Looking for that quick fix affordable fashion buy that doesn't break the bank? Here's how...
Fashion doesn’t have to have a huge impact on your bank balance – if you know where to shop, you can find the best new season trends at affordable prices. The last thing you want is to buy a whole new (expensive) wardrobe, especially as we’re halfway through summer and will soon be shopping the autumn trends. But giving your wardrobe an update and treating yourself doesn’t have to mean a dent in your bank balance, if you know how to shop savvy.
With a few key buys that you can wear time and time again, picking up your new season fashion pieces can be affordable. From the bag that could pass as designer the to the flattering dress that suits all shapes, we’ve rounded up the best affordable buys on the high street this summer.
And our first shopping destination? Affordable fahion favourite, Primark! They have seriously stepped up their game for summer 2016, and you can find fashion-forward buys at a seriously affordable price. This stand-out tunic dress has been gracing the pages of all the fashion glossies, and is the perfect summer holiday buy. At just £15, you’ll have change to snap up some sandals, too!
Click through to see our top afforable picks, and shop for your new wardrobe without worries…
A timeless red dress under £25? We’re sold! This Bardot midi dress ticks all the trends this season: flattering midi length, ruffle detailing and fashion’s favourite cold shoulder. Dress it down with sandals or add heels and an embellished bag to make it evening-appropriate.
Give your summer hat a new season update with a quirky slogan. This fashion favourite could easily pass for designer – snap it up, before it goes!
Swap your skinny jeans for a looser, more easy-to-wear style. These wide leg culottes are just as versatile, but more comfortable and on-trend this season. Add heels or flats to finish the look – anything goes!
Forget classic black belts, and add a little summer twist to your look with a gold detailed waist belt. This chain belt will bring a plain dress into the new season – pair with bright colours for maximum impact.
Bardot tops are the perfect cheat if you want to make last year’s shorts and skirts look new season. This yellow style will look gorgeous with a tan and gold accessories.
A designer lookalike that comes in at under £20? We’re sold! This Chloe-esque style from Bonprix, which has a handy cross-body strap that’s perfect for everyday wear.
Espadrilles can be seen on everyone this season. Think of the style as a more feminine take on the summer sandal, and wear them with everything from midi skirts to cut-off culottes. Embellishment means you can even swap your heels for something equally evening-appropriate – but far more comfortable!
Opt for a versatile shirt dress for days when you just don’t know what else to wear. This classic stripe style from Tu looks great belted to show off your waist, or wear it unbuttoned over a white dress for a cool look.
Heat = hair up, and the perfect opportunity to show off some ear bling! These affordable earrings will certainly get you noticed.
A classic, good quality t-shirt that you can wear with anything is a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. This summer, switch up your white tee for a terrocotta style that’ll show off your tan. Broderie-detailed arms add a feminine twist.
A stand-out skirt that will work for all seasons and could pass as a designer buy, it’s no wonder this pleated metallic style from Missy Empire is causing a stir in the fashion world.
River Island’s shoe collection never fails to disappoint, and these glitter espadrilles are a bargain buy that’ll withstand the trends.
Simple, geometric-style jewellery is having a moment, and this plecturm ring is going straight to the top of our wishlist.
A classic stretch pencil skirt is an easy-to-wear wardrobe staple, and this striped style brings your look bang up to date for spring/summer 2016. Pair with a simple white camisole and slider sandals.
Our jaw dropped when we saw the bargain price of these wearable sliders. Gorgeous when the sun hits and so versatile, we’re picking up two pairs!
Embrace pattern with these comfortable wide-leg trousers. Keep your top half simple and wear with flats for a gorgeous summer look that’s perfect for gatherings.
Create a slimmer silhouette and narrow hips with the help of this two-tone swimsuit from M&S.
Pimp your purse with this pineapple design! Fun and feminine, it’s the perfect summer update for your accessories.
Switch your full-length jumpsuit for a more wearable culotte style. This pleated animal-print style will slim and lengthen. Perfect for holidays.
A classic monochrome cami top will be the perfect match for summer skirts and culottes. We’ll be wearing ours with white trousers and heeled sandals.
Give your hoops a 2016 update with these stunning star-detail ones from Frank Usher. Who’d have guessed they’re not real diamonds?!