Save or Splurge?
We spoke to ASOS stylists about how to wear
the latest trends, whatever your budget
It's February and there are two kinds of people; the ones who can afford to strut into lectures looking like Kim K, and the ones who've had their dream pair of Reeboks sitting in their shopping basket for two months.
So whether you're a saver or a splurger, we asked ASOS stylists how to stay on-trend, whatever your budget.
Meet the stylists
Letty: We’ve seen a resurgence of branding and logos in high-end fashion. This trend involves combining bright colours and bold text. It's all about instant impact and can be easily achieved.
The splurge option – House of Holland Let's Get Loaded Hoodie
Letty: A hoodie is still a really key piece that everyone needs. This item has that big logo theme, the colour is really on-trend, and it's by a really premium brand.
Letty: You can easily tap into this trend with staple pieces like logo t-shirts. There's an abundance of cool brands to choose from and most have championed this iconic logo style.
The save option – Champion Crewneck T-Shirt With Script Logo
Letty: This t-shirt has a really fresh colour scheme – five years ago Champion was a bit of an uncool brand, but now it's everywhere. This top is a great price and it's perfect as a laid back look for a lecture.
Gini wears: Champion Crewneck T-Shirt With Script Logo (£35), Tommy Jeans Tracksuit Pant With Taping (£85), Adidas Originals Stan Smith Trainers In White And Navy (£80)
Letty: Block colours and iconic patterns have made a huge comeback. Wearing recognisable logos and bold colours shows your affinity with a particular brand.
The splurge option – Tommy Jeans 90's Capsule Colourblock Backpack In Navy/Red
Letty: The Tommy logo paired with the colours and stripes enables this backpack to encompass Logo-Mania but is also really practical. It has the power to lift a simple look and could be worn on campus daily.
Pierre wears: Tommy Jeans 90's Capsule Colourblock Backpack In Navy/Red (£115), Adidas Originals Nova Wrap Around Joggers In Navy (£63), ASOS Oversized T-Shirt In White (£6.50)
Will: Although monochrome has always been popular, bright colours are a key element of this trend. Wearing colour allows for more experimentation and will really stand out on campus.
The save option – Puma T7 Bboy Joggers In Red
Will: These joggers are functional but still have a fashionable impact. The colour is perfect for this trend and can be paired with simple items like t-shirts or sweatshirts.
Pierre wears: Puma T7 Bboy Joggers In Red (£60), ASOS Tracksuit Track Jacket In Velour With Poly Tricot Panel (£55), Reebok NPC II Trainers In White (£65)
Letty: In the past year, we've seen the demise of skate-wear and the rise of sports-based clothing across all walks of fashion. This trend focuses on pairing sports-wear with smarter pieces like tailored coats.
It's practical without looking slobby and can be worn to uni, but equally on a night out or a date.
The splurge option – Maharishi Woven Joggers In Blue With Small Logo
Letty: If you're looking for a comfortable but smart outfit, these tracksuit bottoms give a clean, high fashion look. The colour goes with anything and they're high quality so they'll last a long time.
Will: This trend isn’t going anywhere fast, so it's worth investing in some more premium items.
Letty: The key to this trend is smartening up sports gear, so going for vintage patterning and a slick colour scheme will give a more mature look.
The save option – ASOS Oversized Checked Puffer Jacket In Navy
Will: This puffer doesn't look anywhere near as cheap as it is. The check makes a statement and it’s also really practical for winter days at uni. Functionality is key to this trend.
Letty: It can be easily matched with tailored trousers and would work as an evening look.
Letty: Cow print, denim and leather – the fascination with Americana is still going strong. This trend is centered around Wild West clothing, worn in a modern way. It's 2018's answer to the cowgirl.
The splurge option – ASOS Leather Jacket with Western Fringing
Will: This jacket is a heroic, strong piece for people who are looking to impress. It could be paired with basics like a denim skirt or jeans, and has the ability to liven up an everyday look.
Gini wears: ASOS Leather Jacket with Western Fringing (£160), Fashion Union Western Shirt In Ditsy Floral With Fringing (£30), ASOS Denim Pelmet Skirt in Midwash Blue (£22) Vagabond Olivia Cherry Red Leather Ankle Boots (£100)
Will: The other great thing about this trend is the practicality of it. Materials like denim and leather are more durable and can be worn throughout the year.
The save option – ASOS Denim Jacket in Cow Print
Letty: This jacket is perfect for someone with less of a budget but who still wants to tap into this trend. Because it's denim, it's wearable and versatile – it could be worn to a festival as well as on a night out, and makes a statement without looking too brash.
Gini wears: ASOS Denim Jacket in Cow Print (£45), STYLENANDA High Neck Top With Frill And Half Zip (£40), ASOS FARLEIGH High Waist Slim Mom Jeans in Prince Wash (£32), ASOS FRANCO Western Sliders (£22)