Your plus-size shopping guide to wearing bold prints and colors this spring

(Photo: Harald Austad)
Plus-size influencer and writer, Margie Ashcroft models spring's boldest looks from Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)

Fitting in can be boring, and this season is all about standing out! As a plus-size fashion editor and street-style maven, one of my favorite things to do is find out-of- the-box ways to style extended sizes with a new fashion-forward approach. Since most publications rarely feature clothing above a size 16, I wanted to supply a stylish edit of bold pieces that will have you looking like a street style star in no matter your waist size!

You know those brands that actually get you excited about fashion? To me, that’s Asos. I’ve been shopping the site for years and consistently find next-level pieces that fit my curves and personality. As a size 18 woman growing up in a small conservative town, finding fashionable clothing was nearly impossible! So when the new extended size division of Asos launched back in 2010, I instantly tried it out and have been a die-hard fan ever since.

The online shopping destination not only goes up to a size 26, but offers a fashionable assortment of designs that are affordably priced between $5 and $250.

This spring, we are not only seeing vibrant pops of color, but versatile animal prints which have slithered their way onto the scene. I know that styling plus-size clothing in cool and forward thinking ways can be tricky, so I am going to walk you through 5 street style outfits with a bold POV that will have you looking stellar this spring.

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Plaid Power Suit

Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)
Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)

There is nothing that says “boss” more than a power fashion suit. I am obsessed with this flawless set because between the fit and the plaid print, the entire look is a home run. Plaid is one of those timeless prints with built-in sophistication, and I was beyond excited to refresh and update for spring. For this Kate Moss-worthy suit, I wanted to add a retro ‘80s vibe and and pair it with a multi chain waist belt and clear mules for a futuristic touch.

Since I knew the look was made of a woven material and the brand runs pretty true to size, I chose a size 18 in the pants and sized up to a 20 in the blazer. The pants are snug at the waist and have a comfortable slouch fit throughout to account for movement. I prefer my blazers to be worn a little oversized to accommodate my bust and layering. I feel like this size fits everything just as planned!

Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)
Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)

Plaid Blazer

This blazer doesn't have to just be worn as a set. It looks great paired with everything from skinny jeans to a skirt and a knee high boot combo.

Shop it: $79

Plaid Pants

Try dressing the pants down by pairing it with a white fitted tee shirt and sneakers for a perfect Saturday daytime look.

Shop it: $45

Chain Belt

Although the exact belt I used is out of stock, I found a great alternative that goes up to a size 26, so rest assured it will fit a range of curvy figures.

Shop it: $29

Clear Mules

These modern clear mules give me a Cinderella vibe and can easily complement any outfit.

Shop it: $45 (was $56)

Skinny Cat Eye Glasses

These sunglasses are my go-to shades with their sleek, edgy look.

Shop it: $13

Zebra Tea Dress

Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)
Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)

Nothing says spring quite like a cute, bold printed frock, and I am absolutely loving the retro vibe of this zebra print tea dress! Even though the print is already adventurous, I wanted to take it to the next level by combining it with some unexpected styling.

Since the print is loud, yet minimal all at the same time, it is easy to pair it with a classic black heel. However, the bright accessories help elevate the look. As soon as I tried on this fearless and comfortable printed number, I was totally in love with the fit of the garment.

The dress is made of a super comfortable stretch material so I opted for the size 16 to assure a curve-hugging fit. I love the subtle romantic puff sleeve detail and V-neckline that leads down to the flirty side slit at the hem. The waist has a separate diamond front panel that cinches your frame and creates a flattering bust shape.

To refresh the look with more edge, I paired it with red and pink statement accessories.

Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)
Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)


Fits like a glove and can literally be worn comfortably 24/7. I’m in love.

Shop it: $45 (was $56)

Statement Belt

A statement waist belt can take an outfit a long way! Since Asos doesn't carry the pink vintage one I used, this black version will still give you the same statement effect you want, and it’s easily adjustable.

Shop it: $19

Pink Socks

Wear this neon pink sock with everything from sneakers to heels.

Shop it: $7


A killer red shoe is a wardrobe must-have for any woman. This pair in particular is great not only because it has a wide fit, but also a strong sturdy block heel for added support.

Shop it: $45

Head-to-Toe Python

Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)
Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)

I am officially obsessed with python prints this season. Some people are even claiming it’s the new leopard. Slowly but surely, this print has been taking over and I am going full Vogue on the styling, showing you how easy it is to rock this print-on-print look IRL.

The snake print can easily be classified as a neutral so it looks great paired with the same pattern. Since both the top and leggings are both stretchy, I opted to go for a size 16 because I know the garments ease up a bit after being worn.

For the jacket, I opted to size up to size 20 so I had enough room for layering (and I especially love the oversized jacket look at the moment). To top it off, I paired the outfit with a matching python heel. I promise this look will have people turning heads all night long.

Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)
Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)


This jacket is beyond fab! It also looks great paired with a LBD or jeans and trainers for a more casual slay.

Shop it: $111


I can’t discuss the fit of this top enough! The bust darts and neckline create a romantic and super flattering silhouette that will have you rocking your curves.

Shop it: $22 (was $29)


These lightweight leggings are great worn on their own or as a layering piece. Try styling it with a black moto jacket and booties for an edgy look for going out on the town.

Shop it: $26


These heels look incredible paired with everything from a LBD to bold leggings.

Shop it: $40

Yellow Frame Glasses

I literally throw these bold sunnies on with any outfit for an instant pop of color.

Shop it: $16

Neon Two-Piece Set

Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)
Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)

Fluorescent shades are a major fashion trend that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Ever since Prada debuted their 2018 neon collection, the bright colored trend has been popping up all around. This was confirmed during my recent trip to Coachella where the color was being rocked by the masses.

This season, don't be afraid to go a little bold, adding a pop of neon to your look to give off the ultimate cool girl vibe. If you are looking for a beginner’s guide on how to style these daring hues, start with casual street wear and tone it down with a light colored overcoat.

For this look, I went for a size 16 and sized up in the jacket to a size 20 (for an oversized look). You can easily transform this look by belting the jacket and adding heels.

Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)
Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)

Crepe Coat

This coat has a midi length retro vibe and looks chic thrown on top of just about everything.

Shop it: $63 (was $79)

Neon Set

This cotton lounge set is super comfortable, yet it makes a statement all at the same time. Try dressing it up by adding a black moto jacket and matching black heels.

Shop it: $23 (top)

Shop it: $23 (shorts)

Neon Ankle Socks

Colored socks are a fun and easy way to add a little spunk to any outfit.

Shop it: $6 (was $8)

Multicolor Sneakers

Sneakers have been all the rage this year and these rainbow colored soles are next level!

Shop it: $60

Tiger Blouse

Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)
Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)

Quickly cast your animal print fears aside and get up close and personal with your wild side with this tiger print blouse. For those of you who want to test the waters with an animal print, this is the look for you.

I love the combination of a breezy cropped blouse and skinny jeans. I opted for super stretch black skinny jeans in a size 18 and sized up to a size 20 in the top for an extra relaxed fit. Again I paired the outfit with my favorite multi chain waist belt to dress it up.

For shoes I wanted to pick a comfortable, yet bold pair and found these amazing kelly green mules, which are instant statement pieces themselves. If you are looking for a more casual twist, try pairing the look with a bomber jacket and a fresh pair of white sneakers.

Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)
Margie Ashcroft in Asos (Photo: Harald Austad)


This lightweight printed blouse can be worn loose or tucked into high waist pants or a skirt for a more refined look.

Shop it: $40

Cropped Jeans

These super stretch sculpt capri-length jeans are not only comfortable, but the high waist looks amazing on your curves.

Shop it: $40

Chain Belt

Like I mentioned before, a chain belt can give an instant refresh to any look and its adjustable sizing allows for wear in a multitude of ways.

Shop it: $29

Green Mules

It was love at first sight with these kitten heel mules. The wide fit of the shoes allow for extra comfort.

Shop it: $45

Vintage Cat Eye Shades

Every girl needs at least one pair of cat eye sunglasses in her closet. Trust me, these will always add a touch of glamour to your life.

Shop it: $32

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