The Edited space at Topshop, is an excellent idea. Hats off to the Topshop Marketing team.
Everyone is always interested in what industry professionals, celebrities and models would choose when they’re out shopping, and here Topshop gives you the opportunity to see exactly what Katie Shillingford – top fashionista/leading lady of the über cool fashion pack/Fashion Editor of Dazed & Confused magazine – would wear. So up until 16th August, in Topshop flagship Oxford Street store, we can get to see just what Katie would buy.
I’ve scoured the website, and come up with a selection of items, which I suppose compile a personal wishlist, but also doubles as my own Edited space – what I think should be the key pieces in the transition from summer (if we can call it that) to winter this year.
Hope you enjoy my selection ladies!
These Boots (£140) are simply amazing. It was love at first sight. Mega high, chunky and fabulous detailing.
Well, it wouldn’t be my Edited space without a black garment. This sexy little number (£36) combines my love for this sombre colour, as well as AW11’s trend of spots. Spots will be everywhere.
The colours in this tee (£32), are just perfect for autumn. I’m loving silk at the moment, and in this fabric it instantly adds class and sophistication – perfect with skinny trousers.
Again, another silk option (£40). The shirt will be a staple item for AW11, as well as the shirt dress. The colour is beautiful, soft and mellow but can be hardened up with a black high-waisted pencil skirt or toned down with jeans at the weekend.
These little fishnet socks (£4) are a great way to add a style statement to a pair of heels, worn with black cigarette trousers or shorts for the summer.
Everyone needs a big chunky knit in their life, even now during the ‘summer.’ This (£50) is great for when the evenings get a little chilly – and in these autumnal tones, it’s perfect for the coming season. Love these shorts (£38)! Aren’t they the cutest?! In brown suede, they are just great for this season and next. Reminiscent of 60’s and 70’s trends, they would look super stylish teamed with black opaques and chunky heels.
I can’t believe this is only £39. There’s so much you could do with this. Add a jumper – and you have a pair of trousers, add heels – perfect for a night out, add brogues and a skinny tee underneath – great for the weekend.
I never wear pink. But these would be an exception! I’d wear these with my black skinny jeans and a white shirt done up to the neck. I love the tassles! (£30)
The androgynous trend is huge for AW11, and therefore it’s a perfect excuse to relieve your feet from the pain of heels and get yourself a fine pair of sturdy brogues. These are just perfect (£55).
I wouldn’t normally opt for something like this, but in the way of accessories, this would would transform an outfit (£32). Wear with a little white vest or LBD for a night out. This also comes in other colours.
The extremely fashionable Rumi Neeley of Fashion Toast wore this (£100) recently in one of her snaps but in a blush pink colour. Now, my wardrobe consists mainly of black so I felt this would be a great addition. In silk, and very much like a dressing gown, I guess you’d feel very comfortable but sexy! Great to dress up a pair of jeans.
I had to throw this into the mix! This is so cute, and in cord too – just like the items I used to wear when I was a child. I’d personally wear this (£32) with opaques, biker books/brogues and a little vest top.
The colour of this is (£48) is just gorgeous, and with a floral/leafy design, lends itself to autumn quite nicely. Sixties shift dresses are very on trend for AW11, but in a summery colour, this will follow the transition into AW11 just nicely.