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12 Spring Outfit Essentials for Every Budget

Okay, we admit it — we’re going to miss winter’s snuggly sweaters and #OOTD-worthy coats, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t totally stoked for what spring has in store. Warm weather and much-anticipated sunshine aside, this season delivers big-time in the sartorial department. From effortless spring jumpsuits to sleek culottes and saddle bags, there’s no shortage of on-point pieces to get your capsule wardrobe in tip-top shape for spring. Even better news? You don’t have to clean out your bank account to snag some serious style — unless you want to that is. Either way, we’re giving you the rundown on the spring trends to wear right now, and the accessories, separates and shoes you need to pull them off.


1. Mules: Classic pumps don’t have anything on this season’s must-have stepper. The throwback silhouette can kick it with everything hanging in your closet (so essential), while delivering a major punch of of-the-moment flair. One word: obsessed. Take cropped flares and suede skirts into a seriously groovy place with Zara Braided Slingback Heel Mules ($90) or swap out your standard office footwear for these pale blue Anne Thomas Williamsburg Mules ($283) to give suits and separates undeniably #girlboss edge.

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2. Stripes: Linear prints have been a constant over the last few seasons, and they certainly aren’t going anywhere for spring 2016. This time around, it’s all about look-at-me lines and bold color. Go there on your next GNO by stepping out in show-stopping stripes à la this ASOS Belted Jumpsuit With Kimono Sleeve ($82) that’s ready to partay — just add abstract statement baubles and slip-on mules. If upgrading your weekend essentials is on your to-do list and budget ain’t no thang, these Mih Jeans Canyon Stripe Pants ($365) are it.

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3. Saddle Bags: Whether you’re all about that minimalism or live for those free-wheelin’ vibes, a saddle bag is THE accessory you need in your arsenal this season. Trade out your bucket or backpack sacs for this versatile style that can kick it off-duty or after hours, no problem. Look to patchwork denim-inspired styles like this ALDO Saddle Bag ($63) to put a modern-muse-meets-’70s-style-goddess finish on everyday basics. Or, for a bit of free-wheelin’ appeal, pair this tasseled Rebecca Minkoff Nubuck Isabel Saddle Bag ($295) with a flowy floral midi dress and clogs.

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4. Prairie Florals: What’s spring without a few floral prints? But not just any blooms will do this season. Prairie chic is taking the fashion world by storm, meaning dainty blossoms reign supreme. These Mango Floral Print Trousers ($80) give an unexpected silhouette, and offer the ultimate blend of boho and urban aesthetics. And painted-on billowy frocks like this Nasty Gal Vintage Floral Excellence Midi Dress ($258) — they’re a festival-loving femme’s dream.

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5. Industrial Jewelry: Inject a femme fatale-feel into everything from just-your-average denim to streamlined sheath dresses with an & Other Stories Square Bar Double Ring ($145) and a Lady Rebel Triple Cuff ($185), which straddle the line between sweet and sassy. Consider this your new signature move come Monday and big-meeting days.

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6. Slip Dresses: Channel your inner Kate Moss (a.k.a. style-goddess-bad-ass) with a slinky slip dress when you’re go-to LBD starts to feel meh. This Reformation Cabot Dress ($248) stunner has every spring wedding and event on your iCal covered; simply change up your accessories and fancy footwear to keep it feeling fresh all reason long. And just in case you can’t get enough of the slip dress’s undone elegance, slip into this swoon-inducing Free People Serious Babe Romper ($68) for endless lazy-girl-at-home vibes.

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7. Athletic Sandals: ICYMI, athleisure is a thing and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Bust out of your joggers and trainers routine and transition your activewear attire to spring with sandals that scream fit-girl fabulous. Go throwback (waaaaay back) with a pair of Adidas Originals Adilette Pool Slides ($30), teamed up with an architectural romper and quirky camera bag. For a look that reads runway ready, try these All Black Sporty Cross Flats ($155) on for size.

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8. Off-the-Shoulder Tops: This flirty silhouette transcends style categories. Whether you subscribe to a classic, boho or grunge aesthetic, the styling opportunities are endless for this shoulder-bearing top. Take a Zara Striped Off-the-Shoulder Top ($36) on your next getaway to rock with a straw fedora and gladiator sandals as you sip spicy margaritas in the sun. Bonus: Oxford-inspired numbers like this Recto Off Shoulder Shirt ($189) can easily be layered over a classic tee to give your on-the-clock style a much-needed new season boost.

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9. Chokers: This season’s style mantra is definitely less is more. Exhibit A: the choker. Understated styles like this Vanessa Mooney Bolo Wrap Choker ($43) have the enviable ability to perk up any outfit while flying under the radar, so you can can put it on repeat throughout the week. If your stash of statement jewelry is starting to feel tired, throw this Janna Corner Opal and Lapis Nava Choker ($168) into the mix. The vibrant stones and sleek gold serve up just enough wow-factor to get you noticed without going over the top.

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10. Bomber Jackets: Enter the jacket you’ll be living in all season long. The bomber has received must-have topper status for spring, so best be adding one to your sartorial ranks. The minimalist satin style of this Silence + Noise Bomber Jacket ($79) offers denim and midi skirts alike a touch of athletic edge, while more stylized takes on the classic jacket, like this Banana Republic Bomber Jacket ($168), are made for standing out. (Because sometimes you just need to go all-out).

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11. Wrap Skirts: They say you shouldn’t mess with a classic — and we totally agree — but the wrap skirt phenom is proof that there’s an exception to every rule. Purposeful layering adds a hint of texture and visual intrigue to even the most basic of skirts. Say no to a little drama? Never. Get into the swing of spring with an Vanessa Virginia Fringed Wrap Skirt ($98) that fuses two of this season’s biggest trends — stripes and fringe — and is a shoo-in for island getaways and picnics in the park. Or up your game with an anytime-appropriate Madewell Suede Wrap Skirt ($298) and a floral cold-shoulder top.

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12. Cold-Shoulder Tops: While off-the-shoulder tops might be a bit too casual for the office, a cold-shoulder top is totally fair game. Style this ASOS Cold Shoulder Top ($51), or a collared variety, over wide leg trousers and metallic Oxfords for a boardroom-ready look that straight-up slays. Or flirt it up on date night with this Reformation Hibiscus Top ($128) and high-waisted jeans, drop earrings and glove shoes for a getup that gets the It-girl seal of approval.

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Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)