TOPSHOP:5 Outfits Inspired By Your Favourite Rom Coms To Wear This Valentine’s Day

Stuck on what to wear this Valentine’s Day? Your favourite romantic comedy might just be the answer to all your problems. To get inspired for the season of love, we took a look back at some of the films that make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside and discovered quite a few outfits we’d love to wear ourselves. From The Notebook to Crazy Rich Asians, these are the looks we want to recreate this Valentine’s Day 2020…

  1. Valentine’s Day
    Can you believe this star-studded film is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year? Good thing cardigan tops, slip skirts and mules are our favourite things right now. Plus, tote bags are officially back in style as well and they’re perfect for carrying love notes or Valentine’s chocolates…
  2. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    Andie Anderson’s (Kate Hudson) yellow gown is simple, yet so effortlessly elegant that is proves that sometimes less really is more. If you don’t have a ball to attend, opt for this midi-length slip dress that’s easy to dress up or down. A pair of strappy heels and some earrings are all you need…
  3. The Notebook
    Sail off in this light blue Prairie dress and make all your dreams come true. Pair it with black boots for a laid-back day-to-day look or quilted mules for a special occasion. A pearl necklace might feel a bit dated, so how about going for this super chic pearl mini bag instead?
  4. Notting Hill
    Could this look be any more on trend? Add ‘90s accessories to a seemingly simple outfit and you’ll strut the streets like Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) in no time. A pair of black micro glasses, a beret and a shoulder bag will be your best friends.
  5. Crazy Rich Asians
    Think pink like the ever-stylish Astrid Leong-Teo (Gemma Chan) in Crazy Rich Asians and opt for a structured midi dress in a soft rose tone. Complete the look with some accessories that have luxe appeal like a pair of cat-eye sunglasses, a boxy mini bag or metallic mules.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2020/02/5-outfits-inspired-by-your-favourite-rom-coms-to-wear-this-valentines-day

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ZARA:4 Trends Anna Wintour Said She Loved Last Year—and 3 She Hated

You didn’t think we’d stop listening to Anna Wintour in 2020, did you? As we’ve reported before, the editor in chief’s Go Ask Anna video series for Vogue is a treasure trove of information and offers us rare glimpses inside her mind. Sometimes she tells us what not to wear to a job interview and other times she’ll recap the biggest runway trends. Whatever the content is, you know it will be insightful and informed coming from one of the biggest names in fashion.
Since we now have a full year of videos to look back on, we decided to take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of Wintour’s key messages from last year. Hint: Raffia is in, and all-black is out. Scroll down to shop four trends Wintour has approved of and find out the three trends she’d pass on.
Loved: Sleeveless Dresses
Last summer, Wintour was asked in a video about the best item to stay chic in hot weather. Her answer: sleeveless dresses.
Hated: Boring Sequin Dresses
Wintour’s February 2019 video for Vogue discussed what not to wear to black-tie events. “Don’t wear a boring sequin dress or a debutante-style dress just because you feel you should,” Wintour said. “I get the most pleasure and the most excitement, and I think the person who’s wearing it does as well, when I look at a woman who’s wearing something that I feel looks just like her.”
Loved: Trench Coats
When asked about the top trends for 2020, Wintour made sure to include trench coats on her list. Luckily, there are tons of affordable yet chic options out there.
Hated: All Black
“Just don’t wear all black,” Wintour said in a video last spring. “It seems too gloomy, as if one’s going to a funeral.” Instead, she suggested “adding some color or favorite piece of jewelry or maybe white boots. Just something that’s a little bit unexpected.”
Loved: Bucket Bags
Last month, Wintour was asked about the best accessories trends and she made sure to call out bucket bags. “Bucket bags and more bucket bags, in leather, in canvas, in suede, in every possible fabric that you can think of,” she said.
Hated: Neon Leggings
In August 2019, Wintour revealed in a Vogue video that she had seen “far too many neon leopard-print leggings, something that I would definitely not want to see again.”
Loved: Raffia
“We’re seeing a lot of linen and raffia fabrics that are very organic and natural,” Wintour said in response to a question about 2020 accessory trends.

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ZARA:4 Handbag Trends That Make a Chiropractor Cringe

How often do you really stop to consider how your fashion choices are affecting your body? Sure, when your new boots rub your heel into a blistered mess or your shoulder gets sore after carrying a heavy tote bag around all day, you become more aware of these choices. But in the interest of educating ourselves even further on the bags we carry every day, we turned to someone who knows a lot more about the physical effects of our sartorial choices than we do: a chiropractor.
Just because we fall head over heels with a new bag trend doesn’t mean that all of these new styles are doing our back, neck, and shoulders any good. PSA: Some bag trends are doing bad, bad things to our back, according to L.A.-based chiropractor Gopal Cabrera. The doctor weighed in on the eight top handbag styles of the moment, sharing which he’d be overjoyed to see you wear—and which he cringes at the thought of.
We should note, however, that instead of taking these as hard guidelines to follow, it’s better to consider each as suggestions when reaching for the same bag style each day. While Cabrera advises strongly against a handful of the season’s top bag trends, that doesn’t mean you should burn them upon reading this; use your best judgment. That said, if you’re hauling the same bag around town day in and day out, wouldn’t you want to know whether or not it’s killing you slowly? Okay, maybe not killing you, but still. Keep reading to discover and shop the best bags for your back.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR: HANDHELD MINI BAGS
“Handheld bags are usually never a good idea since not only will you increase the tension in the muscles of your back, neck, and shoulders, you will also increase tension in your elbows, wrists, and hands. As you walk around it will also throw off your natural gait, or the way you walk.”
WHAT TO WEAR: FANNY PACKS AND BELT BAGS
“The features that make these bags a winner in my book are that the bags themselves are small and held very close to the body, and this allows for less stress to occur on the joints of the spine and the postural muscles that have to keep your spine upright. Furthermore, it will decrease the chances of one side of your body getting tenser due to fatigue and spasms from that side doing all the work. Also, these types of bags allow your arms to move freely during walking, which makes them great for long walks around the city.”
WHAT NOT TO WEAR: CHAIN-STRAP BAGS
“Chain-link straps and thin straps, in general, have the tendency to start to dig into your shoulders and may start to get painful over time, especially during summer months when your shoulders are exposed or covered by something minimal like a T-shirt.”
WHAT TO WEAR: DRAWSTRING POUCH BAGS
“The ability to hold these bags across your body will allow you to distribute the weight in a more symmetrical manner, and since they are usually smaller in size, it should keep the load relatively light. The only problem is the straps themselves are very thin and may start to dig into your shoulders as the load gets heavier.”
WHAT NOT TO WEAR: TOP-HANDLE BAG (WITH NO CROSSBODY STRAP)
“As stated before with the handheld mini bags, these are generally not a good idea. These types of bags get an even worse ranking since the increased size most likely means you’ll be carrying around more weight as you can fit more things inside of them. The heavier handheld load will increase tension from your hands and wrists to your shoulders back and neck. If you don’t change hands often then, this may lead to asymmetries in your musculature and an over-tightening on the side that you carry the bag on. This may lead to wrist and elbow problems as the forearm muscles have to activate to control the weight and may also lead to shoulder and neck issues as your arm gets pulled to one side. Also, they will most likely lead to muscular compensations from your lower back to your upper back when you walk since your arms won’t be able to swing freely.”
WHAT TO WEAR: CROSSBODY BAGS
“These types of bags have a lot of positive things going for them. Since you can wear the bag across your body, it will help distribute the weight more symmetrically, which will lead to a decrease in postural strain throughout your neck, back, and shoulders. The wider adjustable strap will be more comfortable on your shoulders and will allow you to find the most comfortable height for the bag to hang at so it doesn’t disrupt your natural gait. As long as you switch shoulders from time to time, this is one of the best choices you can make for your back, especially when it comes to longer walks or travel.”
WHAT NOT TO WEAR: OVERSIZE TOTE BAGS
“As you probably know by now, when it comes to bags, especially ones that hang off one shoulder, the rule of thumb is usually the smallest the better. The increased weight hanging off your shoulder may cause your upper trapezius muscle to start to shrug as your shoulder adapts to the increased load. Since this muscle attaches onto the base of the skull and extends the whole length of your neck, it has the potential to cause not only neck pain but also tension headaches, and over time with increased use can lead to a straightening of the natural backward C–shaped curve in your neck. This change in shape alters the weight distribution on the discs, putting more pressure on the joints leading to inflammation, osteoarthritis, and nerve compression.
WHAT TO WEAR: SMALL SHOULDER BAGS
“Smaller bags are generally better for your shoulders, back, and neck since their size limits what you can fit in them, and this should help decrease the weight you’ll be carrying around. The problem is you will still be getting an asymmetrical load distribution since the bag hangs off one shoulder or is carried under your arm (most of the time it’s the dominant hand shoulder or arm) and will create more tightening in the muscles on the side where the bag is carried. If you don’t switch shoulders to help distribute the weight on either side evenly, then this will create a muscular imbalance.”

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/best-bags-for-back/slide20

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ZARA:6 Winter Accessory Trends That Will Outperform All the Others

When you’re bundled up in a zillion layers in the winter, all the pressure is put on your accessories to make your outfit really shine. They bring out the “extra” side in everyone—the more glitz and glam the better, in my opinion. And this season especially, the shoes, bags, and jewelry on offer are about as extra as they come. Slip on a pair of strappy crystal heels for your next night out or add glittery chandelier earrings to your simplest sweater-and-jeans look. But even if you’re into something more subdued, luxe jewelry staples like chain-link necklaces and chunky rings offer the perfect update.
Whatever vibe you’re on these days, add in one (or multiple) of the below hats, bags, shoes, necklaces, and rings to your cold-weather outfit rotation and witness the magic of compliments, inquiries, and double-taps rolling in. Without further ado, scroll on to discover six epic winter accessory trends that you’ll regret not trying.
Crystal-adorned heels are the wow factor your next night out needs. Slip them on with tights and a party dress to really let them take center stage.
Meet your new everyday necklace. These days, fashion girls are opting for just one or a few of these more substantial pieces in lieu of thin stacks.
The ’90s are constantly being reinvented in new ways each year. Right now, it’s the cropped-in shoulder bags that are legit everywhere we look.
Forget dainty, barely there rings—it’s all about the more weighty look these days. Go for sculptural style or dome rings that can hold their own and hardly need much more styling.
Bucket hats aren’t going anywhere. You, me, and everyone else owned one in the summer, but now they’re being reinvented in luxe textures and bright, unexpected colorways. Consider swapping your knit beanie for a fuzzy bucket hat this winter.
Chandelier earrings are the ultimate in glam, but you don’t have to reserve them for a night out only. Wear them alongside knits and trousers to amp up your everyday outfits. It will make for an unexpected (and mood-lifting) addition.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/winter-accessory-trends-2020/slide31

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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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https://www.whowhatwear.com/best-chloe-handbags/slide19

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ZARA:Expect to Sling These 6 Chic Bags Around Your Arm in 2020

A new year, a new… handbag. Am I right? Luckily, 2020’s lineup of trending silhouettes does not disappoint. The S/S 20 runways were filled with a mixed bag of delights (no pun intended) across the spectrum of spacious slings to ’70s sparklers. There’s no doubt there was a little something to suit every sartorial taste. Many of the handbags were created to serve multiple purposes—with practical and sizable purses reigning supreme. So which exact styles should you be investing in for next year? Below, we’ve rounded up the six biggest styles set to dominate our feeds and closets come March. And because we know you, our dear readers, like to be ahead of the fashion curve, we’ve added some gorgeous options for you to shop right now. You’ve got this one in the bag (pun intended).
Spacious Slings
Meet the It bag of the season: Extra-large sling bags with elongated straps were omnipresent on the runways, where designers gave the inherently casual bag a high-fashion makeover. Expect to see this one on a feed near you.
Buckle Up
The one detail you’ll want on your handbag this season is unquestionably a statement buckle. From Michael Kors to Proenza Schouler, designers really focused on hardware this season.
Drawstring
Whether in the form of pouches, backpacks, or bucket bags, the drawstring bag comes in all shapes, textures, prints, and sizes for 2020—so many chic options for day and night.
Natural & Woven Wonders
Not your average basket bag, carryalls were spotted in wicker, raffia, straw, and other natural fibers on the runways—many in unexpected sleek, sophisticated, and structured silhouettes, adding a dose of polished to the bohemian bag.
High-Shine
Add a dose of disco to even your most casual jeans and tees in 2020 with a trending shimmery, metallic handbag—spotted shining on the runways at Brandon Maxwell, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Paco Rabanne, and more.
The XL Tote
While we did continue to see itsy-bitsy mini bags on the runways, the overarching messaging for 2020 is the bigger, the better. Extra-large totes were spotted from practically every designer, and they’re perfect for anyone who never wants to leave home without an extra pair of shoes, magazines, lipsticks, laptop, etc.

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TOPSHOP:3 Ways To Make Jeans And A T-Shirt A Lot More Exciting

Everyone knows the classic jeans and a tee combo is synonymous with model-off-duty style and our favourite look for a lazy Sunday afternoon. It may be an old-time favourite and the most effortless thing we can think of, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Keep reading to discover how to jazz up the staple combo and take it from ‘I just couldn’t be bothered’ to ‘Kate Moss eat your heart out’…

  1. Jeans and heels
    Take your jeans and tee combo from day to night with a pair of killer heels and a mini bag. We hate to break it to you but summer is coming to an end – so throw on a blazer for chillier evenings and layer some gold jewellery on top for added glam.
  2. Cool graphics
    Your favourite white tee doesn’t have to be plain. That’s why we’re obsessed with band, slogan and graphic tees right now. Pick your favourite and pair it with some dark washed jeans, strappy heels and tiny sunglasses. We’d totally believe you’re with the band.
  3. Go tonal
    Head-to-toe ecru is our favourite trend right now, so go for a pair of jeans in light wash and add a tee from the same colour family. Keep the theme going with your accessories and, just like that, your outfit for the next shopping trip is complete.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/08/3-ways-to-make-jeans-and-a-t-shirt-a-lot-more-exciting

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TOPSHOP:The Girls At Topshop HQ Reveal Their Summer Workwear Secrets

Dressing for summer weekends is simple – throw on a breezy dress with some sandals and you’re good to go. Dressing for work in summer…not so much. With the hot commute (we can barely cope with the sauna that is the London Underground), the arctic office air-con and the work-appropriate dress-code to consider, it’s a real sartorial dilemma. Don’t despair, we spoke to the style guru’s at Topshop HQ to find out their tips and tricks to navigating summer workwear…
Cailin Klohk – Digital Editor
‘I’m not a big fan of carrying a big tote bag to work, just to be able to bring in a lunch box – especially when the commute is hot and sticky. So instead I always wrap a square scarf around my lunch box and tie the ends together in a loop at the top – it looks like a cute mini bag and is easy to carry – plus you won’t have to look at the contents of your Tupperware all day!’
Emma Shepherd – Marketing Manager
“I am a bit of a tomboy so I find summer a struggle as I’m not huge on dresses! My go-to for an easy and versatile summer office look is an oversized white shirt twinned with a track pant (super comfy for the sweaty commute). I elevate the look with a pair of statement earrings and a heel. When I’m not wearing that, I live in slouchy motif tees – a tailored trouser is an easy way to dress them up for the office.”
Charlotte Crockett – Social Media Assistant
“My go-to when it comes to summer workwear is a loose-fitting, midi dress which doesn’t cling to the body and keeps you cool when getting on the hot tube at the end of the day. There are so many cute smock styles out at the moment, too! To avoid feeling too cold in the office, I always throw on a blazer which is perfect for a smarter office dress code.”
Anastasia Kornitschuk – CRM Co-Ordinator
“Being someone who goes to the gym before work every morning I always need to pack my bag the night before which means I need to have my outfit prepared as I can’t spend forever in the morning deciding what to wear. I always try and pack something that is easy to throw on, comfortable and that won’t crease in my gym bag! My favourite options at the moment are a simple tea dress with trainers, anything linen or a flowy midi skirt with a cropped t-shirt. For those cooler summer days you can always find me in jeans and a simple top with my leather jacket in hand.”
Nina Meeger – Digital Editorial Assistant, German
“A white shirt might be an obvious workwear choice but if you go for an oversized shape it’s comfortable, smart and can look super edgy too. I wear my shirt as a dress, normally with cycling shorts underneath, and combine it with a colour-pop pair of heeled sandals, some cool jewellery and a statement handbag.”
Yasmine Kennedy – Digital Editorial Assistant
“In summer, nothing beats a satin midi dress paired with a t-shirt and trainers. A nice dress is always smart and easy to throw on in the morning but a t-shirt (tied in a knot at the front) is a cool addition if you feel like your strappy, slip dress is too revealing for the office. Plus, it helps with the blasting air con! Then, if I’m heading out to after-work drinks or evening dinner plans I just take the t-shirt off and I’m good to go…”
Anne-Martine – Digital Editorial Assistant, French
“During summer, I think the key is opting for light materials and earthy tones. I love the utilitarian trend which is so big this summer so I wear a lot of a shirt dresses: they feel professional, they’re super airy (perfect for the commute!) and they cover your shoulders which stops the office air-con feeling too chilly.”

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/07/the-girls-at-topshop-hq-reveal-their-summer-workwear-secrets

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TOPSHOP:7 Of Our Favourite All-In-Ones Ever

It might have been created as a practical workwear staple, but the all-in-one has since blossomed into a bona-fide wardrobe hero. Why, you ask? It’s got the ease of a dress, the comfort of a pair of trousers and it reinvents itself each decade (this season, it’s all about the boiler suit). From structured utility styles to sparkly numbers fit for the red carpet, we’ve rounded up seven of our all-time favourites…
Previously the preserve of factory workers, the 1960s brought us the ultra-chic all-in-one, complete with cute pocket details, flattering straight leg shapes and preppy collar designs. And just like that, our love-affair with the one-piece began.
Look familiar? That’s because the tough materials, structured shapes and belts on these Retro one-pieces from the 1970s series Charlie’s Angels look totally in line with the utility trend we’re obsessed with at the moment. You know what they say, what goes around, comes around.
Later in the decade, the jumpsuit took a turn for the romantic favouring palazzo or balloon shaped trousers. With this party outfit, it’s all about the accessories – the shimmering metallic heels and waist-clinching rope belt bring this breezy one-piece to life.
In the ’80s, the all-in-one became classic disco attire for the likes of Diana Ross, Cher and Bianca Jagger. Here, Jagger sports a one-piece in shimmering lamé (the go-to material of the decade) with a matching puffed-sleeved bomber. It doesn’t get more ’80s than that!
Calling all ’90s kids! From the Olsen twins to Destiny’s Child, the Chinese-inspired fashion trend was a hit with all our favourite ’90s icons. Christina Ricci coordinates her floral boiler suit with a satin bag in the same print and colour-pop trainers.
It’s effortless, fun and allows for full movement – no wonder the all-in-one became an on-stage hit by the ’00s. This roundup wouldn’t be complete without calling out one of Mel B’s animal print looks from the Spice Girls tour.
Second-skin, sheer outfits have become a popular red carpet choice amongst that set of present-day it girls (Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski – we’re looking at you!). And there’s no denying it, this jumpsuit take on the trend by Bella Hadid for the 2017 Met Gala was major.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/08/7-of-our-favourite-all-in-ones-ever

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ASOS:ASOS INSIDERS IN SUMMER DRESSES

It’s nearly August and by now you’ve probably exhausted all of the dresses in your summer line-up. Which means there’s only one thing left to do: top up your frock collection. And in case you need some inspiration, we’ve put together a snapshot of the pieces the ASOS Insiders are wearing RN. Time to get dressed…
Nothing says summer lovin’ quite like a pastel floral frock – see ASOS Scarlett’s look for details. Wear it with high-top Cons and some gold chains for a laidback look. Background bunting optional.
Florals for summer can actually be groundbreaking, according to ASOS Lotte’s dress. This bold artsy motif is a fresh-AF take on petal power. Match your shoes, your phone case and your background and you’re good to go.
It’s been around a while but lingerie-vibe daywear is still happening. And ASOS Jana sure does look banging in her boudoir-inspired slip dress. To make it a touch more cool, layer it over a T-shirt like Jana and add Air Force 1s.
Snake print is the new neutral and a maxi dress like ASOS Syana’s is ideal for your warm-weather work repertoire. Make like Syana and wear with a mini bag and oversized shades. SSStunning.
We are 100% here for how ASOS Jazmynne has paired this neon green dream with a pink cowboy hat and shocking yellow trainers – could this look be any better? But for something a bit more low-key, you could always match this one with some barely-there heels for a night out or a late-summer wedding.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_07_30-tues/asos-insiders-in-new-season-dresses/

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