My Savvy Spring Summer Style

May 31, 2013
Spring seriously dragged it’s heels.  According to the Met Office it’s been the UK’s coldest Spring in 50 years (!), so it’s been a challenge knowing what seasonal clothes to put away and which to begin wearing.  Now we’ve stepped into June (okay, which means it’s technically now Summer…) we can but hope for some sunnier weather.  With this spirit in mind, I’ve been gearing up my lighter wardrobe and embracing the new season trends, particularly the soft pastel hues that have us reminiscing melted ice creams and sugar dusted sweets.  From baby blue to primrose yellow, it’s all about the pastel.

I’m not just about the trend, though.  Savvy buying is in my DNA and I’ve been stalking the web and high street for on trend bargains that’ll see me through the next few seasons and satisfy my thrifty conscience.  I know I’m not alone with my bargain hunting way of life, but even if you’re not, I hope I can offer some food for thought with what you can achieve from a bit of leg work and clever shopping.

This look sums up my perfect summery style: casual, cute and feminine.

Me with a couple of guinea pigs.  Ain’t that a surprise!

This entire outfit (along with additional accessories) was purchased using discounts, loyalty card bonuses and good old shop offers.  Nothing was paid full price for, which, if like me, you’ll very much like the sound of.  This is how I did it:

ASOS Lilac Satchel Bag with scallop trim and buckles
20% off code & 500 bonus points for Advantage Card from Boots Treat Street
Full Price £22.00.  I paid £17.60
Saving: £4.40 + £5 earning

H&M Conscious Collection Floral Canvas Shoes
10% off code, FREE delivery & £5 off
Full Price £7.99.  I paid £2.19
Saving: £5.80

H&M ‘Hello Darling’ Slogan Tee
Ebay purchase
Full Price £7.99  I paid £1.70  (£3.20 inc. delivery)
Saving: £6.29

Primark Pleated Maxi Skirt
Ebay purchase
Full Price £12  I Paid £3.50  (£5.50 inc. delivery)
Saving: £8.50

Maybelline Forever Strong Pro Nail Polish – ‘Lilac Charm’
RRP £4.09  I paid £1
Saving £3.09

Rimmel Lycra Pro Nail Polish – ‘Peppermint’ & ‘Aqua Cool’
Half Price at Morrisons.
Full Price £4.59 each.  I paid £2.29 each
Saving: £2.39 each

Have you made any serious savings on your Spring/Summer Style wardrobe?  Have any tips for budget fashion buying?

Becky x


  1. lingerieandlibraries

    June 1, 2013 at 1:34 am

    England doesn’t use the equinox to define Summer’s start?

  2. Becky Boudoir

    June 1, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Technically, if it’s based on the equinox it’s the 21st June that’s the beginning of summer, but really months are broken into quarters of 3 to define the seasons; March, April and May being Spring, and June, July and August being traditional summer months.

    Becky x

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