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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.