How to Try Spring Style Trends on a Budget

How to incorporate trendy styles on a budgetTweed, Pink, Plaid and Pleats

With pleats in style for spring last year, they’re back again but lighter and airier. Think a delicate few pleats in flowing fabrics. Not gonna lie, I’m not really into this 70s/90s thing fashion has going on right now but I can work with a pleat here or there.

How to try a fashion trend on a budgetHow to try a style trend on a budget

This outfit is a great example of how you can incorporate a trend seamlessly into your look, without needing to buy an entirely new outfit. In general, trend pieces are not where you want to spend a lot of money, because you likely won’t be wearing them for many seasons. Yes, things do come back into style eventually but only after you’ve finally given those items away. It’s practically a scientific law. Just ask my choker collection, which went MIA just in time for the Great Choker Revival of 2016.

brick wall classic

I picked up this skirt last spring when pleats were everywhere, just so I could try the trend. I hadn’t worn pleats since…I don’t know, 2003? The tweed jacket and plaid scarf are items of classic style and good quality. Admittedly, I did not splurge on them as they were given to me secondhand. But they are items I would say you could spend on if you wanted. The designer purse was a splurge (A similar one here  is a majorly discounted), the necklace a vintage heirloom and the cowgirl booties and tights were just things I had in my closet.

Spring style trends on a budgetSo the takeaway here is: Save on trendy items + Splurge on quality classics + Combine them into outfits that are the perfect mix of staples you can wear again and on-trend pieces that won’t destroy your clothing budget.

Then you can throw your scarf in the air without a care in the world!

Save money on style trends These photos were taken by Mo Ashley. They have a lovely early spring, Secret Garden-inspired aesthetic that I’m really enjoying. It reminds me of my Secret Garden Literary Scarf. For more of her work, see these earlier posts I did with her on my favorite ever Anthropologie dress, transitional season style and subtle colors.

Tweed pink and plaid with pleats in style for spring

What are you looking forward to this spring?

For more spring inspiration, take a peek at my Style Inspirations board on Pinterest.

How to try style trends on a budgetFor immediate shopping ideas to create your own look, start here:

 

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Try style trends without spending tons of cash on all new clothes

7 Comments on How to Try Spring Style Trends on a Budget

  1. Mae Polzine
    February 2, 2017 at 5:49 pm (10 months ago)

    This is such a cute look. This spring I’m going to try to develop more of a style.

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    • Abbie
      February 3, 2017 at 11:24 am (10 months ago)

      I bet your style is bright, cheerful and colorful just like your brand. I love your blog layout, by the way!

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    • Abbie
      February 4, 2017 at 2:51 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Vanessa.

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    • Abbie
      February 6, 2017 at 12:34 pm (10 months ago)

      I think so too!

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  2. Bryanna
    February 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm (10 months ago)

    You are so right! Save on the trendy pieces and splurge of the timeless pieces. This pink trend is so huge right now, and I love how your styled your Anthropologie dress. Seriously, they alway have the best stuff… why do they have to be so expensive?! I’m actually super pumped for the flatform trend, the continuation of the embroidered trend, and the rise of the utilitarian influence! This Spring is about to be so fashionable.

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

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