Talking shop: The High Street chain that grew up

The High Street chain that grew up: Is it time to take another look at Topshop



09:34 GMT, 8 November 2012

If you’ve dismissed Topshop in recent seasons for being too short, tight and teenage, it’s time to take another look.

With the appointment of Kate Phelan, former British Vogue fashion editor, as creative director, all that changed.

The latest offerings are in tune with the 47-year-old’s impeccable yet approachable style.

Topshop floral shirt, 40,

Topshop floral shirt, 40,

This means chic but laid-back, wearable separates, including printed silk blouses (above) and the leather-sleeve biker jacket.

The make-up range has benefited, too. The Dark Side of Nude collection is the easy way to nail the gothic trend without scaring anyone.