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Outfits Under $100: Five Looks to Rock This Spring


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Even though temperatures across the continental United States have been less than spring-like, the weather report is bound to perk up soon. As soon as it does, we’re bringing out the dresses and shorts! In hopes that posting about warm temperatures will help them arrive sooner, here are four outfits to get you in the mood for spring. Keep in mind, you likely already have similar items in your closet, so most of these outfits will ring in for a lot less than $100.

Outfit 1: $93.44

Maxi dress, denim jacket sandals
Product Information: Dress – Target, Shoes – Charlotte Russe, Jacket – H&M, Earrings – Target

While you may be able to stretch your maxi dresses late into fall, they are near impossible to wear in the dead of winter (without multiple layers of tights and long-johns). Bring them back out on sunny days this spring and rock them with sky-high wedges. If it’s still a little chilly, grab a denim jacket. Finish with pretty jeweled earrings.

Outfit 2: $86.74

Olive shirt, crochet shorts, boots
Product Information: Shirt – Old Navy, Shorts – H&M, Ring- Forever 21, Shoes – Tilly’s

Crocheted shorts are going to be everywhere this spring. (We’re already spotting them in stores all over the place!) We love pairing them utilitarian essentials, like this ladylike silky workman’s shirt and cool knee-high boots.

Outfit 3: $90.29

Printed skirt, chambray top, booties
Product Information: Top – Charlotte Russe, Skirt – Forever 21, Shoes – Charlotte Russe, Necklace – Wet Seal

It’s amazing how easy it is to slip into a color rut in the winter. If you’ve been sticking to neutrals like black, grey, brown, and dark green or purple, it’s officially time to start busting out the colorful tie-dyed pieces. A chambray top is always a good spring choice, and looks especially chic with funky shoes and jewelry.

Outfit 4: $82.73

Polka dot dress, fuchsia cardigan, wedges
Product Information: Dress – H&M, Sweater – Target, Earrings – Target, Shoes – Forever 21, Nail Polish – Essie

This dress is perfect for spring, especially when paired with bright pops of color – we love the retro look of mint green and pink paired with polka dots! Don’t forget the fun peep-toe wedges you haven’t seen since last summer.

Outfit 5: $87.74

Lace tee, statement necklace, pastel jeans
Product Information: Top – H&M, Pants – Forever 21, Shoes – Target, Necklace – Dorothy Perkins

Light-colored jeans were incredibly popular last summer and they will remain super-trendy this season. If you put your pair away with a sad face last fall, worry no longer! Wear them in a fresh way with ultra-hip wedge sneakers like the fabulous and frugal ones shown above from Target.

What will you be wearing this spring?

Which trends are you ultra-excited to wear as soon as the weather is suitable?  Which look above is your favorite? How do you stay trendy and chic under $100?  Leave us a comment below and let’s discuss!

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11 Responses to “Outfits Under $100: Five Looks to Rock This Spring”

  1. 1
    March 27th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I love Wildfox shirts and sweatshirts, but (like many of your readers I’m sure) can’t afford to pay $80 for a tshirt. I was wondering if you knew of any brands that are the same style, but are a little more reasonable of a price.

    Thank you!!

  2. 2
    March 27th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Love the color combo for the 4th outfit!

  3. 3
    March 27th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Love them all! Especially the second one..

  4. 4
    March 27th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Hey Steph! Thanks for the comment.

    None of the items shown in our sample outfits are Wildfox. Forever 21 has similar slouchy and graphic tee styles as does NastyGal.

  5. 5
    March 27th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Caitlyn, I’ve gotta tell you, I’m in the middle of organic chemistry lab right now, and when I saw that olive green chiffon shirt, I immediately bought two… these outfits are FANTASTIC.

  6. 6
    March 27th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Super adorable outfits (I would wear 2, 3, and 4 in a heartbeat…not at the same time though lol) buuut…why would you have put your light-colored jeans away for winter? Jeans are jeans, and any long pants are welcome in winter!

  7. 7
    March 27th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    These outfits are very cute but I can’t wear these until late April, it’s still far too cold! What would you suggest for 55ºF weather? It’s too cold for those outfits but too hot for sweaters!

  8. 8
    March 27th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Perfect! I have been slowly discovering that I am an H&M girl :)

  9. 9
    March 27th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I don’t know whether 100 dollars or under does it or not but please do some Easter outfit suggestions!!! thanks

  10. 10
    March 27th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I loooove 1, 3, and 4, especially the color combo in 4. By the way, I appreciate that you seem to create outfits for all different styles in this post.

  11. 11
    March 27th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Outfit #5 is wild and super cute! I love how you used muted coloring to offset the mixing of so many different styles in one outfit.

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