It’s no secret to anyone who knows me (or reads this blog) that I love ASOS. Highly coveted pieces, such as full midi skirts, are staples among the thousands of affordable fashion offerings on the site. With a cult-like following that includes almost every blogger on the planet and celebrities as well, the only thing that can make the ASOS shopping experience even sweeter is a sale. A big sale. 70% off to be exact. So here are my picks, and a few pieces that I own and love (spoiler alert: there is a lot of leather).
When I wore these outfits I felt somewhat confident I was portraying Spring/Summer ensembles. Loading them onto my laptop made me feel like they may belong to a cooler season, and should be worn in the Fall and Winter. Which can only mean one thing: Leather is one of those things that ultimately exists without the encumbrance of season. It can be successfully executed in any weather, any time of year. Some may drop it during the warmer months, but the almost incongruous feel it lends to Summer makes me want to wear it even more. An appropriate shoe helps ground this look and bring it back to your respective season. So swap the knits on top for something lighter, or wear this skin in a color, and it can look completely contemporary even when the temperature rises.
At the beginning of the year I waxed philosophical and posted a rainy day inspiration mélange in the hopes of lifting the gray spirit of the wet meteorological marathon we were experiencing. We are having a similar week now, and this post is not entirely on the same romantic note as the aforementioned, but simply a grateful ode to my raincoat, with whom I have grown considerably close to this week. It doesn’t seem to look like it will let up until the weekend, so to post pictures of sunshine and fluffy green grass seems futile and irksome; thus I am just going to go with it. Three consecutive days of rain is tiresome but to wear a beautiful weather-appropriate topper is the best medicine.
From all the spring sartorial essentials, the jacket is probably the most versatile and practical piece in your closet. With the power to complete and sharpen any outfit, whilst providing an obvious meteorological vantage point, it is a building block within the foundations of your wardrobe that should not be overlooked. As of late, I have been repeatedly reaching for a particular version of jacket in the utilitarian family: The cargo jacket. Maybe it is influenced by the fact that I still reminisce about the times when I used to wear my father’s old IDF uniform shirt in high school. Or it could just be that it is so manifestly cool, it willingly transforms any outfit into a street style star.
These are two outfits this week that I felt epitomized Spring in one way or another. I was trying to find the common thread between them, but I was unable to find anything concrete enough to give the topic any air. So after a short deliberation over the subject matter, I realized that the similarity between the two of them is simply their seasonal appropriateness. It is finally Spring, and as long awaited as it was, it was well worth it. And there are outfits to prove it.
The first ensemble is semi-reminiscent of the D&G Spring 2010 RTW collection, which featured humongous tiered skirts, denim shirts, and eyelet everywhere. The second features a current wardrobe favorite of mine: the sleeveless trench. It is incredibly versatile, and I plan on wearing it as long as the weather remains tepid enough for me to withstand the layering.