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Despite the relentless winter refusing to go (or is it just us still wrapped up in our wool-free coats?), the world of fashion is ready for the new. Spring garments have started to pop up in stores and online, prompting us all to rejoice: a brand-new wardrobe season is finally here! We’re all excited to update our style, but how do you pair a strict budget with a sustainable mindset – while staying on-trend?
We’ve identified three key ways to keep indulging in your favourite trends while saving cash – and avoiding over-consumption.
Plan your shopping. Don’t just head out on a random spree – have clear goals in mind and know what you want to come home with. Minimalist shopping expert Anuschka Rees has some good shopping tips here.
Invest in basics. If you’ve got a good pair of jeans or a great winter coat, that’s basically half your outfit ready – and you can build on that in the form of accessories and other secondary trend pieces.
This season, it’s all about clean lines and timeless cuts – with an updated, current edge. We’ve picked three new-season trends that are simple to veganise and won’t break the bank, to help you get the look without splashing the cash.
THE TRENCH COAT
A classic that you might already have in your wardrobe. This season, go for an oversized and longer version. Use flowing materials in tan and nude shades and add some gold-toned details to create a warm glow. Throw your coat over a dress in the evening when dining out, to balance out the look.
1. Wallet, Matt & Nat / 2. White shirt, Jan ‘N June / 3. Pink shirt dress, Aéryne / 4. Wide leg trousers, Weekday / 5. Trench coat, Topshop / 6. Trench coat, Monki / 7. Earrings, Free People / 8. Shoes, Bourgeois Boheme / 9. Brown pencil skirt, Topshop
THE PASTEL SUIT
Pastels reappear every year for spring – as soon as the weather warms up, you can’t avoid them, and there’s a reason for it. Pastels are easy to wear and can be mixed with more sharp cuts for an interesting soft and tough contrast. This spring, it’s all about the pastel suit – make that light pink, baby blue and mint green powerful and strong. Wear them with edgy accessories and you’ll be walking down the street like a boss.
1. Lavender suit, Asos / 2. Cat eye sunglasses, Monki / 3. Gingham blouse, Armedangels / 4. Bag, Melie Bianco / 5. Green suit, Zara / 6. Pink suit, River Island / 7. Earrings, & Other Stories / 8. Shoes, Zara / 9. Skirt, Topshop
THE DOUBLE DENIM
Double denim is back! Jumpsuits, dungarees, skirts, shirts trousers, jackets – whatever the style, the coolest fashionistas get them all in denim. For this spring, fashion is leaning towards darker tones. Go for a matching set or mix different types of denim. For an extra pop of colour, just add the hue of love.
1. White denim jacket, Monki / 2. Denim shirt, & Other Stories / 3. Watch, Asos / 4. T-shirt, Free People / 5. Mom jeans, Topshop / 6. Boyfriend jeans, Armedangels / 7. Bag, Jeane & Jax / 8. Shoes, Matt & Nat
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Header photo by Brunel Johnson via Unsplash. Collage runway photos from Vogue Runway