I wanted to share what I got from a recent ASOS order. This is a bit different to past ASOS hauls I’ve shared where I’ve photographed the items in real life. This time I’m just sharing the images on the website; it saves time and I think the images ASOS show are great anyway. If anything was different than I perceived from the website images I will let you know. I ordered 7 items and sent 2 back, so I’m just going to share with you the 5 I kept and therefore the ones I recommend.
This red cotton sundress is so cute! It looks lovely on and is girly without being too girly (IMO). Red is an on trend colour and combined with the floral it is quite a statement. Also as this is cotton it will be breathable and comfortable in any hot weather we may, or may not, get this summer in the UK.
This long sleeved and ribbed top from Bershka is so cool and gives me retro vibes. With the chunky buttons on the sleeves it reminds me of something I wore in my childhood in the late 90s and early 00s. It is super comfortable and stretches wonderfully over your body to hug it. It is made from 92% cotton and 8% elastane so it has the stretch but is still breathable because of the cotton. Because it is ribbed and fits quite tightly to the body it will be perfect for layering under dungarees, pinafores or strappy dresses. Equally, it looks fab tucked into jeans, skirts or trousers. I love it and am wearing it as I type this!
This is a basic V neck tee from Bershka and I loved it because of the colour and because it is 100% organic cotton so again: breathable, hoorah. I got it in a size Small which is meant to be equivalent to a size 8 but it is fairly oversized and I might have preferred the size XS. Nonetheless, T-shirts like these are just handy to have if you want to wear some printed trousers or skirt on the bottom half, or for layering with a statement jacket.
Blazers are everywhere at the moment and I wanted to get back on board. I was big into blazers in 2011/2012 but then they somehow fell out of my style. I liked this one from Stradivarius and thought it’d be good for Spring because of the light colour. It also looks amazing with the vintage wash denim! It unfortunately has no cotton content and is primarily polyester like most blazers (I have seen some beautiful linen ones on ASOS lately though) but I can make an exception as it is a good price and it still feels nice quality. It fits nicely, albeit being slightly long on me but not enough to make me feel silly. I think I will style this very similarly to the model with blue jeans, plain top and a belt and then over time see what else in my wardrobe it works with.
I loved how these were styled on the model and I’m into wearing trousers at the moment, just as an occasional alternative to always wearing my favourite Urban Outfitters Axyl jeans. These are great because they have a stretchy waistband at the back – the comfort. They have pockets and feel nice quality despite being made of the dreaded polyester. As they are pin stripe trousers they are super versatile and can been worn smartly at work or casually day-to-day.
Thank you for reading and I hope I’ve inspired you a bit with these pieces.
Love Nicole xxxx