Everywhere has picked up on the denim co-ord trend. Topshop arguably started the mass sale of them on the high-street. Their lilac and mustard denim skirt/jacket combos were dreamy, but the leopard print number stole my heart.
Their hefty £77 price tag was something I just couldn’t justify spending in the name of fashion.
I browsed other sites selling similar co-ords, with New Look’s coming in at £50.98, Pretty Little Thing selling theirs for £43 and Nasty Gal stocking one for £60.
As you all know, I am the bargain queen and refuse to fork out money if I can get away with spending less. This bad-ass two piece is from the one and only Primark, and you would never be able to tell the difference.
The co-ord costs just £30 in total, less than the Topshop skirt alone. The Primark dupe skirt retails at £12, with the jacket coming in at £18. It’s a snip of the £35 Nasty Gal copy, or £45 Topshop twin. Smug? Of course I am.
The outfit is a bit of a head turner. Leopard print has previously been viewed in a negative light, but 2018 bought the throwback trend back and made it the best thing since, well, anything. It creeped into our summer wardrobes and is well and truly in for AW18. I love that it’s no longer associated with Kat Slater and Bet Lynch, but has become a fashion must-have. The new cuts and styles in every high street window are totally timeless and classy, as opposed to the trashy appearance it used to have. Leopard print denim or satin – gimme. Maybe velour may be too much of a blast from the past… let’s keep that one in the 90s for now.
Because it’s such a strong look, you really don’t need to wear anything fancy with it. I wore mine with a plain black bodysuit from Topshop, my O’Neill tortoise shell sunnies because I think tortoise shell and leopard print go really well together, and my black vinyl boots because I’m extra af. To accessorise, I wore my tortoise shell hoop earrings and my black satchel style bag.
Jacket – Primark – £18
Skirt – Primark – £12
Bodysuit – Topshop – £16
Boots – Miss Selfridge
Earrings – Primark – £2
Bag – River Island
The accessories and top are all pretty simple, because the co-ord really speaks for itself.
It’s a bold look to rock, and I have to be really feelin’ myself to wear it, but once it’s on I feel so confident and sassy. Empowered and strong. This outfit makes me hold my head high and stand proud. The pride is mostly from knowing I saved over £40, meaning I had more money to spend on other things I didn’t need. Blogger life.
The co-ord is essentially three outfits, so if you want to get technical, it’s only £10 per outfit. You can wear the skirt with a band tee or a cute blouse, the jacket with a pair of jeans or a black skirt, and the co-ord together. Cost per wear? Definitely less than if I’d bought the Topshop co-ord.