We’re fashion experts – the on-trend bargain buys to snap up at the supermarket and still have cash to spare

THE FABULOUS team take to the supermarkets to find the best budget-friendly new season trends.


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TRACEY, 51, says: “As soon as September arrives I like to give my work wear a little refresh.

“A couple of classic items that never date are always worth looking out for – and I always find them with a one-stop shop at Marks & Spencer.


Blouse, £29.50 and trousers, £39.50, Marks & Spencer; boots, £49.99 H&M

“This pretty shirt has a real Parisian vibe and I know I will be able to wear it with jeans at the weekend too – so it is a great multi-tasker. A smart pair of wide-leg pants always makes me feel very put- together and ready for business.

“And if I want to switch them up for the evening I would just add an oversized masculine blazer and strappy heels.

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“Classic black never dates, so I know I will be able to wear these pants for years to come.

“I just need to book the boardroom out now and ask for that pay rise. Wish me luck.”


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NANA, 35, says: “Whatever the season, I am always going to find some animal print to incorporate into my wardrobe.

“But this season it’s one of the catwalks’ key trends. Whether it’s spots or stripes, for me animal print is a neutral that can be paired with anything I already own.

Dress, £10, George at Asda; boots, £85, Marks & Spencer


Dress, £10, George at Asda; boots, £85, Marks & SpencerCredit: Catherine Harbour

“So super-versatile. The bardot detail of this dress is still giving out summer vibes, which is pretty much the way I like to dress in autumn and winter. But it can also be worn on the shoulders too.

“With all of my summer dresses, I just add a pair of boots and start layering with a jumper or leather jacket. Spencer are super-comfortable and a perfect heel height for everyday use.

“Alternatively, the dress would also look great with an oversized blazer, and belted.

“Being able to wear this dress for any season makes it a really versatile piece to invest in.”



JESS, 27, says: “Come rain or come shine I love a double denim moment.

“During this transitional period I’m getting ready to ditch my light-hue jeans and switch to indigo denim, which gives me that lovely autumnal feeling.

Denim shirt, £25, F&F; jumper, £8, Nutmeg at Morrisons; jeans, £49.50, Marks & Spencer; boots, £59.99, Mango


Denim shirt, £25, F&F; jumper, £8, Nutmeg at Morrisons; jeans, £49.50, Marks & Spencer; boots, £59.99, MangoCredit: Catherine Harbour

“You can style denim all the way through to the colder months, just like I have here with this amazing matching jacket and trouser co-ord.

“Paired with boots and a big jumper, this is the ultimate cool-girl look.

“And with double denim making a big comeback this year, I am all for it.

“I would switch my comfy denim dungarees that I am constantly sporting throughout summer for this chic alternative – taking it from day to night with a pair of heeled mules and a grab bag.”


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CLEMMIE, 32, says: “I love autumn and winter fashion. When coats appear in new-in sections of my favourite shops, I feel a rush of excitement.

Coat, £39, and green jumper, £14, both F&F at Tesco; white shirt, £25, Marks & Spencer; navy trousers, £18, Tu at Sainsbury's; boots, £65, Next


Coat, £39, and green jumper, £14, both F&F at Tesco; white shirt, £25, Marks & Spencer; navy trousers, £18, Tu at Sainsbury’s; boots, £65, NextCredit: Catherine Harbour

“So getting geared up for my new wardrobe is more of a treat than a task – and the super-markets have loads of great picks in store.

“I love this coat from F&F. It’s in a really expensive-looking camel colour – and straight and tailored is always my go-to timeless shape for a coat. For less than £40, what’s not to like?

“I always feel the cold so layering is key. Plus, you get so much more wear.

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“Take this green jumper and white shirt – you can layer one under the other, with other separates or alone.

“But different clothes piled on top of each other can leave you feeling like the Michelin Man – so streamline other parts of your body, like with these tailored, tapered trousers.”

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