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STAFF STYLE

ASOSERS ON STYLE, WORK & BLACK PRIDE

For our October edition of Staff Style, we celebrated Black History Month with fellow Black ASOSers 🙌🏽 Scroll on for some fire ASOS DESIGN 'fits, serious style inspo and the lowdown on their careers, must-have items for autumn/winter and why they're proud to be Black. Oh, and don't forget to shop their looks below, too!

Kamaria stands against a grey wall in a black blouse with a single button, black mini skirt and black heeled boots | ASOS Style Feed

KAMARIA (SHE/HER), JUNIOR SHOOT OPERATIONS SCHEDULER

How would you describe your style?
A 90s/00s babe 💫 A lot of my style is influenced from that era. Having short hair helps me with my personal style, too.
What makes you proud to be Black?
Have you seen us?! Black is soo beautiful. We’re radiant. We glow in the sun; our skin is ‘just like pearls’, as Beyoncé says. The fact that we’ve contributed to so much success in this world, recognised or not, makes me proud. The fact that I can say I’m a Black woman makes me proud.
Must-have item for autumn/winter?
A hat! As I’m rocking short hair, hats are essential, especially in the UK.

On Kamaria:

ASOS DESIGN satin shirt, £28.00

ASOS DESIGN low rise mini, £25.00 

ASOS DESIGN wide fit boots, £75.00

Charis stands on a road in a mesh purple long-sleeve top with a swirl print, black leather-look trousers and black chunky boots | ASOS Style Feed

CHARIS (SHE/HER), JUNIOR STYLIST

What do you do at ASOS, and what are your career plans?
As a stylist in the ASOS Studios, I work on all e-com imagery and in-house shoots. As well as styling for ASOS DESIGN and other brands, I hope to branch into styling for TV, music videos and working with artists as their personal stylist.
What's your style like?
A real-life Bratz doll who's the fifth member of the Cheetah Girls!
Why are you proud to be Black?
To me, Blackness is being part of a community of such rich cultural stories and narratives, having ancestors who have had to struggle but have survived, thrived and made me who I am today. I believe I can achieve anything because of what has already been achieved by our community.

 

On Charis:

ASOS DESIGN mesh top, £14.00

ASOS DESIGN leather look trousers, £35.00

ASOS DESIGN Counter chunky boots, £100.00

Ebony stands against a white wall in a pink and brown plaid suit, with a brown crop top and white and pink Nike trainers | ASOS Style Feed

EBONY-RENEE (SHE/HER), JUNIOR EDITOR

Where do you get your style inspiration from?
Other people! I'm constantly people-watching and admiring the way others express themselves, which inspires me to experiment further. Especially living in London – there are so many one-of-one types out there who really own their looks, no matter how different.
What do you do at ASOS?
I work on all editorial content and copywriting across the business, which includes the push notifications you get from our app (have you turned those on BTW?!), newsletters, and of course the Style Feed... hi 👋🏽
What makes you proud to be Black?
Being a part of such a beautiful, diverse and connected community. I'm half Black and half Asian and I love that there are so many beautiful forms of Blackness. I feel so welcomed and so loved among my Black coworkers, friends, family and strangers alike. 

 

On Ebony-Renee:

ASOS DESIGN check blazer, £50.00

ASOS DESIGN check trouser, £30.00

ASOS DESIGN corset crop top, £25.00

Nike Air Force 1s, £109.95

Marura stands in front of a fence in a baby blue blouse with an open front and single clasp, with black wide-leg jeans and trainers | ASOS Style Feed

Pictures: ASOS

MARURA (SHE/HER), ASSOCIATE SOFTWARE ENGINEER

What makes you proud to be Black?
A lot of things, but mainly seeing my people’s abundant creativity, excellence and resilience.

What do you do in the ASOS tech space and how do you plan to progress?
I’m a software engineer, and I’d love to move my career towards working with tech outreach programmes that ensure the tech industry becomes more accessible to young Black girls everywhere ✨✨

Must-have item for the autumn/winter?
Knee-high boots!

 

On Marura:

ASOS DESIGN slim fit shirt with split hem with hardware detail, £29
ASOS DESIGN organic cotton blend low rise 'relaxed' dad jeans, £38


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