SCHOOL GATE STYLE

Belfast-based, clothes-loving, shopping-obsessed, mum of 3. Wearable fashion on a budget for busy women

Monday, 14 May 2012

Workwear - Bargainous Navy Trousers!

Following requests for more workwear on my blog, I approached Claire, a regular contributor to my blog who works as a classroom assistant. I knew Claire was in the middle of a 30 day challenge - trying to do 30 days in a row without wearing the same entire outfit to work. What better woman to help with a workwear dilemma. Claire's first post features her bargain Primark navy trousers. In her own words - 'These are amazing - washable, have pockets, a deep waistband and belt-loops and are only £5! Run, run, run to Primark!!!'
 Silver Cardigan-River Island (similar) Shoes - local boutique
 Cardigan-H&M, Scarf-Next, Shoes-as before
Cardigan & Scarf - H&M
Claire shows how simple it can be - note the careful accessorising with scarves and necklaces. And in true School Gate Style, everything's high street and inexpensive. Don't know about you but I'm off to Primark for a pair of those trousers...race you? 
Thank you Claire for sharing some of your work outfits - I can't wait to share more next Monday!
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  1. hi there

    great article and may try a similar challenge as I always seem to wear the same thing to work day in and day out.But can i ask are the trousers very nylon-y or shiny? I work in an office where the heat (at times) can be too much and I hate being hot and sweaty.

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    1. Hello Mrs! Apparently, they are a little bit shiny but Claire tells me she's not bothered at that price! Haven't managed to make it out to Lisburn yet to check them out. Hopefully later this week x

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    2. I went to Primark today and got a pair of these trousers. They are slightly shiny but they're a great shape and the perfect length for me. Definitely a workwear winner!

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  2. Hi. She looks amazing in each outfit. I can't believe those trousers are so cheap. Will have to check them out as would be a great alternative to wearing jeans. She makes it look so simple! Great work.

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    1. Claire is such a stylish girl - and a brilliant shopper! Thanks for taking the time to drop by and comment x

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  3. Great post! It's so hard to style up work wear - I absolutely Love those scarves, really cute! xx

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    1. Thanks for dropping by - Claire is brilliant at accessorising - I love seeing her photos x

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  4. I never find anything in Primark. I always find it looks so awful when I walk in, I just walk out again but I always see nice things on people and find out its from there! Great looks here and accessorised beautifully.

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    1. Thank you - I used to hate going in myself but then Claire convinced me to give it another try. I always go first thing in the morning, during the week, when it's quiet - otherwise, I wouldn't go near the place! x

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  5. Wow she has a gorgeous figure! Love the lace Matalan top in first pic.

    Nic x
    ps can't wait to meet you tonight Avril!! :)

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    1. Thank Nic - was lovely to see you last night. x

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  6. Love this - I struggle with Primark too. On odd occasion I've been in their in Bury when I'm home the whole store just turns me off - I feel overwhelmed...I'll give it another go though when I'm back in June!

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    1. Thanks Joanna! You need to bring Claire with you when you're over in June x

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  7. All these outfits look great - Claire makes it look so easy!

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    1. Doesn't she? Such a stylish girl. I love when I get an email from her with photos -she's a star x

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  8. Wow great outfits, i never find anything in primark either its always such a mess. Whats the link to her blog please?

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    1. Thanks and I agree with you re:Primark. I always try to go first thing in the morning when it's nice and tidy! Claire doesn't have her own blog, although I think she should. Busy busy girl. Lucky for me, she sends me photos regularly - I love getting her emails x

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  9. These are great. I am back at work next month after a year maternity leave so this is perfectly timed. I was looking at the lace Matalan top but its all sold out :-(

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I've got some more of Claire photos for next week. Sorry to hear the lace top is sold out. I've seen a similar one in Primark and of course, you might get one in-store in Matalan. Others online here:
      http://tinyurl.com/csfutgk
      http://tinyurl.com/cxaeb7x
      http://tinyurl.com/bqm6h5v
      http://tinyurl.com/d6vdh5y
      Hope that helps x

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    2. Looks like the lace top is back in stock in Matalan

      http://www.matalan.co.uk/fcp/product/fashion-to-buy-online//Short-Sleeve-Lace-Top/54367

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  10. ABsolutely love the lace top from Matalan in the first pic. What a beautifully dressed lady xxx

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  11. inspired by this I went to Primark and can say that their long length jeans are officially long enough for a 5 foot 11 person who normally has to buy tall ranges only! Hooray! Did not spot the bargainous £5 trousers though Claire....

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  12. Wow love the trousers! I do like to grab a bargain in Primarni! And it's great that they've got pockets. Always need room for snotty nose hankies, mobile phones, keys and pennies for the tuck shop.

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