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Fancy a pick-me-up that won’t break the bank? Here are our favourite budget-friendly buys, and how to wear them

The slogan sweater with style credentials

It’s said that a smile is worth a thousand words, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune, as this cheerful hoodie illustrates. Wear your positivity loud and proud with a comfy slogan sweater, teamed with loose-fit boyfriend jeans and a biker jacket for extra warmth. It’s the easiest way to take your loungewear outdoors – as seen on M&S Insider @marksandspencer_charlotte.

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The spring dress with added comfort

We’ve become all too familiar with tiers in the past year, but the only type we want to talk about right now is the tiered dress, AKA the breakout star of spring. Given our collective obsession with comfort, it’s hardly surprising that an unrestrictive dress shape has become popular, but this definitely isn’t let-yourself-go dressing. This style – worn by M&S Insider @marksandspencer_sophie – features a pretty print and a bow where it ties at the neck, and looks great worn with black tights and ankle boots.

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The stretchy skirt with meow factor

Have skirts become a distant memory in your wardrobe? Well it’s time to bring them back – but don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you hoik on a leather mini for your daily walk – it’s all about soft, jersey fabrics and free-flowing shapes. Take this animal-print midi skirt, as seen on Instagrammer @meganellaby – the eye-catching design looks great with knitwear (and extra points if you go double leopard print), but it’s also comfy and stretchy enough even for a baby bump!

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Words: Sophie Hines

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