Spring trends to update your wardrobe, all for under £100...
Spring is on the way, and what better way to celebrate than to start working some new-season trends and refresh staples into your current wardrobe wares?
From shoulder-baring tops to ruffle blouses and on-point mules, the key SS16 trends are arriving in stores right now – and they won’t require a loan. We’ve found the best new buys all for under £100.
These buy now, wear throughout the season pieces will instantly refresh your current wardrobe and can be adapted as the temperatures rise. Right now, we’re coveting longline trench coats (try Marks & Spencer’s open-front version), 70s-style denim (think button-up skirts and cropped flares), and lashings of accessories (decorative clutches and sculptural earrings are the way to go).
And as we look ahead to what we’ll be wearing on sandy beaches and lazy weekends lounging in the park, there’s floral dresses, silk camis and luxed-up espadrilles which can be worn now as well as throughout summer.
Not only is the high street offering looking stronger than ever right now, there’s even some designer bargains to be had – from Christopher Kane jewellery toIsabel Marant shoes – you really don’t want to miss out on these lust-worthy and purse-friendly buys.
While we’re coveting these on-trend buys, no spring wardrobe refresh would be complete without the addition of some key staples. So if you’re looking for some basics that’ll see you right through the warmer months,head to Warehouse and Miss Selfridge (among many others) for their stripy shirts, wear-anywhere culottes and workwear tailoring.
If that’s not enough, Zara has your new season footwear dilemmas covered with some seriously dreamy mules. Whether you go high or low, there’s a pair for you to try here and they can be worn with everything in your current wardrobe. The same rule applies for Mango’s wide-leg linen trousers – they’ll blend seamlessly with all of your favourite pieces.
Sit back and prepare to fall in love with everything you're about to see in our spring edit.We'll see you at the checkout?
Allow us to introduce you to our favourite high street buy of the season. Pleats, florals and a flattering mid-length - what's not to love?
Tick off the key footwear trend of the season while adding a welcome hit of colour to everything from denim to tailoring.
Channel this season's overriding eclectic mood in this off-beat blouse. Wear with denim or make like the runways and style with a colourful pencil skirt.
Off the shoulder and striped - this is the ultimate new season top. Just add cropped jeans and mules.
Bang on-trend and under £70 - there's nothing we don't love about this designer-looking dress from COS.
In case you didn't get the memo, tassels are seriously big news this season. And when applied to a luxe leather bag, they can be worn everywhere you go.
Nail trans-seasonal dressing in this lightweight and achingly cool bomber jacket.
Ruffles aren't the only quirky detail that's having a moment this season - knotted fabrics are big news too. This bright and beautiful skirt is our favourite way to wear the trend.
Add a personal touch to your bag collection with this straight-from-the-catwalk lightning bolt sticker from the purveyor of all things cool, Anya Hindmarch. We love.
Can't quite afford the catwalk version of these soft, elasticated ballet pumps? Then H&M is the way to go.
Worn day or night, on or off-duty, this printed blazer is a reliable outfit maker.
Want to invest in something comfortable and stylish that has endless styling possibilities? Snap up this cool shirt-style jacket from Warehouse.
SS16's romantic mood comes with edge too. Look to this embroidered bomber for instant cool.
Now that we're starting to shred the layers it's time to have some fun with our wardrobes. Bring a playful touch to your new season wardrobe with these colourful tassel earrings - and handily tap into a key trend, too.
New season, new bag? We certainly think so, and this designer-looking Zara tote is one of our stand-out faves.
Worn with wide leg pants by night and jeans and trainers by day, this on-point pink blazer will make spring dressing effortlessly cool.
Channel some 90s cool to your poolside look this summer. Just add statement shades and shades before you hit the terrace.
Need a workwear update? Look no further than this skirt in the shade of the season.
SS16's love-in with knots is perfect for amping up your collection of basics.
Clutch bags are an essential part of any wardrobe, and this Mango clutch will transform your look form classic to cool in a flash.
Bold but beautiful, ballet pumps with black ribbons are a look straight from the SS16 catwalks.
No wardrobe is complete without a shirt dress, and this timeless khaki number will prove to be one of the hardest working styles you'll ever own.
Elegant and understated, this super versatile dress will make a welcome addition to any new season wardrobe.
Spring is all about denim, and this season it should be frayed to channel a 90s vibe.
A striped shirt is something you can pull on at a moment's notice and always look on-point. Invest in this Warehouse style now and wear season after season.
Fashion's love affair with white trainers is far from over, which is why we're seriously coveting this season's subtle floral incarnation.
Just the right shade and just the right length, these achingly cool jeans are the ones to invest in for SS16.
One of the most talked about accessories of the SS16 catwalks has just arrived at Net-a-Porter. At just £20 for three, we urge you to snap them up before they become a sell out.
It's hard to resist the effortless, versatile charms of a cami, especially when it comes in a hot pink silk. We love.
In a practical lightweight linen and channeling this season's eccentric pyjama trend, it's clear to see why these M&S trousers are at the top of our new season wish list.
If you buy just one dress this season, make it a slip style. Wear over a shirt in the office and with strappy heels and statement earrings by night.
Nod to the catwalks and introduce metallics into your daywear repertoire.
The minimal, platform trainer can do no wrong in a new season wardrobe. Worn with skirts and dresses or cut-off denim, they're guaranteed to bring some instant cool.