With each new season that comes around, it can be tempting to splurge on the latest style trends. But as we know, the UK weather can be unpredictable and it can be hard to tell one season from the other.
To save you from buying clothes you’re only going to wear only for a short period, it’s better to opt for transitional pieces – those that can take you from one season to the next. With autumn just around the corner, we’re going to take you through eight summer trends that could take you into the colder months.
All of the items featured cost £20 or less!*
The off-the shoulder Bardot style is a big trend for this summer. Take this black Bardot midi dress from Primark, you’ll find similar styles like it all over the high-street.
For autumn, you can tweak this dress by wearing it with a chunky knit cardigan and knee high boots. At only £13, this dress is both transitional and affordable!
Looking for the perfect flat shoe to keep you cool this summer? Primark’s rose gold ballerina flat could be right up your street. Its T-Bar style gives it a retro feel and you could adjust how you wear it for autumn by pairing it with thick tights.
At only £6, this pair is a bargain!
In keeping with the bohemian feel, you could pick up something like this embroidered wide cotton blouse from H&M. It will keep you cool in the summer months when paired with a skirt or shorts, and will look chic with wide-leg trousers in the autumn.
The blouse comes in on budget at just £9.99.
You can’t escape a bomber jacket when you’re looking to update your wardrobe over the next few months – they’re everywhere! And it’s no wonder – the bomber is a fresh take on an everyday jacket that can be worn rain or shine.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on one either, this monochrome bomber jacket from Primark is just £14.
Keep your seasonal essentials with you while you’re out and about in this black zip trim backpack from New Look. It’s big enough to fit in the majority of your day-to-day essential items and will look stylish flung over your shoulder.
Not bad for just £12.99!
Wide leg trousers
Take the laid-back summer vibe with you into the autumn months with a pair of wide-leg trousers from H&M. These will be a life-saver if you’re heading off to sunnier climes, but can be warmed up for autumn with a pair of flatform trainers and a blouse.
These trousers are affordable at just £12.99!
If there’s any item that can take you from summer to autumn, it’s a denim skirt. This is because you can pair it with a basic tee and pair of sandals in the summer, or tights and boots in the autumn.
You can pick up a denim skirt fairly cheaply on the high-street, this dark wash denim skirt from Primark is only £10!
A statement necklace can transform an outfit no matter whether you pair it with a slinky sun dress or a knitted jumper. You should always have one in your jewellery box, and if not you can pick up something like this silver statement necklace from H&M – it’s only £7.99.
Heading on holiday soon? Put together a summer capsule wardrobe on a budget.
*Prices correct at time of writing – 02/08/2016