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.