I Just Managed to Create 5 Summer Outfits All for Under £170 Each

Joy Montgomery

This week, it was reported that the UK has experienced the sunniest spring since records began. And, of course, in typical Brit style, we have managed to simultaneously celebrate by basking in any patch of sun we can find while still complaining about being hot and bothered. For those unfamiliar with the UK's social behaviours, moaning about the weather is essentially our main way of bonding with each other. 

Anyway, I digress. As temperatures start to push the mid-twenties, it's probably time to do a bit of a wardrobe switch-up and pack away our knitwear and boots and bring out the warm weather faves. For many of us, the budget may be an issue right now, so I wanted to put together a visual guide to creating an expensive-looking summer outfit without spending too much.

I would also recommend using the below to spark inspiration for styling items of clothing that already sit in your wardrobe. For example, dig out those unworn shorts and style them with a colour-matching top and chunky chain, or why not pair a classic Breton top with white linen trousers?

All set? Scroll down to see, shop and get inspired by the affordable outfits that I've put together for you. 

Short Suit + Chunky Chain + Tevas = £136


Mango Double-Breasted Linen Suit Blazer (£60)

Mango Linen-Blend Bermuda Shorts (£36)

ASOS Design Midweight Chain in Gold Tone (£6)

Teva Original Universal Sandals (£40)

Smock Dress +Sliders + Sunglasses = £94


Topshop Black and White Embroidered Chuck On Dress (£44)

Topshop Pacific Coral Leather Twist Sandals (£38)

Weekday Explore Rounded Sunglasses (£12)

Midi Skirt + Crop Top + Platform Sandals = £166


COS Cropped V-Neck Vest Top (£55)

COS Cotton Skirt With Wrap Detail (£79)

Topshop Pearla Ecru Flip Flop Wedge Mules (£3236)

Breton Top + Linen Trousers + Birkenstocks = £138


Kin Elliptical Hem Breton Stripe Top in Black/Multi (£49)

Melissa Odabash Medium Hoop Earrings in Gold (£29)

H&M Linen Joggers in White (£25)

Birkenstock Arizona Eva Slides (£35)

Zebra-Print Maxi + Sandals + Statement Accessories = £123


Arket Printed Kaftan Dress (£69)

Nasty Gal Woven Flatform Footbed Sandals (£15)

Uterqüe Oval Earrings (£34)

Nasty Gal Pretty Damn Pur-Fect Cat-Eye Sunglasses (£5)

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

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