Spring has sprung, the sun is shining and it is time to retire your bulky sweaters to the back of your closet in exchange for this spring’s hottest new trends. Stocking up on the season’s must-have looks doesn’t have to break the bank. You can score everything from floral shorts to tea length skirts and still have money leftover for lunch. So come with me as we look at this spring’s top five trends, and where to buy them at a price that won’t send you into sticker shock.
1. Floral Prints
Floral prints are all over the place this spring. From tops to shorts and even scarves, floral is the must have print of the season. For the girl on the budget, head over to 10dollarmall.com and check out their Floral Paradise Shorts. Priced at only $9.99, they are a must-have summer staple for your closet. Pair the brightly colored shorts with a basic white t-shirt or black tank.
2. Boxy Cropped Jackets
Boxy cropped jackets showed up all over the runways for spring in a variety of prints, colors and patterns. Believe it or not, this style actually flatters any body type. The trick is to wear something long underneath the jacket, which will give the illusion of a longer torso. Forever 21 has some great options for under $30. I love their Bold Striped Blazer for $27.80, which also incorporates this season’s geometric trend too, or the Sleek Linen Jacket, $32.80 for a more classic look.
3. Wide Leg Pant
A big trend for spring is the wide leg pant. The more sophisticated cousin of the skinny pant, they are easy to wear and incredibly chic. Not to mention extremely comfortable! Try the Wide-Cut Jersey Pant from H&M for $24.95 paired with a simple tank top. If you are on the shorter side and want to elongate your body, I recommend that you look for a pair with a high waist and a less flared leg.
4. Tea Length Skirts
Not quite ankle length and not quite knee length, tea length skirts are feminine, while still giving a modern look. The trick is to wear it at your actual waist to give you shape and have the bottom of the skirt hit just above your ankle so that some skin still shows. ASOS has a pretty yellow pleated version for only $41.39 that will have you feeling feminine and cool.
5. Shift Blouse
The shift blouse is as easy to wear as a t-shirt, but far more sophisticated. With a sleeve that almost hits the elbow and a boxy silhouette, the look is as flattering as it is versatile. The shift blouse has popped up in different prints, textures and necklines, so you will have plenty of options to choose from. If you prefer an edgy look, try Topshop’s Blue Moto Denim Cropped Tee for $52. For a versatile, feminine look, try Forever 21’s Matelasse Panel Blouse for $22.80 paired with your favorite boy cut jeans or floral shorts.