How to try spring trends on a budget

ACROSS the country winter clothes are being packed away, and many people might feel that now is the time to update their wardrobe.

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But there is no need to spend a fortune on new garments. It is possible to tap into spring's most coveted trends without breaking the bank.

From stand-out slogan T-shirts to spring coats and clutch bags, there is something for everyone.

Supermarket retailers such as George at Asda or F+F at Tesco are a fantastic place to bag a bargain.

There are plenty of good quality basics, including day dresses as well as statement skirts and shirts.

Likewise, Primark is a savvy choice for shoppers who are trying find on-trend pieces at reasonable prices.

Look for colours which wash well, such as grey or cream, and try to spot cotton fabrics.

Accessories and shoes are also a good - and simple - way to take your look into the new season.

Look out for sandals with two straps (both flats and heels) and bags with unusual details or prints.

We searched for capsule wardrobe pieces priced £25 and under to show you how you can do spring fashion on a budget.

THE LIGHT COAT Nothing says effortless style like a classic mac. It is perfect for April showers - and light enough for throwing on during cooler spring days. Grey slouchy mac, £18, Primark in stores May,

THE SIMPLE SANDAL A block heel is effortless and easy to walk in. The lime colour will add interest to a neutral outfit. Sandal, £16, F+F at Tesco,

THE CLUTCH BAG Introduce some print to your wardrobe with this stunning tile print clutch bag, £22, Topshop,

THE CROP TOP This creamy coloured top screams luxury - but it's a bargain from high street store Miss Selfridge at £25.,

THE SLOGAN TSHIRT If you can't afford Alexander Wang then look to Dorothy Perkins for a selection of well-priced T-shirts that are on trend. £15, Dorothy Perkins,

THE MIDI SKIRT Wear with a blouse for the office or pair with a cropped loose T-shirt and trainers for the weekend. Geo print skirt, £16, George at Asda,

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