Top 10 high street picks of the week: Candy-coloured finds

By Ally Dean

Keeping up with the latest trends and styles can seem impossible, especially in our fast-paced, fashion-obsessed world. And, it can be even more difficult when you have real-life expenses that may technically be more important than the new thigh-high gladiator sandals you’ve been coveting for months. We don't want to say electricity trumps a shoe wardrobe, but we're not not saying that.

The struggle is real, but it is possible to cover your mortgage and score the latest trend-based pieces. To this end we hit the high street to scour for chic, covetable and affordable fashion brands that are guaranteed to add a stylish flare to any outfit.

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A range of celebrities and style stars seem to have taken their wardrobe cues from cake connoisseurs like Ladurée and Pierre Hermè. Confectionary shades befitting a patisserie in Paris (buttercream, anyone?) add a sweetness to spring, without the calories. A range of separates in candy colours like mint, lavender and rose are the perfect way to usher in spring's warmer weather.

Is there anything more adorable than a pistachio, macaroon-inspired, cross-body bag? We think not.

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A-listers agree. Swathed in sumptuous peach shades with a lavender pop of colour, Jessica Alba donned her workwear best while in New York. Other notable celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Keira Knightley and Kerry Washington have embraced the cake-worthy palette. Whether you choose a head-to-toe monochromatic look like Jessica, colour-block complementary shades or opt for a pretty pattern of pastels, this tasty collection is a no-brainer when it comes to springtime dressing.

To incorporate the look into your wardrobe without breaking the bank, grab pastel accessories or statement toppers that mix easily into your wardrobe rotation. Pieces with trend-driven details – like a fringe hemline, subtle embellishments or metallic panels – add a contemporary spin to these otherwise demure and dainty pieces. Best worn while riding your vintage-inspired bicycle (with a basket filled with paper-wrapped flowers, naturally), these standout spring must-have’s will freshen up your wardrobe and, yes — you can still afford to pay your mortgage.

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