Fabuless Spring Trends

Spring is in the air and the stores are packed with the must-haves for the season. Fashion expert Vanessa Taylor breaks down the season's hottest looks for $100 or less. Her first tip? Make sure each piece you buy can work with at least two other items in your wardrobe so you maximize each piece and cut those"maybe I'll wear this someday" items.

 

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The Sweatshirt: We saw the new sweatshirt last fall and it’s back in a big way for spring in a variety of bright hues. The fit shouldn’t be 10 sizes too big, aim for a more tailored fi. Keep in mind this new sweatshirt should never see the inside of a gym!

Get the look: Old Navy sweatshirt, $10.99
Old Navy blouse, $32.94
Old Navy jeans, $25
Ardene boots, $30 (buy one, get half off)

Total: $98.93

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The Statement Crop Pant: We’ve seen printed denim last season, and it's continuing in a huge way for spring. Shifting from strictly casualwear, your office attire can get a perk up with a great print.

This cropped length is a big silhouette we’re seeing for this season, making it easy to showcase a great pair of flats, heels or even a bootie. The length for the crop pant should expose the smallest part of your ankle.

Get the look: Old Navy pant, $27.95 on sale
Old Navy pointy toe flat, $26.94
Old Navy denim shirt, $32.94
Ardene necklace, $7.50 (2 for $15)

Total: $95.33

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Graphic Print Dress: Prints and graphics are huge for this spring! It’s an easy trend to pick up as it can be found on everything from pants to scarves to button ups to t-shirts and dresses. If you're hesitant to wear it head to toe, a scarf is the easiest way to start small. You can then work up to pairing a solid with a great graphic print top or bottom.

Get the look: Forever 21 dress, $41.80
Call It Spring heels, $45
Ardene earrings and bracelet, $10 (3 for $10)

Total: $96.80

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The Floral Jacket: This is a must-have this season. Treat it as you would a black blazer, as it looks gorgeous with distressed denim or can be dressed up for the office or for a night out.

Get the look: Forever 21 skirt, $17.80
Forever 21 t-shirt, $3.80
Forever 21 blazer, $35.80
Old Navy scarf, $9.99 (sale)
Ardene boot, $30 (buy one, get half off)

Total:  $97.39

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The Button-up: The classic collared button up—the perfect piece for any professional, and a key item for spring! Update your go-to workwear with this season’s latest colours and graphic prints.

Get the look: Forever 21 blue skirt, $21.80
Forever 21 necklace, $9.80
Forever 21 shirt, $23.90
Walmart George heels, $16
Call It Spring bag, $25 (on sale)

Total: $96.50

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The Bold Jumpsuit: If you’re looking for an alternative to a dress, a jumpsuit always makes a big impression! The fit of a jumpsuit is important. You want the outfit to look effortless, like you just slipped it on. So it should have some drape and not pull or tug anywhere.

Get the look: Forever 21 jumpsuit, $27.80
H&M blazer, $29.95
Ardene necklace, $7.50 (2 for $15)
Ardene booties, $30 (buy one, get half off)

Total: $95.25

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