I’ve never done an outfit post that’s just me talking about what I’m wearing before, because for some reason I feel like I have to word vomit something a bit meatier onto these pages if I’m posting outfit photos (god, what a horrible end to that sentence. Not going to rewrite it though). I always enjoy reading a nice simple OOTD post on other blogs though, so that’s what I’m doing today.
I thought I’d share the Primark love on this occasion because in my opinion there’s a lot of love to share where this particular combo is concerned. This rose print midi dress was an absolute no-brainer of a purchase – it’s light, it’s summery, it’s comfortable, and the frills along the hem and sleeves are a lovely nod to the ruffle trend we’ve been seeing a lot of this year. Basically it makes me feel all swishy and fun, and to my mind that’s exactly what a great dress should do.
I love a good wrap style dress, although the only thing that can be an issue with them when they are the sort of ‘fake wrap’ that this is (i.e you don’t actually wrap and tie it, it’s just made to look that way) is the neckline – depending on your chest size, you might end up with a bit of gaping or you might find that the top half of the dress won’t contain the girls. I fit firmly into the ‘average’ category but this was still looking a bit revealing on me, so I’ve popped a safety pin in for these photos but I will probably also wear it with a black cami or lace bralet in future.
The length is great for anyone who doesn’t want to flash their bum (but props if you do) although unfortunately if it’s windy you might just flash something else because the wrap could probably do with crossing over a little more than it does. That doesn’t put me off though, because that’s only if there’s a lot of breeze and also it was £13 – I am not going to say no to that.
On this occasion I styled the dress with these black buckled sliders (£8). I like how they toughen the pretty florals up a bit even if they aren’t super flattering on my stumpy little legs. I think these will be great with jeans or culottes too, so I can’t wait to wear them more this summer with lots of different outfits. Likewise, the dress will be perfect with converse, ankle boots or a nice pair of heeled mules, so I feel like I’ve got the versatility box ticked with both of these.
The sunnies are one of my current favourite pairs because I love a good reflective lense and are just £2, meaning this whole outfit comes in at a measly £23. All hail Primark for bringing us sassy summer outfits to buy without spending all the money we could be using to get merry in beer gardens!
What do you think of Primark’s range at the moment? I feel like there are loads of things in there I could buy right now, are there any gems I should know about?
Photos: Rob Poor