Whether it’s a pair of vintage lace shorts, a velvet bow bag or a smattering of leopard print over a boyfriend blazer, Topshop’s latest summer lookbook – Rough Diamond – is all about breaking the rules. Inspired by rebellious and playful 1960s girls, the collection is a mish-mash of prints, textures and colors, all thrown into one jumbled mess.
For Rough Diamond, Topshop focused on contrast; icy white lace dresses are layered over skintight black slips, while sheer floral tunics are mixed with dark floral denim shorts. Black and white cheetah spots are paired with camel-colored leopard or thrown into a whirl with lace, fringe and florals. Accessories in the collection include sandy jazz shoes and tan pumps, two-tone saddle bags, pork-pie hats and chunky buckled wedges. All in all, this collection is great for basics, but it will take some imagination to get it to work as a whole.