With my holiday countdown to Bali having begun, I have a couple of new Topshop buys to share with you all and so, this post will consist of some new gorgeous pieces that are perfect in terms of versatility. Also, I would like to dedicate this post to my beautiful Grandma as she will be loving this post. June is not only her name but her birthday month – very creative, of course – and so, this post can be dedicated to my pocket-size Grandma, who is my first go-to for all the tips and tricks for traveling to Bali. As well as a lady who still knows how to accessorise an outfit better than anyone I know at the age of 83.
So like I said, Bali is fast approaching and so anything I am buying at the minute has got to be tropical climate appropriate. However, I find myself still wanting everyday clothes, not just something that I will only ever wear once on holiday. So, I have been looking for some versatile pieces and as usual, Topshop have had my back. Therefore, I have managed to find some new statement pieces that are oh so lovely and oh so versatile.
As soon as I saw this skirt, I felt as though it was the dream printed midi skirt that I never knew I needed until now. It is so edgy, so flattering and so me. I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it online and on a couple of fashion bloggers. Props to @chloecooling for the as always amazing styling inspo. Red is also one of those colours which only looks good on me in certain shades. Usually I go for a burnt orange or a very bright red shade and so, I was so happy when I tried this skirt on and found that it suited me. The ruffle style is so girly but yet the leopard print helps to grunge it up a bit. Something I love.
Style it with:
I love this look with a band tee but in Bali it will also double as the perfect evening outfit paired with a simple bandeau. Even in winter it will look amazing with a black turtle neck. A small black studded over the shoulder bag would be the perfect accessory to maintain that more casual, edgy look also.
As always, I opted for trainers for a day time look but it can be easily dressed up with heels or boots, as well as equally as dressed down with sandals. The Doc Martin sandals would just look a m a z e with this kind of skirt.
This then leads me to a similar style of skirt that is perfect for a much brighter summer look. Again, I saw it online, had to have it, almost squealed when I saw it in store – the usual. It is the perfect summer or even spring wrap skirt with its bold colour and simple detail. To top things off, it is one of a small amount of wrap skirts that I have come across that does not make me feel like I am about to flash a stranger every two seconds, which is always an added bonus. I always struggle with Topshop sizes on my waist too and find that they always come up a little big. However, this skirt is perfect because I can wrap the skirt as tight or as loose as I please – in other words, I can loosen it when I get that holiday food baby or end of travelling spare tyre.
Style it with:
A simple black or white tee, bodysuit or perhaps a slogan tee. The skirts detail is not so busy that you can’t pair it with anything but plain tops. It would also look amazing with a white linen off the shoulder top, paired with gold accessories and a crochet bag. Very nice. Very boho. Wear a leather jacket for a edgier look or maybe a cropped raw hem denim jacket to compliment the skirt if styled with white.
For shoes, as I say, when in doubt wear trainers. I wore my white Gucci trainers with it and they looked perfect. However, this skirt is also perfect to be dressed up or down.
Lastly, I was instantly absolutely besotted by this dress. I saw it and I just had to have it (clearly, I am renowned for my impulse buys). Whilst I admit I first tried it on and was a tad bit unsure. I tanned and tried it on the next day and I was 100% sure it was for me. Again, it is just SO versatile! Plus polka dots are a popular print at Topshop at the minute and I must say, I am loving it.
Style it with:
For a casual look, wear a black tee underneath and maybe vans or converse. I paired a belt with this look as I think the dress can be really flattering for your figure that way.
Or wear on its own with some black mules or platform sliders, which I will definitely be doing in the evening for Bali. I would say leave the belt if you are wearing it on its own too as the lace cut-out on the waist it just too pretty to hide. Add some statement earrings or a statement bag to add a pop of colour too; red or blue work beautifully.
So there you have it, three Topshop pieces I cannot wait to style some more on holiday but are as proven, versatile for all occasions and all temperatures. All items can be found on Topshop’s ‘new in’ too. So I suggest you get on them asap.
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