To help with all our New Year’s fashion resolutions, Topshop has just unveiled their Spring 2012 Surf Luxe Collection.
While the muse for this collection is described as a “girl who knows how to navigate a surfboard riding high on fashion’s radar,” we’re confident that just about anyone, regardless of surfing ability, can find something to love in the wonderfully diverse collection.
Between separates, shoes, accessories and even makeup, we see a huge range of fabrics and shapes, with pieces ranging from casual loungewear to full-on evening looks. This mix, particularly of athletic accents and metallic embellishments, is especially appealing.
One of our favorite pieces from the collection, the canvas stripe perforated bag, is a perfect example of what we’ve come to call ‘athletic elegance’. While a perforated top flap and messenger bag-style canvas crossbody strap give off a classic ‘gym bag’ vibe, rich red leather and vintage-esque hardware add a surprising, ladylike twist.
Other pieces of note include the very chic and classic Topshop extreme drop-hem shirt. This simple white sleeveless blouse can go with almost everything, and we’d especially like to take advantage of the drop-hem, and pair the top with one of the many pairs of leggings also seen in the collection.
We’d like to think of the Topshop gold metallic midi skirt as a perfect ‘dress up, dress down’ piece. The street-style-savvy, such as Diane Kruger, could easily pair this with a simple tee, jacket and sandals while running errands in L.A., while we can also see someone like Olivia Palermo matching the skirt with a gorgeous black top and some fabulous accessories, of course, for an evening gala or charity event.
Touch the sky in these Topshop Soda wedges.
Finally, what surf collection would be complete without a swimming suit? While Surf Luxe offers quite a few options, the red slinky strappy bikini is our favourite option, by far. Perfectly retro, with some sexy, modern cut-outs, this bikini has us dreaming of sunshine.