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No-one Will Believe These Women's Summer Shoes And Accessories Are All Under £50

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From holiday appropriate straw and raffia bags to the best any-occasion sandals we've seen this season, Dorothy Perkins may well be the unexpected accessories destination of the summer. Here's the proof...

At the first sign of sunshine, our attention immediately darts to the latest floral dresses, airy linens and Instagrammable swimwear. We simply can’t help it - and, to be fair, it makes total sense. Come summer, all we instinctively want is a stellar line-up of easy instant-outfits to choose from so we can spend less time stood bewildered in our wardrobes, and more time actually out and about enjoying the good life. But with so many fashion big-hitters catching our eye, you’d forgive us for forgetting all about the finer details. 

We can’t count the number of times we’ve eagerly put on our latest purchase - be it a snazzy new jumpsuit or cute pastel co-ord set - only to find that our accessories options fall exceptionally short. Your trusty dark leather tote bags that feel chic and seasonal in the drearier months suddenly look out of place when you’re ready to hit the beach, and those clunky ankle boots that saw you wonderfully through winter definitely have no place paired with a playsuit.

But never fear, this is the great British high street after all and it’s never too late to play catch up. We’ve scoured up and down for the key trending shoes and accessories of the summer, from straw circle bags and raffia baskets to espadrille flatforms and colour pop mules, and what would you know? We found some of our favourites all in one place: Dorothy Perkins.

Now, we never had DP down as the accessories experts - they’re more our go-to for affordable staples and feel-good feminine dress, tops and tees. But just one look at the edit below, and you’ll be convinced otherwise. From bucket bags to the sleekest sandals, these affordable high street buys look SO expensive that it’s hard to believe they all come in at a bargain £50 or less. All the most reason to buy more than one, then…