While we approach investment buys with a sensible head and lashings of caution, right on the other end of the shopping scale, there’s nothing quite like a cheap but cheerful impulse buy (we’re considering this an affordable £50 or less). It’s instantly gratifying, guilt-free and sartorially transformative. This is particularly good when it’s halfway to payday and you want to revamp your wardrobe for summer.
When the compliments start rolling in for those Where’s that from? buys, you know you’ve hit the jackpot. Sporting your badge of thrifty honour with pride, boasting of unearthing an unbelievably expensive-looking dress in Zara or the like becomes something of a fashionable sport.
As expert (actually, make that borderline full-time) shoppers, we spend a lot of time browsing the virtual rails of many a high-street store—which is why we’ve brought you our edit of current finds that we think will knock your socks off. See it, love it, buy it—there’s no further thought required with this roundup.
Scroll through the gallery below for the affordable picks we can’t live without.