Did John Hughes have any part in this? Crimped hair and gold hoops were the final touches to the undeniably ’80s ensembles by TOPSHOP UNIQUE. Topshop drew inspiration from Sade, singer of “Smooth Operator”, a phrase that rings true in her confidence, beauty and powerful ‘80s style. New Romantic swagger and thriftshop elegance take reign over this market inspired season, and by no coincidence were the pieces available in East London’s Spitafields, fresh off the runway.
The show hammered home the importance of flattering the figure, with high waists and leggy slits dominating the looks. Zebra and vintage florals were the standout prints, while 90s silk and PVC made for stable material choices. Blazers, cocoon coats and cropped jackets made appearances, and I’ll be seeing more of them — in my wardrobe — this winter.
These are my favourite and most wearable looks:
Smart and savvy schoolgirl. Clueless vibes. Cropped jackets again accentuate curves in just the right place — the waist. I am loving the PVC leather.
I love the versatility of this look. It could be evening or day (if you changed the shoes).
This jacket is to die for. The perfect winter staple.
Again, smart, savvy schoolgirl. And the skirt is the right length to look great on a short person too. Yay.