TOPSHOP: 11 Halloween Costumes That Are So 2018

October is here, which means Halloween is fast approaching and it’s officially time to start thinking about your outfit. Want to be more creative than just throwing on a cat mask, devil horns or bunny ears? We’ve taken a look back at 2018 so far to come up with the eleven costumes you can wear this year. Keep reading to find the right one for you, and shop all the pieces you need to pull it off…

1. Donna and The Dynamos in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was the film of the summer, so what could be better than dressing up as young Donna and her Dynamos? Just grab two of your best friends, throw on a <span class=”woR”>denim</span><span class=”woD”>Denim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).</span> overall and finish the look with some serious platform boots and a karaoke microphone.

2. Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Loved Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace? Get her look with a bright pink satin <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span>, lace-up heels and lots of gold bling. Now all you need is a platinum blonde wig, black eyeliner and some nude lipgloss and you’re good to go.

3. Beyoncé in the APESH*T music video

Earlier this year the Carters yet again broke the internet with their APESH*T music video shot in the Louvre, so Beyoncé’s pink suit would make for a great costume this 2018. Get extra points if you do this as a couples look with your partner in a matching mint-green suit and take a poster of the Mona Lisa with you.

4. Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia in Black Panther

Black Panther will surely be one of the most popular movie references this Halloween, so do things a bit differently by going as Nakia in the Casino scene. A geo-print halterneck <span class=”woR”>jumpsuit</span><span class=”woD”>Jumpsuit originally referred to the functional one-piece garments used by parachuters/skydivers, but has come to be used as a common term for any one-piece garment with sleeves and legs.</span> or dress paired with some metal bangles should do the trick. We’ve even got the perfect bag to go with your look: a croc effect clutch with a panther clasp.

5. Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya

A sparkly leotard, ’80s-inspired puffer jacket, tights and a scrunchie is pretty much all you need to get Margot Robbie’s look as Tony Harding. Complete the styling with a permed fringe, bright purple blush and lipstick and no one will have to ask who you’ve dressed up as.

6. Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in The Crown

Vanessa Kirby stole the show as Princess Margaret in The Crown’s second season, and now we’re stealing her look for Halloween. A checked coat, retro sunnies and other classic ’50s accessories like the neck scarf and leather gloves are enough to recreate this outfit.

7. Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve

To be honest, we’d love to wear Jodie Comer’s iconic Killing Eve outfit everyday. If pink tulle is a bit too much for you on the regular, it will definitely make for a relevant fancy dress this year instead. Finish it off with some combat boots and everyone will get the reference.

8. The Pop’s uniform in Riverdale

All of Riverdale‘s characters will undoubtedly be popular choices when it comes to this year’s Halloween costumes. If you need a last-minute look, the uniform at Pop’s diner will be an easy and effective one to recreate with pieces you already own.

9. Dua Lipa

There’s no doubt that Dua Lipa has been the newcomer of 2018, so this Halloween we’re taking cues from one of her most popular outfits she wore on a day out in New York this summer. Your partner can go as on-off beau Isaac Carew to make it even better.

10. Saoirse Ronan as Lady Bird in Lady Bird

A pastel lace dress, preppy flats and novelty accessories make for a great Lady Bird-inspired outfit. Then use some pink hair chalk or dye and cover your right arm in a pink plaster cast to make it perfect.

11. Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

We might not be able to give you Noah Centineo, but we can give you Lara Jean’s outfit as a Halloween costume. Take a big love letter with you as a prop to reference To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before‘s main storyline and win any best-dressed competition.
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TOPSHOP: 5 Statement Coats and Jackets You’ll Want To Wear This Winter

It’s that time of year where the search for the perfect winter coat begins. Overwhelmed by all the choice? We’ve rounded up the 5 trending pieces that are sure to be on loop in your wardrobe throughout winter.

1.The Biker

The power of the biker is undeniable. Perfect with a satin slip for evening plans or layered over a roll-neck jumper and raw-hem <span class=”woR”>jeans</span><span class=”woD”>Jeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture.</span> for brunch.

2. The Puffer

A trusted saviour as temperatures drop, the puffer looks great with chunky boots and midi <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> for a cool twist.

3. The Statement

Never one to shy away from bold pieces? Invest in a leopard-print or a faux-fur coat – think Gwyneth Paltrow in The Royal Tenenbaums.

4. The Bomber

A regular amongst street style stars, the bomber <span class=”woR”>jacket</span><span class=”woD”>A jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.</span> comes in classic muted green or with a hood for a modern twist this season.

5. The Everyday

No matter the weather, you can’t go wrong with a relaxed coat. From apple-green to a more demure beige, it’s a versatile piece every year.
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TOPSHOP: The Best Accessories To Make Your Outfit Stand Out

No matter how great your clothes are, you make an outfit your own with your <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span>. From subtle add-ons to stand-out finishing touches, we have them all. Discover our favourite accessories that will help you to define your own personal style…

Hair Accessories

We’ve got the coolest headwear – whether it’s a monochrome baker boy hat, a bold bucket <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> or a cute scrunchie.

Jewellery

Check out our <span class=”woR”>jewelry</span><span class=”woD”>Jewellery or jewelry consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Jewellery may be attached to the body or the clothes, and the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewellery, but other materials such as shells and other plant materials may be used.</span> edit for trending pieces inspired by the runway. Choose between edgy rings, sparkly standout earrings or updated hoops.

Socks & Tights

Do not underestimate the power of socks or tights to give your outfit a statement finish.

Belts

The right belt can give your outfit a cool edge.

Bags

Arguably nothing is more important than a great bag. Faux pearls are a girl’s best friend this season and you can never lose style points with a bumbag.
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TOPSHOP: 5 Fashion Week Street Style Trends To Copy Now

London Fashion Week has just come to a close, but before we hand over to Milan it’s time to round up the best new trends that emerged on the streets. From outerwear to <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span>, these are the five key looks to get inspired by now…

1. Puffer up

The puffer <span class=”woR”>jacket</span><span class=”woD”>A jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.</span> is here to stay. Street style stars like Alexa Chung showed off silk, check and cord options this Fashion Week.

2. Co(rd)-ord

If you go for cord, wear it coordinated. Corduroy two-pieces were a clear favourite, usually paired with minimal accessories and cool shades.

3. 5-a-day

The biggest colour trend? Fresh shades of orange or green worn head-to-toe. Make sure to mix different tones, creating an interesting palette inspired by the <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> crowd.

4. Cardigan-cool

Whether it’s an oversized style or a shorter button-down version worn as a top, the cardigan is officially cool again.

5. Way out west

If you don’t own a pair of Western boots yet, now might be the time to invest. The street style experts wear theirs contrasting tailored pieces and bare legs.
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TOPSHOP: Style Evolution: Nicole Richie

The Simple Life star and <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> designer Nicole Richie turns 37 today, so we’re taking a look back at her most iconic fashion moments to celebrate. Always a trailblazer with her personal style, Nicole’s looks range from epic denim pieces to a strong love of leopard print. Keep scrolling to discover all the reasons the entrepreneur’s style is anything but simple…

2003

Keeping it chic with a simple updo and printed satin slip, a fresh-faced Nicole attended a night at the Frick Museum in New York.

2005

Paris Hilton and Nicole’s hilarious antics and enviable wardrobes were showcased fully on The Simple Life. This <span class=”woR”>denim</span><span class=”woD”>Denim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).</span> look is the epitome of ’90s cool.

2007

The heavily pregnant star opted for a monochrome halter-neck dress at the Fashion Rocks after party.

2012

Whilst off-duty in New York, the star sported an on-trend tiger-print jumper, classic black skinny jeans and the ultimate accessory – oversized sunglasses.

2014

Richie went for maximum eccentricity at the MET Gala opting for a textured silver gown paired with lavender locks.

2015

If in doubt, a sequin leopard-print maxi <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> always looks good.

2017

At an Urban Decay launch, Nicole settled on an intricate up-do and bohemian-style burnt-orange dress.

2018

The 70s were clearly on Nicole’s mind as she made an appearance at a charity event earlier this year.

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TOPSHOP: How To Do The Biggest Trends: Minimalist Vs Maximalist

Not every trend will be your cup of tea or you might think that a new trend you like doesn’t quite suit your <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span>, but we believe you can make anything your own if you do it right. To prove it to you, we styled three of this season’s biggest trends with a minimalist and a maximalist approach…

1. Animal Print

Animal print has definitely been the trend of the year so far. Opt for leopard accessories with a <span class=”woR”>jeans</span><span class=”woD”>Jeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture.</span> and tee if you want to keep things simple, or mismatching snakeskin to go all out.

2. Colour Blocking

A splash of colour can never hurt when the days get darker. Mix up your palette and get creative, whether it’s a <span class=”woR”>denim</span><span class=”woD”>Denim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).</span> two-piece paired with a colour-block tee or a bold striped dress with the most vibrant accessories you can find.

3. Checks

Everyone loves checks, so the key to make them individual is in the styling. Minimalists will love them on socks and bags, whereas the maximalist should go for bright colours and co-ords.
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TOPSHOP: 5 Things We Learned At The HALPERN September 2018 Show

In November 2018 we’re launching an exclusive collection with HALPERN, featuring 28 lines reflecting the London-based label’s signature hyper-glamorous look. Today, Michael Halpern showed his latest collection at London Fashion Week, so we headed down to give you a glimpse of the designer’s exciting work. Here are five things we learned that make us even more excited for his upcoming Topshop collaboration…

1. Sequins are forever

Naturally Michael Halpern’s signature sequins made yet another appearance in his latest collection. This time around, they were held in iridescent pastels, vertical rainbow stripes and graphic monochromes.

2. Bucket hats can be couture

HALPERN just turned the rave <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span> into the couture item everyone will be wearing next season. It comes in a sequinned version too – obviously.

3. All that glitters is gold

A range of gold-foil <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> stood out amongst the sequins and disco prints. They definitely would have made an impression at Studio 54, one of HALPERN’s all-time inspirations.

4. Back to the space age

’60s bobs and eye make-up, hooded headscarves, rectangular glasses and vinyl fabrics – Michael Halpern seems to have gone back to the space age for one of the key collection references.

5. Fashion meets art

Michael Halpern turned his line-up of models into an array of walking canvases featuring art-inspired prints, bold colours and the <span class=”woR”>shoes</span><span class=”woD”>A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function.</span> to match. More is definitely more in the world of HALPERN.

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TOPSHOP: How To Make Back To School Dressing Your Own

You’re back to school, college or university which means you will be needing all the new-season supplies to get you campus-ready. Press reset on the year with refreshing pieces from trending trainers to the checked hero <span class=”woR”>skirt</span><span class=”woD”>A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.</span>. Keep scrolling for all the inspiration you need for the new term, whatever your style…

1. The artsy girl

Into your creative subjects? Experiment with your style with striking prints and patterns, colour-pop <span class=”woR”>denim</span><span class=”woD”>Denim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).</span> and retro mom jeans. Fashion is an art, so express it your way.

2. The sporty girl

If you have a sporty approach to <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span>, tap into the athleisure trend with our chunky Ciara trainers, comfortable leggings and our most-loved sports brand Ivy Park.

3. The fashion girl

Always onto the latest trends? Embrace your inner it-girl in the education world with checked skirts, smart suits and on-trend accessories.
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TOPSHOP: 3 Ways To Wear This Season’s Hero Coat

This season’s key piece is without a doubt the belted crocodile-embossed <span class=”woR”>coats</span><span class=”woD”>A coat is a garment worn by both men and women,[1] for warmth or fashion. Coats typically have long sleeves and are open down the front, closing by means of buttons, zippers, hook-and-loop fasteners, toggles, a belt, or a combination of some of these. Other possible features include collars, shoulder straps and hoods.</span> – as worn by Dutch model Luna Bijl in our Autumn/ Winter 2018 shoot. Love it but not sure how to wear it? We’re showing you how to style both the red and black versions three different ways for the season ahead…

1. The model way

Take your cue from Luna Bijl and wear yours with a Breton top, black denim <span class=”woR”>skirt</span><span class=”woD”>A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.</span> and boots. A beret is the perfect finishing touch.

2. The autumn way

Embrace the last days of mild weather in a sunshine-yellow dress and plush sandals. Get extra <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> points by adding an on-trend clear tote bag and tortoiseshell earrings.

3. The winter way

Nothing says winter more than cosy knitwear and a beanie hat. Elevate the look with ‘70s-inspired corduroy flares and sleek lace-up boots.

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TOPSHOP: The 5 Runway Trends We Spotted At NYFW

<span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> month kicked off over the weekend in the city that never sleeps. As we look forward to a whole lot of inspiration for SS19, take a look at the runway trends that we’ve already spotted at New York Fashion Week – think clashing colours, lustrous fabrics and timeless prints…

1.Tie-dye

Bringing back childhood memories, tie-dye is back on the runway courtesy of Eckhaus Latta. Set to be a huge trend for SS19, get ready to perfect your tie-dying skills…

2. Neon-green & pink

Both colours burst onto the scene early this <span class=”woR”>summer</span><span class=”woD”>Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.</span> and have cemented their place as millennial pink and mint-green’s edgier cousins.

3. Checks

A timeless print, check is an autumnal go-to but Jeremy Scott made it perfect for summer with the riotous colours of his SS19 show.

4. Prairie

The milk-maid trend defined our wardrobes this summer. Elevate the look for the seasons ahead with a textured <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> in organza.

5. Satin

Is there anything more effortlessly glamorous than satin? Go full lustre with a matching co-ord or colour-block ensemble.

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