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.

Happy shopping!

H&M Wrap Shirt Dress

Simplistic beauty (Picture: H&M)

Get it for £34.99 at H&M.

Charles & Keith Purple Strappy Sandal

The ‘goes with everything’ shoe (Picture: Charles & Keith)

Get them for £55 at Charles & Keith.

Arket V-neck Midi Dress

Green with envy (Picture: Arket)

Get it for £89 at Arket.

Zara Gathered Satin Blazer and Trousers

Summer glam (Picture: Zara)

Get the blazer for £59.99 and the trousers for £29.99 at Zara.

Mango Braided Mini Bag

A pop of colour (Picture: Mango)

Get it for £59.99 at Mango.

Asos Edition Halter Trapeze Midi Dress

Luxe without the price tag (Picture: ASOS)

Get it for £120 at Asos.

Djerf Avenue Breezy shirt

A staple (Picture: Djerf Avenue)

Get it for £99 at Djerf Avenue.

Monki Super-Soft Wrap Jumpsuit

Loose and stylish (Picture: Monki)

Get it for £35 at Monki

& Other Stories Fringed Midi Dress

Perfect for weddings (Picture: & Other Stories)

Get it for £120 at & Other Stories.

Cos slim rectangle sunglasses

Sunglasses make an outfit (Picture: Cos)

Get it for £59 at Cos.

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Karen Millen ribbed orange tank

Wear with your favourite denim shorts (Picture: Karen Millen)

Get it for £36 at Karen Millen.

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