A Love Letter to the British High Street, by Ashley Madekwe

There are so many things I miss about living in London. My mum’s cooking, public transport (yes, really!), saying hello to strangers… But high-street shopping is one of the things I miss the most. Most of these brands are now available online (thank goodness), but you can’t beat the process of walking into a shop, having a good sort through the racks and then trying everything on and discovering a real bargain.

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Courtesy of Ashley Madekwe

On Ashley Madekwe: River Island White Stripe Bardot Maxi Dress (£35); Aldo Margaree High-Heeled Sandals (£70).

The high street is my favourite way to tap into trends that I don’t think will necessarily stand the test of time or I that I don’t feel are worth investing large amounts of money into at this point. And now, more than ever, the high street quickly jumps onto booming, must-have trends and makes them more accessible, meaning that all budgets can get their fashion fix. I love you, Great British High Street!

Go through the gallery to see which key pieces I've got on my shopping list right now…