I Went Into Topshop for the First Time in 5 Months—Here's What I Loved

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This week I went to Oxford Street for the first time in five months, and it's fair to say the shopping experience was rather different from the last time I visited. There's the mask-wearing and constant sanitising, of course, but I found that the most significant change is that at least 90% of all changing rooms are now closed. Clothes that have been touched now have to be quarantined for 48 hours, and so trying on a jumper or pair of boots is now followed by a logistical operation that is just near impossible for most high street stores. The one place I did manage to try on clothes, however, is at the personal styling suites at Topshop's flagship, where you can book an appointment in advance and have a room to yourself for an hour or so. 

I tried on a whole rail of the new autumn pieces, and after a long trying-on session, I was most impressed by five pieces, in particular. Like many at the moment, I am gravitating towards comfortable classic pieces, and so the items I loved are all 2020 spins on autumn basics. Keep scrolling to see the five items that I think are the best in Topshop right now.

1. Two-Tone Coat

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This coat is so good I almost went home with it. The double layers makes this a unique, statement-making trench, however, the brown and beige combo is classic, meaning it'll go with pretty much anything and won't date quickly. 

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2. Zebra Cardigan

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I'd live in my dressing gown if I could, and so I instantly gravitated towards this floor-length cardigan that is so cosy you'll feel like you've left the house in your PJs. I'd wear this with a black roll-neck and a belt over the waist to make it feel a little dressier and at home with my slippers.

Topshop autumn capsule:

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3. Chunky Boots

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When it comes to boots this year the general rule is the chunkier the better. Topshop's take on stomping boots is the Albie style, which comes in ecru and black leather. 

Topshop autumn capsule:

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Topshop autumn capsule:

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Emma Spedding for Who What Wear

4. Straight-Leg Jeans

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These jeans tick off a lot of boxes for me, as I love the raw hems and straight legs. Although they are slightly more cropped than I'd usually go for, so bear that in mind if you don't like a gap between your jeans and ankle boots. 

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5. Blouse

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Oversize collars are everywhere at the moment, and this is a blouse I know I'd wear all the time—especially on those days when I want something a little more fun for my work Zoom calls.

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