Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Shoeniverse Style Challenge - Shopping the @ASOS Sale Bargains

I had a long look at the @ASOS sale at the weekend and wanted to write a post incorporating an item from each section of the womenswear, just typing together my top picks as a style challenge - this makes for a fantastic capsule wardrobe for SS15. See below for more information on each of the pieces (and happy shopping)!

Only Sleeveless Cami With Ruffle Front

Danish high street brand Only brings forth a casual, feminine collection of classic denim, bold print tees and vests in true Scandinavian style. Expect skinny jeans and jeggings in classic indigo and on-trend coloured washes, jersey separates and lightweight knitwear with a cool, urban aesthetic.

Warehouse Sequin Jogger

Delivering seasonal trends for the high street, Warehouse offer a collection of directional pieces, with vibrant prints and clean cut tailoring channelling the brand's signature style. Statement party dresses sit alongside classic wardrobe staples, all complemented by a key range of jewellery and accessories, including an exclusive edit of three satchel bags.

Ganni Leather Mini Skirt

Danish label Ganni work with an aim to create wardrobe classics for the independent woman. Working as a creative hub, no one designer is behind the label, with the concept being driven by a talented team of designers and artists. Not dictated by trends; simple shapes are deconstructed creating a powerful combination of classic and contemporary with a unique twist. An online exclusive to ASOS sees Ganni adding a directional footwear collection to complement their main range; expect ankle boots, contemporary flats and block heels.

Forever Unique Natalie Dress with Sheer Sleeves

Obsessed with glitzy embellishment and standout silhouettes, Forever Unique offers the ultimate in evening wear with their collection of dresses. Sampling luxurious fabrics, with a focus on intricate handwork, look to elegant pencil and prom dresses. Their classic bandage dress remains a firm favourite, available in eye-popping brights, soft sherbets and sleek monochrome.

Miista Lily Leather Ankle Strap Block Heeled Sandals

Bringing something a little different to our feet, hot London footwear label Miista was founded by London College of Fashion alumni Laura Villasenin. Directional and with its roots firmly set in East London's taste-making district Hackney, the label channels an independent yet carefully considered aesthetic. Look to an offbeat collection of crafted leather ankle boots, mesh heeled sandals and Perspex heeled court shoes.

Doma Moto Leather Jacket with Detachable Hood

  • Mid-weight supple leather
  • Removable thick jersey hood
  • Zip through front
  • Slant zip pockets
  • Zipped cuffs
  • Regular fit - true to size
  • Dry clean
  • 100% Real Leather

Monday, 27 April 2015

Shoeniverse Loves... Free People Dark Horse White Flat Ankle Boots

These gorgeous Free People Dark Horse White Flat Ankle Boots are new in at ASOS, and I just had to feature them! They are a little more pricey than some of the shoes that ASOS sell (these will set you back £168) but because they are both neutral and classic, and they do not have any kind of gimmick or weather constraints, they are something of a classic staple. You could wear them on casual days for years to come.

I adore it when you buy new shoes and they look to be pre-worn, pre-loved and even (dare I say it?) a little grubby. I think that having that kind of grunge / goth aspect to casual "off duty" shoes is a must-have - and these have a finish that fits that bill perfectly. They are distressed to perfection, making sure that you don't have to wait for a few weeks of wear for them to look lived in. The stretch inserts paired with the 100% real leather upper should ensure comfort from their first wear. They even have sport an easy to wear anywhere low block heel. With a slip on style and soft almond shaped toe, these will look as good with jeans or floral shorts until the weather really starts to heat up.

Effortlessly cool. Would you add them to your shoe collection?