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Affordable Summer Fashion Guide

We all love the familiar feeling that summer is on its way. Nothing is quite as satisfying as swapping the boots for flip flops, scarves for swimsuit, and winter coat for light and breezy summer fabrics. For some people, however, an entire wardrobe change – not just for themselves, but often for the whole family – can be a bit of a daunting prospect.

A complete spring and summer make-over can potentially be a pricey experience. And it’s little wonder, with some popular high street stores charging an arm and a leg for even the most basic items.

The good news is that it certainly doesn’t have to be this way. If you know where to look, there is affordable summer fashion available in stores and online, without having to compromise on quality.

So, what are the best fashion tips for making your money go further this season?

Dress It Up or Down

If you’re short on funds, make sure every item is diverse enough to be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. One of the best examples of this is the maxi dress. The loose structure and flowing fabric is perfect for hot summer days, and it can easily be transformed into a classic evening look with the right accessories. A perfect accessory for budget shoppers is a light summer scarf. It can be worn as a funky headscarf in the day, and can add a splash of colour to the most basic evening outfit.

One style of summer dress that stays on-trend every season is the classic floral. All the floral dresses available in the Littlewoods’ Joe Browns collection are fun and feminine, and won’t bankrupt the family.

Mix and Match

Old items can always be given a breath of fresh air with a bit of a mix-and-match approach. And don’t just stop at your own wardrobe. Borrowing the boyfriend’s old shirt looks super sexy with skinny jeans and killer heels.

Investment Buying

When the budget is tight, it’s always tempting to opt for the super cheap high street items – regardless of quality and make. This season, instead of heading straight to the budget stores, why not consider an investment purchase that will last until next season, instead of only next week? Make sure it’s a timeless piece that never goes out of style – denim shorts are always going to be popular when the sun comes out.


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