PREVIEW: Matalan SS14 Collection Picks

January 31, 2014

I’m going to start this post with: Matalan, please start stocking Size 6 (please point me in the right direction if I’m wrong, but I’ve never found any in my local stores)! Pastel is looking to be absolutely mega this season, with uber-girly malibu pinks being the apparent colour of choice. As a general fan of a currently quite ‘The Coven’-esque wardrobe, this might take some getting used to, but the promise of sun and cocktails is seeeeriously getting me hyped up. Fudge off January: nobody likes you. Here are my favourite picks for Matalan SS14:

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  • Cocoon Pink Dress – £16

Just give me a second to wipe the dribble off my lip… For £16, I will most definitely be snapping up this little beaut. The beading around the collar, at least from this picture, is delicate and tasteful, the coral colour will suit pale ladies like myself to the hills and back, and the geometric pattern is hitting the trend nail right on the head.

  • Gingham Full Skirt – £16

That panelling, guys. That panelling. Usually, if you threw the word gingham at me, it’d conjure bittersweet memories of school summer dresses – namely, playing ‘horses’ in them and managing to become the subject of most parents’ distaste as I always pulled the ties off my friends’ dresses – bit carried away. Aaaanyway, this dress knocks that literally oldskwl misconception out of the park: this skirt is sophisticated, fun and has already got me mentally running for lace white socks. I’d even consider layering this skirt over the cocoon dress – pretty sure that’d work.

  • Pink jacket – £40

Pink jackets are the shit right now, if you don’t own one: you shouldn’t even be here (I don’t have one yet either). Channel your inner Regina George, bring her into SS14 and embrace that colour palette: it’s only going to do wonders for your complexion, daaarling. There is an IT pink coat floating around right now, I was in a frenzied blogger discussion at a LUSH even about it last night – we’re thinking Coast or ZARA, but this is a bargain dupe.

  • Full Skirt – £16

It’s like the pink ladies have been teleported into the 21st Century. I’d team this with a lemon or mint green fluffy jumper and a visit to the new American diner that just opened in Lancaster: the new drink of choice is a strawberry milkshake this season, ladies.

 

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  • Printed T-Shirt – £14

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have had several metaphoric knicker-changing sessions already this pre-season, wetting yourself over the incredible amount of actually wearable co-ord sets coming out to play. For those days where milkshakes and Lana Del Rey aren’t making your heart soar, this moodier hue will definitely keep you ticking on-trend boxes. And at £30 for the set? Oh boy.

  • Printed Skirt – £12

There are no words, apart from: I now need to buy a new leather jacket.

  • Graphic High Neck Blouse – £10

Graphic monochrome will just forever remind me of Gwen Stefani circa. The Sweet Escape, which is never a bad thing. Are chunky gold chain necklaces here to stay then, too? The question on everyone’s lips: will monochrome ever die?

  • Black Cocoon Dress – £16

The darker sister to our opening dress, I’ll be channelling my inner Edie Sedgwick and Twiggy in this 60’s inspired number. Styling tip: stick to full monochrome with cobalt blue nails to be painfully on-trend.

Which pieces have got you already reaching for your debit card?

14 comments on “PREVIEW: Matalan SS14 Collection Picks
  1. Avatar Ellie K says:

    I AGREE ! Matalan don’t stock size 6, and it’s the bane of my life – especially as they are one of my go to shops for work wear! I’m not sure if I’m feeling the pastel frenzy yet…. but the prints I definitely am !! Especially the blouse.

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    • Ebony Ebony says:

      It’s silly – I wish they would! Size 8 is often that little bit too big. I’m so surprised how in love with pastels I am, I’m usually such a little goth. I’m even debating dyeing my jet black hair to a caramel brown with blonde dip dye. Wowza. xo

  2. Avatar Jenny says:

    These look great. I must keep my eye out for some of these fab pieces you have listed. I am in the need of a wardrobe makeover after having two kids. 😉

  3. Avatar Hurnae says:

    I’ve seen a few of these (my bf’s mother is a customer services manager) and I think they look great, I really love the Pastels. I’ve always had a place in my heart for Full Skirts and the white one is definitely calling out to me. x

  4. Avatar Jenn says:

    I never think to look in Matalan, some of these bits are gorgeous! I love the white skirt! Will definitely be trying this on!

    Jenn | PhotoJennic

    x

  5. Avatar Erin says:

    I love the gingham full skirt! What would you wear on top?

  6. Avatar Colette says:

    I cannot believe this little lot is from Matalan! I’ve not been in years – perhaps time I stuck my head in!

  7. I absolutely love girly pastels. I will be very happy to see a lot of the recent bold prints leaving the high street

    • Ebony Ebony says:

      I think I’m so enamoured with them at the moment because of their connotations of sunshine and warmth! I can’t wait to go outside without a coat on again!

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