You don’t need us to tell you what Crocs are. You probably just did a face at the very thought of them, didn’t you? Blargh. If Monday was a shoe, goes the meme, it’d be Crocs.

Until recently, the only acceptable reasons to wear Crocs were these: you were under the age of seven; you were over the age of 70; you were a nurse; you were a chef; you were doing the gardening or bringing the shopping in; all your normal shoes had been destroyed in a zombie apocalypse and they were the only pair available for you to run away in. That’s it.

But not anymore! Because (SHOCK PLOT TWIST) Crocs have gone fash. We repeat: Crocs are now a style item. The sky is pink. It’s snowing coconut. Left is now right and right is now left, night is day, nothing makes sense anymore and Crocs are now something the biggest fashionistas on Instagram are wearing without anybody holding a puppy hostage or anything.

It all began with Christopher Kane, the British mega designer who sent models down the catwalk at his Spring/Summer 17 show wearing special fancy versions of the rubber clogs – printed to look like marble and decked out in ‘earth stones’ (so… stones) for the casual price of £275. Next followed winter versions trimmed with – what else? – faux fur, for that real ‘snow queen taking the bins out’ look.

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Then, because this is what fashion does, the Croc slowly started creeping (clomping) off the catwalk and onto our Instagram feeds, on the feet of girls whose style we usually love to steal. Cue massive fashion confusion – or as we like to call it, ‘confashion’.

Are they still hideous? Or actually kinda cool? Do we want to wear them, or burn them? WE CAN’T TELL.

Whether the trend will die as quickly as it started, or we’ll all be clonking about in Crocs in a few months’ time, we just don’t know guys. We don’t know.

But one thing we do know: if we do, we’re going to be so frickin’ comfy.

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Friday is finally here. And we all know that Fridays are for bedroom dance parties, treating yo’ self, and of course, the betty weekly round-up.

Here’s everything we’ve been doing, reading and loving this week.

CEOs can do whatever they like with their femininity

When researching an article, writer Ali Segel stumbled upon the example of ‘femininity’ used by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Appallingly, it read: “she managed to become CEO without sacrificing any of her femininity“. Um, sorry, WHAT?! Merriam-Webster replied saying, “You’re right, working to remove that now.” By the end of the day, the example had been changed. Ha! Take that patriarchy.

M&S Christmas is giving us all the feels 

After what was, let’s face it, a lacklustre John Lewis advert, M&S have stepped up their game. It will make you want to hug your little brother close. And also acquire some red sequinned trainers.

Young people are really concerned about terrorism

This week, the NSPCC released a statement saying that Childline provided 660 counselling sessions about terrorism between November 2015, the month of the Paris attacks, and November 2016, with one in five of the callers aged 11 or younger. Our writer Bridget has some words of wisdom on how to handle big, scary news – and if you’re concerned about terrorism or have anything you’d like to talk to Childline about you can reach them on 0800 1111.

Eddie Redmayne in defence of Hufflepuffs

Shout out to all the Hufflepuffs out there! The unsung heroes. The loyal friends. The only people who can truly pull off yellow. Eddie Redmayne is one of you and he has a message to you all: you are awesome.

The great bromance of our time

Maybe the only good thing to come out of this election result is the influx of Barack Obama and Joe Biden bromance memes. Inverse has done a great round-up of the funniest examples floating around on the internet right now, but this one might just be our fave.

Friday, we’re in love

These embroidered babies are going on our Christmas list IMMEDIATELY. Floral shoes are the perfect winter pick-me-up while all the actual flowers are dead, but you can also rock them with shorts and dresses when summer comes back around. Even better, they’re from the shop at the top of your mum-approved list: M&S. Ideal.

shoes

Floral shoes, M&S, £29.50

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

Big news from betty HQ: we have a new studio and it is AH-mazing! We’re going to start filming in it next week, so keep an eye out for it next week on our YouTube channel.

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Have a good weekend and take care of yourselves!

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Oh hey there, autumn ol’ pal! Where did you sneak up from?

Considering it happens every single year, cold weather shouldn’t really be a surprise. But there we are, happily getting the last bit of wear out of our floaty things and strappy things and sandals, when WHAM! Arctic conditions. Goosebumps. Pointy nips. The full Mr Frosty. You need woolly layers, and fast. Soon you will be half human, half sheep.

But hey, it’s not all bleak! In fact, cold weather brings with it plenty of perks, and not just the ones in your bra – so warm your cockles* and take inspiration from some of these cosy buys. Here are all the style reasons to be glad it’s cold now…

 

1. Giant scarves!

Colour block scarf

Colour block scarf, River Island, £20

tartan scarf

Tartan scarf, H&M, £7.99

 

Herringbone scarf

New Look Herringbone scarf, ASOS, £14.99

2. Ankle boots!

Black glitter ankle boots, Tu, £25

Brogue boots

Brogue boots, H&M, £29.99

copper ankle boots

Kobra boots, Topshop, £39

3. Cosy jumpers!

oversized jumper

Annie Jumper, Boo Hoo, £15

Coatigan

Navy coatigan (yes, coatigan), £22, Tu at Sainsbury’s

jumper

Burgundy ribbed jumper, £14.99, New Look

shearling jumper

Oversized jumper with shearling and tassels, ASOS, £28

4. Furry things!

Fur collar

Faux fur collar, New Look, £3

Faux fur gilet

Curly faux fur gilet, ASOS, £18

faux fur keyring

Faux fur keyring, Primark, £2

5. Fleecy things!

Grey jacket

Faux shearling jacket, Mango, £49.99

fleece leggings

Aviator jacket

Fleece-lined leggings (YES), New Look, £9.99

shearling boots

Tan faux shearling ankle boots, New Look, £24.99

6. Velvet things!

velvet swing dress

Velvet swing dress, ASOS, £20

Velvet top

Velvet top, Zara, £15.99

velvet shorts

Velvet high-waisted shorts, Topshop, £40

velvet dress

Lilac velvet swing dress, ASOS, £27

*Nah, nobody knows where your cockles are.

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It’s autumn! Technically!

Fine, it’s still mysteriously boiling and we’re all still necking Calippos, sleeping with the window open and dragging the same three crumpled summer dresses out from the bottom of the laundry basket.

But: crunchy leaves, scarves and custard are just around the corner. So let’s warm up to the new season with some cold weather swag that you can totally start wearing now.

Patch it up

Monki iron-on patches

The fastest, easiest way to fall back in love with the jeans/jacket/bag you’ve been wearing all year is to add patches. Monki has the kitschiest, cutest selections around, and all you have to do is a little casual ironing. Or parent-bribery.

Iron-on patches, Monki, £5

Teenage hero turtleneck

Floral sleeveless dress

Could this be the perfect summer-to-autumn dress? Yes, yes it could. Work it with bare legs and trainers now, with tights, boots and an oversized knit once things get chilly.

Sleeveless dress, H&M, £9.99

Forest queen

Gold leaf headband

You probably lost your flower crown in a mud puddle sometime back in July, so upgrade to this elegant piece of hair foliage instead. It’ll keep those festival vibes going long into pumpkin spice season.

Gold leaf headband, ASOS, £8

Give it the slip

Sateen cami top

Favourite of Suki Waterhouse, this silky cami is the colour of autumn leaves BUT breezy enough to keep you cool until the weather gets its arse in gear – and when it does, you can wear it over a poloneck for maximum 90s revival points. Rad.

Sateen cami, New Look, £9.99

That’s a wrap

Paisely scarf on model

It’s autumn and therefore law that we must all have a GIANT SCARF. But unlike your usual woolly numbers, this GIANT SCARF will helpfully double up as a picnic blanket or beach sarong until you actually need to wrap up from the cold. Plus, look at it.

Paisley print scarf, ASOS, £15

Twinkle toes

Gold Mary Jane shoes

Metallic shoes are going nowhere fast – but you will be in these beauties, running into rooms to shout “EVERYBODY LOOK AT MY SHOES”. Wear with rolled-up jeans now, tights next month and ridiculous party dress at Christmas.

See Mum, they’re an ‘investment’.

Gold Mary Jane shoes, River Island, £30

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