How to Shop Topshop like an InStyle Editor

Three InStyle editors were put to the task to comb a store, pluck the best of the best, and assemble a winning top-to-toe look to reflect their personal style. Read on to learn about their thought processes, their shopping strategies, and their outfit breakdowns for their Topshop challenge.

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Get the look of our editors' Quay sunglasses at Topshop (pictured above, from left): Metal cat-eye sunglasses, $30; Cat-eye sunglasses, $35; Wayfarer sunglasses, $26;

Wendy Wallace, Market Director

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Her personal style: "I own a lot of pencil skirts and tie-neck blouses. These days, I'm into the monochromatic trend—it's modern and extremely flattering."

Her outfit breakdown: "Naturally, I gravitated toward a sleek black leather pencil skirt, and then I went for, you guessed it, a tie-neck blouse, but a gray vest caught my eye. It streamlined my look and created a nice continuous line. For shoes, I turned to these gray python heels (flats tend to make me feel frumpy) to give my look a sexy edge."

Shop her look: Duster coat, $150; Sleeveless jacket, $80; Boxy tee, $48; Mini skirt, $230; Court shoes, $110;

Ali Pew, Senior Style Editor

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Her shopping strategy: "I'm a really fast shopper. I am really specific and I know what I like. I have a routine for every store I walk into: I do a fast sweep and grab things I like. My rule of thumb: If I don't want to walk out of the store wearing it (with the shoes I'm wearing!), then I won't buy it.

Her outfit breakdown: "I'm really into wide-leg pants for summer. They are so comfortable and they look really chic with flat slides. I saw the pants and long vest and knew it would work for me (I like the long, lean silhouette from pairing the two together). And topping it all off with a minimalist bag in blush gave the neutral palette a feminine touch."

Shop her look: Tunic, $70; Belted vest, $130; Striped wide-leg trousers, $75; Tote bag, $50; Gold pool slides, $30;

Mia Solkin, Market Editor

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Her personal style: "My style is either super boyish or really girly, depending on the season. I either want to be in a cute fitted dress or all in straight lines."

Her outfit breakdown: "I've been in a denim kind of mood, and I especially love pairing denim and navy together—it's a way to break up denim without veering off the look. I broke up my trio of denim pieces (the utilitarian jacket, distressed boyfriend jeans, and tunic) with a statement navy sweatshirt. I finished off my look with for my go-to shoe of choice: white sneakers."

Shop her look: Oversize denim shirt, $65; Lover sweatshirt, $58; Jacket, $80; Distressed jeans, $80; White sneakers, $35;

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