For an occasion like this, you clearly want to be bang on trend whilst looking as though you've made an effort without looking too 'try hard' or overdressed.
With my premier account in hand, Asos is my number one stop for my fashion fixes. I've put together a couple of outfits, all of which you can find on Asos from the comfort of your own home (or your bed, if like me you don't intend on leaving it anytime soon!).
Statement embroidered jacket / Coated high waist jeggings / Vest with scooped back / Stud platform sandals / Leather clutch / Chunky spike necklace
Monochrome with a splash of colour is the theme for this outfit. The simple high waist coated jeggings with a casual loose fitting vest tucked in is completely transformed by the beautifully detailed statement jacket.
The jacket seems the perfect way to liven up the monochrome trend, playing around with textures and patterns with a splash of red for a truly bold statement. Want want want!
The scoop back detail of the vest adds a bit of interest should you need to take the jacket off and the neckline isn't too 'booby', nor is it too high- I think you need a bit of neck/collar bone flesh showing as the rest of you would be so covered up.
The platform sandals again allow for some flesh to be seen and the gold studded detail livens up your bottom half. An oversized clutch is always a must for smart/casual events, as you need to bring a fair amount with you (camera, compact umbrella, makeup for touch ups etc) but you definitely don't want to look as though you're smuggling in a small child. Prepared, but not too prepared. This clutch works great with the outfit as it sticks to the monochrome colour pallet yet brings in another subtle pattern- I love mixing patterns at the moment!
The spiked chunky necklace toughens up the top half, whilst bringing the whole outfit together.
Blazer in burgundy / Black skinny jeans / Skirt with scalloped collar / Multi buckle strapped wedges / Diamond beaded clutch / Three plain band rings
I love the clean cut lines of this outfit, with the warming colours of the blazer and clutch complimenting each other whilst the beading adds a small hint of pattern.
This tailored blazer is such a simple piece to layer up over a monochrome base. The long line cut makes it different to most blazers I've seen and gives the whole outfit that effortless 'I've just thrown this on' feel.
Asos had already paired the high wasted skinnies and white shirt together on the model. The scalloped collar is a subtle contrast to the straight cut of the blazer, yet enough detail to not have to wear a statement necklace, in-keeping with the 'effortlessly minimal' theme.
I struggled finding the patterned platforms that I had in mind, but the oversized diamond beaded clutch adds just the right amount of detail, whilst bringing in another warm shade. I'm a firm believer that you can never have too many gold accessories and as there isn't a necklace present (new territory for me), I've picked out bold gold rings that are worn next to each other, adding a statement yet keeping in simple.
I love all four of these options that can be layered on top of anyone of the outfits I've mentioned. Number 3, the longline chevron fur coat absolutely NEEDS to be mine! Although it's in the sale, I'm struggling to justify buying it as I already own two fur coats and spring/summer is fast approaching but I'm not sure I'll be able to hold off- it's beautiful!
I've come to quickly realise that this post could actually be never ending; Asos have too many amazing garments that can easily be thrown together to create killer outfits. I must stop here before I end up purchasing half of Asos with the money that I really do not have (downside of being a student)! I really think the failproof equation is trousers/casual top/ blazer or jacket/ heels or wedges/ clutch & bold accessories, especially for an event such as LFW.
To all of you attending, I hope you have a lovely time and I'm looking forward to reading all of the blog posts!