3 Ways To Wear The £5 Primark Shirt


You’ve probs seen me mention my new white shirt either on this blog or on YouTube, because basically, men’s shirts which cost £5 and fit better than my £74867785 women’s ones, deserve to be shouted about, just a bit.

Disclaimer: I’ve never actually spent £74867785 on a shirt. Honest.

I went for this hunk in a 15 and a half collar (the equivalent of a men’s medium, or so I was told…) in a slim fit from the Tottenham Court Road branch of Primark the other week.

It’s a wardrobe trooper – it goes with everything I own and everything you own and you need one, immediately.

Although admittedly, next time I might not go for slim fit so that it fits over my curvy lady hips, but if you’re less ahem, round, in the bum area, defs go for the slim fit, it’s an absolute angel.

So here’s how I’m styling it up right now.

OMG I’m really sorry my writing isn’t all that full of witty corker jokes, my belly is rumbling aggressive at me and it’s taking away all my creative writing juices, FFS.


You might already have a denim one peeking out from the back of your wardrobe because they’ve been all over the high street this year, mine however is a faux suede number from New Look, and guess what? IT’S BRAND NEW.

It’s really snug and I’m wearing it as I type and I can confirm it’s too snug and warm for 25 degree weather, I’m basically getting a SULA (sweaty upper lip alert for Wild Child virgins…).

I love the shape of this because it’s not too clingy on my lunch baby, and also navy = instant winner in a sea of maroon and tan. Bore off maroon and tan, no-one wants you here.

This is going to be one of my early autumn go-to outfits for those days where I bother leaving the house. Yup.

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New Look pinafore, £22.99 / Accessorize pendant, £17 / Biba clutch bag (similar here) / Office shoes (similar here) / Primark hat (similar £10 version here)


The truth behind these trousers is that I bought them in 2013 from Miss Selfridge, got bored of them, whacked them in a bin liner destined for the charity shop and then found said bag in the shed at the weekend. They’re now firmly back in my wardrobe, although feeling a lot snugger than I remember them.

This for me is a dream office outfit – if I were, y’know, to still work in an office that wasn’t next to my bedroom.

I’ve tied the shirt up to make it a more flattering fit (and to kinda hide my gunt creeping through) and have teamed with just a plain black pair of heels and trench coat, and if you ain’t already got those staples in your wardrobe, then guuuuurl, you got problems.

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Primark trench coat (similar here) / Biba clutch (similar here) / Miss Selfridge trousers (similar here) / StylistPick shoes (similar here)


This is the first time I’ve worn an A-line skirt since last summer without feeling like a bloated sausage about to pop out of its skin. In fact, when I looked back on these photos I was a bit overwhelmed but how chic I looked and how un-stumpy my legs looked. LIKE OMG I LOOK IN PROPORTION AND LIKE I SOMETIMES GO TO THE GYM.

This skirt is also a new New Look buy, and because it’s monochrome it’s obvs mega easy to wear – grey sweatshirts, denim shirts, all black tops, all white tops – you get the idea, the style opportunities are endless.

I threw in a bright pair of heels to help make my legs look long and sassy and my fave clutch (which sadly, is long gone on the ASOS website, soz).

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Miss Selfridge leather jacket (similar here) / New Look skirt, £19.99 / Schuh heels (similar here) / ASOS clutch (similar here)

Which is your fave, galdems?

  • I CANNOT wait to take sassy outfit pics with you. xxxxx
    Also my favourite is the denim pinafore with leopard shoes – they are a dream.

  • I think I’m going to have to get to primark and pick up this bargain! Love the pinafore outfit : )

    Kathryn | nimblenote.blogspot.com

  • Your legs look FAB in those red heels. And I really want that suede dress


  • I find it very hard to believe that you in any way have a gunt my dear. I’m totally getting a mans shirt now!

    Btw it’s my birthday today 😀

    Wendy Xx


  • is it weird that my wardrobe is slowly morphing into yours?
    Your looks are on point atm Miss Gale!!!

  • You look freaking amazing! I basically want every single thing you’re wearing, like, I’m literally planning my next trip to Primark and some aggressive online shopping right now!

    Laura x

  • Great looks 🙂 can’t believe that shirt was only £5!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  • That clutch is AMAZING!
    Looking good lady 🙂

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  • Mel

    Ooh I do love a shirt, don’t you find they always make your bra straps fall down off your shoulders though? Or is that just me?!

  • these outfits look absolutely ADORABLE!! I always look forward to your blog posts, thankyou for always being such a great inspiration to me, both fashion wise and blog wise! 🙂

  • I love them all!! Although if you had a gun to my head is have to say the pinafore, it makes me excited for tight season xx

  • Lee

    I just found your blog and I adore all of the outfits you styled! i love that suede dress sooo much !


  • I used to spend all my teenage years buying mens Primark T shirts and slashing off the collars to wear them myself 🙂 Very tempted to go and get myself one of these beauties as it suits you to a T and I can only hope to be able to say the same thing! 😉 Alice xx


  • Lauren

    Smokin gurl!!! Fab outfits x

  • i’d never think to buy a guys shirt, might have to give it a go! you’ve styled all of these outfits so well, i don’t think i could pick a favourite!


  • The outfit with the trench coat is gorgeous! Great looks
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  • Why is it that men’s clothes seem to be more flattering than ones made for women? It completely BAFFLES me. Anyway, I’m off to buy that pinafore.

    Rhi xo

  • & here I am buying that new look pinafore… LOVEEEE! & that primark trench is a beaut. Epic post darl x

  • Someone else who shares my love of men’s shirts!! I love how you’ve styled this I usually just go for my trusty denim skirt, but it looks like i might have to take some inspiration and venture further afield!

    I’d love if you could take a look at my blog, as I love yours so hopefully once mine’s up and running you might like some of my posts (I’m just starting out!).

    Abs x

  • Lauren

    I love the skirt with the red heels best. Looks great on you x


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