How to get this season's trends on a budget

Want to tap into this season’s top trends – without the designer price tag? Annmarie O’Connor unveils her high street edit, courtesy of Opera Lane

Suiting gets a softer edge as graphic shapes and abbreviated hems flirt with fluid fabrics and frayed edges. The 2.0 update? Layering tone-on-tone separates for a united front.

H&M Studio tailored coat, H&M, €159; H&M Studio frill hem dress, H&M, €79.99; H&M Studio crop hem trousers, H&M, €89.99; Ankle boots, H&M, €49.99

Code red: it’s a full-scale colour alert! Prepare for notice-me shades of scarlet, tomato, poppy and pillarbox to create a fashion furore. Feeling brave? Wear it red-to-toe!

Coat, River Island, €134; ‘Robin’ sweater dress, River Island, €75; Over-the-knee leather boots, River Island, €114

‘Athleisure’ may be fashion’s biggest buzzword but you don’t have to sweat to win serious style points. A bomber jacket here and a statement sneaker there makes the sporty look anyone’s game.

Leather jacket, Tommy Hilfiger, €699; Leather half flap bag, Tommy Hilfiger, €210; Bomber jacket, Tommy Hilfiger, €189; Pleated skirt, Tommy Hilfiger, €89.90; Glasses, Specsavers, €89; Sneakers, Tommy Hilfiger, €135

Power prints don’t come any sharper than the classic check. Paired with denim and disco glove boots, suddenly the dynamic changes from heritage to a new level of lust-have.

Aphrodite’ satin stretch boot, Office, €104; Check coat, River Island, €107; Check skirt, River Island, €45; Denim jacket, H&M, €39.99; Mesh ruffle hem top, H&M, €39.99; Pierre Cardin glasses, Specsavers, €149; Drop earrings, River Island, €13

Add a romantic edge to your cool weather wardrobe with a bouquet of florals. From punchy head-to-toe prints to delicately decorated accessories, there’s a garden party with your name on it!

Orange trench, H&M, €69.99; Floral pyjama top, H&M, €27.99; Floral pyjama pant, H&M, €22.99; Floral and feather strappy sandal, River Island, €65; Floral choker, New Look, €6.99

Everyone loves a comeback – even when that comeback comes back every year. Enter the perennial trench coat – a closet keeper with oodles of wearability – whatever the weather.

Trenchcoat, Tommy Hilfiger, €299; Men’s Breton sweater, H&M, €34.99; Hiking boots, Tommy Hilfiger, €175; Captain’s hat, River Island, €25; Leather mini skirt, Tommy Hilfiger, €99.90; Kylie Minogue Eyewear round sunglasses, Specsavers, €149; Phone pouch, Gap, €19.95

Pay homage to the quorum of quirky with slouchy sweaters, twee handbags and demure neck scarves. 

Sweater, H&M, €39.99; Tulle skirt, New Look, €24.99; Floral bag, Topshop, €46; Polka dot scarf, Topshop, €10Photographer: Miki Barlok www.barlokphoto.comStylist: Annmarie O’Connor www.annmarieoconnor.meHair: Karen Buckley @ John Geaney for Hair www.johngeaney.ie Makeup: Emma Ronan Makeup www.facebook.com/EmmakeupFreelance Model: Aoibhinn Lane @ Lockdown ModelsStylist’s Assistant: Natasha Crowley [email protected] Shot on location at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, with thanks to Cork County Board www.paircuichaoimh.ieAll clothes featured from Opera Lane, Cork www.operalane.comFor the latest fashion vlog ‘Working the Trends’, see the Opera Lane YouTube channel.

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