Unseasonably warm weather is currently blanketing the country and I’m more than happy to snuggle up to the sunshine. Doing so means shedding some layers, however, and there’s no better time to evaluate the contents of your closet and refresh it with the latest spring trends.
Before you drop a wad on neon shirts and art deco skirts, however, reign in your desire for a total overhaul and consider these tips for scoring spring trends on the cheap.
Pastels: My skin tone is pastel enough to overwhelm the Easter bunny, but not everyone is blessed with my pasty pallor. If pale pink is calling to you, invest in a single, versatile piece like a blazer or pencil skirt, and pair with black, charcoal or nude basics already available in your wardrobe.
Colorful Denim: Rock those red pants, sista! Leftover from the fall trend of bright denim, spring offers pastel and neon versions to offer a pop of color to your wardrobe. If you already own a pair, avoid buying too many more since this trend will fade quickly. Otherwise, grab a coupon for Kohl’s or another inexpensive retailer and get your first pair at a discount.
Metallic: High-fashion cities can embrace the metallic trend with gusto, but I prefer a more subtle approach. Plus, I’ll take any excuse to buy shoes. Showcase your love for all-things-shiny with metallic heels for work or flashy espadrilles for weekends with the girls.
Tangerine Tango: I’m not typically ahead of the curve when it comes to trendy fashion, so I’m very pleased to say that I’ve sported a beautiful Tignanello orange leather handbag for several years now. Tangerine has a decidedly redder hue but can be embraced via well-placed accessories, or — if you’re brave — in the form of a denim pant to kill two trendy birds with one stone. If you’re looking to score that Tignanello bag, avoid the $139 price tag at Macy’s and hit up TJMaxx for the $70 alternative.
So there you have it – hassle-free ways to incorporate the latest spring trends into your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Shop on!