Whenever I’m in central London I always try and pop into one of the flagship Primark stores. They hold the most stock and give you the best chance of finding that item you saw on Instagram (but probably not).
My store of choice is the Tottenham Court Road branch – its less busy than Marble Arch with all those tourists trying to claim their VAT back and although smaller I think holds a better range (or maybe just the VM is better!). I didnt buy a lot this time as I’m trying to edit my overflowing wardrobe but the 3 things I’ve got to show you I think are Summer must haves!
Cotton embroidered Kaftan jacket – £16.00
I saw this in the window and my eyes popped out on stalks like a cartoon character! I’d been trying to justify the £50 Zara version (and couldnt) and this is so similar. I went for a size small as its open fronted with loose sleeves and its is perfect as a summer cover up either over swimwear on the beach or with a white vest, skinny jeans and sandals for a cute daytime look.
All the bloggers keep telling me khaki is the new denim and I didnt have anything khaki! These trousers are flattering with an elasticated tie detail waist and slim leg although I found the calf area a little tight so went for a size 12.
When you want Chanel but can only afford Primark… Seriously though, these are a great summer shoe when you dont want to wear sandals and are a casual shoe that still looks stylish.
I also bought black leggings, white t-shirts and some sunglasses cases – you gotta have fresh wardrobe staples each year! But my favourite of the three has to be the shoes…when Primark gets it right, it gets it right! Yes the stores are busy, yes the queues are long but a flagship store is an Aladdins Cave of bargain fashion delights!
All available in store now.