The sun has finally started to make an appearance but my wardrobe is ridiculously unprepared for the warmer weather. I’ve seen so many blogs and Instagram posts about some lovely Primark pieces recently, so seeing as June is an expensive month, a trip to Primark was needed to get my wardrobe looking a little brighter. I also ended up going shopping on my own (which I love), so I could have a proper look and find some hidden gems. So here’s what I bought in my Primark summer wardrobe haul…
Towel Dress – £3
I was desperate for one of these last year but they were always sold out, so I grabbed one whilst I could this time. They were actually priced at £7 but for some reason I managed to blag it for £3, bonus! It will be perfect to throw on after a shower on holiday. I usually put my PJ’s on whilst I get ready to go out for a meal but my aftersun and moisturiser tends to stick to them which is a pain, so this dress will be much more practical. It also has a really nice mint green lining with white stars, which is a change from the pink with white love hearts last year.
Pineapple Print Bardot Top – £10
I LOVE this top. I saw it and pondered for a while, thinking it may be a little ‘out-there’ compared to what I usually go for, but I set out to add colour to my wardrobe so that’s what I did. It goes really nicely with denim and especially white jeans or a white denim skirt on a slightly warmer day.
Mint Gingham Bardot Top – £6
Gingham is really on trend right now and I’m so happy about it. I’d seen a few Gingham items in New Look that I’d added to my wish list, but this top was an absolute steal for just £6. They also sell this top in black and red, but I love mint and it is much more summery. Again, I’ll style this with white denim jeans or a skirt.
Floral Embroidered Shirt Dress – £12
I had seen a really nice floral embroidered shirt dress in Zara but my sister found this cheaper alternative which is actually much nicer. It’s a great piece as you can wear it as a dress on warmer days or tuck it in and simply wear it as a shirt styled with denim jeans on cooler days.
White Textured Bardot Top – £6
I grabbed this one as it’s a great every day top that I can throw on with jeans and sandals or even trainers. This, along with the other bardot tops in my haul also look really nice dressed up with a choker.
White Lace Beach Shorts – £6
Beach shorts are a must for popping on over your bikini when it’s just too hot for a full cover up. Primark have a great range of beach shorts with so many colours and designs, but I love these ones as they will go nicely with most bikinis.
Bohemian Wide Leg Trousers – £12
This is my favourite purchase from my Primark summer wardrobe haul. I spotted a number of people picking them up in the Newcastle branch last week but of course, they were out of stock in my size. Luckily, the Harrogate branch had one left, it was meant to be…I like to take one or two pairs of summer trousers with me on holiday for the first couple of nights when my legs are a little pasty, so these were ideal. They look really nice with just a black bandeau or a simple black body.
Navy + White Striped T-Shirt – £4
I love everyday t-shirts to throw on with jeans and trainers and Primark are perfect for them. They’re so cheap and wash really well.
5 Invisible Socks – £3.50
I don’t know whether this just happens in my house but they are invisible socks by name and by nature. They vanish! When you finally find one, you have to turn the house upside down to find the other. I usually give up and rock the odd socks look most days. So, it was about time to buy some more to wear underneath my trainers and espadrilles. This time, I bought the brightest colours I could get my hands on to avoid them going missing!
All together I managed to bag all of this for £62.50 which seems quite pricey for Primark, but that’s probably the equivalent of 2 tops from Topshop, so I think I did pretty well. There are so many more items that I would have bought but were out of stock, so I’ll definitely be heading back for the bikini and beach towel that I missed out on.
Have you found any hidden gems in Primark?