Have you been to Primark lately?

Have you been to Primark lately?

Primark or Primarni as I like to call it gets so much stick these days. Yes I hear you..sometimes the clothes aren’t very good quality and you shouldn’t just fill up your wardrobe with clothes that don’t last forever. BUT….and this is a big but…sometimes they really have some great hidden gems. My thought process with Primark is to pop in every once and awhile to scout out a couple of good pieces, if you go all the time then you walk straight past the good bits. That way you always feel great when you pick up a sneaky little bargain, your bank balance remains happy and your innermost shopping desires seem fulfilled. So now I am going to show you what I have bought in the past few weeks in Primark.

Primark Grey Wool Jumper – £14

Zara Leather Trousers – last winter sale £10

Ellesse Trainers – Ebay £25

Primark Green High Neck Jumper – £10

Same Leather Trousers

My nan’s red scarf

Topshop Midnight Boots – £75 (still online)

Primark Thin Grey Top (just like the Topshop one) – £4

POP Boutique Red Bandana – £2

White vintage skirt (paris) – 5 Euros

Same Topshop Boots

Primark Black Denim Jacket with Shearling inside – £18

Personally I think an amazing find – the perfect trans-seasonal jacket

I personalised it myself with some iron on patches from the local haberdashery – random I know – but I did it around the time we were celebrating the Queen as the longest reigning monarch! Hence the theme…

Primark Black Ribbed Jumper – £4

Versace Jeans – Charity Shop Find

Topshop Boots

So my decision on Primark is mainly that you can get some fab basics from there. I do have quite a few of their simple jumpers and thin long sleeve tops in my drawers. They are surprisingly soft, surprisingly cheap and some of them have lasted me quite a few years and many many washes. I like to wear quite tight fitting thin jumpers with high-waisted jeans and skirts and Primark certainly delivers for me! It might deliver for you to, just remember to not buy too much from there too often and mix up the pieces with other more interesting bits from your wardrobe. But you should definitely not cast it off, next time you see one pop in and see what you might find, then tell me I’m always intrigued! ALSO worth mentioning are the non-slip velvet hangers (in black) they only cost £2.80 for a pack of 10 and I have recently updated my whole wardrobe to matching hangers so that it all looks neat and tidy, I’ve only got mild OCD not to worry!

All shot in my lovely home by the patient Melanie Cowpland!