Here at Who What Wear UK, we firmly believe that you don’t need to part with serious cash to get your hands on that perfect mood-lifting look, and with both the high street and second-hand platforms offering up plenty of winning affordable pieces right now, giving your wardrobe a refresh has never been easier. Add to this the fact that countless fashion brands are starting to realise the power of a well-made staple (rather than just transient trends) and you’ve got yourself a pretty ideal shopping situation.
With this in mind, I’ve created an edit of some of the best affordable pieces to add to your wardrobe now, including affordable basics, seasonal staples, and attention-grabbing party pieces and accessories to complete your look.
In the mix is some particularly good knitwear from H&M that I’ll be wearing on rotation, the COS mini dress that’s destined to be a bestseller, and a perfect coat from Weekday that I just can’t stop thinking about. It’s time to start shopping…
A sleek belt can instantly add polish to any jeans and tee look.
A pink suit for spring? Yes please!
Arket’s striped sweatshirts are forever staples in my wardrobe.
The whole WWW team love Jigsaw’s latest drop including these chic cats eye sunnies.
I just know this will go with so many of my go-to outfits. Wear it over a dress in spring or as a part of a Canadian tuxedo with boots in autumn.
What a beauty.
Don’t you think this bag looks so much more than its £95 price tag?
If you told me this was designer, I would believe you.
Zara is nailing it right now with the shoe of the season and in a chic gold shade. Wear with blue denim and a crisp white shirt.
So stylish. Add trainers, heels, sandals or boots, the options are endless.
Now’s the perfect time to invest in a good trench coat and this Zara one is just lovely.
That COS crossbody bag is currently in stock in four chic shades.
Such a great layering piece.
This set looks seriously expensive.
Shirts are so versatile and this clever re-imagination of a classic striped shirt adds a fresh twist.
This light puffer is perfect for spring.
Fashion girls are loving denim maxi skirts right now, and so are we.
The chicest flats I ever did see.
This neckline is so chic.
The perfect desk to dinner look.
With the warmer weather, swap your heavy coat for this equally chic but lighter version.
This entire outfit is so cute, but you could also wear the halter top with jeans and heeled boots.
This neutral pair is so wearable.
You better believe I’m also into the matching top.
M&S’s footwear always impress us, and these new slingbacks are no different.
Spring, is that you? Inject a little colour into your wardrobe in anticipation of the sunnier season ahead.
& Other Stories latest drop includes the mock-neck striped jumper of dreams. Wear yours with boyfriend denim and trainers for an easy weekend look or layer it over a slip skirt with knee-highs for mid-week.
A satin midi skirt will work hard in your wardrobe. Dress it down with cosy knitwear or add a blazer and heels for the evening.
Possibly the sleekest boots on the high street right now.
A versatile knit that’ll work as part of any cold-weather outfit you can think of.
I have no doubt you’ll love and wear this double-breasted coat for years to come.
Call off the search, I just found the perfect pair of leggings to wear with everything from oversized shirts to heels.
The kind of smart, trench-meets-tailored coat that looks just as good with a jumper and jeans as it does with a suit and heels.
Slip dresses don’t need to make a fashionable comeback, they never left. Wear in the evening with strappy heels, and in the day with a chunky knit and flats.
Yes, that’s right: this bracelet might look like it comes with a three figure price tag, but its still under £40.
Looking for a sound investment? M&S specialise in impressive shoes at high-street prices, and the comfy heel and strappy detailing alone guarantee these sandals will be a bestseller.
A new season means a new Ganni drop, and along with the pretty florals and playful colours we’ve come to expect from the brand are cosy winter accessories we want to wear now.
Jeans and “a nice top” looks exactly like this. Hailey Bieber, eat your heart out.
A relaxed straight-legged jean with just the right amount of slouch.
A modern, angular bag with plenty of 90’s charm.
The search is over–I’ve found the ideal pair of everyday hoops to elevate even the most simple outfit.
We’re calling it now–clean stripes are about to have a moment for spring/summer..
Like knitted vests? You’ll love Whistles button up tank.
Finally, a mini that we can wear in winter and all summer too.
Easily one of the high streets most expensive looking shearling coats, and for under £75.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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