Style without the price tag (Picture: Zara/ASOS/Mango)
We’re being swept up in all things summer.
From Pimms to picnics, it’s all we want to talk about – and summer fashion is all we want to wear too.
Whether it’s a cool linen dress or a pair of strappy sandals, we love the relaxed style that comes with warmer weather.
However, summer is also a time when fashion duds are a-plenty. The less structured pieces of this season can often end up being too sheer or shapeless, leaving you feeling short-changed as a result.
Thankfully, if you look hard enough you can find hidden gems that look pricier and more upmarket than the number on the tag.
When looking for such items, stick to classic shapes. Don’t stray too far away from well loved and worn silhouettes.
If you want something a little different, always look for a point of difference in a piece; such as the fringing in the hot pink & Other Stories dress below.
Meanwhile, hues of white and beige always look expensive – but this doesn’t mean you have to shy away from colour.
Just make sure the material is solid and the piece of choice is well made, which will add a grown-up feel to a brighter aesthetic.
Our top pick? The stunning multicoloured halter trapeze maxi dress by Asos, which is a head-turner without the hefty price tag.
H&M Wrap Shirt Dress
Simplistic beauty (Picture: H&M)
Charles & Keith Purple Strappy Sandal
The ‘goes with everything’ shoe (Picture: Charles & Keith)
Arket V-neck Midi Dress
Green with envy (Picture: Arket)
Zara Gathered Satin Blazer and Trousers
Summer glam (Picture: Zara)
Mango Braided Mini Bag
A pop of colour (Picture: Mango)
Asos Edition Halter Trapeze Midi Dress
Luxe without the price tag (Picture: ASOS)
Djerf Avenue Breezy shirt
A staple (Picture: Djerf Avenue)
Monki Super-Soft Wrap Jumpsuit
Loose and stylish (Picture: Monki)
& Other Stories Fringed Midi Dress
Perfect for weddings (Picture: & Other Stories)
Cos slim rectangle sunglasses
Sunglasses make an outfit (Picture: Cos)
Karen Millen ribbed orange tank
Wear with your favourite denim shorts (Picture: Karen Millen)
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