Pick Six: Spring Fashions Under-$100

Mar 9, 2017

My New Year’s resolution was to get a better handle on my finances.  I was doing great until the desire to buy spring clothes hit, hard.  Within 72-hours, I had a new pile of clothes and a much lighter wallet.  (I’m now in ‘return mode.’)

Realizing that, when you write about fashion as a vocation, not shopping is really not an option, I decided to set a reasonable budget for myself.  Can I keep to it?  We’ll see, but with so many great fashions under-$100, maybe I can.  Here are the six affordable spring purchases that caught my eye.

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After years of wear and tear, I’m in desperate need of a new striped tee.  This Land’s End tee is the perfect classic.  It has a good weight and slim cut.  It’s also an incredibly affordable $25.  Need the short-sleeve version?  Try this Banana Republic tee.  Plus-size? The Land’s End tee comes in plus-size.

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I have an olive military jacket that I usually wear on chilly days, but I wanted to mix it up a bit.  This dusty rose biker jacket from ASOS ($61) expertly mixes edgy and feminine.  This affordable American Eagle bomber (also in blush) is another excellent option.

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I know I posted this Sole Society tote ($65) the other day, but it’s so chic, I had to post it again.  The braided tassels are so fun.  Looking for a crossbody?  This flap crossbody with tassel detail is the perfect weekend bag.

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The one shoulder poplin blouse is the hot piece for spring.  Open up any fashion magazine and you’ll spot one.  From the simple to the dramatic, they are everywhere.

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H&M Cotton Blouse ($39)

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Gianni Bini Dorothee Ruffled Blouse ($79)

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This Halogen lace pencil skirt ($79, also in petite) is more versatile than it looks.  Wear it with a chambray shirt on the weekend or with a silk tank for cocktails.  For something work appropriate, try this curvy crochet pencil skirt from Ann Taylor.

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Mules are very much in season.  And while the fur-lined Gucci’s are not for me (for oh so many reasons), these BP. Maddy Mules ($69) blend trendy and whimsical.  These silver Steve Maddens are also adorable.  Prefer a heel?  Try these stack-heel mules from QVC.  Yes, QVC.

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  1. Shelley says:

    I LOVE the pink bomber jacket from American Eagle you posted. And just my luck they are in stock in the store in my city. Definitely going to check it out- soooo cute!
    I also was doing really well on my spending until the spring fever kicked in.It’s still silly cold here in Ontario- but spring clothes is everywhere. At least I’ll be ready when the nice weather finally gets here.

  2. mxj says:

    LOVE that H&M blouse! As usual, so grateful for your well-curated recommendations. I hate shopping, but I like new clothes! Your lovely recommendations minimize my need to sift through racks and scroll through webpages.

  3. MS says:

    Want to echo that this is a great post.

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