10 ESSENTIAL SUMMER BUYS UNDER £100
Lets be real girls, after all of the brunches, rooftop cocktails and sunny get-aways this Spring, you might not have any extra cash laying around to be adding to your wardrobe. We all know that sometimes a fashionista’s struggle is real, that’s why we've put together an edit of our top 10 essential summer buys that come in under £100. Pieces that will see you through the seasons, become staples in your wardrobe and most importantly keep you fashion-forward, proving you can look a million dollars without having to spend it.
It’s vital to have the perfect skirt at hand to make the most of the brighter days. And seeing as everyone knows that florals aren’t exactly groundbreaking, maybe it’s time to go a little bit wild? This leopard print number is going to be way more adaptable than you might think- pair with a trainer and an oversized white tee for an off duty look or swap your trainers for a boot heel and a crop top for a killer evening look.
An essential piece for any wardrobe is something that can be worn for work and play. A jumpsuit is the ultimate example as it is a style that can be dressed up or down so easily. This silky number is going to look super sleek paired with a snakeskin heel and bright statement bag or for a low key look match with trainers and layer with a oversized jumper.
Sunglasses are an obvious summer essential, so it’s important to find a pair that represent not only your style, but your personality. With changing trends and styles it can sometimes be hard to decide on what shape is best- so for a staple pair it’s probably best to keep it fairly simple. Opt for a twist on a classic shape like a hexagon to keep your look up to date.
Everyone needs a staple piece in their wardrobe that is a little bit extra, right? This blouse is going to spice up your summer style and be a real showstopper on a night out. Its sheer, metallic fabric is more on the daring side but layered over a lace bralet and paired with some leather is sure to spark some confidence you never even knew you had!
Throughout the summer months you don’t always want to be reaching for jeans, you’re going to need a cooler option that will be equally as versatile. Cue this pair of white culottes that tick all the right boxes! Their minimalist shape, fringed hem and timeless colour is perfect for a fuss free look but also fab for a more dressed up outfit where you might want to let a fab patterned blouse take centre stage. We also love the lightweight linen feel to this version!
Summer isn’t the only season for shorts and we hate to admit it, but denim cut offs just don’t transition through the seasons to easily. So what happens when you want to get your pins out after the summer months end? This pair of khaki shorts are the perfect choice for just that as they’ll look great with a polo neck, thick tights and boots. The earthy colour is on trend every season plus the paper bag waist makes them super flattering.
The LBD is a wardrobe staple and a sure fire way to look fashionable without even trying. This 2018 take on the little black dress is in a pinafore style, denim fabric and has a contemporary buckle detail that make the classic shape eve more modern. Layer over a striped tee and throw on some trainers for the day or pair with a red lip and some statement earrings for a effortless LBD look that you’ll be rocking time and time again.
Jumper dresses have totally become a ‘thing’ thanks to Kylie Jenner. Worn with sneakers, over the knee boots or stilettos, this style is now a ‘go to’ for easy breezy dressing that delivers a whole load of edge. This version that offers a pastel hue and cute slogan will never go out of style, not to mention the relaxed fit and jersey material that makes it not only cool but comfy.
The girl on the go knows that having too many bags is never ideal and opting for a backpack usually means bulky baggage and unfashionable styes; but don’t fear girls, we have the answer to all of your accessory angst. This shimmering backpack is perfect for your day to day errands, easy to throw on over pretty much anything and is sure to add a little sparkle to your look. Due to its size, it’s also ideal for the festival season and nights out when you don’t want to be weighed down.
Mules are a must have shoe come the warmer months - they scream sophistication and are a chic alternative to your average slider. Opt for this black pair for maximum versatility; the elegant silver studs add a little extra sass to a simple shape. Perfect to finish off a ‘jeans and a nice top’ combo or to match with your fave summer dress for a more formal event.