London Darling: Topshop Plays to British Punk and Polish For Fall '12
With a mix of punky plaids, tweedy separates, and prim pointed-toe flats, we like to think of Topshop's Fall collection as a hybrid of cool-girl stylings from Britain's fashion darlings. We could see both Alexa Chung's boy-meets-girl street style and Poppy Delevigne's effortless-chic in the trench coats, leather skirts, loafers, and tweed crop tops from Topshop's Autumn lineup. Right down to the boxy handheld satchels, quilted leather, and red-plaid skinnies, the brand balances British prep-school punk with a more sophisticated, ladylike spin. In short, it's perfect for playing the part of any of London's trendsetters (no accent required). Read on for our editors' favorites, then click through to see it all.
- This quilted leather mini was made for nailing that punky-rock feel. We'll pair it with our favorite band tee, a statement necklace, and loafers to drive it home.
- From the trench to the cap-toe flats, this look is the perfect balance between edgy and sophisticated. Just switch out the crop top to take it to work.
- This gold sheath would be easy to dress up for cocktail hour or down for the workplace, layered up with a collared button-down underneath.