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Online Review:

28 Mar

 

We have witnessed an extrodinary invention that many couldn’t imagine living without….the internet. Using it in our everyday lives as a common tool either at home, work or on the go to communicate, search and buy the world couldn’t be happier(and lazier).

Now at the comfort of your own home, you are able to search through anything and everything to do with fashion without having to spend the day running from shop to shop for that perfect dress you were after. Many fashion outlets have seen this as a great way to allow shoppers to check out the latest trends, buy products and get it sent through the post so you don’t have to budge.  Noticing a great opportunity, it is understandable that there are more and more recognised and trustworthy online only fashion stores to check out and buy from which are becoming increasingly popular.

As Seen On Screen, known as ASOS is my all time favourite online fashion store. It really does have everything you could ask  for from a fashion store. With competive prices, free delivery(even international!) and trusty advice from style professionals, it really is your all-in-one online fashion friend that could easily become your homepage, wherever you are in the world.

Established in June 2000, ASOS.com is the UK’s largest independent online fashion and beauty retailer, offering over 40,000 branded and own label product lines across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery and beauty with over 2,000 new product lines being introduced ever week. Aimed primarily at fashion forward 16-34 year olds, ASOS .com attracts over 11 million visitors a month.

Heres what the professionals are saying about the site:

The online fashion store is ablaze with hot designers“-Marie Claire

“In just ten years ASOS.com has gone from niche get the look website to massive internet phenomenon.“-Grazia

“ASOS.com’s trend led mix of clothes, accessories and beauty products is perfect for lunchtime browsing.”-The Guardian

What I adore about  ASOS is their online page. The set out and design jumps out at you and really catches your eye. As you can see from the picture, there are many tabs to chose from including my personal favourite; fashion finder. Clicking on this new tab will lead you to different sections of trends that are hot this season. Depending on your style, you can chose which section to click and it will show you all of the most stylish clothes from the chosen trend, giving you a choice from designer to bargain buys. Quick, easy and convenient when wanting to find something from a specific trend.

I’m only 5 ft, and any petite person out there will understand my frustration when trying to find clothes. Dresses are too long, bottoms are too baggy, and you look like your wearing your boyfriends shirt. ASOS are one of the few online shops who have realised this, dedicating a whole page for little people like me :). Some high street shops will offer clothes in petite, but have a very small collection to chose from. ASOS have a great petite selection in every category, stocking clothes that are available right down to a size 4!

ASOS’s own brand compromises of fashionable, in trend clothes which are bang on budget. Many of their clothes and accessories are influenced by celebrity style spots, which means you can steal the high end fashion look for a fraction of the price!

Many people tend to worry about buying online, including the price of delivery and returns. ASOS is one of the only fashion online shops that I have come across to offer free delivery AND returns! Not only this, but students get a further 10% discount with a valid NUS card!

ASOS has the ultimate budget attitude and is perfect for young, trendy students across the world!

 

BAGS Galore

24 Mar

Not quite sure what accessories you need to finish off the look of your new outfit?

Well, look no further. All you need is a cute summer handbag!

Bags are THE most important item this season. They are a very popular item with most women, as they can quickly make a simple outfit stand out. If you’re not confident with some of the new trends that are out this season, then don’t panic. Take a look at the following suggestions for handbags this summer, and you will be able to give off a trendy look without having to wear an outfit you’re not quite sure about.

Oversized bags.

Statements are really important this season. So what could be better than an oversized bag?

But why do we love them so much? Well, these are big bags (hence the name ‘OVERSIZED’), so it means that we can fit all of our stuff in them. I mean, c’mon, us women have a LOT of our own essentials. With a big bag, you don’t have the worry of cramming everything into a tiny little space. You can carry around everything you need with no worries!

If you’re feeling adventurous, choose a bag with an exotic print to make you stand out from the crowd. They help to give that extra ‘WOW’ factor to any plain looking outfit. However, make sure you match the prints accordingly… You don’t want to end up looking like your nan’s old curtains!


Black Floral Print Bag

£44.99

River Island

Warehouse Buckle Satchel

£40

asos.com

 

Black Monochrome Day Bag

£35

Miss Selfridge

Colours.

This season, you will be witnessing a lot of bright colours. If you really want to get noticed (in a good way of course!), pick a bright coloured bag. This is a great tip if you’re not confident with buying a bright item of clothing. Block colours are going to be very popular. If you don’t want to buy those neon trousers just for the sake of looking fashionable, then just grab a neon bag instead!

Again, making a statement is really important this summer, and a bright coloured bag can help you do just that. As must of us know, 70’s revival is going to be huge this summer, and this is exactly what bright coloured bags are inspired by.

Electric blue and bright orange are going to be massive colours for this particular season. And any other neon colours. But you can splash out with whatever colour you like… Pink, Orange, Green, Yellow… You name it, there will probably be a bag for it! Again, just make sure you match the colours accordingly. Looking like someone has just thrown random paint colours at you is NOT a good look.

Orange Contrast Leather Pushlock Satchel

£50

Topshop

Blue Crocodile Oversized Clutch

£34.99

River Island

River Island Vintage Across Body Bag

£25

asos.com

Clutch bags.

Even though big bags are in this summer, clutches are equally important. They are the perfect accessory for your summer party wear! Lets face it, you don’t want to be lugging around a huge bag all night. Personally, I think clutch bags are one of the cutest styles around. As well as looking cute, they’re just about big enough to fit in all your party essentials!

Frills and tassels seem to be making a big impact on clutch bags this summer, as well as all of our bright colours and patterned prints. The envelope bag is a popular style this season, and they come in a range of colours and styles. Animal print is going to be making its way back into the fashion world this summer, so you could grab a leopard print clutch bag to help bring out the ‘animal’ in you at night. So, go out there, grab yourself a pretty little clutch bag and get your dancing shoes on!

Twist Lock Clutch

£25

Topshop

Blue Floral Envelope Clutch

£15

Dorothy Perkins

Mock Snakeskin Envelope Clutch

£15.99

New Look

Shoulder/body bags.

These little numbers are another item that has been inspired by 70’s revival. The great thing about shoulder bags is that they look great in the day time, AND in the evening. It’s quite obvious from the name what these bags were made for… You wear them on your shoulders to help free up your hands. For example, wearing a shoulder bag when out on a long shopping trip means that you will have an extra bag to carry your shopping back. Result!

You can’t really go wrong with a shoulder or body bag – there are so many different styles out there that will suit everyone. They also come in different shapes and sizes. An oversized shoulder bag will probably be better for the day time, as it means that you can fit all of your essentials in one bag. Think back to this seasons idea of making a statement. With an oversized shoulder bag, you can do just that, as well as making it comfy to carry. However, elegant body bags are probably best with evening wear. Unlike clutches, you don’t have to constantly carry it in your hand for the whole night. Just sling it over your shoulder and voila! You can now party in comfort!

Woven Duffle Shoulder Bag

£34.99

New Look

Orange Leather Lock Cross Body Bag

£32

Topshop

ASOS Floral Metal Keeper Detail Satchet

£15

asos.com


So, what style handbag will you choose this summer? Well… Why not have one of each?

Go on, treat yourself!


High street trend spotter: Best bargains for Spring ’11

22 Mar

Yes! It’s  finally time to say goodbye to your fur coats and woolly hats, spring has arrived! This month, high street shops made room for this years great collection of clothes, shoes and swim-wear at affordable prices. Colour collisions, mad cap prints and 70’s chick that burst from the London catwalks to your local high street couldn’t be hotter.

This week, I have raided high street stores to check out the seasons latest trends and best buys that will guarantee to put you in the fashion limelight. No need to add to your credit card, all clothes, shoes and bags I have specifically picked out are under £50.00!

Here’s how to get the look!

Back to the 70s

£40.00
River Island

Mid wash denim chelsea girl pinny dress.

Tip: Denim playsuits, dungarees and cowgirl chic  got a 2011 update on the D&G catwalk. Mix with ginghams, tan accessories and cowboy boots or sandals to create a look from the runway!

 

 

£29.99
H&M

Imitaton leather strappy sandals with       platform.

Colours available: Coral (pictured), green,           cognac brown.

 

 

Print and boho vibe

£34.99
River Island

Orange ditsy print palazzo pants.

Palazzo pants are this seasons must have! Perfect for English spring weather!

Tip: Wear with a plain top to show off statement trousers, teamed with glasses and accessories.

Or…. If you want the full fashion vibe, follow 214 magazines advice:  “wear lots of  ditzy prints at once to give delicate a new meaning.”

 

 

£28.00 Set
Topshop
Navy vintage floral print bikini
Removable pads for sizes 6 to 16.

This is a personal favourite. The set replicas Australian swimwear brand ‘Seafolly’, and their range English rose. Costing over £100.00, this £28.00 set is a bargain!

Topshop also offer the same style bikini set without print and in colours such as red and black, take a look!

 

 

A rainbow of COLOUR.

£45.00
Asos.com
ASOS Epaulette skater dress

ASOS is not a high street shop, but the online clothes and fashion website is spot on with key trends, fast(and free) delivery worldwide and won’t break the bank!

Tip: Chanel’s fall 2010 and spring 2011               collection prove that you can make a bold statement by mixing bright colours. Key colours to mix: Orange and purple.

 

Trend Alert!!!
As seen at London Fashion Week.

£18.00
Dorothy Perkins
Green chain cross body bag.

Colours availables: Green(pictures), camel, ochre, berry.


Other trends to watch out for:  Denim, stripes and Swedish lace.

All of the clothes, shoes and bags above are available in the shops and online right now! So grab yourself a bargain and get into this seasons trends! Don’t forget to show your student ID at the tills of most outlets mentioned above (excluding H&M and River Island) to get 10% off!