Tag: asos tall

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Ok, here’s the deal. The past few years I feel like I have really come to terms with my personal style. If I’m being really honest, of course I’ve questioned my own style every now and then. Am I ‘cool’ enough? Who wants to look […]

LOOK! I’M WEARING DUNGAREES!

LOOK! I’M WEARING DUNGAREES!

Meet our new car! No, I’m kidding. Wish it were though, but for now we only decided to use it as a prop for today’s outfit post. Pretty cool, huh? Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your holidays as much as I did and ended 2015 […]

DENIM SKIRT

DENIM SKIRT

Finally! Time for big knits! I stocked up on chunky knitted jumpers like my life depended on it, and then it turned out way to warm to wear them. Until now. And I love it. This black number can literally be worn with everything I own – that’s exactly what I’ll be doing this Winter – but for know I liked to pair it with that denim skirt I bought for Summer (but only wore once..) and those amazing red-heeled boots I received a little while ago. Hats make everything in life better – not kidding – so to hide my bad hair day, I planted this fancy number on top of my head: good to go. Hope you have a nice start of the week, make it a good one.

Huge knit – H&M / Skirt – Asos / Boots – Topshop / Hat – Asos / Bag – A.P.C.

NOTTING HILL

NOTTING HILL

Spending a weekend in London means: an endless list of things I want to do and see, but end up doing lots of other stuff than I had planned for. Ah well, when visiting cities abroad I always like to just go with the flow. […]

THAT COSY GREY COAT

THAT COSY GREY COAT

New week, new outfit! This is the first out of many looks I created with the items I added to the wardrobe (read all about that here). Nothing too special as it seems, but what makes this outfit very special to me is that the […]

5X UPGRADE YOUR WARDROBE

5X UPGRADE YOUR WARDROBE

Asos has always been one of my go to webshop for literally any occasion. As soon as it starts getting just a little bit colder, I already start putting together my wish list full of big and chunky knits. Wedding to attend? Asos. In need of a new pair of shoes for that fancy party? Asos. I found out many of my friends are doing the same, but unfortunately weren’t that aware of Asos’ Tall collection. For me, as a tall girl, this part of the webshop is usually the first part I check out (just like the Asos White and New In section).

New seasons always scream for a wardrobe check and even though I’m definitely not tired of mine yet – I like to think I really know what I like and what suits my personal style – I think it’s about time I add a little extra ‘oompf’ to the closet. Different silhouettes, adding some warmer tones (do I see brown hues? Gosh!) and new fabrics. I put together a few tips that helped me to just add a little extra to the closet without having to get an entire new wardrobe, they might come in handy for you as well. Here we go:

1. New texture, familiar colour.
By getting something in a colour you certainly wear a lot, but in a texture that’s completely different you prevent yourself from going out of your comfort zone too much and ending up with a bad bargain. I added a grey (LOVE GREY!) but fluffy (I’m usually not that much into all kinds of fluffiness) coat from the Tall collection. Great thing about this one is that I bought it one size too big for a nice and comfy oversized fit and because I got it a the Tall section, I finally don’t necessarily need to roll up the sleeves to hide the fact that they are too short, because well.. they’re not. Yay! Playing with textures like this one can transform a quite formal look to a much mure cosy and playful look instantly. And let’s be honest: it’s nice to look huggable for a change ;)

2. Turn your #tallgirlproblems into #tallgirlbenefits
What I noticed is that even though I’m kind of an in-between-sized girl (neither supermodel sized, nor really plus-sized), I am tall and not very petite framed. I blame my super Dutch genes. Most of the times, clothes that are meant to be nice and oversized, don’t look as oversized as I would want them to be, because I’m just too tall/broad shouldered/big breated (yup..) to make the clothes hang on my body the way I like them to. My secret? Try Asos’ Curve collection. Even though you might think their smallest size (18) is going to be too big for you, you might be surprised! At least, I was. I usually wear a size L/40/14) in most of my clothes and I like to wear my clothes quite roomy. So when I tried a few of the Curve items, especially tops or stuff that isn’t supposed to be very fitted anyway, I was pleasantly surprised that I could pull these items off! This might not be the best tip for those who are tall and smaller-boned than I am, but as I know many of my readers aren’t all size 0’s, this might be a great tip for you too.

3. New silhouettes.
If you’d bump into me running across the canals of Amsterdam, you’d probably see my wearing my uniform: skinny jeans and over oversized knit/sweater, or black smart trouwers with a large shirt. Even though I’m not always very comfortable with showing this, I actually have a quite feminine body that does lend itself for dressing up slightly more feminine than I tend to do now. That’s why I added 2 (!) of these cute but cool pinafores (did you know these things were called like that?) to the collection. One in grey denim and one in tan suede. Besides that I fell for a suede button front mini skirt in black and finally found a black pair of dungarees I’ve been wanting to find for ages, but always seem to be to short for my upper body.. Wedgie alert! Not cool.

4. Fringe.
Fringes. They have never really been my fave, but somehow they’re growing on me and paired with a all black outfit, my trusty old hat and a good pair of boots this fringed suede jacket can really spice up my usually very clean outfits instantly. Let’s give them a try, outfit shots will follow soon.

5. Consider – or re-consider – print.
Besides the occasional breton stripe, I’ve never been a huge fan of prints. So adding a quite bold printed coat to the collection might be a tricky one, especially when it’s green and navy and not the usual black and white. But hey, it’s oversized (it’s huge actually), it’s warm, it’s comfortable so in fact: this coat is super me and will probably only amplify the rest of my monochrome wardrobe. This one is by Asos White by the way.

So I really hope this has been helpful, at least it helped me to look at my wardrobe from a whole new perspective, makes me wanna create very different outfits so in fact it feels like I’ve got a very upgraded wardrobe by only adding a few new items. One of the down sides: with all the new possibilities I’ve gotten very much into the mood for trying new things, so the hunt for a few more extra items has started. I’ll share a wish list soon if you like.