My Challenge To Quirk Up A Weekend Outfit From Bonmarché

My_Outfit _From _Bonmarche

When the team at Bonmarché got in touch with me I’ll be truthful in thinking we wouldn’t be a fit.

I didn’t think they were my cup of tea. They were a brand that occasionally my 76 year old mum shopped at. I’d never bought anything from them.

But I thought I’d give them the benefit of the doubt and look again.

My challenge was to pick a weekend outfit that I could quirk up to suit my style and I was pleasantly surprised to say I think I have.

What do you think?

I chose this red tunic shirt, side stripe leggings and this jacket in the beautiful shade they call sapphire.

My_Outfit _From _Bonmarche

I teamed my outfit with my bag that I nearly put in the charity bag last year, can you believe? Along with my trainers that I bought from Next late last year. They are available again for this season, too. They are from their ‘Forever Comfort’ range but so far are anything but!

It’s that bit at the back right right where your Achilles is 🙁 I’m hoping my feet will acclimatise to them as they are glittery gorgeousness, aren’t they?

My_Outfit_From _Bonmarche

I love the detail on the jacket especially the pearl buttons on the 3/4 sleeves. Isn’t it pretty?

The fabric is that lovely crepe, too which gives it the look and feel of a jacket that would normally be a lot more expensive.

My_Outfit _From_Bonmarche

I’ve got to say that I was pleasantly surprised at the level of quality of the pieces.

The leggings are that lovely stretchy fabric and feel really snug and comfy on. The side stripe brings them bang up to date, I think

My _Outfit_From_Bonmarche

What do you think?

I think it’s a perfect Spring time weekend outfit. This was actually me on Mother’s Day last weekend.

 ‘Under £60 For This Outfit’

That’s very impressive for the quality.

I’m not saying Bonmarché are going to be my regular go-to but it’s definitely taught me to look again at brands I’d potentially written off as maybe being old fashioned or poor quality. The pieces I chose are neither old fashioned or poor quality. Completely the opposite in my opinion. Size wise they stock from 10 to 28 so a broad choice.

My mum is even interested in Bonmarché again. Although, she did say that what she’d seen in store definitely doesn’t match up with what I’d shown her online. So maybe that’s something the brand needs to address. I know I wouldn’t probably visit a store. Even shopping online it takes patience to really spend time and look.

Their pieces seem to be fairly well curated and the best things don’t hang around for long. My red shirt has been out of stock twice since I received mine a few weeks ago.

All of the items I’m wearing are either currently on offer or have gone in their mid season sale so worth a look.

What do you think? Have you shopped in Bonmarché or is there another brand that when you’ve looked twice at you’ve been surprised by?


See You Soon!

Sharon xo

Disclosure: I was gifted the jacket, shirt and leggings by Bonmarché. The content is entirely my own opinion. Bonmarché didn't ask for control nor were given any as it is not a paid advertisement.


  1. April 5, 2019 / 6:25 pm

    That is a bargain! I never shopped at Bonmarche when I’m in the UK. For the same reasons as you had. But I like that jacket a lot as I love 3/4 sleeves. And those leggings are fun especially with the tunic. Good choice! Hope to see you on my Fancy Friday link up party.

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      April 8, 2019 / 12:51 pm

      I think the overall theme is that we stopped looking at them isn’t it Nancy? xo

  2. Emma
    April 5, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    Wow! Ive never shopped in there before and to be honest wouldnt have given it a second look if you hadnt featured it. Love the outfit but especially the jacket. X

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      April 8, 2019 / 12:50 pm

      Well, I hope you might give them a look now. I know I’ll be looking more and my mum will again! Thanks, Emma xo

  3. Annette
    April 5, 2019 / 7:37 pm

    I have bought the odd holiday thing in there but not for a while tbh. You are right about the shops, they need to present things more as it tends to look a bit old lady-ish. Love the outfit thought, especially the jacket! x

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      April 8, 2019 / 12:49 pm

      It’s how M&S had problems, isn’t it? With the merchandising? I find they are improving but still things I see online don’t notice in store and walk right past! xo

  4. April 5, 2019 / 8:08 pm

    There’s a lot of shops like Bonmarche, where there’s some great finds. But we don’t go in. I love that blue jacket it’s perfect for spring. Saying that there is shops within shops where I love a good mooch and have found some lovely well priced stuff. TU in Sainsbury’s is pretty good I think. Have a lovely weekend!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      April 8, 2019 / 12:48 pm

      They need to entice us in more, Alison don’t they? I think the thought is that there is a bit of a disconnect which is exactly how I find TU at Sainsbury’s. I have yet to buy anything there yet there was a fabulous rainbow skirt that almost sold out immediately. Our local shop with in shop even my mum wouldn’t buy … she’s a great barometer as is a young and funky 76 years young! xo

  5. April 5, 2019 / 9:59 pm

    The outfit looks great AND like you! Well done!

    I sometimes find taking a second look at a previously written off thing is well rewarded!

    Happy Belated Mother’s Day!


    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      April 8, 2019 / 12:45 pm

      Aww thanks, Bettye!

      Definitely pays to look again at some things xo

  6. April 5, 2019 / 11:45 pm

    Never been in Bonmarche, but that is a really sweet outfit – especially love the leggings. In fact it all looks good – its always a helpful thing to have that little kick to look at things anew

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      April 8, 2019 / 12:45 pm

      Definitely pays to have a look. I’m really impressed with this outfit for the price. xo

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