Do you ever find yourself online shopping for one specific item and then all of a sudden you have an entire outfit in your cart? Sometimes, an outfit can look so good that you want to buy every element of it rather than just the one piece you actually need.
Well, that is the power of good styling. It has the ability to make you want to emulate the entire outfit on the screen. I've found myself feeling like that a lot recently, particularly whilst scrolling through the new-in section of Topshop's website. I might be looking for a new coat, yet somehow, I end up with a skirt and jumper in my digital shopping basket. Or maybe I'm in the market for a new pair of shoes, and then suddenly I find myself looking for my size in the trousers they've been styled with too.
It's a testament to the brand's ability to style clothes in an appealing way. And while I could be lamenting the fact that I can't possibly buy all the products I want, I've decided to do something constructive and use the images as outfit inspiration instead.
So from a statement suit paired with "dad" sneakers and a mesh top, to the interesting accessory that's been used to update a blazer-and-jeans combo, here are all the styling tips in stealing from Topshop this month.
1. Teddy Coat + Bright Jumper + Midi Skirt
Style Notes: This teddy coat is the cosiest Topshop item we've seen in a long time. While it might appear oversized, matching the jacket with a bright-coloured jumper and flowy midi skirt is the perfect way to balance out its volume.
2. Mint-Green Suit + Mesh Top
Style Notes: This look makes a statement, and it's not just because of the mint-green colour. Pairing a two-piece suit against an abstract print mesh top and "dad" sneakers is a guaranteed way to ensure a tailored look still feels contemporary.
4. Puff-Sleeved Knit + Check Skirt + Chunky Boots
Style Notes: While a puff-sleeved jumper and tiered skirt might seem excessively girly, Topshop has modernized the outfit by pairing it alongside chunky flat boots.
5. Cable-Knit Jumper + Tailored Trousers + Cowboy Boots
Style Notes: A classic tailored trouser is universally flattering. Here, Topshop has added edge to the timeless staple by pairing it with cowboy boots and an oversized knit.