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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.   


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.


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,



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,

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


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


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,

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


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,

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