Now I don’t know about you chicas, but Matalan is a shop that personally I can usually take or leave. While I know in principle that they sell some decent stuff, I can rarely be bothered to venture inside to actually have a look. I’m not sure if it’s the same in other cities, but here in Coventry the stores are all located on various retail parks that are a bit of an effort to get to, plus once you get inside the carpet smells a bit musty and the fluorescent lights are a bit icky and so I generally end up yelling “nah, CBA!” and skip out again to go into Pets At Home to look at guinea pigs.
But, dear readers, no more – no more I say! Today the Look website has featured a preview of the Matalan S/S14 collection and I have to say, it’s looking pretty good. You can see all of the photos here if you so wish, but here are some of my favourite picks.
The midi skirts all need to be mine immediately, and the (large) portion of my brain that’s dedicated to my current brogue obsession is working overtime at the sight of these jazzy pairs. Yes, slogan tees are a bit cringe and yes, slogans about fashion are particularly cringe, but there’s still something about that roll-sleeved number that I quite like; I think it would go well tucked into one of the skirts or paired with some leather trousers. Loose fits are set to remain big news this S/S so the cami and swing dress are both bang on trend, and of course any high street shop worth their salt are stocking a version of the pastel pink coat right now. Throw in some statement handbags and we have a collection that would surely convert even the biggest Matalan cynic..?
Overall I’m really impressed with this range and will definitely be eschewing Pets At Home in favour of Matalan in my next retail park visit. Well, I suppose I can still pop in and see the rabbits afterwards. For their benefit, not mine.
What do you all think of this collection?