18 Spring-Friendly Finds to Buy This Month—All Under $40

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We’re swiftly approaching that sartorially frustrating time of year when the daily forecast predicts a high of 64°F and a low of 37°F. It’s in these few weeks that we find ourselves desperately looking for outfit additions that can make that wacky weather feel a little more bearable—even if it is just a floral headband or cow-print belt. Here, we tracked down 18 fresh, fabulous pieces to ease the transition of seasons, all for less than $40.

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Lele Sadoughi

1. Lele Sadoughi Amber Confetti Water Lily Barrette

Step back from the sparkly barrettes and wintry pearls to try a clip with some more color in it. The abstract shape simply hints at spring blooms, without feeling like a literal daisy or tulip.

Buy it ($38; $29)

2. Accessorize Delicate Chain Necklace Multi-pack

Oversize chain links and layered necklaces will be a particularly big trend in jewelry this year, so why not get started early?

3. Kirundo Turtleneck Knit Sweater

If you’re feeling bored of your sweater collection, it’s probably a good time to add a new addition to it. This cream-and-white windowpane pattern feels much less wintry than argyle, intarsia or Nordic prints, so you can wear it well into April.

Available in sizes S to XL

4. Hemant And Nandita White Floral Headband

Yes, headbands are still going strong. The white floral embroidery of this Hemant and Nandita style perfectly bridges the gap between winter’s sparse vines and the budding blooms of spring.

5. Journee Keely Mules

Wear these rosy mules with jeans and a chunky turtleneck now, and with a sundress and denim jacket come 60-degree days.

6. Missguided Cow Print Belt

We fully expect cow spots to replace leopard and snake as the top pattern trend of 2020. Start small with this expensive-looking belt before graduating to boots, bags or even dresses.

7. H&m Conscious Collection Mom High Ankle Jeans

Refresh your denim drawer with a pair of super-flattering high-waist mom jeans. The classic blue wash of this pair won’t look dated anytime soon, plus, because these jeans are part of H&M’s eco-friendly Conscious Collection, you can feel good about buying them.

Available in sizes 0 to 18

8. Ganni Silk Stretch Scrunchie

Three different plaids, three different opportunities to match your outfit, all without creasing your hair. Ah, the magic of silk.

9. Bp Embossed Faux Leather Shoulder Bag

Crocodile scales and ’90s handbags are both having a moment, so why not embrace two trends with one piece? This shoulder bag is just the right size to hold all your essentials without being so large that your husband inevitably asks you to stick something of his in there, too (that’s what your pockets are for, man).

10. Treasure & Bond Wool Felt Panama Hat

Swap your go-to beanie for a wool felt hat. They’re just as warm but look way more sophisticated. Meaning you can keep them on inside—and not have to worry about what your hat hair looks like.

11. Topshop Millie Twill Tea Top

You can never have too many white blouses. But if you need some extra justification, look no further than the flattering miniature peplum hem, elegant V-neck and delicate line of buttons down the front of this Topshop style.

Available in sizes 0 to 18

aerin x loveshackfancy scarf

12. Aerin X Loveshackfancy Sandrine Hanky

The pink and lilac flowers may look super dainty and femme on their own, but when you tie this scarf in your hair and pair it with a leather moto jacket or black turtleneck, it loses some of that intense sweetness.

Buy it ($25)

13. Madewell Acetate Disc Statement Earrings

We love a good statement earring, especially one with so many colors it transcends seasons and looks good with literally everything in our wardrobe.

14. Hvisk Resin Bag Strap

Not in the market to invest in a new handbag? Try swapping the handle on your favorite satchel for this chunky chain version that can breathe new life into an old standby.

15. Halogen Drape Front Sleeveless Knit Top

Yes, you absolutely can wear sunshine yellow even if there’s snow in the forecast. For now, pair this draped tee with a dove gray cardigan before going all out with vibrant spring hues later.

Available in sizes XS to XXL

16. Free People London Sunglasses

Haven’t you heard? Giant sunglasses are back, baby! We’re very into the half-frame on these tortoiseshell sunnies to help ease your way back into the face-enveloping trend.

charles and keith bag
Charles & Keith

17. Charles & Keith Semi Circle Crossbody Bag

The combination of winter white, burgundy and sunflower yellow means this crossbody will go with everything you already own. Yes, including winter’s dark knits and spring’s delicate florals.

Buy it ($39)

18. We The Free Supernova Long Sleeve Tee

This cool top is every bit as soft as your favorite vintage T-shirt, but the slight cowl neck and ’70s flared sleeves give it a super-special vibe that makes it feel fancy enough to wear to work, cocktails or even date night.

Available in sizes XS to XL

Abby Hepworth


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