5 ways to try spring's fashion forward trends on a budget

March 30, 2015

Gap 3-in-1 Parka, $148,

From flare leg pants to rock festival chic, spring’s big fashion statements are daring and fun to wear. But since these trends may only be sticking around for a season, don’t break the bank when trying them. Turn to wearable (and affordable) versions that incorporate the hits, without the splurge or lifelong commitment.

Flare to wear

So long, skinnies! Flares and wide-leg pants are spring’s new silhouette. Old Navy Rockstar High-Rise Flare-Leg Jeans, $32,

Fringe benefits

Fringe swished around on the runways of Giambattista Valli and Isabel Marant. Try wearing it as a detail on a bag for an easy wardrobe update that carries out spring’s cool ’70s vibe. H&M Fringe Bag, $29.95,

Topped off

Spring hats have floppy brims and a slightly exaggerated crown.

Topshop High Crown Fedora Hat, $60,

Great heights

Bring a bit of disco to the everyday, with towering platform sandals similar to the style seen at Saint Laurent. H&M suede platform Sandal, $34.95, at

Green zone

Gucci and Marc Jacobs tapped into traditional Army garb for their spring collections. Try a versatile jacket that works as a perfect transition layer from winter to spring.

Gap 3-in-1 Parka, $148,




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