TSSB Edit: Top 15 ASOS Swimsuits

By Sarah Redman & Georgia Thomas

This is TSSB’s first colab post so we hope you like it…

When summertime comes around most 20-somethings we know reach for the bikini – it’s simple, cheap, easy and you can even mix and match. So we thought we would step outside the box and dedicate a post to the cosy. No longer the black or blue sensible suit you used to wear when you learnt to swim; ASOS‘s collection offers something for everyone – different sizes, shapes and styles.

We have put together a collection of our favourite fifteen swimsuits on ASOS.com – trust us it took a while to narrow it down!

These are in no particular order – although we may have commented on those that are our personal favourites

1) American Apparel Tricot Maillot One Piece Swimsuit (RRP £31.00 – Sale price £22.00)

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First up is this American Apparel number – its simple and elegant, yet still has that ‘something a little different’ element thanks to the metallic colour and the plunging v.

2) ASOS Cross Front Wrap Halter Swimsuit (RRP £28.00)

ASOS cross front wrap £28.00

This one basically just looks like a bikini – but not split – just an intriguing wrap around in a fantastic pool side turquoise.

3) ASOS Deep Plunge Ruffle Swimsuit (RRP £35.00 – Sale price £25.00)

Asos deep plunge ruffle £35

A personal favourite of Sarah (R)

The coral colour compliments a tan and this cosy covers you up whilst the plunging v is eye catching and the ruffles are not just fabulous but could hid a multitude of sins.

4) ASOS Kaleidoscope Floral Lattice Cut Out Triangle Swimsuit (RRP £30.00)

ASOS Kaleidoscope £30

Weird tan line warning!

So much love for the pattern on this one and to be honest for the cut out too. It’s so quirky yet still girly and cute – although we think it might be struggle to put on if you’re not concentrating!

5) ASOS Leaf Print Cut Out Bandeau Swimsuit (RRP £32.00)

ASOS Leaf print cut out £32

A personal favourite of Georgia (T)

We are loving a strong print this summer and this tropical leaf print is on point. Combined with the ever popular cut out this is simple suit with a beach feel.

6) ASOS Monochrome Feather Print Swimsuit (RRP £32.00 – Sale price £22.00)

ASOS Monochrome Feather £32

A simpler style with a bolder cut out, this monochrome feather print cosy remains classic and stylish in an unobtrusive way.

7) ASOS Sunflower Cut Out Cupped Swimsuit (RRP £35.00 – Sale price £21.00)

ASOS Sunflower cut out £35

Another cut out – clearly the only way to go with your cosy. This one has a colourful floral print and can be worn with or without straps.

8) Bikini Lab Fringe Ferdinand Monokini Swimsuit (RRP £52.00)

Bikini lab fringed £52

A personal favourite from both of us

It’s safe to say we love the fringing on this particular cosy. The relaxed bohemian style is fun yet elegant and would also look great with shorts not just round the pool.

9) Juicy Couture Wildcat Print Zip Front Swimsuit (RRP £105.00)

Juicy couture aniamal £105

One for the animal lovers out there – this partially printed suit has a classic shape but still has lots of character.

10) Lolli Cake Walk Cut Out Bow One Piece Swimsuit (RRP £115.00)

Lolli Cake black bow £115

A personal favourite of Georgia (T) & Weird tan line warning!

Yeah it’s going to look weird when you take this off and just have a patch of tan on your stomach – but it’s super cute on and really who’s going to see?! It may be pain old black which seems to be steered away from when choosing a one piece but the bow leaves this cosy with a youthful feel.

11) New Look Twist Detail Swimsuit (RRP £19.99)

New Look black simple £19.99

Simple, elegant and classic. You can’t really go wrong with this one – its classic shape is also supportive and adjustable thanks to the halter-neck.

12) Oasis Digital Rose Print Swimsuit (RRP £45.00)

Oasis floral £45

A personal favourite of Sarah (R)

We think this is an awesome floral print on this structured Oasis suit. This classic style still manages to look modern and fresh with this pattern. A great cover up for someone with a classic style.

13) Panache D-G Chloe Pippa Bandeau Swimsuit (RRP £46.00 – Sale price £19.50)

Panache cute bandau £19.50

This suit is classic and demure, the cute pattern keeps the design playful whilst the coral band around the bandeau neck line gives this cosy a grown up feel.

14) Tommy Hilfiger Palm Springs Scuba Swimsuit (RRP £85.00 – Sale price £42.00)

Tommy Hilfiger scuba £85

Now this one is a little different, the look is more of an adjusted scuba suit but there is something for everyone on ASOS. The bright summer colours are eye catching and fun – and the chances someone else has the same suit as you?

15) We Are Handsome The Pantera Scoop One Piece Swimsuit (RRP £213.00 – Sale price £137.00)

We Are Handsome big cat £213

A personal favourite of Georgia (T)

Finally the boldest one on the list. This suit is quirky and completely different, plus everyone loves a big cat with beaut eyes!

What did you think of our edit? See anything you like? Let us know and leave a comment, Tweet us @thesarahsblog or post on our Facebook page.

(All photos were taken from ASOS.com and all links back to the products are with the photos)

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Summer colours

By Sarah Redman

This lovely little post contains a few outfits for my friend Georgia’s (of Life’s little Ponderings) 20th birthday!

I am loving this sunny weather and so are my girls. So for G’s birthday BBQ and night out we all chose summer brights for our outfits – sorry there are no full length photos (we may have been more focused on the Pimms than the photos).

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From L to R: Sarah Redman, Alicia Berman (AB), Georgia Plummer (GP)

I wore my new patterned crop top from New Look (Blue Tribal Print Crop Vest £5.99), AB wore a simple red cami from Miss Selfridge, while birthday girl GP wore a yellow tee from ASOS (Petite top in texture £22.00) and stunning a statement necklace from Zara (retailing between £19.99 & £29.99).

My outfit was completed with a nude body con skirt from H&M and wooden chunky heals from Clarks. AB wore a white skort also from Miss Selfridge (Origami skort £30.00) and her shoes were nude heals from Russell and Bromley. GP competed her look with a floral patterned skort from ASOS (Premium skort in bright floral £35.00) and some awesome wedges from Topshop (Wish Buckle Espadrilles Black £42.00). Yes they are on my wish list so I knew them straight away!

How are you styling your looks this summer? Is the brights trend for you? Let us know and leave a comment below, Tweet us @thesarahsblog or post on our Facebook page.

Tattoo trends

By Sarah Redman

Recently I have noticed there has been a small resurrection of the ‘Temporary Tattoo’ and this time they’re a bit different.

My first thought, I’m not going to lie, was oh please don’t be those annoying glittery transfer sticker things from way back when – as a 90’s kid I remember a few dodgy versions of the temporary tattoo which left you with a pealing mess after one wash. Not a fan.

My second thought was ohh awesome, I’m so awful with pain so to sit in the chair and actually get inked up sounds kinda like hell to me, no matter how lovely the outcome. This however has not stopped me doodling all over my wrists and hands the second I’m bored with a pen in my hand!

Earlier in the year I uploaded a small post concerning a new nail art trend. The cuticle tattoo. I have finally got my hands on some (as a small birthday treat to myself – £3.99 Bourjois Nail Tattoo Kit in Graphic from one of my favourites Asos.com – also available in Arty Tropics).

Forever unconventional, I decided cuticles were not enough for this product and got creative with a little pattern on my feet.

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What do you think of this new trend and my unconventional approach? Let us know and leave a comment, Tweet us @thesarahsblog or post on our Facebook page.

Outfit of the day

By Sarah Hugill

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For a smart but casual outfit for my work experience at Absolute Radio i’ve opted for what was my christmas present to myself, a maroon jumper complete with a fresh white shirt attached, from ASOS.

I then chose to wear my jeans courtesy of Topshop, an acid wash pair from the Leigh range. They provide a snug fit, despite the soft and comfortable material.

I then partnered the outfit with my new bag from River Island, you’ve gotta love an updated wardrobe after christmas! The bag is ideal, as when commuting up to London i’m not nearly knocking people out with an inconsiderate monstrosity on my back, that us short legged people hate on escalators! But this bag is spacious enough to fit in all my essentials and the contrast of black and gold makes it eye catching, adding style to any outfit.

 

Throw Back Thursday

By Sarah Redman

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Here is the studded shoulder of my favourite Topshop Jumper from Autumn / Winter 2012. I have dragged it back out for another season, its so warm, totally oversized and snuggly – despite the studs!

I have been rocking this look with skinny black jeans (ASOS) and black suede boots (Hoads), I chucked my pleather jacket (H&M) on to battle the cold and wacked out the dry shampoo (Batiste) and top knot.

Have you got any winter wardrobe staples from last year? Let us know and leave a comment below or Tweet us @thesarahsblog

Colour me green

By Sarah Redman
I recently acquired this fantastic concealer set; ‘No Show Camouflage Fix‘ from POP via asos.com from their flash beauty sale and have been loving the green redness corrector section. The green blends with your skin, changing red marks into the same colour as your skin, evening out your skin tone – great if you have problem skin or for when you get that one pesky spot just before a night out!

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With everything I buy, whilst i may love a brand or product, i am also a sucker for a bargain. So i am always combing the high street for a cheep version that still works, or a great offer on that product i love. For this product, whilst i cannot find a replacement that meets the standard set in being able to buy four different types on concealer in one, I have found a ‘Green Corrector Stick‘ from Natural Collection (boots.com) for only £1.99, bargain as this is the bit i use the most. Queue, me and Nicola running across to Boots after work and snapping up the last two there before they closed!

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(The green is more of a pastel colour than shown in the picture)
Are you a fan of a green concealer or will you be trying this out? Let us know and leave a comment or Tweet us @thesarahsblog

Outfits for the company blog awards

By Sarah Hugill

The Sarah’s style blog was extremely pleased to be invited to the Company Blog awards 2013, in partnership with New Look, as we were shortlisted for the best blogging duo!

Deciding what we were going to wear took some thinking, we wanted to make sure we were dressed appropriately for the occasion while still feeling comfortable and expressing our personal styles.

I took a trip to London… and yes you guessed it ended up in Topshop and was instanly attracted to a bright, heavily patterned, body-con mid dress. After trying it on I was sold. It was eye catching and fitted the description of my ideal outfit… as i’m sure many of you do, I get an idea of exactly what I want to buy before I even hit the shops.

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I teamed the dress with a leather jacket, from Red Herring, one so that I didn’t freeze and two because it gave a more edgy, less formal look.

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I wore a pair of simple, yet classic black wedges from New Look. I thought they would be comfy due to the wedge heel, but the platform is not large enough in my opinion to balance the height, but no pain no gain! Besides, I’m sure a pair of stilettos would have been more painful! I decided to match my shoes and a clutch bag, as my dress added enough colour to my outfit. I chose a black silk clutch bag, purchased from New Look, complimented by a large bow on the front as it fitted all the essentials I needed.

clutch bag

I then chose a silver necklace (also from New Look) which dressed up the outfit whilst not making it too over powering, as I was already in a fairly bold dress.

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Sarah Redman opted for an emerald green tunic dress from Asos, which Sarah decied to dress up with accessories.

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Sarah (R) wore adventurous peep- toe, blue and aqua shoes from Zara, which she managed to walk in pretty well… Lets just say I was less quick on my feet!

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Sarah brightened up her outfit with her clutch bag, which also matched her shoes (great minds think alike!) Her bag was from Biba, and do not be fooled, despite the clutch looking fairly small it was like a Mary Poppins moment. The amount of items that could fit within the bag was rather impressive, the material was fairly stretchy making it practical yet still stylish.

Sarah Redman's blue bag

Sarah teamed her dress with a classic black jacket from Miss Captain, giving a chic feel to her image.

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Sarah (R) never fails to wear a gorgeous ring, and for the blog awards there was no exception. The emerald stone matched her dress, while the amber stone contrasted adding extra interest to her outfit, a birthday present bought from a small boutique in the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.

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The necklace Sarah (R) chose was another gem from Zara, the sapphire, ruby red and light green stones added texture and dressed up Sarah (R)’s dress, adding to her elegant look.

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The whole experience of attending the blog awards was great, we are extremely grateful to all those who voted for us, it was amazing to be selected out of thousands of other fellow bloggers! Besides, it gave us an excuse to buy a whole new outfit – the bank account may have had a shock but we certainly had smiles on our faces!

What do you think of the outfits we chose – would you have worn something different? Let us know @thesarahsblog or leave us a comment below.

What I wore today

By Sarah Redman

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After a few days back working at the lovely Hoads and noticing my colleague Nicola’s style and lovely new purchases, I realised I have been neglecting my ever increasing collection of skirts. So today I have had a little rummage and found my new Primarny (Primark*) maxi skirt complete with thigh high split.
Whilst I love rocking the coloured skinnys as much as the next girl, the sun is out, even if only momentarily… And hey you can always wear tights!
I have teemed this statement block colour skirt with an old light jumper (Dorothy Perkins), statement necklace (Zara), summer sandals (Office), vintage belt (unknown designer) and of course my mandatory summer staple the denim jacket (H&M). Last but not least the Mulbs (Mulberry) #lovelovelove

*now on ASOS, combining the best of the online world with clothes a seven year old could afford to buy with their pocket money… Woop!

If you like this post or have been breathing new life into old or never worn clothes then let us know and leave a comment or Tweet us @thesarahsblog

A productive day:

By Sarah Redman

Nail polish Revision

Taking a break from a bad PA revision session and end up buying two Ciate nail kits and a mint green Asos shift dress… oops!

A girl can never have too much nail polish. Fact.

Any guilty purchases you are enjoying instead of revision at the moment?

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Spring / Summer 2013 Style Guide: Boden – Great British Style

By Sarah Redman

Boden - Great British Style

Boden – Great British Style

Loving this brand at the moment, having grown up with my mum wearing it most summers in France, I feel at home in its comfortable chic style.

Having accepted a few hammy downs recently (student budget) – personally i prefer to call it ‘vintage clothes my mum bought when she had more money than i probably ever will’… has a bit more of a ring to it don’t you think? I was happy to see this Jersey Maxi Dress (WH504) – £89.00 in their spring /summer range for 2013.

This style is so easy to wear and has been used for a similar dress a few seasons ago (vintage mum dress), last summer I wore with gold  sandals and a floppy hat, never belting as it is too much on the print – however with this SS13 number, there are two plain versions  which would work perfectly with a thin metallic belt, like this ASOS Metallic Aztec Metal Keeper Super Skinny Waist Belt – £6.00. Hey – you’ll have already bought the dress give your purse strings a break… besides we all love ASOS and aztec metal print is just a bonus!

Or if you are going all out Boden I suggest the following to mix and match as you wish:

  • Floppy Felt Hat (AD126) – £39.00
  • Metal Disk Necklace (AK212) – £29.00
  • Peep Toe Espadrilles (AR576) – £59.00 to £79.00
  • Chelsea Bag (AM170) – £149.00
  • Cat’s Eye Shades (AV063) – £49.00
  • Suede Demi-Wedges (AR574) – £69.00 (Please chose the bright blue if teeming with the black maxi – it’s summer – you can’t be head to toe black, not even in the evenings! Show a little skin or get your brights on)
  • Boho Boots (AZ162) – £110.00 (To be worn in England – where summer is never really summer) #TheSarahsLove #WeWant

Boden always have great summer essentials, for when it’s too hot to think of something ‘super awesome, totally chic, fashionable and now’ to wear – because seriously who has the time? I will be sporting a few pieces from them in my summer wardrobe for those days when i just feel like minimal accessorizing.

Boden Advert

Boden Advert

One more added bonus to Boden – If you are a first time buyer they will send you a FREE scarf worth £19.

My thoughts: It would be rude not to buy really…