8 Of The Best High Street Buys

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This cotton frilled sleeve top offers a more boyish take on this season’s ruffle trend. With it’s A-line cut, it’ll create a strong, and modern, silhouette, while its 100 per cent cotton composition makes it breathable and airy, so perfect for balmy summer days (should we get some more!).

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Frilled sleeve top, €39.95 at Zara


I love this floral maxi dress. The colour is great for Irish skin tones, the neckline can be worn on or off the shoulder for flexibility, and it can be worn belted or loose also, depending on your mood.

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Bardot maxi dress, €45 at River Island


This classic coat bridges duster and trench style. Khaki is a great colour for all seasons, as it works just as well with pinks as it does deeper shades such as camel. I love the utilitarian detailing too.

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Duster coat, €98.59 at


An elegant throw-over in summer, a poncho is a chic alternative to a cardigan. The fringing and open weave detailing on this piece are a little bit boho without being too retro.

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Openwork knit poncho, €225 at


Perfect for work and play, this understated jumpsuit has a culotte-style cut and stylish pocket detailing at the front. A really smart buy.

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Pocket-detail jumpsuit, €89 at warehouse


These patterned shorts are so pretty, they need nothing other than a simple top to make them sing. They’d look smart enough for an evening out worn with a blazer and wedges.

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Patterned shorts, Conscious, €19.99 at H&M


This layered ruffle dress is so pretty, without being too girlish. The asymmetric hem adds interest and the cool nude colour makes it an easy piece to mix and match with other items in your wardrobe.

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Ruffle dress, €135 at Mint Velvet


An LBD is often the ideal option. The one-shoulder shape of this piece, as well as the soft ruffles and fluid cut make it perfect for summer.

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Black one-shoulder dress, €129 at Coast

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