

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