Month: June 2017

rubbersouled dresses for non-feminine edgy girls

ASOS Summer 2017 Lust List

Ahh, summer. Most people’s favourite season that I cannot even fathom. This is probably due to the fact that I grew up in a tropical country where it’s 30 degrees celcius 24/7, 365 days a year. That also means that I am not necessarily ‘used to’ / always exposed to heat, because we have air conditioners everywhere we go. But folks, the average person in England does not have that luxury. So I am not used to it, at all! On top of that, I always go home every summer, so I don’t actually have that much exciting summer clothing in my London flat.

This could only mean one thing: getting sucked into the abyss that is ASOS. Which I’m sure you can all relate.

Now I don’t got that much money in my account, so I can’t even afford half of what I want. I was so excited to have these clothes so I can post more looks on my blog and other social media, but nah. It’s just not realistic when you live in London and want to eat a bowl of crispy duck ramen every single week. So I thought I would share with you some of my top picks on ASOS to give my wardrobe a bit of a Summer update. Many of them are on sale as well, so prepare your wallets!!

Dresses

rubbersouled dresses for non-feminine edgy girls

If you watched my video on How to Dress for British Springtime, you will notice that I am suddenly really into dresses. I really cannot be bothered to make an effort to look stylish in summer because it’s too hot for stylish clothing!! But dresses solve this problem!

For the longest time, I wasn’t a fan of dresses at all because I think they are too girly for me. That’s why the dresses that I picked are for you girls out there that may have a slightly edgier style.

The first one is a bit of an edgy dress, I love the mix of prints and the different cuts, which definitely degrades the femininity of a dress. I am also very into smock dresses because it just gives off a playful vibe, and the pattern combined with the colours make it pretty different for a dress. The next one is probably one of the girliest but I love it because it has that ruffle flower detail on top. The gingham doesn’t stop there with this cute spin on an off the shoulder dress. And last but not least is this completely transparent pink dress that I think just looks so cool and grungy, I’m in awe. I’m so sorry though but this one is sold out 😦

Tops

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I gotta say this section isn’t as exciting as the dresses part but I’m not usually too into summer tops for some reason. I’ve tried to find cute ones that I think I would like to wear throughout the years but I do struggle.

I am not too sure I would get a lot of wear out of the first one but I like how it’s one shoulder (instead of completely off-the-shoulder) and connected by a choker detail on the neck. I am sure each one of you have seen the second one though because so many vloggers have mentioned it recently, so it was sold out for a while. But now it’s back in stock!! Lastly, this red top is SO simple, I know. But I do want something simple that I can chuck on every week and not get too bored of it. You know what I mean?

Bottoms: Jeans and Footwear

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I’ve been on the hunt for a light wash, straight-leg jeans that needs to be cropped at the most perfect place. But I think a light wash is just perfect for the bright summer months. If you are after something a little bit more different than a classic pair of jeans, I am obsessed with these dusky pink ones. Footwear-wise, I am lusting over this black and white rope sandals. I am very much into chunky footwear and I still translate that in summer. Though ropes can theoretically look more summery and feminine, the colour as well as the platform just transforms the sandals to be more… cutting edge lol. Now, the last one isn’t an ugly pair of flat shoes, they are actually SOCKS! How cool are they?! I can imagine myself wearing them with some doc martens, or if flat shoes are your thing then by all means go for it! It’s just more versatile than buying a straight up lacey/ribbony ballerina shoes that are everywhere nowadays.

 

I really hope you enjoy my picks, I actually really enjoyed writing this post!

Let me know which ones you are planning to dump into your basket or lust over with me!

 

rubbersouled band tee tshirt styling effortless

go-to outfit.

 

Zara leather jacket | H&M ripped jeans
Converse 70s style | Gianfranco Ferre cross-body bag

We all have those days where we just don’t know what to wear (well, for me, this is most days of my life). This was an example of one of those many days. In this particular outfit, I seem to have combined ALL of the most basic of pieces that I pick up every single week. Wear them altogether, et voila, the solution to all your worries! You get the easiest, most effortless outfit.


rubbersouled band tee tshirt styling effortless
rubbersouled band tee tshirt styling effortless

Band t-shirt

I always gravitate towards my band t-shirts when this happens. And to be completely honest, also when I want to be comfortable or when I want to look cool… or all three! A band tee, to me, is just the stone that kills the two birds. Or in this case, three.

I love this Bowie t-shirt that my boyfriend spotted in Manchester.

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(Ripped) Jeans

Throw on a pair of ripped jeans, and you are literally sorted. I have been obsessed with these ones from H&M that I picked up a couple of months ago. Describing these jeans actually sound like the perfect jeans to me – cropped, relaxed, straight-leg fit with (uniquely shaped) rips. If I am completely honest, I do wish it’s like a couple of cm’s shorter. But I think that’s my unrealistic-taste-in-trousers’ fault. I always want everything cropped but I don’t quite have the height for it.

rubbersouled band tee tshirt styling effortless

Leather Jacket

With this sort of rock and roll-ish outfit, doesn’t it just make the most perfect sense to pair it with a leather jacket? I chose this particular, more long-line leather jacket because I tried to match the length to the t-shirt. It just adds a hint of interest to an outfit.

rubbersouled band tee tshirt styling effortless

Converse

If I could give an award for a pair of shoes, I would give it to the classic, high top chucks. If I could marry a pair of shoes, I would marry the classic, high top chucks. The actual simplest pair of shoes that can magically transform an outfit, in a way.

I’ve been in love with these 70s style ones, though. It has a thicker sole and overall just so much more comfortable than the usual??! Magic.