5 Spring Trends You Can Score for Under $100
Some even under $50
It's a bright and shiny new season and you've got a shopping list a mile long. (Culottes! Chain-link bags! Tassel-y pumps!) But that can add up quick. To keep your budget somewhat in check, here are five key spring trends you can absolutely find for cheap.
Clean White Sneakers
Comfort, glorious comfort. There's no seasonal fad you can possibly love more than a relaxed pair of kicks. Wear your squeaky new ones with everything from denim to dresses. Just don't put down a Benji on them--no one will ever know the difference.
Crisp Straw Hats
Floppy hats are still alive and well, should you want to bust yours out from the back of the closet. But with this new year comes a shape update: structured brims. If you're looking for a beachy topper, try to find one that's still large and dramatic--but that holds its shape a bit more. You'll have just that added touch of trend.
As for the easiest accessory of the season, that's where the silk scarf comes in. Tie it around your head, your wrist, your purse (pretty much anything) and you've got a quick (and inexpensive) style win.
You've heard us talk ad nauseam about off-the-shoulder tops. They're trendy, they're photogenic, they're everywhere. But they're surprisingly hard to score on the cheap (lest you creep into teenage-store territory). A sophisticated alternative: the flutter-sleeve top. Anything with dramatic volume around the shoulder area will give you a similar effect.
Welcome back, '80s button fly. Give your existing pair a free update by snipping off the hems (like all the cool girls) or buy some vintage-like new duds...and then snip off the hems. Either way, they're the buzziest denim on the block right now.