I'm a Fashion Editor—These Are the Under-£30 Pieces I'd Buy From Topshop

I've been a loyal Topshop fan since my early teens. So much so that it was my dream to land my first-ever job there. That dream was realised just days after my 16th birthday when I was hired there as a Christmas temp. Almost 14 years on, I'm still just as enamoured with its clothes and accessories as I was then. If not, I'm probably even more so.

Lauren Campbell wears a Topshop slip skirt. 

My career as a fashion editor has allowed me to keep close tabs on Topshop, and over the last couple of years, it's clear the brand has put considerable focus into designing premium-looking pieces with affordable price tags, which means you're buying less into faddy trend-driven things and more into item that actually last and keep you happy.

When scanning the new-in section, I'm constantly surprised at how many items come in under the £30 mark but look significantly more expensive. Too good not to share, I decided to whittle Topshop's best under-£30 buys for you, and as it turns out, what I've created is the perfect minimalistic-style capsule. From knitted tank tops that'll look the summery part paired with linen trousers and sandals to simple dresses that can be worn day or night, keep scrolling to see my pick of the best affordable Topshop items.

If your wardrobe is lacking in sage pieces, I recommend snapping this tank up tout suite. 

This will work just as well for nights out with gold hoops and strappy heels as it will for days with Converse and a hoodie. 

This brilliant basket bag also comes in a lighter colourway. 

This scallop-edged bikini could easily pass for designer. 

If you're still on the hunt for an authentic vintage denim skirt, this number is an excellent placeholder. 

Use this tee to dress down glossy skirts or tailored trousers. 

Lilac, peppermint, white… These shoes come in so many gorgeous colourways. 

Call off the search—we've just found the ideal summer work trousers. 

One-shoulder swimming costumes are going to take over the beach scene this summer. 

The perfect throw-on dress for when you're running late in the mornings. 

Straw bags get an update with the addition of fruity details. 

Wear this with everything from crisp white shirting to crop tops. 

Because a cool cover-up in Blighty should always be within reach.

Closed-toe mules are made summer-appropriate with this open-weave finish. 

This will look so cool worn with the matching printed trousers. 

Finding the perfect pair of shorts is hard. At least, it was.

Shell jewellery is going nowhere for spring/summer 2019.

Layer this pinafore dress over classic Breton stripes on chillier days.

Basic it may be, but mark my words: You'll come to rely on this simple knit.

Worn over blazers and midi dresses alike, you'll get so much wear out of this raffia belt. 

Keep your top fitted to balance out the volumised silhouette this trousers create. 

If you liked this, then you need to see our edit of the best under-£30 Zara items, too.