Sunday, 13 January 2013

Primark SS13: My Top Picks

I'm not quite sure why it's taken me so long to get around to this post, when I'm 99.9% sure that I source a larger proportion of my wardrobe contents from Primark than any other fashion blogger, and, way before I even thought about blogging, I signed up to PR programs purely for the purposes of feverishly checking for new Primark drops (weekly, if not daily).

I'm as excited as ever by the new collection - in my opinion it's a great mixture of girly vs sporty, romantic vs fierce, and '50s inspired loveliness vs '80s inspired madness, featuring a new spin on some old and new "classics" such as the biker jacket, peplum top and wedge hi-top.

So, without further ado, here are my top clothing and accessory picks for SS13 from those released so far (including a few gems you might not have seen on other blogs or in the lookbook). They're trickling into stores gradually - some snuck in as early as December, whilst you'll have to wait until March to get a glimpse of others...


The Clothes

Yellow Polka Dot Dress

An irresistibly cute, demure '50s style updated with a foot or two lopped off the hemline and a cheeky keyhole - love the cut, collar, colours, everything!

China Print Dress

Cap sleeves, lantern shaping, neckline notching and piping combine with porcelain print to make this the perfect summer dress.

Cut-Out Dress

You may have noticed by now that I'm a sucker for a cut-out, and this style makes a nice change from the typical side-waist versions we're used to by now. I love the circle skirt and sweetheart neckline - like the first two, it's a cute contemporary take on a classic '50s style.

Cat Print T-Shirt

I have wanted one of these for so long! Have actually been considering having my own cat's picture put on a T-shirt... may have to after all, as my mum apparently finds this one scary!


Well, I'll try anything once! Even though mum keeps telling me how much these remind her of her favourite maternity outfit (in 1985). They look fun.

Floral Tapestry Print Biker Jacket and Skirt

Loving the combination of tapestry/carpet print and contemporary styling - this would make a ridiculously cute suit, but the jacket would also look great with skater/circle styles, or shorts.

Cream Lace Midi Dress

I actually already have this (coming soon to an outfit post near you) and love, love, love it - due to my relatively large chest, even though I sized up, this comes up more empire line than waisted on me, but I actually quite like the Austen-a-like effect! It's lovely and floaty and romantic, and, much as I love a mini, I always find below-the-knee cuts so elegant. It's sheer, but comes with a mini removable slip, which is great, but I think I might get a bit more experimental with what I slip on underneath at some point - watch this space!

Net-Sleeved Peplum Top

I've happily owned up to my peplum addiction numerous times on here over the last few months, and this would be a perfect addition to my collection - loving the rock/lady clash.

Tube Maxi Skirt

Much as I love my swishy maxis, I definitely need this shape in my wardrobe ASAP. Sleek, slinky, and how perfect does it look with the top?

My Favourite Lookbook Looks

Love the dress and the net shorts, although I probably wouldn't style them together or turn this into such a sporty look!

Amazing shirt detailing, and love the colour and wash of the jeans - perfect as separates, or as a fun new way to do double denim...

Footwear and Accessories

1 (£18) & 2 (£15) - Now I've got my classic black and white wedge hi-tops sorted, it's time to branch out... tie-dye, studs, pastels... oooooh...
3 - The perfect vintage-look wear-with-anything cowboy boots. Need now.
4 - An ear cuff fit for a princess
5 - A diva-esque twist on the classic nude court (£12)
6 - A rocky spin on the classic ladylike box clutch
7 - An always-in-style lug-anything-anywhere fringed bag
8 - Owl wrist cuff - the thinking woman's arm candy
9 - Studs upon studs - perfect for rocking with the box clutch above!
10 - This entire mix and match multipack costs £2 - that's less than 17p per earring!

What do you think of the new collection? Will you be looking out for anything this season?

See my Primark High Summer 2013 highlights here

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  1. Those dresses are adorable! and number 3 boots and the fringed bag are lush! xxx

  2. Definitely, I have to come back to Primark soon and check out all this stuff, haven't gone in a while, and I just had a crush on those pinky jeans pants :)

    Maria C

  3. Love this selection!


  4. Love d accessories! Would love to av these babies bt d hassles of ordering n shipping..'Whew'!

  5. all these items are perfect!


  6. Great choices dear ! this floral jacket is just fab <3 !

  7. great picks! love everything, especially the dresses! xx

  8. The overalls are perfect for a effortless cool kinda day!

    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  9. Gosh I love everything in this post I can't even choose my fav! Love the sneaker wedges, and all those dresses. Divine!!

  10. Literally saw a tonne of things I want! The overalls, the nude heels with the ankle strap and that black peplum top. Amazing! I need to get myself down to Primark asap x

  11. I'm planning a visit to Primark this week! Definitely!

  12. This shirt is so cute, I love the Wild Wild West trend!

    The Style Rawr!