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Hold On To That Summer Feeling With These Budget-Friendly Looks

Keep summer lasting with these fresh looks.

We know the British summer isn’t always what we hope for, so dress to impress and keep the vibes going for as long as possible.

From Barbie-inspired looks to mermaid moments, make this year your trendiest yet. We’ve no doubt that you’ve got a packed schedule over the next few months, so ensure you’re staying stylish with Claire’s range of jewellery, accessories and makeup.

An eclectic mix of pastel scrunchies, body glitter galore and sunglasses bigger than our heads, Claire’s Accessories is your new best friend. Whether you’re looking for festival outfits to dance in, or holiday drips to take you from sightseeing to the beach, you’ll find everything you need and more to make this summer your best one yet.

And, the best part? It won’t cost you the earth! Meaning you can return to uni life in the new term with some money left in the bank, and on your way to earning the title of ‘Best Dressed’ in your lectures.

Shop with our Claire’s Student Discount to save you some cash.

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Budget-Friendly looks with Claire’s Accessories

The festival look

Festivals are the epitome of summer. A place where you can dance like nobody’s watching, a time for self-expression, and those all-important Insta’ snaps.

We think these are the staples you need for any festival this summer.

Rose Gold Heart Sunglasses — was £14, now £8.40

Claire's rose gold heart sunglasses

Sunglasses are a must for any festival. Protect your eyes from the rays with these heart sunglasses, and look cool while doing so.

Boho Forehead Gems — was £10, now £5

Face gems from Claire's

Are you even at a festival if you don’t have gems on your face?

70’s Swirl Stiletto Vegan Faux Nail Set — was £10, now £5

Fake nails retro from Claire's

No outfit is complete without polished nails and these retro faux nails are the only choice for a festival look.

Solid Colour Fanny Pack — was £20, now £12

Black bum bag from Claire's

We’re all about bright colours, but this black bum-bag will take you from festivals to days out and running errands – it’s that versatile. Plus, it’s super convenient to clip around your waist, and you’ll be able to bust out more dance moves without worrying about holding your bag.

Peace & Love Bucket Hat — was £20, now £12

Orange peace and love bucket hat from Claire's

Festivals = sun (hopefully), so stay cool with a bucket hat – a festival staple. Protect your scalp from the sun, and look great while doing it. 

The holiday look

Holidays are a chance to show the world your stylish self. We’ve got the staples you’ll need for your next vacay.

Black & White Floral Crochet Bucket Hat — was £25, now £15

Crochet bucket hat Claire's

Keep your holiday outfit chic by donning a cute crochet bucket hat. Crochet is a holiday classic, so protect your head from the rays and read all those books you’ve packed without the sun in your eyes.

Round Mod Sunglasses — was £12, now £7.20

White round sunglasses claire's

These sleek white glasses are a must-have for your holiday. Elegant and sophisticated, they’ll go with any outfit. It’s giving rich girl vibes.

Gold-tone 80MM Twisted Textured Hoop Earrings — was £10, now £5

gold twisted hoops claire's

Gold hoops are a quintessential holiday accessory, but make things more interesting with these textured hoops, adding a touch of opulence to your look.

White Bucket Handbag — was £30, now £18

white bucket bag claire's

No outfit is complete without a bag. How else will you carry your holiday essentials? This bucket bag is spacious without being bulky, and the simple white design means you can pair this bag with any outfit, day or night.

The beach-day look

Golden sand, warm sea, and killer looks. Be the best dressed on the beach.

Ivory Daisy Groovy Head Scarf — was £12, now £5

headscarf claire's

Keep your hair out of your face and away from the water with a cute head scarf. It will help protect your head from the sun, and keep the wind from blowing your hair into a bird’s nest.

​​Chic Mod Cat Eye Sunglasses — was £14, now £8.40

black cat-eye sunglasses claire's

These sunglasses are a must-have for the beach — especially for having a cheeky, mid-afternoon nap on the sand.

Pink Cheek Stick Set — was £12, now £6

pink blush set claire's

Add a touch of blush to give yourself sun-kissed skin without having to spend hours under the hot sun. Comes in a pack of three: two shades of blush, and one highlighter stick for that sea-like shimmer. 

Silver-tone Evil Eye Anklets — was £8, now £4

anklets claire's

Add these anklets to your beach outfit for a gorgeous look from head to toe.

The Y2K summer look

The trendiest decade of our existence and the resurgence of blue eyeshadow.

Mixed Purple Mini Hair Claws — was £12, now £6

purple mini hair claws claire's

Remember these tiny claw clips from back in the day? Add them to your braids and twists for a cool Y2K vibe.

Gold-tone Yin Yang Multi Strand Chain Necklace — was £10, now £5

yin and yang necklaces from claire's

The Yin and Yang symbol was a popular motif in the 90s and 2000s. Add these subtle Yin and Yang chains to give a nod to the decades.

Pastel Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette — was £16, now £8

eyeshadow shimmer palette claire's

Complete your Y2K look with a swipe of glitter shadow on your lids. A pop of colour brings the whole look together.

Embellished Blue Butterfly Sunglasses – was £16, now £9.60

blue and pink butterfly sunglasses y2k claire's

The pink and blue colour palette, the embellished butterfly —  these sunglasses scream ‘the noughties’. You probably stole a similar pair from your older sister years ago.

Blue Crochet Heart Shield Shoulder Handbag — was £30, now £18

blue crochet y2k bag claire's

Match your eyeshadow to your bag for a Y2K summer vibe.

The pretty-in-pink look

Spend this summer like an extra from Barbie.

Pink Ombre Square Press On Vegan Faux Nail Set — was £10, now £5

pink ombre nails claire's

Channel your inner Barbie by wearing these pink ombre nails. No more messy nail jobs. 

Barbie™ Pink Velvet Bucket Hat — £20

pink velvet barbie hat from claire's

Be cool and safe in the sun with a bright bucket hat. Barbie would approve.

Mirrored Mod Cat Eye Sunglasses — was £14, now £8.40

pink sunglasses claire's

Trendy, retro, and pink. What more could you ask for? Oh yeah, and they’re mirrored, too — so you can side-eye in private.

Quilted Pink Dual Strap Crossbody Bag — was £25, now £15

pink quilted bag claire's

Functional and fashion. This pink bag is perfect for chucking in your daily essentials but nice enough to add to your night outfit, too. 

The mermaidcore look

The coolest of the sea. Channel your pastel side this summer and look mer-mazing.

Hibiscus Mini Hair Claws — was £6, now £3

mini claw clips hibiscus from claire's

Clip back your locks with these super cute mini hair claws to keep cool this summer.

Turquoise Beaded Cowrie Seashell Bracelet Set — was £10, now £5

shell bracelets mermaidcore claire's

For true mermaid vibes, wear seashells on your wrist to be at one with the sea.

Pearl & Silver-tone Chain Huggie Hoop Earrings — was £8, now £4

pearl silver earrings claire's

Pearls are the ocean’s natural jewels so add these to your mermaid look to tie the whole outfit together. Super sleek, these earrings will take you from day to night.

Mermaid Striped Faux Hair Clip In Extensions — was £6, now £3

mermaid blue and purple hair extensions from claire's

If you’re not feeling brave enough to dye your tresses into mermaid locks, use these fun clip-in extensions, instead. They won’t damage your hair and are an easy way to switch up your summer look.

Mermaid Shimmer Dust Vegan Body Glitter — was £16, now £8

mermaid body shimmer glitter claire's

Mermaids are known for their sparkly, shimmery tails, so apply some shimmer dust to your skin and watch it glow under the sun. It’s vegan, too!

Enjoy up to 50% off plus an extra 10% off at Claire’s with Student Beans’ student discounts.

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