How to: style affordable white jeans

I was in the changing rooms of a rather (very) expensive high street store when I saw an absolute style queen come out of the cubicle to show her friends what she was trying on. She looked amazing – wearing high wasted white jeans and a plaid cropped shirt. The green eyed monster appeared, and I frantically ran out to the denim section because I just had to have them (even though I had no idea when I’d wear them). When I finally found my size, I checked the tag and saw the price. I won’t say exactly how much they were, but put it this way, I couldn’t afford to show them off anywhere because the price would have crippled me into hibernation for a month or so.

So, I ran across the street to Primark, and picked a pair up for £8. You can’t argue with that. I decided to wear them to a bar in Manchester that’s too fancy for leggings but not fancy enough for bare legs and a playsuit (you know the type), and style them with a bright Miss Selfridge blazer (it’s so bright, it’s not for the faint-hearted!), Topshop shoes, socks and cami top.

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Shoes – Topshop

Socks – Topshop

Blazer – Miss Selfridge

Cami Top – Topshop

Necklace – River Island (sold out, but similar here)

Bag – Primark

Watch – River Island (sold out, similar here)

Topshop and Adidas Originals – a match made in heaven?

With the summer bod creeping into everyone’s mind, it’s almost a relief to hear that Topshop and Adidas Originals are collaborating to bring us a edgy fitness line straight out of the 80s. I hate to admit it – but the boyf has been buying Adidas Originals like it’s going out of style for years, but I never really saw the fuss until now. Combining their casual style and Topshop’s affordable fashion, the 20 piece collection is set to hit stores this spring. Sign up here to be the first to know when the range lands -as rumours are it’s going to be pretty popular. Not surprising considering it looks like this:

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Put a ring on it.

Rings are the easiest thing to throw on and completely spruce up an otherwise neutral outfit. Normally I stick to plain metals – but recently, big, bold rings seem to be popping up left, right and centre. The best thing is there’s one for every budget. And I mean every budget.

Vivienne Westwood

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I’m a big Vivienne Westwood fan, so I had to share this one. At £95 it’s definitely not as expensive as I thought it would be, but it’s still going to require some saving.

View on Selfridges’ Website.

Topshop

topshop ring

This one’s a beaut. It’s only £20 (still a bit much if you’re on a tight budget) and the purple and gold look really good together.

View on Topshop’s Website

New Look

new look ring

I’m under no illusion that this isn’t going to stand the test of time (it costs £2.99!) but at such a cheap price you can afford to wear it once and replace it when it gives up.

View on New Look’s Website

Oh Crop.

I love crop tops. There. I said it. They’re great for wearing on holiday with a pair of shorts in the day, or glamming up with a midi skirt and heels at night. There are SO many out there, but these ones really stuck out in their price range.

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Who doesn’t want a crop top from topshop? I love the lace on this, as well as the bold colour. At £48, it’s definitely more splurge than save.

View on Topshop’s Website

Motel Rocks

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I’ve never really shopped at Motel Rocks before, but I’ve been told it’s reasonably priced and on trend. Never one to miss a bargain, I had a look and found this. It has a worryingly similar pattern to my curtains, but I’m willing to live with that considering it costs just £22.

View on Motel Rocks’ Website

Boohoo

boohoo crop

I like the print on this one, but I’m questioning how long it’ll last as the material doesn’t look great. On the plus side, it only costs 8 quid! Can’t argue with that.

View it on Boohoo’s website.

Enter the Kimono

The crazy weather we’re having at the moment makes getting dressed in the morning really difficult. At 9am it’s wet and chilly, so you throw a leather jacket on. Big mistake. By 4pm it’s boiling and your arm’s sweating from carrying that stupid jacket that seemed like such a great idea 7 hours ago. Enter the kimono. They’re light enough for a bit of sun, but come in really handy when it’s that bit too cold to go arm-commando.

Topshop

topshop kimono

At £55, this light, summery Topshop piece is really cost effective if you plan on wearing it all the time.
View on Topshop’s Website

River Island

river kimono

Coming in at £40, this one’s not a whole lot cheaper – but I really like the pattern. I’d wear it with a pair of denim shorts and a plain cropped swing top. But that’s just my bag.

View on River Island’s Website

Own the Runway

owntherun kimono

This number comes from  online fashion hub ‘Own the Runway’. It’s reasonable priced at £36.99, and celebs like Michelle Keegan have been spotted in their clobber.

View on Own the Runway