The best affordable fashion you can buy right now


The best affordable fashion you can buy right now

Get high on high-street

By ELLE team  April 12th, 2017

What do you love best about summer? Beach vacations? Mango everything? Ask our fashion editors, and they’ll probably say their favourite part is finally being able to get their hands on the major SS ’17 trends they witnessed six months ago at fashion week. If you needed help with rejigging your wardrobe within a budget, here’s everything you can wear right now.   

FRILLS ATTACHED

Play up your feminine side in flamenco-inspired tiers and ruffles. For a modern update, master the art of layering ruffled tulle skirts over pants, before pairing them with cowboy boots. Frills seekers, rejoice. 


Tulle top, Rs 3,970,

Miss Selfridge


Suede mules,

Rs 5,180, Simply Be


Cotton Lycra top,

Rs 2,430, V by Very


Polyester tulle blouse,

Rs 774, Lulu & Sky.

Polyester cotton trousers, 

Rs 2,999, Polyester tulle skirt,

Rs 3,999; both H&M.

Cowboy slip-on boots, price on request, Tommy Hilfiger.

Gold-plated earrings, price on request, Shop Lune.

 


Jersey top,

Rs 2,230, Marks & Spencer.


Lace skirt,

Rs 3,240, Dorothy Perkins.

FABRIC FRENZY

Long associated with Wall Street patrons, shirting fabric takes on a new life this summer. Opt for an asymmetrical ruffled skirt and a deconstructed shirt for an unexpected take on the trend.


Poplin skirt,

Rs 2,790, Zara.


Poplin top,

Rs 1,300, Matalan.


Gold-plated earrings,

Rs 120, Primark.


Poplin top,

Rs 1,620, Dorothy Perkins.


Suede mules,

Rs 6,400, Dune.


Poplin blouse,

Rs 2,600, Mango.


Cotton crop top, Rs 2,490, Zara.

Cotton blouse, Rs 2,499, Marks & Spencer.

Cotton skirt, Rs 1,699, Noble Faith.

Gold-plated hoops, Rs 299, Koovs.com

 

FULL BLOOM

Fashion’s favourite florals can be tricky to style if a fresh spin is what you’re looking for. Our suggestion? Mix athleisure with androgynous silhouettes to wear this trend more often. Ditsy floral prints will win you brownie points.


Polyester embroidered dress, 

Rs 5,260, Debenhams.


Ployester track top, Rs 6,599, adidas.

Polyester viscose jacket and trousers; both prices on request, Marks & Spencer.

Suede heels, Rs 11,490, Kenneth Cole.

Gold-plated earrings, Rs 399, Asos.com


Suede block heels,

Rs 2,840, Very


Viscose embroidered jacket,

Rs 5,590, Monsoon


Embroidered top, 

Rs 2,840, Marks & Spencer


Cotton jacket,

Rs 11,684, M&Co.


Embroidered choker,

Rs 299, Pipa Bella

COLOUR PLAY

Still not ready to switch to an all-pink wardrobe? Start by opting for warmer shades of red, orange and yellow. Slide into basic-yet-elevated sandals to balance the strong impact of the sunset hues.


Rubber slides, 

Rs 8,000, adidas


Polyester midi skirt, 

Rs 2,024, New Look


Viscose knit dress

Rs 5,140, United Colors of Benetton


Midi dress,

Rs 2,790, Zara


Polyester military blazer,

Rs 3,160, Miss Selfridge


Envelope clutch,

Rs 3,100, Aldo


polyester dress, Rs 2,999, Vero Moda

Polyester midi dress, Rs 2,999, Marks & Spencer

Cotton jacket, price on request, United Colors of Benetton

Canvas slides, Rs 1,195, Masaba X Koovs.com

DENIM DAZE 

If you want to embrace denim’s versatility in a temperate manner, then take note: give your regular denim a contemporary turn by mixing different textures (patch-worked, fringed, embroidered). Keep the accessories simple to your novelty pieces.


Embroidered jeans,

Rs 4,050, River Island


Embroidered denim jacket,

price on request, Debenhams


Denim sling bag,

Rs 1,460, Pretty Little Thing


Patchwork jeans,

Rs 2,430, New Look


Denims mules,

Rs 8,040, Kenneth Cole


Cotton sweatshirt, Rs 1,495, Koovs.com

Patchwork denim pants, price on request, Tommy Hilfiger

Denim skirt, price on request, Pepe Jeans

Suede Platform mules, Rs 1,999, H&M


Embroidered denim skirt,

Rs 3,600, Mango

SQUARE DANCE

The fresh combination of gingham and stripes offers a grown-up take on pattern play. Think retro checks and bold, modern stripes. Ditch the schoolgirl appeal and opt for voluminous day wear separates. For that extra punch, make sneakers your friends. 


Cotton blouse, Rs 2,490, Viscose dress, Rs 2,490,

cotton polyester shorts, Rs 2,490; all Zara.

Suede sneakers, Rs 11,999, adidas.

Metal ring choker, Rs 499, Koovs.com


Block heels,

Rs 3,650, River Island


Viscose trousers,

Rs 3,650, Monsoon


Cotton skirt,

Rs 5,140, United Colors of Benetton


Cotton bag,

Rs 1,780, Accessorize


Fringed cardigan,

Rs 3,400, Next


Cotton top,

Rs 1,300, F&F