AW16 at Primark offers a veritable mélange of trends and key items in which to indulge your fashionable desires. For the rebels, when winter arrives why not throw the rulebook out the frosty window, and go wild with mismatched prints, clashing textures, and oodles of eclecticism? Presenting: Dandy Romance, for the girl who can’t say no to colour, print, or texture, and wants them all (preferably in one outfit!).
Coat £25, blouse £12, skirt £12
From gorge velvet suits, to contemporary takes on heritage checks, Dandy Romance oozes with vintage vibes and diversity. We adore the no-rules approach; it makes dressing in the morning super simple! If you’re used to more formulaic getting ready tactics, here’s an [ironic] step-by-step on how to achieve the look!
Jacket £18, blouse £10, trousers £13, bag £7, shoes £12
1. Open your wardrobe, close your eyes.
Reach inside, have faith and let the sartorial spirits decide for you! Don’t think about ‘what will go with what’, instead just open your mind to the clashing possibilities!
Coat £30, blouse £12, trousers £13, shoes £12
2. Ask yourself: WWGD?
Yep, that is: What would Grandma do? We love our elderly relatives' reckless disregard for trends, which inadvertently spawn fascinating new looks we want to adopt immediately! Trust us, this mantra will save you the next time you find yourself saying: "I have nothing to wear!".
Coat £30, dress £18, boots £18
3. More is more.
Do not, under any circumstances, think you’ve overdone it. It’s totally fine to combine faux fur with tweed and velvet.
4. Texture is your new BFF.
Your aim is to be a tactile dream come true. For best results, refer to step 1, and pick up the item with the most tantalising texture, for outfit starters.
Coat £30, jumper £10, dress £18, shoes £14, socks £1.50
5. No going back. Bold and fearless are your buzzwords.
Timidity and shyness will be a thing of the past when your metamorphosis from 'one of the crowd' to fashion chameleon is complete.
6. Spread the word.
Once your Dandy Romance overhaul is in full effect, be sure to preach the new way forward by posting your #OOTD on Primania.