Anyone who knows how to make affordable pieces look expensive gets a lot of time and attention in our office. Cut-price cool isn't a simple look to achieve without a little know-how, some reliable sources and a bit of styling nous. What's most interesting about the girls we stalk on Instagram for quality high-street inspiration is that they all have completely different aesthetics, further confirming that affordable fashion doesn't have to mean that everyone dresses homogeneously—sometimes being thrifty can create quite the opposite effect. So there's one girl who pulls together retro sportswear with super-bright colours, another who looks glossy and flirty on a budget and a Scandi who knows exactly how to mix 'n' match high and low trend-smashing pieces from H&M with Fendi.
Keep reading to see the influencers who have the best high street fashion collections—and shop the pieces to get their looks.
Style Notes: Celeste's combination of bright backdrops alongside bright separates, retro sportswear and unusual layering techniques has us very interested indeed.
Retro but available right now.
Adidas does the best track pants.
Wear this tied around the waist.
Style Notes: Emili's style—whether from high-street pieces or not—always keeps us on our toes. She makes patterned tights look cool, combines kooky colours and always finds the best bits in H&M.
Use these like Emili does to dress down a fancy skirt.
You'll get so much wear out of this.
So much cooler with sneaks and a tee.
Such a cute way to do plaid.
Style Notes: Natasha Ndlovu of Natasha Bisous is a trusted source for high-street pieces that always feel polished—she is nothing if not 100% glossy at all times, so you know her affordable gems are all classic ones.
Still looking for a chic belted blazer? Try this.
Natasha always introduces us to new labels.
This jean style will take you through to the end of 2018.
Opening Image: @celmatique