It’s that time of year when the high street shops litter their windows with new season styles, leaving us pining for the latest American Apparel cropped tee and those divine Miss Selfridge shoes.
But when money is tight, we can’t always afford to splash out on a new outfit for the weekend.
Fear not fashionistas! Today we stumbled across a seriously trendy Wendy, and her outfit hadn’t sent her bank balance into the red.
Introducing charity shop chic:
Jayme-Lea Riley, 18, student
CHARITY SHOP CHIC: An eclectic mix of high street and vintage
Wearing: Shorts; charity shop, top; charity shop, jacket; Steels, shoes; Schuh, floral scarf; Primark, knitted scarf; French catalogue, Hat; German Market, Manchester.
And if you do have a bit of money to spare on high-street buys, why not try mixing a smart blazer with a baggy printed tee or bright jeans with a toned-down top?
Demi Jay, 18, student
CASUAL: Laid back luxe
Wearing: Leggings; New Look, top; Amazing Boutique, Blazer; New Look, Shoes; unknown.
Amelia Candon, 16, student
PRETTY IN PASTELS: Spring colours brighten up Manchester
Wearing: Jeans; Topshop, top; Dorothy Perkins, Bag; Next, Shoes; unknown
These girls did it, and it definitely works.