Cast your mind back to last summer, and you’ll probably recall that a certain dress had a major influence on the nation. No, for once we’re not talking the viral Zara polka dot sensation: also in the spotlight was the green and black checked Ganni seersucker that the style set of Instagram just couldn’t get enough of.
In July, fashion bible Vogue reported that six members of its team had already snapped up the piece, while social media was awash with the bright and beautiful design – even YOU cover star Zawe Ashton was a fan.
But if you thought you’d seen the last of lime green in 2019, think again, ecause the cult trend looks set to carry into the new decade. Well, if Topshop’s new collection is anything to go by, at least.
The high street store has carried through the check print, vibrant green and contrasting black into its new season drop with a gingham skirt that costs just £35, but still delivers the same chic statement vibes of the £210 Ganni original.
Several industry insiders have already tipped the affordable buy as one of their top picks to buy now and wear all spring long, and as Topshop has put it at the centre of its campaign imagery this month, we’d wager that it’s expecting big things too.
At a time of year when we tend to stick to neutral palettes, the zingy hue of the skirt might seem intimidating at first, but fear not: it’s easy to soften up. Stay cosy with a black jumper and the chunkiest boots you can find for the remainder of the cold snap, and graduate to tucking in a well-fitting simple tee when things start heating up.
The skirt would also look great with flat sandals and a lightweight cami on your next beach holiday, or with a tailored shirt for the office.
In fact, it might just become the most surprisingly versatile piece you’ve added to your wardrobe in quite some time. If you’re smitten, get yours on the Topshop website now, because everyone else beats you to it.