Spotted: Topshop SS12 Trends

I don’t know about you guys, but I am over the sales. Emailing with Gemma between Christmas and New Year, she said it first and I was so relieved. I could hardly face the thought of post after post of same-old same-old sales bargains. We want to look forward at the new season right?

Right. So here it is.

Topshop have released a little summary of the looks they will be championing for Topshop Spring/Summer 2012 and although it might be a shop you overlook if you prefer your fashion a little more sophisticated, Topshop certainly knows how to pick and then produce a trend.

Something you’ll hear me say over and over this month is how I like to prepare for the new season. I’m no fashionista but I am a list maker, so my favourite pastime is to sit with all the mags, identifying trends and working out which ones are going to work for me. Select a few key pieces to merge seamlessly into your existing wardrobe and you’ll feel right on top of the trends without shelling out much cash, or doing too much hard shopping 😉

First up, my favourite and what Topshop is calling ‘under the sea’.

Remember Florence emerging from the stunning sea-bed set at Chanel’s marine fantasy catwalk production last Autumn? Well if that wasn’t proof enough that this was going to be a massive trend then I don’t know what is. But how does it translate to you? Think little mermaid style pastel metallics, marine shades and beaded sparkles like the light catching on the sea bed. It’s your ticket to summer glitz.

Next up? Wandering hemlines and faded neons. I’ve been saying brights will be big still for a while now, but to be really cutting edge think of the faded neon of your childhood. Sorbet shades with a bit of sass. It doesn’t matter what the garment is (tops are equally popular for this trend as bottoms) but purchasing an item with a wandering hemline will score you style credentials too.

It’s a print party. According to Topshop we’ll be wearing all of our prints at once. Little mix-esque leggings hit the mark – just look for kaleidoscopic patterns. Jungle florals mix with animal prints and for good measure, top it off with this season’s must have bomber jacket, (below left).

Not sure if I’ll be brave enough to try that one at home?!

Lastly, space age sheers. Another difficult trend but it’s all about layering chiffons, with metallic sheen and modern streamlined cuts.

Want extra brownie points? Mix the trends in your own unique way. It’s not as hard as you think – look at the pictures above, the wandering hemline under the space age sheer dress. The clashing prints with the bomber jacket. The sorbet palette in nearly every trend.

It sure looks like Spring is going to be fun and what else is fashion for?

Do let me know if you love any of these looks, or if they’re the last thing you’ll be trying and I’ll keep bringing you the trends to ponder before they hit the shops 🙂




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8 thoughts on “Spotted: Topshop SS12 Trends

  1. I’m very sad, it occurred to me just before Christmas that I am almost certainly a little too old for Topshop. I walked in for a browse and left feeling like I might have well of spent half an hour in a fancy dress shop.

    I am off to the shops on Saturday {I never do the sales, if it’s still there then there’s probably a reason} but a bit worried as to what I might find?!

    • I have to admit, I’m the same. The music is so loud! *old person alert*!

      However, they’re certainly ahead of the trends so it’s always worth checking them out for cheaper versions of directional pieces and a bit of pre-season research 🙂

      Oh and don’t overlook the shoes!

      • Thanks Rebecca, yes I do love a shoe and I don’t think you can ever be too old for a spectacular heel {and shoes can never make your bum look big!}.

        My mantra for this year clothes wise is to buy it oncr but buy it well. So im investing in good quality denim, a few higher priced but well made blouses and of course the investment boot. There is a mum on the school run who always looks spectacular {think Burberry trench, acne pistol boots and j brand jeans} and I tend to be in baggy leggings and uggs so I am aiming to up my game this new term starting tomorrow… I might even brush my hair 🙂

  2. I agree – Topshop shoes are amazing – they do a good line in tan leather boots! I feel a little like that about topshop’s clothes – I loved the Kate Moss for topshop range, but everything always looks a bit…’short.’ I am really showing my age arent i?? Once upon a time I’d have been in there every saturday but they dont fuss me so much now.
    I actually really like the Little Mermaid trend, i.e the idea of lots of beading and pretty colours.
    I found some fab bargains in the Reiss sale – they have some very Kate Middleton-esque formal dresses heavily discounted and some gorgeous shoes! Was also v impressed with the Dorothy Perkins sale – I picked up that lovely blue art deco dress you featured on Friday Frock o’clock for half price! 🙂 x x x

  3. I didn’t shop in the sales this Xmas. I just couldn’t bear the thought. However I am down with any trend that is titled The Little Mermaid. I also now appear to be humming ‘under the sea’ under my breath!


    • Awww don’t be ashamed! I have to say, it is quite ‘youthful’ (ie well modelled by pre-pubescent looking girls.) but it always worth a look to track down a new trend and the overall themes are fashion wide so give good inspiration 🙂

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