Polka Dot Trousers/Jeans for Less

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Last season, the fash pack went mad for Topshop’s polka dot cigarette pants. They came in bottle green and navy blue and were worn by magazine editors and top bloggers alike. At Fashion Week last September I saw so many pairs of polka dotted legs, my eyes went a bit funny. When I eventually caved and decided I had to have a pair, Topshop was completely sold out. Eventually I found some in River Island and wore them like my life depended on it. I loved them but at £40, they weren’t cheap.

Fast forward a year and I’m thinking about my autumn wardrobe again, keeping my eyes peeled for early buys and bargains. While idly wandering around Matalan looking for a dress I’d seen in a magazine, I spotted something. Literally. Polka dot jeans, very similar to Topshop’s sold out style, for £16? Yes please!

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Matalan jeans | American Apparel tee | Zara collar | Forever 21 bracelets | Topshop hat | Ara flats c/o Sarenza | Zatchels satchel

Matalan is quite hit and miss, quality-wise, but happily these jeans fit rather nicely. They don’t go baggy after 30 seconds of sitting, they don’t constantly fall down and they’re a little high waisted, which is always good in my book.

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I wore my new jeans for a day in London – these photos are from a gloriously sunny Hyde Park. 

It’s great to try new trends but investing in the latest pieces can be expensive. If I don’t love something straightaway I hang tight, avoid the bandwagon and bide my time. Trends filter through the high street at various speeds – directional companies like Topshop and Zara will pick them up quickly but it takes longer for them to reach cheaper stores like Primark and Matalan. If you’re willing to wait awhile, you can make some serious savings.

Do you shop the trends on the high street? Let me know if you’ve found anything amazing recently!

EDIT – These jeans are now £10! Even more of a bargain.



Just had a look at the Matalan website and they have been reduced to £10! Also I don’t even have £10 to spare right now otherwise they would be winging their way to my wardrobe right now!

Love how you’ve styled them.

Adele x


Ah I was just in Matalan today and spotted these jeans – they do have a few nice bits and pieces. I often wait around for a bit with new trends, if I don’t feel like I NEED them straight away I know it’s a sign that I might not get much wear out of them so there’s no point splashing out on an expensive version!

Claire Tyler

this trousers are gorgeous 🙂 I’m going to take a trip down to matalan to see what bargains they have! Hyde park looks lovely and sunny! xx



They’ve got a pair of polka dots jeans in Asda that I’ve been trying to pick up each time I go for my food shop but they never have my size!

I’ll have to pop into Matalan and get these instead.

Love your shoes!



Ooh I love them, I also love the mustard yellow ones on the website at the moment. May have to be a winter investment… (ha, £16 isn’t really an investment but still!)


Oh Jen, you made me spend money! 🙂
Love the spotty jeans. And the boots Matalan have in are gorgeous (may have bought two pairs)


These are gorgeous! They look exactly like the Topshop ones 🙂 I have a pair of dotty jeans from Select for £12! x


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