Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A/W16 Trends - Mood Boards //

Dear Readers,

As I have recently been nominated as the 'Know Your Stuff' ambassador at Topshop for trends, I thought what better way to talk about what's 'HOT!' than on my blog. 

You may or may not be aware, but Topshop has now taken trends to a whole new level. Since introducing 'The Girls', us employees can now breakdown what's cool through looking at these selected famous influencer's. 

Who are 'The Girls'?

No this is not an advertisement for a new band. These girls are your go-to people for inspiration and Topshop are c
urrently working with five types of girls.

Think pastel overload. Pretty is all about embracing everything feminine. She opts for dainty, formal dresses and baby blue cable knit sweaters. Her muted coloured clothes are her go to pieces. She makes her statement with minimalistic jewellery and colour coordination.

The Girls:
  • Suki Waterhouse
  • Poppy Delevigne
  • Florence Welsh


Your work hard, play hard kind of girl. She is confident enough to work together formal school girl pieces like a black pinafore with a contrasting mustard puffa jacket. She can work the 'back to school' vibe all year round.

The Girls:
  • Alexa Chung
  • Taylor Swift
  • Emma Watson
  • Man Repeller (Leandra Medine) 


A current popular choice for young women who seek to mix super laid back pieces like sweats and sportswear and make it acceptable during the day. They like to replace one or more uncomfortable items from their outfit with a statement relaxed piece. Think formal trousers paired with an Adidas sweatshirt or a lace-up bodysuit, paired with slouchy joggers and trainers.

The Girls:
  • Julia Sarr-Jamois
  • Rihanna
  • Sofia Richie
  • Zoe Kravitz 

The mannequins for 'Urban' at Topshop Oxford Circus

Rock Chic:
Your girl next door. She is someone who has worked her way through trends in order to create an eclectic mesh of edgy pieces, which when combined, give her the rock chic vibe. She will take her favourite band tee that she purchased at a gig and tuck it into a leather skirt and pair it with a leather jacket and leopard print shoulder bag. She is effortlessly cool.

The Girls:
  • Bella Hadid
  • Ellie Rowsell
  • Lou Doillon
  • Sky Ferreira 


Structured and formal, this girl takes tailoring to a whole new level. She has enough #GirlBoss power to wear a two-piece suit from day to night. Even her lounge wear is constructed and formed so that she is never ill-fitted.  Take inspiration from your typical New York blogger who is heading to her next brunch meeting. 

The Girls:
  • Sarah Harris
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Pernille Teisbaek
  • Giovanna Battaglia

You might be reading this having already come to the conclusion that you are a particular girl. You may even have elements of all of them.  

Once you are aware of what trends you like to rock, then you can aim for a certain section of the store. The key is to develop your wardrobe around your style inspiration and you will find yourself with endless combinations to play around with.

Stay Sweet,

Alice xx

1 comment

  1. Very interesting mood boards. I think I'm a mix of Urban and Preppy. You've given me some great ideas -thanks Alice.Shelley


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