#ThriftyFashion: Feeling Preppy in Primark AW19

It’s October! That can only mean one thing. It’s Autumn.

I’ve been swooning over chunky knits, cosy blankets, warm scarves and ankle boots. Fall fashion is my absolute favourite for its rustic colour palette and use of layering. I can’t get enough.

Last month, I went into Primark to scout out the new range, and ended up picking up a couple of bits, with each item coming in under £15!

Primark white high neck blouse – £14

I strongly believe that every woman should own a white blouse. My old white blouse was starting to look a little tattered, and wanted one with a vintage feel to wear throughout Autumn.

This one from Primark is slightly off white, with an elasticated band that creates a beautiful frilly sleeve. It is cut like a dream, and features a tailored back with a keyhole detail. At the front, the high neck and ruffle detail adds to the vintage vibe.

I’ve also enjoyed wearing this with rust wide-leg corduroy trousers and an auburn suede midi skirt – both of which are very 70s.

Primark preppy belted pinafore dress – £13

In spring I purchased a similar pinafore, with pinks running through and a chunky tortoise shell buckle. It’s the pinny I wore to the interview that bagged me my journalism job, and so, holds a special place in my heart.

I fell in love when I spotted this one on a mannequin in store, among a very Clueless-esque/Blair Waldorf range.

The nude and beige check print pinny is stylish, smart and feminine. It creates a gorgeous bodice, and floats into a flirty skirt. The thin belt adds a cinched waistline and the small circle button is a cute touch.

Primark chunky knit chenille cardigan – £13

I picked this up a couple of weeks earlier, since it’s a running joke in the office that I wear my coat all the time. I’m always freezing, and figured it was time to invest in some comfy knits I could wear to keep warm.

The material is super soft, and the chunky brown buttons add that kind of granny-chic – that’s a thing right? My grandma is one stylish lady anyway, so I’ll go with it.

This was my absolute godsend in Newquay, since it goes with practically anything, I threw it over the top of everything. It effortlessly takes your outfit from summer to ‘transitional’ for a more snuggly vibe.

Primark brown corduroy knot headband – £2

I don’t ever want this trend to go away – can knot headbands stay forever, please?

I have a few of these in various colours now, and they add that extra bit of *something* to an outfit. It’s like a sprinkle of 90s Gossip Girl vibes.

Knee high leather heeled boots

These were the ultimate thrifty find. They were my mum’s some years ago, but she gave them to my sister to re-love. When I was having a rummage through the pile of car boot bits in my office, I spotted them and snatched them out. They’re not something I would have purchased myself, but they work so well with this outfit and didn’t cost me a penny, since they were about to be flogged for quid or two!

Topshop brown leather-look and suedette satchel

Another Topshop babe, this bag was a gift, so whilst I don’t know the actual price, my knowledge of Topshop accessories would hazard a guess at around £22 four years ago. It’s getting on a bit, and is well loved, as seen by the wearing away in parts of the fabric.

I wear this bag with almost any neutral-toned outfit, and this look is no exception!

I’m super excited for more fall fashion, full of rusts, coppers and mustards.

Check out this outfit’s lookbook below.

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