Spring Fashion on a Budget

   By shefinds  Feb 22, 2010
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Spring fashion is giving us an early case of Spring fever! We’ve got every corner of your closet covered. Here are our favorite--and affordable--takes on the season’s hottest trends.

 

Walkable Wedge Shoes

Wedges are back big time for spring; they’re easier to walk in than skinny stilettos, and come in all kinds of spring-friendly neutrals, like wood, cork, and raffia. We love the sunny yellow ones we saw on the runways, but if you want a quick, purse-friendly fix, go with Old Navy’s faux leather pair ($29.50) --they even have a yellow version!

 

Embellished Tops

When warm weather rolls around, the last thing we want to do is pile on jewelry which is why we’re excited about these gorgeous embellished tops and tees. For all-out glamour, try this simple tee covered in matte white sequins--no necklace necessary. A more low-key (and low-budget) find: American Eagle’s embellished short-sleeve sweater ($69.50).

 

Pastel Eyes that Pop

Put brooding winter colors to the side and opt for lighter, brighter pastels for spring. By Lauren Luke palettes ($32.50 have all the colors you need to create the perfect pastel eye, plus a perfectly made-up face around it. For a quick pastel-fix, try Maybelline’s four-color Eye Studio palettes. ($9.99)

 

Statement Making Bracelets

After seasons of statement necklaces, stylish ladies are gravitating toward statement bracelets--they’re especially cool on bare arms with sleeveless Spring dresses. This Victorian style cuff ($250) is different, in a good way, than a lot of the costume jewelry we’ve been seeing. Or, for about half the price, get a few of these rhinestone bracelets ($69.50) and stack them up.

 

Eco-Friendly Fabrics

A splurge you can feel good about--Lela Designs makes several polo style tops ($78) from PET, a fabric derived from plastic bottles. For a small eco-friendly change, Try a Nuhui Ollin headband ($18)--they’re made from recycled candy wrappers!

What are you excited to wear this Spring?

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kyhomebody by kyhomebody | garfield, KY
Mar 23, 2010

old navy also has a true straight leg jean that even looks very flattering on a size 16 like i am .they are called diva and are only $20.00 a pair.

marrbear by marrbear | MEDINAH, IL
Mar 16, 2010

I always like to hear about affordable styles

snailIVIail by snailIVIail | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Mar 04, 2010

Always happy to hear about eco-friendly affordable clothing lines :)

pjclayton57 by pjclayton57 | Oceanport, NJ
Feb 25, 2010

I love bangle bracelets and have recently bought a few new ones to put into my rotation!!!

mommyof3ree by mommyof3ree | Las Vegas, NV
Feb 25, 2010

Yeah! I just purchased the Maybeline eye palatte for my hazel eyes. I never wear eyeshadow but now that I have been playing with this my husband has definitely noticed. He told me he loves the new look!

ddavidso by ddavidso | elkton, MD
Feb 24, 2010

Good tips but be very careful with the pastel eyes for us older gals... makes you look older

cleanliving by cleanliving | WINDSOR, CO
Feb 22, 2010

Great article, thanks for helping us be fashionable on a budget. Love that you gave us the links. Thanks.

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