We’re half way through April which means winter is officially over! That also means that it’s time to update our wardrobes with all our spring and summer essentials like denim shorts, cute dresses and sunglasses. The dilemma however is always how to look trendy and flawless without breaking the bank. I’ve included for you here a list of ten spring/summer essentials I was lucky enough to snag for under £10 and many of them are still available for you to snag too! Let me know which is your favourite 🙂
1.) The Button Down White Shirt
£7.99 – HM
Does it get any more classic than a button down white shirt? Definitely a wardrobe staple that transcends seasons. I opted for a sleeveless version so I can rock this classic style comfortably all through out the spring and summer.
2.) The Denim Shorts
£10 – Missguided
If there is one certainty in life, it is that denim shorts will be a style staple forever. From ripped, to frayed hems, to coloured denim there is no shortage of variations of the denim short. Add a cropped top and a wide brimmed hat and you’re insta-ready for all the great festivals of the spring and summer seasons. Try a pair in this seasons hottest denim trend – Mom Jeans. See how I style my Mom Jean shorts here.
3.) Spring Pastels
£7 – Primark
Like clockwork, as the weather gets warmer, our wardrobes get brighter. Our beloved neutrals are given a bit of a break as we embrace spring pastels. I’ve been loving powdery blue and peach hues this season. If you’re not quite ready to let go of your classic blacks, whites and greys, accessories are also a fun way to rock this classic trend. Try a cute cross body bag. They’re great for all occasions!
4.) The Delicate necklace
£3.99 – Forever21
While statement necklaces can definitely glam up any basic outfit, a simple delicate necklace adds effortless class and style to anything you wear it with. I love funky little pendants like this little camel piece from Forever21.
5.) The Shirt Dress
£10 – Zara (Sale) – Similar here
Is there anything easier to wear than a great shirt dress? A great transitional piece that can be dressed up or down. Try this style in lightweight denim this season paired with chunky heels for the perfect daytime look.
6.) Cold Shoulder / Off the Shoulder Tops
£7.99 – HM
Undoubtedly one of the biggest trends of this season, cold shoulder tops are super cute with a hint of sexy. This is one trend I will definitely be rocking all spring and summer! See outfit here.
7.) The Bomber Jacket
£10 – Missguided ( £10 Flash Sale)
The Bomber Jacket dominates spring/summer 2016 outerwear. Pair this sporty piece with skinny jeans and sneakers/trainers for an effortless insta-cool look. See how I wear my Bomber jacket here.
8.) Pointy Toe Flats
£10 – New Look (Sale) – Similar here
The pointy toe is back and we’re rocking it comfortably! This style is chic and sleek making it perfect for work paired with your favourite trousers. This season’s shoe trends are all about comfort from pointy toe flats, to sneakers/trainers to chunky heels. No sacrificing comfort for style this season!
9.) Retro Sunnies
£3.50 each – Sunglass Spot
If there’s one element of style you shouldn’t play it safe with this season, it’s your sunnies! Go Big, Go Bold. Add coloured/mirrored lenses or embrace your inner indies child. Whatever your choice of style, just have fun with it 🙂
10.) Chokers/Multiple Rings / Layering necklaces
All under £5 – Primark, New Look, HM, Forever21
If you’ve been following Coachella style from weekend one of the popular California festival held over last weekend, then I’m sure that you noticed that chokers reigned supreme. This is one accessory trend that we have all been loving, myself included (See here). Layering is another huge trend this season. Layer your choker with several delicate necklaces and don’t be shy when it comes to wearing rings. Mix it up with different shapes, styles and sizes. The more, the better.
What trends are you loving this season? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time :). Stay Chic, S.