Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Pin Up Style On A Budget: Primark SS14 Edition

I feel like I haven't done one of these for ages! Anyway, I love seeing what high-street stores have to offer in terms of vintage/pin up inspired clothing and I feel like you can really find some gems if you keep you're eyes peeled. One shop I think really pulls it out of the bag every year is Primark - there is always a few pieces that I think could pass as being from a vintage reproduction shop such as Tara Starlet (which is beautiful, but not purse friendly!). Here are my top picks from their SS14 collection. I was completely blown away when I saw what they had to offer this year. Now... Elbows at the ready - who's ready for to battle your way through your local Primarni!? These gem's are sure worth it!

I love the nautical feel of this little midi skirt. 

It's refreshing to see this length dress on the high street. I think this would look so cute with some little white shoes. Maybe even some pearls!

This is one of my favourites from the collection. To be honest, anything gingham makes my heart flutter. But for it to be a knee length dress that is perfectly shaped from Primark - Well that's just the jackpot isn't it. Will definitely be strolling along in this number along the seafront.

I know it's quite hard to actually work out what this dress looks like, but as far as I can work out it is a polka dot sheer shirt style dress with a nice big collar. Looks good to me. A more subtle take on this style.

This is described as a crochet insert midi shirt dress. There we go. A lovely little white dress for those summer days. 

Now, I know I'm not the only one who is obsessed with these cute-as-hell (if hell was a rainbow fluffy cloud moutain - obviously!) fluffy cropped sweaters. I have one in pink I recently got in the sale for a £5, but I really would love all four - this baby yellow, baby blue and white as well! They can take you from cold weather to Spring. I pair my pink one with all sorts! Jeans, pencil skirts, gingham capris, short. So versatile. 

I believe every vintage gal needs a pair of plain mary janes. Me including - so I was delighted to see Primark offering up these beauties this Spring. They come in a creamy pink colour and a dark oxblood red as well. Staple.

Admittedly, I've never tried wearing culottes before, but this year might be the one I give it a go. This baby blue pair are absolutely darling. Imagine - the appearance of a lovely skirt and not having to worry about them blowing up and flashing the whole of Blighty! Which is essential when you live by the seaside as there is always a breeze around the corner!

We all are lusting for a lucite box bag, but until we can afford to splurge on a real one - I think it little perspex box purse will fill the lucite shaped hole.

I'm not a big heel wearer (apart from my ever-faithful jelly shoes) but I thought these little T-bars are the perfect casual summer heel.

This is the first thing that encouraged me to have a gander at the Primark SS14 collection. This is definitely on my shopping list. A gingham skirt. What more can I say. Picnic, anyone?

A nice casual polka denim pencil skirt. A good staple piece that can be dressed up or dressed down.

I don't know if anyone else with look at this bag and think it looks kinda vintage inspired - but I just love structured box bags. I think they're so ladylike. Regardless if it's 'vintage' looking or not - I still love it.

These two last pictures I found on so I hope she doesn't mind me using them but finding pictures of Primark clothes proves quite difficult online. I am just completely in love with a) these polka dot pointed heels and b) this baby blue wicker style bag. I am besotted. Check out her blogpost if you want some more lovely pictures from the Press Day at Primark. 

Wow - now I hope I'm not the only one that wants to do a massive Primark raid! Now we just need the warm weather to go with all of these gorgeous pastels!
I hope you enjoyed reading.
Will hopefully be doing more of my top picks from some more high street store's SS14 collections. 

With love,