Tag Archives: Clothing

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!

 

TGIF! Your weekend look-whatever the occasion!

25 Mar

This coming Sunday will be the longest day of the year, which means one more hour of sunshine…yay! With warm weather and brilliant sunshine forecast, there’s nothing better then spending your weekend shopping during the day, and showing off your new clothes at night!

Whether you are out partying with friends, or having a romantic dinner with the boyfriend, I have put together a number of great outfits to wear on different occasions which are not only on trend, but outfits that you can wear time andtime again leading into the summer!

All of my chosen outfits are from high street stores, and like last time I have stuck to the £50.00 per item budget! There’s nothing better then having a bit of extra money left over time!

The club scene

OK, so we’ve only just about tiptoed into spring, and definitely not in the hot summer months! But, true to the British style, when a little bit of sun comes out….why not have a bit of skin showing?!(Don’t forget to top up on the tan though!)

When your hitting the clubs this weekend, dare to bare, and show a bit of leg! If your not quite there yet, team a cute dress or long top with a thick pair of tights and heels!

The outfits


£30.00

Topshop
Multi Floral Button Back Shell Top

Every wardrobe must have a printed, floral top! Wear your hair up with matching makeup to really bring out the colours of the top!
Key trends: Prints and colour pop.

 

Bargain of the week!

£3.99
H&M
Black figure hugging skirt

Another must-have all year round.

 

 

 


£38.00
Very.co.uk By Fearne Cotton
Dutti Platform shoes

Bold colours are a great trend this season, and as we mentioned in a recent post, these shoes by Fearne Cotton are spot on trend. The orange works great with the colours in the top, and brings the whole outfit to life!

 

Or, If your not quite ready to show off your legs….


£40.00
Topshop
Cream Embroidered  Bow Blouse

This is my favorite! The Swedish Lace top looks sophisticated on, and is long enough to get away with wearing tights. Part your hair in the middle with plaits on the side to create the gorgeous boho spring look.

 

£1.50
Primark
Whenever you are looking for simple items of clothing like tights or leggings, never venture further then your trusty Primark!
Add these tights to your outfit to look effortlessly gorgeous.


£17.99 (+£2.99 p+p)
Ebay.co.uk
Black wedge ankle boots

It’s hard to find fashionable shoes at good prices, thats why I love Ebay! These new wedges are a great statement piece to finish off the gorgeous boho outfit.

 

The dinner scene

Planning to go for dinner with your loved ones? Whether its with friends, family or your boyfriend/girlfriend the trick is to have effortless fashion! Try wearing a simple dress with a pair of heels, or some skinny jeans with a glam top. Add some toned down, natural shades of make-up and voilà! Here’s a few of my favourites…


£46.00
Topshop
Peach Sleeveless  Tuck Detail Dress

This simple dress tucks you in, in all the right places and makes your body look fab! Great for going out to dinner, the high neck line and tuck detail brings out the trend in you!

 


£20.00
Linzi Shoes
Modesta Satin Heels

The black court shoes let’s the dress do the talking, and makes your legs look slim and slender. Match the dress with a black skinny waist belt to create a sophisticated, classy look.

Or, If it is too cold to show off those pins…


£42.00
Miss Selfridge
Cream Flower Embellished Top

A great dinner top to add some glamour to your outfit.  Remember, when you are sitting down, it is all about what you are wearing on top!

 


£24.90
Mango
Black Skinny Jeans

These basic black skinny’s will make your legs look long and slender. A great bargain too!

Sale £30.00
Asos.com
Peaches Seude Platforms in the style of Cheryl Cole.

The suede super high heels bring out the different textures in the outfit.

 

The cinema scene

Sometimes I love nothing more than chilling out in front of the big screen with a tub of popcorn! If your off to the cinema this weekend, the key is to wear comfy clothes…I hate it when people walk in as if they are off to a nightclub!The colour for casual this season is nude. There are some great trousers and casual shorts available in the shops now, team with a comfy T or vest and your ready to relax for a few hours without fidgeting!(Remember to bring a cardigan or jumper, the cinema can get a little chilly!)

£18.00
Topshop
White Tiered Tee

To create the look, tuck in top to shorts (leaving the tee a little baggy) and add this seasons Aztec jewellery.

 

 


£34.00

Miss Selfridge
Tan Suedette Short

I love these! Effortlessly chick and screaming the Aztec trend, but casual and comfy enough to watch a film in!

 

 


£29.99

River Island
Red Feather Sandals

River Island has a great collection of sandals this season, and their feather sandals finish this Aztec look with casual perfection.

 

If your local cinema enjoys leaving the aircon on…



£29.99

River Island
Camel Silk Vest

This 70s style over sized vest is great to wear on any occasion, team with a statement necklace to add texture to the overall look.

 

 


£42.00
Topshop
Camel Paper Waistband Belted Tapered Trousers.

Everyone needs a pair of casual, light pants. As hot as it may get, it will always be a little nippy during the night! Mix beige colours to give out a casual but trendy vibe.

 



£15.00

Linzi Shoes
Lilia Red Aztec Sandal

Finish the outfit by adding a splash of colour. The red ovals work great with matching jewellery.

 

 

There you go girls! Everyone can look fab, whatever the budget! Have fun and enjoy the sun this weekend, lets keep our fingers crossed that we can ditch our scarves and hats till fall! Don’t Forget to look out for a bargain this weekend! Online sales are starting, which means it will soon hit the stores!

Style tweaks to steal from Paris fashion week runway

21 Mar

1.Team a black skirt with a bright oversized shirt
YSL
2. Wear rolled up leather leggings
Balmain

Leather leggings, £19.99 H&M

3. Wear an evening flat


Chloe Vernis

Jewelled pumps,£77 www.designerdesirables.com

4. Carry a shoulder bag

Christian Dior
Suede chain bag, £155 Russel & Bromley

5. Choose big colourful waist belts
Alexander McQueen
 


Oscar de la Renta, Available at Net-a-porter.com

6. Put on your boyfriend blazer

Dries VonNoten

Black boyfriend blazer, £65 Warehouse

7. Wear a straw hat
Hermes


Straw Fedora hat
, £15.00  Available at asos.com

8. Indulge your girlie side with flowers

Dolce and Gabbana

Gipsy Floral Midi dress, £26.99 New Look