Guest Post: Spring Trends on a Budget

Spring’s Trends on a Budget

Ahhh, spring is near. The sun is a little brighter, the grass is a little greener, and the scent of fresh blooms is in the air. It’s officially time to transition your closet from heavy winter garb to light spring frocks. But if you’re like me, you want to pinch your pennies this spring, because maybe you’re saving for a fabulous spring break trip, or you have tons of weddings to go to (like me). I’m going to share three of my favorite trends for spring — and show you how to get the looks for less!

spring 2012 pastels

Pastels are a big color trend this spring — think blush pink, buttercream yellow, or cotton candy blue. Very demure, pretty, and feminine, I think pastels look best as soft and flowy pieces, like the pink blouse above. When it comes to wearing pastels, you can pair them with neutrals or other pastel shades, but I’d avoid wearing any one pastel hue head-to-toe. Mint is supposed to be the it-color this spring, so if you have to narrow it down to one color, go with mint!

safari trend 2012

If soft and feminine pastels aren’t your style, not to worry! A bold trend this spring is safari. To get the look, focus on bright colors like orange, turquoise, green, and gold. Browns and beige are the neutrals for safari . You could wear a flowy maxi dress, like the Asos Curve dress above, with strappy sandals, an animal print scarf, and accessories that have wooden or straw details. This outfit would be perfect for a festival — or just an afternoon of lunch and shopping. Anorak jackets, like the beige jacket above, are the it-jacket this spring, so be sure to add one to your spring wardrobe!

animal print trend 2012

A cute and playful spring trend is “animal kingdom.” To get this trend, think animal prints or anything animal themed. Cat prints and horse prints are my personal favorites, but you can find anything from birds (like the Evans blouse) to butterflies to zebra and leopard prints. To wear a bold animal print, keep the rest of your outfit relatively basic — this is one trend that you can definitely overdo!

What’s your favorite trend for spring 2012?!

Author bio: Sarah Heckle is a writer and editor from Indianapolis. She loves to hang out with her husband, shop, and write for her fashion blog, Tulle and Trinkets.

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