Prom dresses not your thing?! That’s cool- here’s our alternate guide to prom dresses.Turn heads this prom season in a statement suit. The perfect look for a queen! Opt for a lace body and statement heels and you’re ready to take your crown…Own prom night and show them who wear’s the trousers. If dresses aren’t your thing opt for a satin jumpsuit- the perfect out out piece! Team yours with a diamante belt and add some hairclips- the statement accessory of 2019! This is an outfit that will definitely have them all bowing down!Show them who’s boss this prom season with some wide leg trousers. Perfect for petite girls too to make your legs look extra long. Team with a pair of statement Perspex heels and a black lace body suit. Go for a red lip to help make your outfit pop and you’re ready queen!Want to know how to make your wide legs trousers work harder? Then check out how to wear them 3 ways for all sorts of occasions!
Safari uniforms traditionally come in neutral tones so adventurers can fade into the background of whatever terrain they’re exploring. However, this season, a neutral fit will, in fact, help you stand out – especially when it comes in the form of ASOS DESIGN’s covetable new collection. The new season by the exclusive-to-ASOS label is fit to burst with desert beiges, earthy browns, jungle khakis and loads more. Below, we bring you three ways to wear them now.Now, here’s a look that Indiana Jones would be proud of. And whether you’re braving the wilderness or your first library day pre-exams – which is probs scarier – this getup is an on-point choice. Top tip: keep neutrals interesting with voluminous silhouettes (see these paper-bag trousers) and unexpected details, like this polo shirt’s woody buttons. Summer is a ways off but the ‘what to wear to work when it’s roasting?’ question is answered already via this dark chocolate blazer and shorts set. Plus, with a bum bag leaving you hands-free (and your look even more steezy), you can navigate the urban jungle – and deal with the wild animals you encounter on your commute – more easily.At first glance, this dress may seem like a simple design, but it has some super-cute details that make it that extra bit special. Like the twist-open back, bell sleeves and plunge neckline (which is begging for a statement necklace). Dunno about you but this beauty and its snakey sandal friends have got us dreaming of balmy vacation nights. BRB, off to book that Ibiza trip…
Just as we predicted colour dominated on this year’s carpet at the 91st Academy Awards. There was Constance Wu in soft yellow, Charlize Theron in powdery blue and Rachel Weisz in bright coral red – but pink certainly stood out as the clear winner. We break down the trend and show you how to add a touch of award season glamour to your everyday life…
- Pink pleats please
Hellen Mirren wowed in a pink pleated dress that had her twirling all night. Twirl along in our neon midi and an off-shoulder knit.
- Cowl it back
If you loved Kiki Layne’s dusty pink cowl back dress we have some good news: you can find a very similar, if slightly more casual version at Topshop right now…
- Double brightness
Get inspired by Sarah Paulson’s fluorescent two-piece gown and invest in a bold magenta suit that will always make you stand out.
- Strong shoulder forward
Country singer Kacey Musgraves is winning at everything right now. Take cues from her show-stopping tulle dress and pair this pink shoulder-detail pinafore with metallic silver accessories.
- Three’s a charm
Go pink all the way inspired by Angela Bassett and match your outfit to your jewellery and lipstick.
Desert tones, utility details, natural add-ons: the safari trend is having a moment RN. The adventurer vibe was seen all over the SS19 runways, from Fendi to Loewe, plus it’s been one of the most popular styling moves on the sidewalks of the various fashion weeks (and in our wardrobes, naturally). Say safari, and a beige jumpsuit is the first thing that comes to mind – and this season it’s been updated into some seriously stylish looks.
Founded by Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, Australia-born brand Zimmermann (which moved to New York in 2011) is generally known for its boho dresses and swimsuits. However, as this look shows, it knows how to do safari just as well. With oversized pockets, resin details and a brown hue, this has all the trademarks of a classic explorer uniform, but the contrast stitching and waisted belt give it a cool modern edge. Safari, so good…
Here, blogger Leonie Hanne demonstrates how to do safari in the cold urban jungle. Her jumpsuit mixes the aesthetic with a boilersuit look your mechanic would be proud of (see the round neck and exposed zips). Just to make sure you feel all the safari feels, Leonie has added some snake-print boots and a belt to really bring out her wild side, and added a padded brown coat to educate us on how to rock the trend when you’re not in an actual desert.
Try it on
The frills on this number are a cute feminine take on the trend. You can style it with trainers and a bucket hat – as we’ve done here – for a slick weekend getup, or add animal print boots, a textured bum bag and a wide-brimmed safari hat for that all-out ‘I’m ’bout to get in a truck and go mix with wild animals in the Sahara’ kind of moment.
London Fashion Week is over, and, ICYMI, a lot happened this year. Victoria Beckham moved her show from New York to celebrate her label’s 10th anniversary, Riccardo Tisci revealed his second Burberry collection and a whole host of on-point street-stylers took over the sidewalks. So, to give you a taster of the vibe at the AW19 show, here are six trends we saw over the last few days.
The age of beige
Beige was the biggest shade of LFW and, here, Leonie Hanne shows us how to do it without being, well, beige. The German blogger pairs an oatmeal blazer with a cut-out neon top, adding a pair of cat-eye sunnies and statement earrings for that extra finesse. We are not worthy.
Leopard is having a moment RN and it was spotted (scuse the pun) a lot during fashion week. It sure is cute when it comes in a so-2019 satin cami like Masha Sedgwick’s number, which she layers over a khaki green top. To balance out the slinkiness of the dress, she adds chunky Dr. Martens and a slick leather beret.
How many style notes can we cop from this one, let us count the ways: 1) Blazers can be dresses, too. 2) There’s no such thing as too many checks. 3) Sheer black tights are the answer to our cold-weather prayers. 4) A letter necklace is a cute-AF final touch. Need we go on?
Sorbet shades were in abundance throughout the SS19 collections, and they’ve already made their mark for AW19 in the shows of Molly Goddard, JW Anderson and loads more. Stylist Emili Sindlev (who is officially our new style crush BTW) does it in a laid-back way with a lemon sherbet knit and a degradé lilac jeans. PS, how good are those hair clips?
The final straws
If summer came in an accessory, Jacquemus’ straw bag would surely be it. Raffia add-ons like this one are set to be big this season, and they’re not just for your maxi dress on vacay. Wear them with tailoring, sportswear, denim – whatever you fancy, really.
We’re pretty proud of London’s sneaker game – it’s still the city in which you’ll see the most major trainers over fashion month. Chunky shapes in bold colours remain the style of choice for showgoers, with kicks like the adidas Falcon enjoying a starring role.
Want to dial up your going-out-out vibe? Look no further than the neon trend. From shocking pinks to highlighter yellow, there’s no better way to stand out from the crowd this season. Here are three ideas for your next BNO, courtesy of the new ASOS DESIGN collection. That glow, though…
Dress for success
A little bit fluoro, a little bit tie-dye – this slip of a thing is a minimal take on the neon trend, but still a major moment for after dark (and anytime of day, tbf). Neon accents via perspex heels and a padded bag give it that extra somethin’ somethin’. To finish, chain-drop earrings and metallic eyeshadow are a sweet touch. Taxi’s here…
Whether you’re lounging around a pool casually or sipping cocktails by the bar, this silky yellow beauty will have everyone asking, ‘Where did you get that?’. There’s minimal effort required and it’s comfy, too. Here, we’ve paired it with strappy snake-embellished sandals and neon hoop earrings – because too much is never enough.
What’s better than hanging out with your BFF at the after party? Hanging out in co-ordinating neon looks, obvs. A suit is a fresh AF take on the fluoro trend. Go all out and layer it over a top in another highlighter shade. Then, if you wanna be super extra, add some neon sandals and a cross-body bag. Shocking pink hair optional, but encouraged.
There’s nothing like adding a touch of flower power to your wardrobe to get you in the mood for spring. Scared of it going too girly? We picked our five favourite floral pieces to show you how to style them with an edge…
- The floral everyday dress
Ease your way into the trend by pairing a muted floral maxi dress with a pair of chunky-heeled boots and a denim jacket to give it a cool twist.
- The ditsy floral skirt
Great news: we’ve given our most-loved satin skirt a floral update for spring! Dress it down by adding an oversized jumper and add a touch of colour with your accessories.
- The graphic floral print top
Tone down a bold and graphic floral print top by pairing it with this season’s trending ecru colours. Opt for a pair of colour-coordinating sunglasses perfects to round it off.
- The Bohemian floral blouse
Distressed denim and flatform trainers can give even the most girly pieces an edge. Then complete the look with a tailored longline duster and a rope mini bag.
- The floral satin dress
Create an unexpected contrast by layering an apple-coloured floral slip over a black rollneck and keep the rest of the look all-black-everything. A standout dress doesn’t need any distractions…
2019 has barely begun but already the invites are flooding in. Being a sleepy girl with a busy life is hard amirite? You’re already stressing about what to wear where, and mentally combing the possible guest lists in your head to see if you can afford to outfit-repeat (the curse of tagged photos says absolutely not). In desperate need of some inspiration? Whatever the event, we’ve got you. Here’s how to nail occasionwear:
The Spring Wedding
Your heart is saying warm weather, flowers in bloom, birds singing as you sip champagne on the terrace in the sunshine. Unfortunately, your head is saying it could genuinely still snow in April. A jumpsuit in pastel shades is the perfect nod to the spring, whilst protecting you from flashing your knickers when the howling gales arrive during the wedding photos. Your outerwear is just as important as your actual outfit during the spring, so throw on a fur coat over your jumpsuit to look like the ultimate It girl, or team with a formal trench to ooze class.
The Summer Wedding
Finally, the sunshine has arrived (we hope) and wedding season is officially here. Every one of your besties is getting married within weeks of each other, and your diary is full. With so many invites and limited dolla, co-ords and separates are a great way to get more mileage out of your wardrobe. Mix and match your skirt or culottes with different tops for each event: Team with a silky cami, lace crop, or a body in a matching colour to give the impression of a dress or jumpsuit. Nobody will ever know it’s not a whole new outfit!
You and your girls have got tickets to ladies day, and you are out to nab the best-dressed prize. Most racecourses have a dress code, so maybe leave the mini skirt and sequins for your night out afterwards. The races is the perfect event to wear something standout and show-stopping. P.s. We feel like we should advise you to wear sensible shoes to avoid sinking into the grass after a few too many proseccos, but we can’t (how could you finish off the perfect outfit with anything but the perfect heel?).
There is no night like prom night, and you are ready to say goodbye to school in style. This is your chance to take your glam girl image up a notch, and go for jaw-dropping elegance. A floor-sweeping maxi is always a safe bet, but it doesn’t have to be boring: Add a little sass with a plunging neckline or backless design. Don’t forget, prom dresses don’t have to be long. Dare to bare your pins, and shake it up a bit with a short prom dress. Something heavily embellished will turn the heads of everybody in the room.
The Family Party
It’s your grandparents’ wedding anniversary or your dad’s hitting the big 5-0. Your huge, extended family is descending on your home, and you’re already dreading Auntie Sandra’s interrogation about what your future plans are. You need an outfit that screams “I’ve 100% got my life together”, and tailoring is perfect for this illusion. Take the look from office attire to party-appropriate by trading your cigarette trousers for tailored shorts, or swapping your black blazer for bright colours or patterns. Make sure you finish off with some barely theres, or some cute mules if flats are more your thang.
Fancy being cultural this February? We suggest a visit to London’s new V&A exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, which opens this weekend. With over 200 dreamy couture dresses to feast your eyes on, the exhibit is a must-see for fashion nerds who want to brush up on their Dior knowledge (and grab some style inspo for the new season). To get you in the mood, here are five key looks from the house’s history and how you can work them into your day-to-day style now.
All about that waist
Ready for a quick history lesson? For his first collection in 1947, Christian Dior created what was basically a brand-new silhouette. The cinched waist and full skirt of his Bar suit was dubbed the ‘New Look’ due to its contrast with minimal post-war style. It’s an oh-so-extra vibe that has since been on repeat on the catwalks (and in our wardrobes) for the last 70 years – see the sidewalks of the recent Paris couture week for proof.
Sweet (hounds) tooth
All this Dior talk may ring a bell: the exhibition did run in Paris last year, but the London version will also explore Dior’s relationship with Britain. The designer adored British culture and often used heritage fabrics in his collections. He was particularly fond of houndstooth – in fact, he liked it so much that in 1950 he began decorating the packaging of his first fragrance, Miss Dior, with the pattern. These days, houndstooth tailoring is still a super-sophisticated choice and will turn your winter look up a notch in a flash.
You know the dependable, loose-fitting dresses that you reach for on those don’t-know-what-to-wear days? You can thank Dior for those. The man himself created the A-line design, which Yves Saint Laurent (who took over the house after Dior’s death) brought to the next level with the Trapeze dress. Take a tip from this street-styler and make a flared silhouette modern with chunky platform boots and a mini bag.
John Galliano gave the house an extravagant, exuberant vibe during his 1996 to 2011 tenure, and his J’Adore Dior slogan became an icon of the 00s. Fast forward to 2017 and the house’s new (and first female) Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri brought the logo back in all types of funky ways for her debut collection. A logo top adds a laid-back streetwear vibe to any ‘fit, as you can see from this T-shirt and skirt combo.
One of the dresses we’re most excited about seeing in the exhibit is the stunning tulle number that Princess Margaret casually wore to her 21st birthday. Dior often used tulle in his designs, and, in another ode to the fashion house’s history, Grazia Churi continues to celebrate the fabric (including in her most recent couture show). To give the feminine look an edge (and avoid any ballerina vibes), pair with strong tailoring and lace-up boots.
The weather is RUBBISH, and we are feeling a little bit deflated. The only remedy for the January blues is to fill up your diary and keep yourself busy ’til summer, right? If you’re going on a night out, planning your outfit is as easy as throwing on an LBD and some heels. But, nailing a daytime party look is far more difficult. To help you out, and give you some major inspo, we’ve rounded up all the daytime party #outfitgoals:
Joggers might not be your first choice when looking for a party outfit, but this year it’s all about elevating the comfortable style. Update your slouchy Sunday hangover outfit by wearing with a bodysuit and statement
Underwear as Outerwear
Underwear as outerwear is a trend that’s going nowhere in AW18. A lace bodysuit with camo trousers or joggers is a perfect nighttime look. But, wearing with trainers and layering with a denim jacket gives ultimate sophisticated vibes, to slay in the day.
A shirt dress is the ultimate smart-casual look – So it’s perfect for a daytime party outfit. Wear oversized, with chunky boots for cool-girl vibes. Layer this with a casual black jacket and some oversized hoop earrings – Transitional season, sorted.
Skinny jeans can be dressed up for the ultimate night-time event. But, looser-fitting mom and straight leg jeans can bridge the gap between occasion and daytime dressing – Keeping you casj but still looking dressy. Wear with simple jewellery and neon heels.