20 high street fashion hits under £20 that look way more expensive than they are

A wardrobe update doesn’t have to break the bank – as this edit proves. With a new month on the horizon, we’ve hit the high street ‘new in’ sections and found a plethora of amazing pieces, all of which will leave you with change from a £20 note (okay, so in some cases that change is a penny, but still. You get the point).

Not only are these items budget-friendly, they all have one thing in common: looking far flashier than their actual price tag. From sharp tailoring to floaty midi dresses, wear-everywhere sandals to office-worthy blouses, and even a few accessories for your next staycation or picnic in the park, these are investment buys without the designer fee.

20 style hits under £20 to shop this August

Calf-Length Dress, £17.99, H&M 

Breeze easy during the heatwave in this printed floral number.

Box Bag, £19.99, Mango

Vintage vibes never looked so good.

Cropped Linen Shirt, £19.99, Zara

Tuck it into tailoring, layer it over denim, even use it as a swimwear cover up.

Leather Flat Slingback Sandals, £19.99, Zara

£19.99 for a leather slingback? Consider us sold.

Organic Tank Top, £17, & Other Stories

These muscle tees are everywhere this season.

Floral High Waisted Shorts, £12.50, Marks & Spencer

Cool, comfy, and with a chic high waist to boot.

V-Neck Dress, £19.99, H&M

A gorgeous Ghost dupe you won’t want to take off.

Boxy Tee, £10, Monki

Laid-back weekend vibes? Monki’s got you covered.

Plumetis Blouse With Ruffles, £17.99, Stradivarius 

This ruffled beauty also comes in white.

straw box bag

Straw Hard Box Bag, £10, Primark

In fact, Primark’s entire range of straw accessories is worthy of your attention.

Ladies Blouse, £19.99, Reserved

A neutral that will go with everything.

Long Bermuda Shorts with Front Darts, £19.99, Pull & Bear

City shorts are a summer saviour, and this pair is very fairly priced.

A-Line Dress, £17.99, H&M

The H&M gems just keep coming. We adore the tiered hem!

Pearl and Scroll Earrings, £10, Topshop 

Treat yourself to some ear candy and get three for the price of one.

White Floral Strappy Sundress, £15.99, New Look

A sweet sunny day outfit.

Blouse with Square-Cut neckline, £15.99, Bershka

Tap into the square neckline trend and the puff sleeve trend simultaneously.

Bucket Bag, £19.99, Mango

Sling it around your wrist and take it everywhere.

Women Relaxed Fit Ankle Length Trousers, £12.99, Uniqlo

Comfy enough for the sofa, smart enough for the office. Win win.

White Braided Sliders, £19.99, Pull & Bear

Perfect for strolls along the shores (in the UK, or otherwise).

zara camisole dressCamisole Dress, £19.99, Zara

A classy strappy style you’ll pull out for years to come.