Maybe it’s just me, but every time a new season starts I am itching to get my hands on some new pieces for my closet. Oh, how I wish I could just go crazy in my favorite stores, buying whatever I want, but infinite cash I do not have. Instead, I’ve opted to master the art of sale shopping — I honestly don't even remember the last time I bought anything at full price. Here are 10 picks that will boost your spring wardrobe, without blowing your budget. Does this mean you’ll still have plenty of cash left over to buy an iced coffee for the first super nice day of spring? Yes. It sure does.
Strung Symmetry Pullove ($29.95, Anthropologie.com)
Sea foam green is the perfect color to say “spring is here!” for all you pastel-fearing collegiettes.
Silence and Noise Denim Bustier ($39.99, UrbanOutfitters.com)
Even if you aren’t comfortable wearing a crop top, this bustier (which also comes in a floral print) is great for wearing under sheer blouses, laces tops, or a button-down. It’s flirty without feeling overly sexy and showy. I actually own this exact top and love pairing it under everything. My boyfriend has complimented me numerous times on what he calls "your thing that is kind of like a bra, but not really and it's made out of jeans." Oh. At least he's trying?
Ballerina Lace Dress ($29.99, Delias.com)
“Oh, wow! I’m having so much fun on this date! Thank you for complimenting me on this dress 23 times! I’m glad you like it so much.” — You, wearing this dress on the perfect spring date with Ryan Gosling
Graphic Dolman Tee ($5.99, Delias.com)
First off, this top is six dollars, so your argument is invalid. Secondly, it’s so perfect for those spring days when you just want to throw on a tee, shorts, flip flops, and spend the whole day forgetting that to-do lists are even a thing. Thirdly, it’s six dollars. Oh, I already said that? Well, it’s that important.
Classic Dotted Dress ($10, Forever21.com)
Sweet, vintage-inspired dresses and sunshine go together like PB&J. This one would be so perfect for graduation or any family-centric event. When you’re looking to dress it down a bit, throw a denim jacket over it to offset the polka dots and lace.
Tie-Dye Fringe Scarf ($6, Forever21.com)
I’m a native Floridian, so I was very confused to learn that, even if it’s 70 during the day, it can dip into the 40s at night. I don’t really think that’s fair of the weather to do, but I’ve learned to deal with it. One thing that’s made me actually appreciate the bipolar nature of the weather is cute printed scarves, like this tie-dye one. Tie it around your favorite bag on a warmer day.
Striped Looking Glass Tank ($29.99, Madewell.com)
If owning striped shirts was a crime, I would have been arrested awhile ago. Luckily, it is not a crime and, until it is, I'm just going to keep on buying them. I love this tank because it feels like such a fresh take on the trend. It would look great tucked into a jeans or a flowy skirt.
CA Colored Beaded Necklace ($4.99, PanSun.com)
After months (months!) of wearing only black, navy, and grey, I am very much ready to put some color into my wardrobe. To keep it looking "cool and stylish" rather than "welcome to beading and macramé class at Camp Highlander," pair it with other long necklaces that are in a more simple style.
What's on your wish list this spring? Have you scored any good deals recently? Comment below!