6 Spring Fashion Trends, 1 Editor’s Shopping List—All Under $275

The snow has melted and the sun is shining. Yesterday, I was actually hot in my winter coat. Suffice to say, I’m ecstatic! It’s shopping time.

As much as I would like to spend my entire paycheck on a new spring wardrobe, I try my best to remind myself of the technically more important things. Like: rent…food…ugh taxes. I know, right? Shouldn’t the world cut us a break, come spring? This season, I’ve given myself $275 to kick some new life into my warm-weather wardrobe. Shop my picks below! Also, check out Leah’s spring shopping list here.

I’ve been on the hunt for a lightweight, collarless coat for spring and found just the one at H&M. I especially love the texture of this coat, since it makes it look so much more expensive than the $50 I’m actually going to hand over. I know this is going to be layered over jeans and dresses alike, from now until next fall!
Textured-weave coat, $50, hm.com

Sure, I have a little bit of a shirtdress obsession, but how can you argue with a perfectly tailored option that rings in at $57? I know I can’t. When shopping on a budget, it’s the little details that count the most, and this gathered drop-waist caught my eye in a big way.
Re:named drop-waist shirtdress, $57, shopbop.com

I count myself lucky every time I find a piece that does double-duty. These simple black leather sandals from Everlane are just the thing to wear with both my jean shorts on the weekends and sundresses to the office. I can already tell I’m only going to take them off to sleep!
The LA sandals, $80, everlane.com

Though I tend to wear white jeans all year long, they become a particular wardrobe staple when the temperature rises. The fit of these Gap jeans is the perfect marriage between a slouchy boyfriend pair and a slimmer silhouette.
1969 girlfriend jeans, $70, gap.com

Coming from someone who collects personal jewelry and rarely removes or changes any one piece, I love playing with midi rings for a little extra-edgy elegance. As happens with midi rings, they tend to slip off my fingers from time to time, though, so this $5 set from Forever21 is perfection.
Geo cutout ring set, $5, forever21.com

I love a luxe T-shirt as much as the next girl, but you need a collection of white and black basics that don’t break the bank. At the end of each season, the white will inevitably turn brown and the black will fade to a dark shade of gray. I’m definitely stocking up on these slim, but not tight, tanks from Topshop!

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