Trend Alert: Spring Styles From The Runway You Can Actually Afford

January 13, 2010 by Jeanine Edwards
shefinds | Style

It’s freezing outside, but to get through it, we’re looking to the bright future–spring trends.  We can’t wait to retire heavy wool coats and everything black until the weather cools again. recently released their round-up of the top trends that will rule Spring 2010. Among the list: white, military inspiration and bold patterns–we show you how to get these spring trends for less.

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It’s hard to envision what a trend will look like on you when all you have is a size 0 model with extreme hair and makeup as your guide. So, allow us to break down the 6 spring trends you can both wear and afford. Start shopping now so you’ll be ready as soon as spring hits:

clean energy donna karanadam sophie dress

White: A welcome break from all the black everyone wears in winter, stock up on crisp white dresses and separates for spring. We love this versatile ADAM dress for work and the weekends.

game theory elie taharimarc by marc jacobs strong shoulder knit top

Athletic Inspiration: Yes, those are sweatpants you are looking at, but don’t shake your head just yet. You don’t have to wear glammed up sweats to embrace this spring trend. Try a strong shoulder top instead, like this one by Marc Jacobs done in sweats-like fabric.

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Military: If you invest in one new thing for spring, a military-style jacket should be it. It’s super cool and will add a touch of edge to even the prettiest spring dress. This one by Madewell is under $100!

pastoral interluse oscar de la rentalarok paisley minidress

Country: This one is a little bit boho, a little bit country. Think floral prints, prairie skirts and tiers. This LaRok dress gets it just right.

bold patterns carolina herrerapringle 1815 abstract print mini skirt

Bold Prints: You can have too much of a good thing, so don’t go overboard. Pick one piece with a bold pattern–like this Pringle 1815 skirt–then pair it with solids that play off the colors in the print.

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Skin: Don’t start slacking on your workouts just yet. Skin-baring tops and cutout dresses are coming. If a sheer blouse or midriff-revealing dress are a little much for you, try this pretty semi-backless dress by Free People.

Shop more great spring essentials like trenchcoats and rain boots in our buying guides. Our check our guide to spring trends.

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