Last week, I popped into Topshop's flagship Oxford Circus store on my way into the office and almost left with four new outfits. Topshop is now in full spring mode, with new pieces arriving every day, but there were four outfits that really stood out to me. During my 30-minute try-on session, I was impressed by a caramel-coloured vinyl trench coat, a pair of butter-coloured pointed ankle boots, a beige linen blazer and a belted boilersuit.
Satin slip skirts have been one of the key items for Topshop over the past six months, and I bought into the hype, as the one outfit I did end up purchasing was a leopard-print slip with a matching satin blouse and a pair of black strappy sandals. If you think it's too early to be buying linen and sandals, think again, because this pair of strappy Topshop sandals sold out instantly when they were released earlier this month. Keep scrolling to see the three outfits I almost bought at Topshop—and the one outfit that I did walk away with.
Vinyl Trench + Cream Boots
Vinyl trench coats can often look a little, well, cheap, but the oversized fit and extra glossy fabric of this coat made it feel really special when I tried it on. I decided to dress like a caramel wafer bar and pair it with cream leather ankle boots with a sculptural wooden heel.
Maybe this outfit felt so good because it was a reminder of our long-lost friend, summer. It's only February, but I've just found my warm-weather uniform: a camisole, linen blazer, white jeans and strappy sandals.
I liked this outfit so much that I bought every single part of it on a whim, and as an indecisive shopper, it's rare that I do that. Topshop's satin slip skirts have been a monster success over the past six months, but I love how the brand has created a matching blouse. With the strappy sandals, I felt very Gwyneth Paltrow in the '90s.
Another Topshop success story this year is its boilersuits, so I had to try one on. On my shape, I liked the styles with a belt at the waist. I think it looked more flattering with the trousers rolled up to the ankle.