Spring seriously dragged it’s heels. According to the Met Office it’s been the UK’s coldest Spring in 50 years (!), so it’s been a challenge knowing what seasonal clothes to put away and which to begin wearing. Now we’ve stepped into June (okay, which means it’s technically now Summer…) we can but hope for some sunnier weather. With this spirit in mind, I’ve been gearing up my lighter wardrobe and embracing the new season trends, particularly the soft pastel hues that have us reminiscing melted ice creams and sugar dusted sweets. From baby blue to primrose yellow, it’s all about the pastel.
I’m not just about the trend, though. Savvy buying is in my DNA and I’ve been stalking the web and high street for on trend bargains that’ll see me through the next few seasons and satisfy my thrifty conscience. I know I’m not alone with my bargain hunting way of life, but even if you’re not, I hope I can offer some food for thought with what you can achieve from a bit of leg work and clever shopping.
This look sums up my perfect summery style: casual, cute and feminine.
|Me with a couple of guinea pigs. Ain’t that a surprise!
This entire outfit (along with additional accessories) was purchased using discounts, loyalty card bonuses and good old shop offers. Nothing was paid full price for, which, if like me, you’ll very much like the sound of. This is how I did it:
ASOS Lilac Satchel Bag with scallop trim and buckles
20% off code & 500 bonus points for Advantage Card from Boots Treat Street
Full Price £22.00. I paid £17.60
Saving: £4.40 + £5 earning
H&M Conscious Collection Floral Canvas Shoes
10% off code, FREE delivery & £5 off
Full Price £7.99. I paid £2.19
H&M ‘Hello Darling’ Slogan Tee
Full Price £7.99 I paid £1.70 (£3.20 inc. delivery)
Primark Pleated Maxi SkirtEbay purchaseFull Price £12 I Paid £3.50 (£5.50 inc. delivery)Saving: £8.50
Maybelline Forever Strong Pro Nail Polish – ‘Lilac Charm’
RRP £4.09 I paid £1
Rimmel Lycra Pro Nail Polish – ‘Peppermint’ & ‘Aqua Cool’
Full Price £4.59 each. I paid £2.29 each
Have you made any serious savings on your Spring/Summer Style wardrobe? Have any tips for budget fashion buying?