The best summer buys on Liverpool High Street for under a tenner

Summer student staples

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Finally, the sun is shining down on Abercrombie Square – you’re excited, but your wardrobe says otherwise.

Unprepared and penniless, you’re now left in the awkward winter/last summer’s wardrobe limbo, right?

Wrong. Behold the ultimate style guide to the best of Liverpool’s high street summer must-haves that will make that student loan stretch.


Best for: Summer basics

White high-neck cropped vest top with peplum frill, £3.99 

Choose a side: monochrome chic with nautical stripes, or rock the pastel trend in mint green. As above, £3.99

In a light mesh material, this jumper is the perfect cover up on cool summer evenings and comfortable enough to throw on before slouching over revision in the library.

White mesh jumper with lace detail, £7.99 

Perfect day-to-night piece. The jersey material of this playsuit makes it ideal for frolicking in Abercrombie Sq. Alternatively, add statement jewellery and lace-up glads to channel holiday chic.

Grey jersey playsuit, available in multiple colours, £7.99. Straw hat, was £9.99, now £5 

Cheat your way into looking summery on campus without having to fake tan your legs with this striking sheer skirt.

Sheer high waisted maxi skirt with high-split side. Also available in cobalt blue, £7.99 

Tropical bandeau bikini separates, £3.99 each

New Look

Best For: Beach cover-ups

Work boho-chic in this white, floaty bare-shoulder dress. Beats Primark identical at £9.99 

Pink and blue cover-up with gorgeous open back detail, £9.99

Forever 21

Best for: Last minute holiday with the flatmates

Mix and match bold bikini tops with plain briefs to make your loan go further, £3.50 each

Orange bandeau bikini top, £10, briefs £6

String bikini tops available in a rainbow of colours, £3.50 each

This aztec print crop would also be perfect worn with jeans and a lightweight mac for laid-back summer campus style.

Aztec print cropped vest top, £4.50. Black denim high waisted shorts, £10

Bring Ibiza to Bold St. in this striking aztec print dress, £8 

Dress these shorts up with a sheer blouse and floppy hat for summer daytime chic, or team with heels for your last night at Juicy.

Patterned high waisted shorts, £8 

This acid-wash playsuit would also work well teamed with a biker jacket and converse for celebratory end of exam drinks down at the Brookhouse.

Acid-wash denim playsuit, £9 

River Island

Best for: Accessories

Bring the outside into the library with this limited edition white vintage flower hair garland, £10 

Be Queen of the Sydney Jones in this gold tone mini tusk hair crown, £8 

Channel Ri-Ri with stacked gold bangles, sold separately, all under £10 

Everything £10 excluding metallic temporary tattoos as seen on the likes of Millie Mac, £5


Best for: Beach bottoms (literally)

Shorts to rival Topshop’s any day: high waisted embroidered hem short, £6; all others a steal at £3 each 

Toughen-up this feminine skirt with a leather jacket and biker boots for flawless campus style, £10

Acid-wash high waisted ripped denim shorts, £10

As above in acid-wash black, £10

Don’t forget most stores are currently running mid-season sales with up to 70% off too – the perfect excuse for a revision break.