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Spring has officially sprung! The days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer and the sun is shining a little brighter. Spring might just be one of my favorite seasons, solely for the fact I love spring fashion. Although it isn’t scorching hot, the warmer weather allows you to wear clothes other than leggings and oversized sweaters. There are so many great options out there to get your go-to spring outfits without breaking your bank. Zara is one of my favorite stores, and they are reasonably priced with a variety of trendy clothes to pick from. However, as a college student, I don’t have as much money to be spending on clothes, so I have a little tip for you all. I surf online at stores like Zara to grab ideas from, and then I head on over to Forever 21 to see if they have anything similar. In most cases they do, and its a win-win situation because you won’t break your bank! I rounded up some trends I have been seeing with pieces under $50 from Zara and Forever 21( you can see how similar the pieces are, and the price differences between the two). 

1. Polka Dots

Polka Dots are back in action! Honestly, polka dots have always been in action in my opinion. I think there is something so classy about them, but for some reason they went off the radar for a few years. 

Zara Polka Dot Bermuda Shorts with Belt ($39.90)

Forever 21 Pin Dot High-Waisted Shorts ( $17.90)

https://www.zara.com/us/en/polka-dot-bermuda-shorts-with-belt-p02477496.html?v1=5859541&v2=949510

https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/Product/F21/sets/2000264121

2. Embroidered Sundresses

Embroidered sundresses are a spring/summer staple. With a little bit of detailing, but not over-the top, they are perfect for a lunch-date with your friends, and at night they go great with a light denim jacket and wedges for a night out on the town. 

Zara Embroidered Dress with Tassels ($49.90)

Forever 21 Embroidered Eyelet Dress ($27.90)

https://www.zara.com/us/en/embroidered-dress-with-tassels-p00881147.html?v1=5686558&v2=565217

https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/Product/F21/dress/2000257716

3. Denim Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are everywhere lately. They are such an easy go-to outfit for any occasion. You can rock when heading to school, and dress them up at night. This season is all about throwing it back to 90s fashion. A denim jumpsuit will be your new go-to! 

Zara Jumpsuit with Straps ($49.90)

Forever 21 Strapless Chambray Jumpsuit ($27.90)

https://www.zara.com/us/en/jumpsuit-with-straps-p06929006.html?v1=5702555&v2=432501

https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/Product/F21/dress/2000105494

Happy Spring Shopping!

Senior at URI with a major in Journalism and a minor in Public Relations. Shannon studied abroad in the fall of 2016 in London, UK. While in London, Shannon interned at Time and Leisure Magazine where she wrote and edited for the publication.
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