Sneak peek: Spring fashion trends for 2016
In the chilly heart of February, it might be hard to think about the warmer days ahead. But really, spring is just around the corner. Now is the best time to shop for spring, before the warm weather comes and you realize you have nothing to wear and don’t have the time to bargain-shop.
As you think about milder days, here are our favorite affordable spring fashion trends that you’ll want to get in your closet.
Look for Victorian accents:
How fun is this trend? Let the Victorian era influence your style, with plenty of lace, ruffles, high necklines and scalloped trims.
We can’t get enough of this lace crepe top at Kohl’s. Wear it with jeans, shorts or just about any skirt. Dress it way up or down. You can’t go wrong. LC Lauren Lace Crepe Blouse, $26.40 (plus Cash Back), Kohls.com
Wrap yourself in suede:
Maybe it’s the influence of David Bowie’s blue-suede shoes, but suede is the material of spring. Look for (faux) suede booties and skirts to carry you through the season in style.
We love the way American Rag does its faux suede mini skirt, in tan-brown with a cute lace up the side. Bonus: It’s way on sale right now. American Rag Faux-Suede Side-Lace Mini Skirt, on sale $14.99 (plus Cash Back), Macys.com
Feeling edgier? Look for a suede skirt accented with fringe, which continues to be hot. (Will it ever go out of style?)
Weather your leather:
First, there’s sophisticated suede. Then, there’s worn, rugged leather — suede’s more rebellious, playful sibling.
This spring, look for weathered leather accents, especially on your feet. These boots are perfect, because they already look worn-in and are usually crazy comfortable as well. Ditch dark leathers this spring and lighten it up with tans and light browns.
Pick a bootie for spring and you can already start wearing it in winter. It’s a great seasonal transition piece that will last you all year.
Imagine: The slouchy Free People Landslide Booties with the Victoriana blouse and a pair of well worn skinny jeans. Is it spring yet? Free People Landslide Bootie, $168 (plus Cash Back), Backcountry.com
On a budget? Kohls.com does faux leather booties simple but great, with its LC Lauren Conrad line. LC Lauren Conrad Women’s Strappy Ankle Boots, on sale $59.99 (plus Cash Back), Kohls.com