A collaboration between three bloggers and their printed Primark jeans!

A while ago now, Avril from School Gate Style suggested that those of us who had featured the same Primark printed jeans on our blogs, might like to do a joint post together. And so here we are: Avril on the left, Joanna from Poppy’s Style  in the middle and me on the right.

It was always my intention to return my jeans, not because I didn’t like them but because I didn’t want to tread on the fashion toes of our thirteen year old.

However, for various reasons I didn’t manage it and they remained in the back of my car until it was too late to do anything other than try and see if I could make them work for me.

These jeans aren’t the easiest piece in the world to style and they do require some perseverence. A light background is always less flattering than a light print on a dark background.  Also, because they do add a little bulk, I prefer them with heels – and it’s quite hard to find heels to wear with them for a day time look. Here are some of the ways in which I have styled them.

Outfit 1 above: Topshop sequin T, Jigsaw necklace, H&M shirt, New Look desert boots, La La Rocks bracelet;

Outfit 2 below: With plain grey Jigsaw top and cream Dune brogues for a day time look.


Outfit 3: With wedge desert boots, sparkly Topshop top, open shirt (H&M) and Zara boyfriend cardigan.  Out of all of the looks, this is my favourite – a bit of height from the heels, coverage from the boyfriend cardi, and a less fitted top than the one above means no breathing in required!  

Outfit 4: Dune brogues, Coast grey silk vest top, H&M shirt

Outfit 5: Lilac striped French Connection jumper, H&M blazer, LK Bennett Sledge shoes.  This is obviously more of an evening outfit.  The lilac stripes in the jumper pick up the lilac of the jeans.  However I  then toned it back down with the addition of a white jacket.


I think that I got there in the end and that the £13 ish that I paid for them won’t have been wasted.  Now that I have found a combination that I like (outfit 3) and which I can wear locally without feeling too daft,  I will try to get maximum wear before the summer is out. 

So, here we are again! Avril looking beautifully serene and stylish as ever, having styled her jeans for an evening out.  Joanna, in one of  my favourite Boden blazers, which adds a stylish sophisticated feel, and me in a casual look with heels.

Why not head over to School Gate Style  and Poppy’s Style to see how Avril and Joanna have styled their floral jeans and also to read their fabulous blogs, which I am sure you will love.



  1. Kat
    August 8, 2012 / 10:17 am

    Yay!! They look fab on you! And yes, I agree, wouldn't pay a fortune (although I nearly did on some J BRand ones – eejit) but for £13 they're definitely worth a go in the summer. You all look great, you really do. Now you just need to get your hands on some leopard print ones for A/W and I'll have succeeded in luring you over to the dark side – teenage hands keep away!!! xxxxx

    • StyleGuile
      August 11, 2012 / 9:26 am

      Hi Kat, have you seen Joanna in her leopard ones? She's already over at the dark side! For me, I fancy snake print!

  2. Thea
    August 8, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    My vote is definitely for the pairing with the lilac stripe t-shirt!It's the most adventurous and – in my humble opinion – most successful look of all.I love the way you came up with the various looks to compare and contrast.Personally I think the black cardi 'kills' the jeans (same with Avril's look, I'm afraid), but otherwise all the looks work pretty well.A fun project!

    • StyleGuile
      August 12, 2012 / 7:03 pm

      Hi Thea – sorry, tried to reply yesterday but no decent signal! The lilac top was my original choice for the post but I changed my mind. Glad you like it – and the other looks. I know what you mean about darker colours and the jeans – my cardi was navy but it looks black. For me, I think it's psychological – hiding with a darker colour – we are all guilty of it from time to time!

  3. Mrsmac2000
    August 8, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    I quite like no 5 too! Great to see how you all styled differently, and now I have another two blogs to follow!! Ps bought some bright pink 3/4 from dunnes this week reduced to £6, there are some bargains out there!!

    • StyleGuile
      August 12, 2012 / 7:04 pm

      Hi Mrs Mac – like the sound of the bargain purchase! Really pleased that you liked the outfits – and the two new blogs. Have a good week.

  4. Sian
    August 12, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    Hi Beth….will you be wearing the "midi length" now that its back in fashion. I love this length as at 5ft 9 it suits my proportions beautifully, looks elegant or funky depending on how you wear it and can be sexy too. Will be pulling out some of my old midis from the airing cupboard too which havnt seen the light of day since 2004.

    • StyleGuile
      August 12, 2012 / 7:07 pm

      Hi Sian – I have one midi but they aren't great for me. They require too much styling with heels etc for me to buy into them in a big way – and they finish at a really bad point on me. But I do love them on others and you have such a great height that I am sure yours will look amazing. Why not send me a photo so we can feature you? Beth

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