Yeah, alright, alright I’ve only just done a spring one of these thingy posts, but I went to the Primark summer press day last week and drank rum out of a coconut and well, in the scheme of being reactive and all that, I thought I better go punching this post out now.
FYI, you will want to book a holiday and also re-decorate your house because although not included within this post, the new homeware pieces are looking mighty fine and the press day set-up has FINALLY given me inspo to finish our bedroom, so this bank holiday weekend I’m off to hunt out some banana leaf print cushion covers (HEY H&M home) and an ottoman that’ll fit in a Fiat 500. Yuh huh.
Oh and just a heads up – I’ve not got exact dates or prices for these pretties, but they should start trickling into stores within the next couple of months.
Anyway, the best Primark pieces for summer 2016…
1. BEACH TOWEL
I can’t believe I’m putting a bloody towel in my round-up. In fact, remind me to never use the phrase ‘bloody towel’ again, I just shuddered.
BUT HELLO BEACH TOWEL OF MY DREAMS. I didn’t even know I had a beach towel of my dreams until I laid eyes on this pom-pom extravaganza. I’ll probably end up answering the door to the postman in this at some point in the near future tbh.
2. PINK SLEEVELESS JACKET
I guess we call this a dusky pink faux-linen sleeveless jacket? Yeah I had no idea this would ever be something available in the fashion world either but just picture this hunk with a rolled up white shirt, ripped skinny jeans and pointed black flats, HELLO BASICALLY BEING OLIVIA PALERMO.
These days I’m more of a swimming cossie kinda girl (can’t lie, I just discovered the ASOS fuller bust range and it’s giving me all the feels), but in my wildest dreams I’d be getting away with this sassy, skimpy pop of colour. And I’d be tanned and glowing and maybe have a flower in my hair and oh look I’m on a white sandy beach eating a fruit platter.
4. STRIPED TOP
Not only does this sweet tee have a seventies kinda colour palette to it, it has a pineapple and a pun. I’m done. I’m not wearing anything else around the house (aside from the pom pom towel, obvs) for the rest of 2016. This with cropped jeans and Stan Smiths is the ONE.
I’m pretty sure these boos are available in shops now, but basically there’s a few new colours coming in the summer collection. I will be buying several pairs because hey, I’m about as good at losing sunglasses as I am eating pizza.
6. CROPPED JEANS
These might not look like much in the snap, but they’re the perfect raw hem boyfriend fit jean and oh man I wish they came in a petite length. I’m not sure how much they’ll cost, but I doubt it’ll be more than £15 which ain’t too shabby for something that looks like it’s come straight from Topshop’s rails.
7. POM POM HEELS
Because what’s a summer holiday without packing a pair of crazy, mental, exotic coloured shoes, eh eh eh? Also, they’d look cute with the raw hem jeans and a white shirt, just sayin’.
Yeah, you could wear these as bandanas, or you can come over all Instagram fashion blogger and wear it as a neck tie with a white bardot shirt. Oh man, I wish I was cool enough to carry that babin’ look off. But for real, I am despo to get in on that neckerchief trend, maybe teamed with a biker jacket and red lip to fool people into thinker I’m more on point than I actually am.
9. EMBROIDERED JACKET
I’m all about a statement jacket and this one has all kinds of good summer vibes. Imagine it with a floaty little white maxi dress and bare feet, tootling along a sandy beach on a breezy evening. It’ll look just as good with a scoop neck body and blue jeans.
10. FLAMINGO BEACH BAG
I’m not sure I really need to say anything else about this aside from ‘can we just?’.
11. EMBROIDERED BEACH DRESS
Saved my fave for last, didn’t I?
This dress is mega. It is bae. It is the ultimate throw-over-a-bikini dress and I wanna bet good money you won’t find anything more handsome or perfect on the high street this summer. BRB I’m off to book flights somewhere hot enough for this hun.