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Posted onDecember 6, 2013

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Q:  Hi Abby,

I REALLY love your style.

ASOS is having 30% off this week, and I see you often recommend the site. Any clothes on the site you would recommend as must haves (I tend to stick to basics and I don’t know how to shop for fashionable clothes while still staying in my “comfort zone”)?

-Shiri (posted here)

A:  Hi!  Thank you for your question!

ASOS is one of the most useful sites I have come upon, especially for their tznius (modest) fashion options.  Without knowing much about your style, I’ll suggest my best picks and you can email me at abby@alamodesty.com if you want further assistance.  I would love to hear from you!

ASOS has a wonderful selection of leather and midi skirts, and those items are my personal favorites.  They are easy to style, and can do no wrong;  they are so fashion-forward and on trend.  Here are a few of the items I am loving right now:

The Full Midi Skirt in Scuba is a beautiful length and fabric; Scuba is a great alternative to the classic fabrics, as it has bit of thickness and stretch to it.  If the scuba feels like it lies outside of your personal comfort zone, you can try the Midi Skirt in Jersey (which I am wearing HERE and HERE), or the WhitePepper PU Skirt if you’re interested in a (faux) leather version.  If you are feeling colorful you can try the Midi Skirt in Blue.  The Leather Midi Pencil Skirt is also one of my favorites and I actually have it, love it and wear it often.  You can keep it simple and chic with just a black or white button down shirt, or you can add some visual interest with a print or pop of color on top.  However you style this versatile piece, I would strongly suggest wearing it with some sort of a heel; the midi length skirt and pump are best friends, and their proportions play off of each other beautifully.  This A-Line Skirt in Faux Leather is another piece I have and you can see me wearing it in this post.  It has a very sharp cut, and don’t be fooled by the fact that it is faux-leather;  The quality is excellent, and the texture makes it special, with a pebbled effect.

I also like this Midi Length Dress as a staple for when you need to throw something on but still look flawlessly chic( there are similar versions, find them Here and Here).  Throwing on a leather jacket with this dress would add a little edge to this girly piece.  I love the juxtaposition between the feminine and rocker aesthetic.  I have this Leather Wiggle Midi Dress in Black and it is an amazing dress at an amazing price, especially for leather.  They make quite a few versions of this Wiggle Dress, and more are always coming out in different colors and fabrics.

I am a huge advocate of the classic staples in your wardrobe, and that includes blazers.  ASOS has great options in many cuts and colors.  I think the most integral versions are, of course, the black and the white blazers.  I really love their Slim Lapel Blazer in White Crepe; the  longer cut of the collar ensure it is more cool rather than corporate, which seems to be some women’s concern when it comes to blazers.  It comes in Black as well, and there are so many other options on the site.

I hope this was of help to you, and Happy Shopping!

xx

Abby

P.S. ASOS has a 10% discount for students, and you can sign up HERE!



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