Topshop Crochet Crop Jumper, Topshop Sleeveless Check Shirt, Topshop Floral Cord Dungarees, Topshop Belt, Topshop Ant Boots
All aboard! Welcome to my interpretation of Topshop's latest trend, 'Railroad Revival', the trend that just keeps on, well, reviving. You always know Summer's fast approaching (not fast enough I know) when Topshop starts to bring out 'festival-friendly' product, i.e denim and check shirts, lace bandeaus and the hottest of hot pants, all of which play a big part in this trend. However my favourite thing about this trend, is it can be worn all year around. Mix those textures, layer up, layer down, dig out those old pieces you forgot you had, chuck a shirt over it and you are good to go.
When putting this outfit together, my main focus was clashing textures and have gone for cord, crochet knit and flannel - traditionally more Autumn textures but as the weather improves so will my Spring wardrobe by using lighter fabrics and pastel tones.
Dungarees and check shirts may be a bit predictable for a railway inspired trend but the floral design on the jumpsuit gives the look a less traditional feel and evenly weights the balance between tomboy and girly girl in contrast with the check shirt. The jumper was for warmth more than anything but separates the clashing patterns and adds another layer of interest.