With the UK’s recent heat wave, it finally feels like summer has arrived. As a result, you might be tempted to splash the cash on a new summer wardrobe, but will your budget stretch far enough?
If not, you could move your focus to picking up a few affordable accessories. You don’t have to spend a fortune on accessories to look summer ready – check out our high street picks for 2016, all for under £10*.
1. Metallic clutch
Brighten up an evening outfit with something like this metallic frame clutch from Primark. It comes in on budget at just £10, but looks much more expensive than its affordable price tag.
2. Beaded bangles
The familiar clinking of a bangle can give you that summer feeling, even if it is chucking it down outside! You can pick a set up fairly cheaply, for example, this 10 pack of pink bead bangles from Primark is only £5!
If the weather stays warm, you’ll need a hat to shield you from the sun. Go for something a little different this year by opting for a cap. This linen blend cap from H&M will make any outfit look effortlessly cool and is only £7.99.
Protect your eyes from the summer sun by picking up a pair of sunglasses (that’s if you don’t have a pair, already). It can be hard to find affordable sunglasses to suit your face shape, but you could give this pair of tortoiseshell effect sunglasses from F&F at Tesco a go.
The round rim design could flatter your face shape and the pair is only £3.50.
5. Pattern sandals
Ditch the socks this summer in favour of a pair of sizzling sandals. This pair of black pattern sandals from Primark are only £8 and feature an intricate Aztec design – they’ll be ideal for a staycation in the UK or heading off to sunnier climes!
Although we’ve had some good weather of late, there’s always the chance that the clouds could appear again. Something like this woven scarf from H&M would be perfect to just keep in your bag, or take with you on a flight.
It will be a stylish piece to get you ready for autumn too. And the best bit is it’s only £7.99!
7. Tassel earrings
There’s room to have a little bit more fun with fashion in the summer, so why not take a risk with something like these tassel earrings from H&M? They’re only £6.99, and would look striking if you’re wearing an all-white outfit.
8. Neon necklace
For something just as colourful but a little more discreet, you could consider this mint green neon flower necklace. It will look great against a tan and comes in at just £9.99!
9. Beach bag
If you’re lucky enough to be heading abroad this summer, you’ll need a beach bag. Go traditional with this straw bucket bag from Primark – it’s large enough to fit in all of the essentials and is only £9.
10. Flatform pumps
Flatform pumps are a big trend at the moment, so why not give them a whirl? This pair of white lace up flatform plimsolls from New Look are currently reduced to £9.74 and will give you an added bit of height as well as fashion cred.
Heading abroad this summer? You could put together a summer capsule wardrobe for 2016.
*Prices correct at time of writing – 26/07/2016