Friday, 27 May 2016

High End to High Street: How to work the summer trends without the splurge

Hey everyone! Welcome to part 2 of my High End to High Street series. Thank you for all the love you guys showed to part 1 where I showed you how to get the fall/winter trends on the high street. In this post today, I am going to be showing you some of the summer trends that I have seen from the Spring/Summer '16 runways shows and where you can get them from 5 high street stores. For each trend, I am going to show you my picks from Zara, Topshop, New Look, H&M, and ASOS, so you can get them for yourselves. So let's get into it with the first trend!


I am loving this trend right now! I have always been a little bit hesitant to wear stripes, particularly horizontal stripes, because they can look unflattering. However, if you pick a style that suits your body type, this can look amazing. It is a perfect way to bring vivid colours into your summer wardrobe and you can be as subtle or as crazy as you want with it. 

Zara Stripes and Patches Top £15.99
Topshop Over-sized Stripe Shirt Dress £39

New Look Yellow Stripe Culottes £24.99
H&M Bikini £20.98 (for top and bottoms)
ASOS Glamourous Tall Co-Ord Stripe Shorts £20

Ruffled Dress

This is such a pretty trend, I love any excuse to wear something flowy so this trend is just for me. It's very Victorian-esque which I like and designers have put a modern spin on this historic look. 

Zara Printed Dress £49.99
Topshop Floral Print Shirt Dress by Rare £55
New Look Parisian White Floral Print Frill Wrap Dress £22.99
H&M Halterneck Dress £49.99
ASOS Floral Ruffle Top Maxi Dress £45

Off Shoulder Tops

This trend of the 'peasant top' has been around for the last couple of years, but it is still very present on the runway. I am not complaining though, because I love tops like these and I think they look really cute. Luckily, the stores are still stocking them in full swing, you can literally find them everywhere. 

Zara Off-the-Shoulder Top £25.99
Topshop Festival Print Bardot Crop Top by Jaded London £25
New Look White Stripe Frill Bardot Neck Top £15.99
H&M Off the Shoulder Top £12.99
ASOS Hollister Marilyn Off the Shoulder Top £19


For many years, I felt like if I wore a backpack I would just look as though I was going to school again. Now many stores are stocking backpacks that are actually really cute and non-school like at all, so this trend is actually taking off. There are many different routes you can take with this look. You can try an all leather backpack for a more sophisticated look. Or you go more casual, and choose one that is made of softer fabric with an embroidered patter, like this one from H&M. 
Zara Backpack with Zip £35.99

Topshop Shearling Backpack £80

New Look Blue Stripe Print Tassel Trim Backpack £19.99
H&M Patterned Backpack £19.99
ASOS River Island Zip Detail Rucksack £30

Chunky Sandals

I was a little bit skeptical of trying this trend out because some of these sandals from the runway can look a little bit 'out there' but once seeing what the high street has to offer, I changed my mind. There are some gorgeous chunky sandals available and here are a few of my favourites. I included two from ASOS because I just couldn't choose, I love them both!

Zara Wedges with Ankle Strap £29.99
Topshop WARWICK Ankle Tie Wedge £59
New Look Black Leather Chunky Espadrille Sandals £24.99
H&M Wedge Heel Sandals £19.99
ASOS TALIA Wedge Sandals £22
ASOS TOO GOOD Suede Tie-up Wedge Sandals £38

Seda x


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