From avocados to athleisure - how to be on-trend on a budget

7 fashionable trends you can take advantage of for less

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Staying on-trend can be an insanely expensive business. No sooner have you bought a clean eating cookbook and a yellow puffer jacket, than the rest of the country has moved onto avocados and embroidery. Fortunately, cunning shopping can keep you up-to-the-moment without breaking the bank.

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Athleisure
It turns out that popping to the supermarket on your way back from the gym puts you at the forefront of the fashion pack. Clothes that look a little bit 'gym' and a little bit 'popping to the shops' are all the rage, and the good news is that Aldi is getting in on the action. Its Special Buys on sale from 14 May feature vests from £3,99 and trousers from £6.99 that will help you keep up with the fashionistas - even if you never make it beyond the sofa.


Embroidered everything
Embroidery is desperately on-trend at the moment, with an embroidered Gucci tunic priced at an impressive £2,600. You can opt for an alternative on the high street - including £75 tunics at Laura Ashley. If that's a bit rich for your blood, you can take advantage of MyVoucherCodes, which currently has 30% off everything at Laura Ashley.

Lace
It's no longer just a fabric for little old ladies to pop over sofa arms or under teapots, it's all over the high street too. Fashion favourite ASOS is currently selling more than 4,500 items featuring lace, and you can get a decent discount from vouchercloud - offering £30 off any spend of £75 or over.

Pression vases
Your minimalist, understated pression vase comes at quite a price - in the case of Rose Uniacke's ceramic pression vase, around £7,800. If you want to get the look for less, they are on sale at Heals for £66, and MyVoucherCodes currently has 70% off at Heals interiors, so you could snap up a bargain.

Copper interiors
2017 is all about copper - which must be very irritating to everyone who bought into silver, gold and brass for 2016. Hurn & Hurn has a page devoted to it at the moment, and there are a number of savings on offer - so you could pick up a small copper pineapple for £10 (down from £20), or a Karsson copper clock for half price (down to £22.50). If you buy through Topcashback.co.uk, you'll get another 15% cashback too - which will come in handy.

Bottomless brunch
You can't go on social media without falling over pictures of your most fashionable friends tucking into a never-ending brunch. Of course, the swankiest trends are always the priciest, and you can spend £180 on brunch for two at the Landmark Hotel. However, there are often decent deals to be tracked down. MyVoucherCodes, for example, is currently offering 57% off bottomless brunch in Shoreditch – for only £37 for two.

Avocados
You can also stock up on the avocado trend (try to avoid suffering avocado hand), for less at Morrisons. It has announced that it's offering 'wonky' avocados - which may not look fantastic, but taste every bit as good for just 39p.

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