New York Fashion Week has been all over the news for the last week. And while we're excited to see the hottest trends for fall, all the fashion coverage has gotten us even more excited about spring trends we can start wearing now.
Our fashion philosophy: We believe in buying pieces that will last for more than just one season. During the fall, we showed you which fall and spring trends overlapped, so you could buy trends that had staying power and weren't so, well, trendy.
There are a number of styles for spring that we think have real staying power, so you won't be throwing out money on a passing fad. In fact, we're loving:
- Bright orange (also known as the Pantone 2012 color of the year, "tangerine tango")
- Graphic floral prints
- Polka dots
- The striking combination of traffic-light yellow and black
- Little white dresses
- Everyday metallics
- The funnily-named "mullet hem" (the front is shorter than the back, like the hairstyle ... )
Because being broke is never in style, we searched high and low for affordable ways to wear these styles.
Click on the first image below to see our selection; all of the items fall into one or two trend buckets, making them extra-great buys, and all for under $50. Then, check out our Priceless Style bootcamp, which will show you how you can be fashionable, while staying on budget.
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