Have you ever magically transformed an outfit from zero to hero with the right accessory? If so, you’ll be with us when we say the power of the perfect add-on knows no bounds. This season we’ve got our eye on two trends in particular: acrylics and resin. The first is as futuristic as it gets, the second is a throwback to the 70s (with a modern spin, natch.) Here are five of the best finishing touches that tap into those vibes now.
Not your average plastic bag
Is there anything not to love about this tote bag? We’re obsessed with its chunky chain, the on-trend brown tone, the handy size, its sheer material… nuff said. Just make sure you don’t put anything too embarrassing in there (maybe leave your copy of 50 Shades at home…).
Let it slide
From weekend to vacation, these embellished sandals will be your go-tos when the warm weather hits. Plus, if you’re heading to a wedding in summer you can slip these into your bag for when your heels start to pinch for peak dancefloor domination.
Jumping through hoops
Retro is all around us this season, and resin earrings bring just that right amount of throwback to your look. We’re seeing these ones with a so-2019 earthy top and some wide-leg jeans, or a maxi dress and some wedges.
Hair’s looking at you
Big blingy hair accessories may be all over the sidewalks at fashion month, but for something more subtle, try these little ones. How to wear them? Clip one on at either side, secure one at the back, fasten one to your ponytail, buy 10 and wear them all over – get creative with it!
One thing is clear
We love it when fashion and practicality get together and that’s just what happened in the case of this belt. Adjustable to be worn on the hips or waist, it’s the perfect partner to acid-wash jeans or an oversized blazer. We can see it so clearly…
Whatever the weather or occasion, you can always depend on denim. From jeans to jackets, the fabric is on constant rotation in our wardrobes. So, to keep the classic piece fresh this season, we’re looking to vintage cuts, fresh shades and slick add-ons. Keep scrollin’ for our top tips on how to wear it now.
To start, why not swap out your trusty blue jeans for a cream or white pair? A wide-leg, cropped style will be your go-tos this season, trust. They’ll match with basically anything, but an earthy denim jacket is a good option – brown is the shade of the season, after all. To mix up the neutral vibe, a pinch of print is always a win, while resin details are the cherry on top.
Fit: boyfriend. Colour: lilac. Styling: androgynous. This look mixes three of our favourite things. It also begs the question: why wait for spring to wear pastels? Fresh shades like these will bring some (much-needed) fun to your ‘fit now. And banana-shade Chuck Taylors to finish? Sign us up.
Flared jeans are back, and you can thank the return of the 70s trend. Combine them with a simple ribbed knit to channel icons of the era like Farrah Fawcett and Jane Birkin. To update it for now, reach for this season’s version of the bum bag and cute embellished hair clips. You can file this one under work-to-weekend wins.
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.
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.
Picture the scene: it’s a dry January day, you’re on a pleasant country stroll, cute dogs are all around and according to the little blue dot on your phone, you’re only a five-minute walk away from a warm, cosy pub. In the words of Chandler Bing, could it be any more perfect? Well, actually, if you throw in this outfit, then yes, yes it could. Allow us to explain…
Firstly, if you’re heading out on a weekend ramble, it’s just good sense to layer up for the occasion. And believe it or not, brown is set to be everywhere this season, so this longline beige trench coat ticks all the boxes. The floral duster jacket tucked underneath goes nicely with the whole great outdoors theme, too.
Unpack this look even further and you’ll also notice the chunky space-dye jumper that’s peeking out and, might we add, channelling some serious winter-warmer vibes. Finishing touches come courtesy of indigo jeans and so-AW18 hiking boots, naturally.
Don’t do all the legwork. This actually useful denim guide will show you what jeans you need to buy and when, so you can look fire for longer. Introducing the jean fits you need RN. You can thank us later.
What style is Vice?
What type of fit?
High waisted – sits above the waist
Meet Vice. Cinch in your waist and find the style in all colours – from the classic stonewash hue for the day or black coated finishes to take you through to the evening. Consider these jeans your classic go-to pair for all occasions. If you fancy a super stretch skinny jean style with a high waisted fit, Vice has you covered.
missguided vice jean skinny jeans denim
What style is Sinner?
What type of fit?
High waisted – sits above the waist
All great tops need even better bottoms. Seek out sinner – the original skinny jean with a kick. If you’re tired of the same old jean, Sinner adds an extra something, whether it’s slashed features, biker zips or lace-up detailing. Put your jeans on a pedestal with its high waisted fit and skinny style. These are your boss babe jeans when you want to spice it up a little.
What style is Riot?
What type of fit?
Imagines a world without denim shudders. If your denim is out of date, riot will refresh it. With its loosely tapered leg and a high rise waist, these are available in ripped, bleached and embellished styles. Ideal for babes who want a mom jean style with a rigid fit. Riot jeans are easily covetable for the evening, making it one of the easiest jean type to keep it fresh from day to play and everything in between.
What style is Wrath?
What type of fit?
A straight leg jean ideal for heading into autumn. Wrath is extra when it comes to detail, select from rips, distressed denim or block colour panels and pockets, for more from your jeans. Pair with a simple tee and leather jacket or with heels and a bodysuit for an “out-out” outfit.
What style is Outlaw?
What type of fit?
Outlaw is a super stretch, super high waisted jegging. If comfort is your thing, then these are the pair for you. Pair with heels and an oversized shirt for a dream denim look or a slogan t-shirt and trainers when going all out casual.
The fanny pack used to be something of an athleisure staple—great for on-the-go and hands-free activities—but far from being accepted in the world of high fashion. Today, however, the fanny pack has made a comeback in a big way, as it’s frequently seen on fashion girls the world over and even distributed by fashion houses that have served up their own luxe iterations. Whether pulling double duty as a belt, thrown casually over the shoulder, or even held as a handbag, the fashion fanny pack is a surefire statement piece that recalls a certain ’90s nostalgia while still appearing absolutely modern in its new leather renderings. Head below to see how fashion girls are bringing back the fanny pack.
A sleek satchel-like fanny pack is a practical accessory for the woman on the go.
Gucci leaves no question that the fanny pack can look impossibly chic.
A miniature backpack worn as a fanny pack is a surefire statement.
White-on-white layering makes the fanny pack a chic addition to the ensemble.
Sub in a fanny pack as a high-waisted belt with a long duster coat.
For something a bit subtler, a small black fanny pack worn slightly to the side is an effortless way to go hands-free in jeans and a leather jacket.
Combine two trends into one with a straw-bag iteration.
Take the fanny pack back to its athleisure roots with an original nylon offering—but update it with an over-the-shoulder styling.
A pastel fanny pack can be a playful way to break up a jumpsuit in a contrasting color.
Who knew a fanny pack could look so sophisticated and chic? Take an elevated approach with a natural-leather iteration paired with classic plaid.
If you’re hesitant to commit to the trend, choose a fanny pack with a strap that can also be worn as a handbag.
A two-tone fanny pack worn right at the waist gives the illusion of a belt.
Double a chic fanny pack as a belt over a long coat.
Or, take the fanny pack belt hack to the next level by looping it through belt loops.
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but it’s f*cking freezing outside, and it’s only going to keep getting colder… Soz. Don’t despair though, colder weather means it’s officially time to invest in your new season outerwear. Let’s face it, we live in Britain, so you’re going to be wearing it pretty much 24/7. We’ve rounded up the 5 <span class=”woR”>coats</span><span class=”woD”>A coat is a garment worn by both men and women, 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> and <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 coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.</span> you need to invest in to keep you feeling warm and looking hot. You’re welcome, babe.
The Teddy Jacket
You guys are going crazy for the teddy coat, and it’s clear to see why. This borg jacket is the absolute perfect autumn-winter coverup for any outfit. Wear with mom <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 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>, a crop top and trainers for laid-back, student-style cool. Or, wear over a bodycon mini for an alternative night-out style.
It’s definitely leather weather outside, and an aviator gives you ultimate cosiness AND style. This is an essential addition to your out-out ‘drobe, because this jacket looks amazing over a little dress or skirt. Faux fur and faux leather combined is always going to be a winner. Perf.
The Puffer Jacket
If you want something that’s going to keep you warm all winter-long, then a padded jacket is what you need. Whether you opt for a subtle black, quilted jacket, or a bright fluorescent bubble jacket, there’s a style of puffer for everybody. The outside equivalent of your duvet. Winning.
The Faux Fur
Public service announcement: If you don’t have a faux fur coat, you’re not doing winter styling right. This style seriously ups the glam on any outfit, and is an essential for those nights out this season. You can even wear a faux fur jacket over a formal dress for big occasions.
The Formal Coat
Need to look more smart than casual this season? Make sure you have a formal coat, which can take you from job interview to hot date. Patterned or plain, colourful or black, there are loads of options so you can choose the perfect smart jacket for you.
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.
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, 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.
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 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.
A good pair of <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 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>
is always a winner, and we’re constantly on the hunt for new denim threads. To help you get inspired, here are five of the freshest ways to wear <span class=”woR”>denim</span><span class=”woD”>Denim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).</span> right now. Finding the perfect denim fit can be tricky, but for extra help, say hello to Fit Assistant – the smarter way to get your sizing right first time. Now also available on the ASOS app, all you need to do is answer three quick questions about your height, weight and fit and you’ll get a size recommendation based on previous purchases and returns. Win.
It’s all in the details
Basic denim is always useful, but sometimes it’s nice to make jeans your main event. This street-styler has gone with statement western-inspired fringing, but there’s lots of ways to take your denim to the max – think embroidery, stripes or even ribbons.
Can’t decide which shade of denim to pick? Go for two. Double-wash jeans are your new basic blue alternative. We’re loving how this street-styler pairs hers with socks and sandals – it’s inspiring us to give our summer heels an outing this winter.
The jump off
On those days when putting an outfit together seems like an unattainable task, reach for an oh-so-easy, all-in-one denim jumpsuit. Take a cue from model Sydney Lima and wear yours with a leopard-print coat and 70s-inspired platforms.
Acceptable in the 80s
The reign of 80s fashion continues, which means acid-wash jeans are back. As well as serving up all the nostalgic feels, it gives us a head start on next year – this trend was seen in the Resort 2019 collections of Isabel Marant, Miu Miu and Chloé. Tone it down with neutral outerwear and understated accessories.
All together now
Patchwork isn’t just for your nan’s quilt any more – it’s another retro trend high-fash is loving right now. For head-to-toe denim excellence, make like <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> editor Chiara Totire and pair with a matching jacket. So good.