Affordable Spring Fashion Trends

by Jessica Sommerfield · 0 comments

The spring fashions for 2014 have been revealed, and for the fashion-conscious, this is an important indicator of what to be wearing in the next few months to stay on-trend. Although most of us are satisfied with remaining relatively in fashion, since changing your wardrobe with the seasons is a huge expense, there are some ways you can keep in tune with trending fashions without spending more than what you’ve budgeted for clothes. The good news is that many of the trends are new takes on classic styles, pulling from the 60s,  which will enable you to incorporate pieces from your current wardrobe in an updated way.  Here are four spring trends and ways you can rock them without emptying your savings account.

  • Tea-length skirts

I saw one of these recently on a celebrity and was surprised at how modest this  fashion trend appears compared to others! While you can’t just pull out a frumpy, long skirt from the back of your closet and be instantly on-trend, you may be able to alter something you already have. The key with this season’s tea-length skirts is a well-fitting waistline.  Another way the trend is displayed is with a sheer overlay to a thigh-high skirt.  Either way, make sure the size and flare of the skirt don’t overpower you (especially if you have a small frame).

  • Pastels and patterns

Yes, pastels are back in time for spring. This is a trend that’s extremely easy to incorporate using clothes you already have in hues of lavendar, pink, soft yellow or mint.  Another returning trend is mix-matched patterns. Any pattern goes — gingham, strips, florals. The key is balancing patterns so they look interesting and not overwhelming. If you’re going with a bold pattern mix, opt for neutral jewelry.

  • Metallics and neutrals

Metallics have been a popular recent trend and will continue through spring. If you’re shy about this trend, stick with classics such as gold or silver that will always look good, and avoid fabrics that are too shiny and cheap-looking. Black, white, and neutrals — the easy classics most people use as a wardrobe staple — are again on-trend. Add a pop of color such as vibrant orange or red and your look will be instantly updated.

  • Kitten Heals and Comfy Shoes

Step aside, platforms and high heels — comfortable shoes are now in fashion! These styles are easy to find and even easier to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe without sacrifice.

Where to Shop
First of all, the best place to start is your own closet. Look through items you already own and try to put together new outfits that follow these fashion trends. Lay  or hang items together to see how they look, and if they’re appealing, try them on. The only thing this costs is a little bit of time in front of your mirror.

If you decide you need something, shop thrift store and consignment stores for new or gently used clothing that fits these fashion trends to save the most money on your new spring outfits.

Whichever trend you’re trying to follow, you don’t have to spend a fortune to look fashionable. If you see a particular celebrity style you want to mimic, check out websites such as,, or These sites will help you identify where you can buy similar items for way less than the designer price (usually well-known outlets or department stores). You’ll get compliments on your style, and be able to pass on tips that’ll help others save money, as well.

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