The hottest looks of spring are consistently spread through runway looks, celebrity’s closets, and top designer’s collections; but let’s be real…you’re reading “budget stylista” for a reason. No worries, fellow college student, there are substitutions for said spring trends that are far from looking like cheesy knock-offs.
The Jeffrey Campbell Lita boot is the latest of high fashion footwear. While they sell for a steep $160.00, we refine that price into an affordable $60 from Tobi.com! The leopard style is perfect for spotlighting and pairing with a simple outfit.
Leopard Boots, Tobi.com, $60
These pastel bottoms, a personal favorite, have given the skinny jean a new life. Whether you rock them with a neutral top or a color blocked ensemble, having a pair this spring will be clutch. Forever21’s $24.80 pair of mint bottoms are much more inexpensive than Nastygal’s $78.00 neon green pair.
Mint Skinnies, Forever21, $24.80
A peplum flared dress is flattering and edgy, an amazing combination for any upscale occasion. While TopShop offers a cute short sleeve frock for $96.00, H&M’s $35 tank dress is just as preppy in peplum!
Tank Dress, H&M, $35
For any cooler spring day or internship interview, a colorful blazer is a winning piece. Pick a flattering peach to bring out a bronzing skin tone! As every budget stylista knowns, every penny counts! The savings is small but worth it when you choose Delia’s $30 knit blazer over UrbanOG’s choice for $40.
Blazer, Delia’s, $30