We've scoured the shelves for the very best buys on the high street - all under £50!
Possibly our favourite item of the season so far, the tropical printed maxi simply screams summer. A|Wear’s floral print stripe dress will take you from beach to bar, city and beyond. A true style winner.
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While we’d love to live in a maxi all season long, sometimes it’s just not practical. Instead, channel summer’s hottest shade in a pretty pastel lace top – perfect for all manner of summer events from garden party to christening, and even the office.
The quintessential summer short gets a 2012 twist, courtesy of a pretty, blush pink hue. Perfect for anyone seeking a wardrobe update.
Here at MC we’re suckers for shoes. And from summer weddings to work wear, to balmy evenings out, we’ve already thought of 101 ways to wear Nelly’s of-the-moment jade heels.
This season’s take on the sailor stripe staple, team Reiss’s soren tee will work seamlessly with anything from denim cutoffs on a week away, to pastel jeans here in the UK. A definite style investment.
Nothing screams summer like oversized sunnies. Take a tough stance on sunny summer days with these straight edged Whistles shades.
Have you ever been to Rio? Nope? Well with this slogan cropped vest you can pretend you have. No one will ever know!
We’re pleased to say the playsuit is here to stay. For a new season take on the trend, try monochrome or a pretty tribal print – or both, courtesy of this purse-pleasing Matalan buy.
The quickest, easiest and cheapest way to inject new season style into any tired wardrobe, a colourful piece of arm candy is sure to put a spring in your step.
A new season take on the faithful skinny jean, we’re in love with Matalan’s pretty pastel design. Plus there a steal at under £20. What’s not to love?
We do love a summer stripe here at MC. Go for bold blocks of colour for a new-season take on the much-loved trend.
We love, love, love this fluro blouse from Warehouse. It’s floaty, fun and combines two of this season’s key trends.
Just how pretty? From summer weddings, to garden parties – and in fact any other kind of party, come to think of it, delicate drop earrings work a treat.
We may not get many truly warm summer days, but it’s always wise to have a stylish sun dress in the wardrobe, just in case. Vero Moda’s palm-printed halterneck number ticks all our boxes.
A statement necklace will style up even the simplest of summer tees. Channel your inner rock chic with Missguided’s positively bargainous multi chain necklace.
If your not keen on summer’s floaty hemlines and tropical prints, there are other options out there. A clean and simple striped dress will sit perfectly in the city this summer, plus brights offset a holiday tan, and look far more fun in the sun, so pack in your holiday wardrobe, too.
We’ve fallen head over heels in shoe lust for New Look’s Limited T-bar lovelies. The on-trend block heel means they’ll be comfy as well as stylish, plus the colour is to die for. We’ll race you…
Is it midi? Is it maxi? The dipped hem dress is the buy of the summer. Team with a blocked heel, oversized sunnies and bags of attitude for a seriously cool summer look.
Nautical stripes don’t just have to be worn on the French Riveria, get in on the action in Blighty with this super-flattering jersey.
With weather as untrustworthy as ours right now, a lightweight scarf is a summer staple. Throw on to brave chilly mornings, or pack as holiday hand luggage to cosy up in-flight.
Pretty, printed and in this summer’s hottest shades, River Island’s white and black chelsea girl skirt has caught our beady fashion eye straight away. Team with flats, a t-shirt and leather jacket for this drearier weather, and swap for wedges and a vest top come (proper!) summer.
Had enough of gloomy skies? AX Paris’s buttercup yellow skater dress is guaranteed to inject some sunshine into your life.
Print comes in all shapes and sizes this summer – and doesn’t have to be all about brights. A muted palette will look just as stylish in the sun…
While we do love a high summer heel, you just can’t beat a pair of comfy flats. This season they’re bold and bright – studs optional!
We love the neckline detailing on this Zara tunic and it’s an absolute steal at under £30. Get one now before we buy them all up!
A statement bag doesn’t have to come with a matching statement pricetag. At under £30, Boohoo’s budget-friendly Emilia satchel has shot straight to the top of our summer wishlist.
If you invest in one thing this summer, make it a tropical print, a la Matalan’s sleeveless printed shirt.
Oh, maxi dress! What did we do before you? This printed number from East is in our favourite global print – the perfect pick for summer in the city.
Kurt Geiger is our go-to place for summer sandals and these are everything we could want and more.
Your summer wardrobe doesn’t have be all brights – inject some ladylike style with a delicate tea dress or pretty oriental print.
The worst thing about summer in our opinion? Baring our bodies in a bikini. If, like us, the thought fills you with dread, ease yourself in gently with these cute striped briefs from French Connection.
We heart Aztez prints and this fun bodycon dress from River Island is an easy way to pull off the bold and daring trend.
These classic Toms espadrilles have been given a girly floral twist and we love them!
Wedges are the easiest way to do summer glamour. Team with white jeans or a sexy sundress for an instant injection of St Tropez chic.
The playsuit shows no signs of going away this summer, so get on board with this girly daisy print number. Add a straw trilby for instant summer style points.
You won’t get through festival season without a pair of trainers. This pair from Kurt Geiger are a steal at just £40. Team with turn-ups and a baggy tee for off-duty chic.
There’s nothing not to love about this vintage t-shirt. One look and we’re sold!
Ah, the perennial boob tube! Dressed up or dressed down it’s a summer
wardrobe essential. For just £2.99, why not treat yourself to a couple?
If you’re looking for an alternative to flip flops and boring sandals,
these cut-out show-stoppers from Urban Outfitters are as a comfy as a
pair of slippers but as cool as a Hoxton hipster!
Sure they resemble shackles but we are loving this metal cuff sandals from Topshop.
This tropical midi dress would look as lovely teamed with flats in a
beer garden or heels at a friend’s wedding. Make it a key piece in your
2012 summer wardrobe.
Have some fun this summer and pick up a quirky cartoon tee. Team with
cut-off denim shorts to make the perfect festival season statement.
This gorgeous sun dress has zoomed straight to the top of our summer wishlist. We’ll race you to the shops!
Crop tops are the item to try this season, wear with a high-waisted
skirt or trousers for a sexy summer look. We’ve upped our daily stomach
crunches in preparation!
Sailing on the wave of Jubilee glory, is this Miss Selfridge Union Jack
jumper. We have a lovely image of wearing this on a beach around a camp
fire after sundown. We’ll keep dreaming!
Dressing for work in the heat can be troublesome. Throw on this floral H&M skirt and job done!
Did we mention that we love a wedge? The more bright and colourful the better! It’s the perfect summer shoe.
If low-key and casual is more your style, you’d be mad not to pick up
this fluro tee from Oasis. It’ll go with everything – we promise!
Put your dark, dreary winter bags in storage and pull on this super-cute
lilac satchel. Guaranteed to put a summer spring in your step!
Give your designer shades a break and try out this bold print pair from Topshop. They’ll add an instant boost to any ensemble.