As fashion week’s are now coming to an end do not despair. ASOS is having it’s very own fashion week with a lovely 20% off everyday. Each day represents a different trend for example, today on the men’s section its all about the 90’s trend, think “This Is England” All of those tracksuits and joggers mixed with sweatshirts and trainers. Over on the women’s they have 20% of the 80’s trend. So think ruffles and lots a bright colours. So keep yourself in the loop with what is happening over at ASOS and check back everyday as they have a different trend offer changing everyday. Head over now to find your deal:
So party season is upon us once more, which means the party outfits are out in force. I don’t really tend to follow trends, I just buy things that I love and mix it up with things I already own to give a classic yet trendy kind of style.
This year is no exception, I’ve put together a little video of my favourite looks that I have pulled out of my wardrobe. I’ve also taken a few photographs to break down the looks and showcase each look differently.
Outfit 1: Faux Fur Frenzy: Faux Fur Frenzy: While shopping on Asos one morning I stumbled across this faux fur stole which I thought just looked incredible and I instantly thought of how many outfits I could put with this accessory. Instantly my mind went to my black thrifted oversized blazer. Teaming the blazer up with a plain white shirt underneath also from Asos. Along with my peg tapered trousers also from ASOS. My shoes are from eBay and are very similar to a creeper style shoe. The stole has popper buttons to snap the stole together at the bottom like shown on my picture or you can just wear it loose and have it around a collar to show off your outfit a little more. As well as this colour they also have a black version to this which I shall link below with the one I’m wearing also. This outfit is a perfect outfit for an elegant night out or even just a formal dinner. One of my favourite dressed up outfits from the lookbook video I have done.
Outfit 2: Pastel: So some of you might of already seen some of my outfit from this particular outfit showcase. The suit I’m wearing is also the suit I wore to a wedding I attended this year ( The Wedding post) It’s a super skinny grey formal suit from ASOS. They have similar suits in different colours that are nearly the same. It’s a very tight-fitting, almost so tight it can just about get over my feet when I put the trousers on! Teaming this suit up with a pastel pink mini roll neck just gives it a different look instead of wearing a shirt underneath, and with it being cold it’s the perfect alternative to a shirt. My shoes, white monk strap shoes, are also from Asos but they no longer do these shoes anymore.
This outfit is perfect for a more formal setting that wearing a suit is more appropriate.
Outfit 3: Souvenir Jacket: So this year souvenir jackets has become a big thing. A jacket with an embroidered photograph on the back or the front have been deemed very popular among the fashion world which we will also see continuing into Spring and Summer 2017. The jacket I’m wearing is from Primark which only cost me £8, it is a women’s jacket, however I don’t really think you can tell. Even if it does have flowers on it as many of the men’s jackets also now have flowers which have been embroidered onto the jacket. Teaming this jacket with a formal penny collar shirt from Asos and a pair of pink trousers from Asos to bring the pink out of the jacket. As you all know I love a good bow and this one I made myself to give the outfit something a little different. My shoes are the shoes seen in the previous outfit which are from Asos.
Outfit 4: Tartan Take-down: I’m a big fan of Tartan and what a great time to wear it too, this close to Christmas. Topman always have an amazing selection of Tartan trousers or chinos. The super skinny chino type trouser I’m wearing in this outfit are in fact from Topman. Teaming it up with my collarless camel coat from Asos, that I adore. It comes out every single time there is a chill in the air. Camel will always be a colour that I deem very sophisticated and elegant. It’s a perfect addition to this outfit. Teaming all of this with a dark camel roll neck may seem a little weird but it actually seems to go so well. Then finally adding a Chelsea boot from New Look, just makes the outfit whole. This outfit is perfect for any occasion.
Check out my YouTube video that I showcase each and every outfit out:
So every year I get the same question asked me… “Luke, what would you like for Christmas?” To be honest, the boy who has every kind of fashion element to his wardrobe and I’m not really one for expensive cosmetics or things like that, So I must be a nightmare to buy for. Christmas for me is more about the giving, I love to give out things that people have wanted for so long. I take mental notes throughout the year and keep lists of what people have said they want, which comes very handy when it comes to Christmas. Presentation of how you give the present and what card you give is also a big thing for me. It has to be kept in the same aesthetic, all one theme. But I’ll do a different post about how I wrap presents and cards another time. For now here is my Wish List for Christmas as I’ve been made to do one!
- Zara Cape – Now, like I said in my video I found this cape a couple of weeks ago. Since then I’ve tried to track it down and nothing has come to light, I can’t find it anywhere. So this is a Zara Cape that I’d love but can’t find anywhere anymore.
- ASOS Suede Boot – I’ve never really loved suede as much as other materials but this year I’ve come to realise how smart looking they really are. Maybe, just a little impractical where I live out in the countryside but they would certainly look good with a killer outfit. From ASOS and at a reasonable price. Just what you want for a pair of boots for winter.
- ASOS Blanket Scarf – I love a good blanket scarf. Something to smother me on those cold winter days wins in my book. I have 4 already and alternate them with different coats every day for work so adding another one that would really go with my camel coat would be something I’d welcome any day of the week! At just £18 it’s a steal!
- River Island Bomber Jacket – This jacket should be number 1 on my list as it’s just stunning. The detailing on the collar is so superior to any bomber jacket I’ve seen. River Island always gets it right with their jackets and this one is no exception! At £75, it’s a little pricey for a Christmas present but it would be totally worth it.
- Topman Velvet Zip Through Shirt – Velvet is a big trend at the moment and is continuing to dominate the fashion world. Everything is velvet at the moment and Topman has got it right with this Zip through shirt. It comes in either the green which I love or the Burgundy (Link) A simple way to introduce the velvet trend into your wardrobe at a small price of just £35!
- M&S Fairisle PJs – These pj’s are to die for. I love anything with polar bears and a little bit of fair isle. Yes, they might be kids but I’m fortunate or unfortunate to fit into them. The prices vary as the size goes up but still a very reasonable price!
- ASOS Khaki Fedora – Anybody that knows will know I love a good hat and ASOS make amazing hats. Again dipping into a high trend at the moment which khaki, so it would be perfect to introduce this colour to your wardrobe with accessories instead of going the whole khaki clothing.
- Topman Roll Neck – Not mentioned on my video as I was silly to miss it out. But this Topman ribbed roll neck is what you need on those cold days in winter. A gorgeous colour and a reasonable price.
That concludes my Christmas wish-list, here is my video that goes into more depth about each product:
I’ve always been a big fan of Halloween. There’s nothing more I love to do than dress up and showcase my creativity. Year after year I’ve done many photoshoots with my siblings dressing them up in various costumes and taking them to various locations. But the last 2 years running I’ve to showcase my creativity by combining my love of Halloween and my love of fashion to create a fashion forward Halloween costumes. Last year I took it upon myself to make a Maleficent costume and do my own little photo shoot and video for my YouTube. It was the hardest photoshoot I’ve ever done as I was on my own. Trying to set the camera up for self-timer and not having a remote to set my camera off was so hard. I have many shots of me running away from the camera looking back with a weird look on my face. But after many attempts, I finally got the photograph which made my Maleficent shoot. To the left is my Maleficent favourite photograph and here is the link to my YouTube video featuring this look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCkXY27dwbA
This year I decided to go a little more subtle with the photography and just do something along the lines of Gothic Chic. The Wide Brim Fedora is a staple piece in my wardrobe. I always with every outfit check to see if it goes. 9 times out of 10 it does but I always feel I’d over do an outfit if I wear it. I purchased Superdrug’s Spray Hair Chalk in the colour of silver for my hair. It didn’t work the best and it flakes a lot so that didn’t work too well. My bat bow tie was purchased from ASOS and I added the two bits of ribbon coming from it. My blazer is thrifted from a charity shop, which you’ve most likely seen in my other outfit showcases and the shirt was also from ASOS. See, I can’t even put a Halloween look together without using ASOS. This look also features a carved pumpkin by my fabulous mother. Here is the photograph of my Gothic Chic look….
So with a year gone by within a blink of an eye, I can’t believe it’s time to start digging out my padded fur-lined bomber jackets, my trusty blanket scarves and the very Autumn and Winter friendly Chelsea boot. This outfit showcase is just that. Showcasing the best pieces I own that keep my warm through the cold and dark months of Autumn and Winter.
On Tuesday the 30th of September, I will be attending the wedding of my boyfriend’s cousin. It’s my first wedding as well as meeting the extended family of the boyfriend. I had to make sure I am dressed to impress. I searched high and low for a suit that would fit and most of all that I liked. Thank god for ASOS! I found this super skinny grey suit that’s perfect for a summer wedding. It’s a very tight fit and so light to wear, which is what you want for a summertime wedding.
The wedding is set in Richmond, a very picturesque little village just on the outskirts of London. Tom and I shall be driving down on Monday the 29th to attend our hotel and go out for a meal on the evening and a few drinks before the wedding. Then the wedding takes place on the 30th on the Tuesday we have to be there for 2pm. So breakfast in the morning, next to the river is a must. Then once the wedding celebrations are over we are to attend a wedding breakfast on Wednesday the 31st to celebrate their first day of marriage. I can’t tell you how excited I really am for this wedding. Not only is it my first wedding I’m attending but it’s the first time I’m going to be meeting a lot of Tom’s extended family. So I have to make sure I look my best!
The video below is a sneak preview of the suit I’ve picked out.
September the 25th marks a date that I never thought I’d be doing. It’s the date myself and my boyfriend are going to Venice for 5 nights. I’ve never been away with a partner before and it’s been a good 12 years since I went on a hot holiday. I know it might be 131 days away (not that I’m counting) But I’m already thinking of outfits and what we can do while we are there.
We’re staying just outside of Venice in a 4-star hotel, which is the nicest hotel I’ve ever seen in my life for the price range we’ve got it for. Here in this video, we go into more depth about what we want to do and how we decided to pick Venice.
So recently I’ve noticed myself liking things I wouldn’t normally like or even think twice about buying. I have a very “refined” style, always wearing smart trousers, a smart coat and very smart shoes to finish off my outfit. But lately, I’ve been looking at a much more casual and laid back style. Something I never thought I would suit. I’ve found myself lusting over longline hoodies with mid top white trainers and bomber jackets. All things I never thought I’d ever wear. But in true Quirkycurls style, I purchased a neoprene bomber jacket from ASOS which I instantly fell in love with as soon as I saw it. Anything neoprene and I’m on it. I want to try and break from being so refined and just to have a much more diverse style. I want to have more fun with what I wear and really change it up!
I can’t wait to style it up with a pink roll neck I’ve also purchased from Topman.
So as you might of read I was picked to style “The Wide Leg Jean” from ASOS. My golly did it prove hard. My floor has never seen so many clothes thrown onto it. After hours of trying to find the perfect outfit, I finally came across the perfect outfit. Throw on a striped ASOS roll neck and leather jacket and it instantly spoke to me. Teaming it up with my new converse like pumps and it was the perfect outfit. A laid back and casual outfit. Here’s a little video regarding the outfit…
So being an ASOS insider, there was a competition to be in the chance of being picked to style a new and upcoming style of denim for ASOS. They were going to choose 5 guys for this styling. They choose what style of denim to give the guys and then they have to style them in their ways of styling. They then have to upload this to Instagram, where also ASOS will feature on their Instagram and their website. I’m telling you this because I ONLY GOT PICKED!!!
The style of jean I’ve been given to style are something I thought I’d get and that’s wide leg jeans…. Yes very hard to try and style but I’m sure I can throw something together. Keep your eyes peeled for the style photo shoot and a little video I’m going to put together showcasing the outfit too.