Oh god I love Polyvore. I could happily spend all day saving items, mixing and matching creating new sets. I really couldn't be happier. My challenge here apart from the fact I am applying for a job with the Arcadia Brand who own Topshop was to create some looks that were on trend and only using the items from the store. So here we go:
Look 1: I started with the print skirt and built it from there. I imagined skating in the sun somewhere along the beach in California. I wanted that Americana kind of vibe so from that I thought the denim crop top was a natural progression. Its sexy but not in an obvious sort of way. Along with the earrings, get your skates on tie your hair in a loose fitted bun add a dab of blusher and Vaseline and away you go.
Look 2: I tried to mix two trends here, pastels and novelty. I have a bit of an obsession with coloured jeans at the moment, they are the easiest and simplest way to jazz up an outfit. I thought the ice cream cone print was very retro and very cool and very reminiscent of beach summers. The bag is great for adding another dimension with its cute print and the neon shades of the shoes and bright sunglasses just add an extra twist. This is a fun simple outfit that would be great for chilling with friends over a nice glass of wine or out shopping on a Saturday.
Inspiration: Meadham Kirchoff
Look 3: This is one my favourites. The white dress is so simple and elegant on its own. If I had the statuesque figure of a model I'd be hanging out around the Greek islands wearing bejewelled flip flops. So I thought I'd team it with these beautiful gun metal wedges which adds a metallic edge and adds some height. I added the belts to show my patriotic pride for the Olympics this summer and too hit into that Sports Luxe kind of vibe. And if it got cold I'd add a blue and white cardi for a nautical look or a battered black leather jacket for more of a rock and roll twist.
Inspiration: Amanda Wakeley
Look 4: There are so many different trends going on here its hard to know where to start. The leggings sort of grabbed my attention and I wanted to find another print that clashed with it but in the right sort of way. This look is sort of too cool for school, its kind of Out of I Africa living on a big plantation having showers outside and watching the stars in a rocking chair from the porch. A definite on safari look. I think the silver shoes provide a neutral backdrop to the far our prints. I also picked the clutch as it reminded me of vintage Versace.