The high street is brimming with must-haves, perfect for a pay day splurge

Pay Day Shopping Fix: The New High Street Must-Haves

Pay day is officially here and you know what that means ladies – it’s the perfect excuse to add a few welcomed additions to your wardrobe.

From the new must-have frayed jeans to the fringed bags the fash pack are championing, the high street is brimming with the kind of lust-worthy hero items that will easily slip into your wardrobe. And to get you on the right track, we’ve done the hard work and rounded up the top new drops to have on your radar before they disappear….




If there’s any time to spend that little bit extra it’s on pay day and H&M’s Premium collection is definitely the way to go. While it’s a bit pricier than normal H&M prices, the pieces in the collection are made from super-luxe fabrics and are the kind of pieces you will turn back to season after season.

This robe jacket is the ultimate statement piece and has the power to spruce up a simple pair of jeans. This skirt is a styling dream too – it works just as well with a simple tee and sandals for day as it does with an embellished top and killer heels by night. Talk about a cost per wear investment!

Jacket, £99.99


Skirt, £49.99




If you invest in one pair of shorts this summer, make sure it’s a pair of culottes. The once maligned style has become a favourite among the fashion set and is still big news this summer.

We are crazy about this pair from Topshop. Not only do they come in the dark wash denim we saw all over the catwalks, they also have that frayed hemline that we can’t get enough of right now. Invest in a pair, along with these easy, lace up sandals. Thanks to the jazzy block heel, they’re more dressed up than a flat sandal without compromising on comfort. What’s not to love?

Culottes, £38



Sandals, £55



On the hunt for new accessories to add to your collection? Make sure to head down to Mango. At £19.99, their gladiator sandals are an absolute bargain and a very chic one too! We plan on teaming ours with embroidered tunic dresses or bardot tops and denim cut offs when the weather picks up. This statement necklace is firmly on our wish list too!

Sandals, £19.99



Necklace, £19.99




Zara gets the prize for the best summer tunics. This embroidered style is perfect for throwing over a bikini on your summer hols and works just as well tucked into denim cut offs come festival season too. Style it up with this ultra-chic cross body bag and you’ve got summer dressing sorted!

Top, £39.99



Bag, £39.99




We’re in full blown seventies fever here at LOOK towers and you’ll be pleased to know that River Island is packed to the rafters with incredible seventies styles. We’re always on the hunt for a great playsuit and this zip-detail style is a great option if you’re after something less holiday-ready and more polished. We’re also big fans of this belted number too! Make it the focus of your look and keep everything else simple.

Playsuit, £45



Skirt, £40




If you’re after an alternative to florals, botanical prints are the way to go and this shirt dress from Warehouse is a winner. Wear it buttoned up with a pair of gladiator sandals or wear it loose as a jacket with a crop top and skinny jeans. It’s no secret that bardot tops are all the right at the moment so make sure this off-the-shoulder number is on your shopping list too.

Dress, £45



Top, £32




Marks & Spencer’s are winning this season and this stripy dress is just one of the killer items we have our eye on. The colour palette is the perfect nod to the Riviera vibe that’s doing the rounds and it’s the kind of easy piece you can throw on on those annoying mornings when you can’t find anything to wear.

Two-tone hems on denim is big news and Marks & Spencer is one of the few places you’ll find them on the high street. If you want to get a look in, move fast! We don’t expect these to stick around for long.


Dress, £55



Jeans, £35




There’s no doubt about it – fringed bags are the ‘It’ styles this season and that’s why we’re slightly obsessed with this beaut from Next. Thanks to the cross body strap, it’s uber practical too.

Florals are the ultimate summer print and Next have absolutely mastered it for SS15. We plan on styling this graphic tee with palazzo pants and platforms for our summer hols.


Top, £25



Bag, £30




After statement swimwear at purse-friendly prices? Take a trip down to New Look. They’re jam-packed full of designer doppleganger styles and this bold khaki look is the one we have our eyes set on. Ditch a traditional white summer dress and make more of a statement with this dress too.

Dress, £19.99



Bikini, £17.99 for top and £9.99 for bottoms




Every spring wardrobe needs a full midi skirt and this pink style from Oasis ticks all the boxes. Perfectly ladylike, make this your go-to item for any summer weddings spruced up with a pair of ankle strap sandals and a feminine cami top.


Skirt, £55

Bag, £34