bold prints, grown up pastels, chic pink – hellooo spring!

Around this time every year I find myself going a little stir crazy and craving a tropical vacation. I can almost feel the warm inviting breeze on my face through swaying palm trees.

Since I can do little more than daydream, why not name a few of my favorite trends I can’t wait to wear come spring?

  • vivid global prints and patterns
  • feminine traces of lace
  • gold accessories
  • refreshing pastels
  • slouchy knit pants
  • a new take on pinks
  • peekaboo sheer tops 
  • kimonos

{inspiration}

Tiled Silk Shift via Anthropologie

Tiled Silk Shift via Anthropologie

Waverly Cocoon Tunic via Anthropologie

Waverly Cocoon Tunic via Anthropologie

Mindaro Crops via Anthropologie

Mindaro Crops via Anthropologie

via Glamour

via Glamour

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

I love the refreshing feel that these trends offer and are right on par with the season. Excited to add a few staples to refresh my wintery wardrobe.

Here are a few of my pocketbook friendly picks from Target, Zara, and Forever 21, based on the above trends:

knit pants

Target [under $20]

Xhilaration Junior Printed Soft Pant

Xhilaration Junior Printed Soft Pant

Mossimo Easy Knit Pant

Mossimo Easy Knit Pant

Xhilaration Junior Printed Palazzo Pant

Xhilaration Junior Printed Palazzo Pant

pretty in pink & florals

Zara [under $70]

zara floral zara pink

prints, patterns & pink

Forever 21 [under $40]

desert rose kimonoeclectic beauty maxi

vintage dropwaistlace pink

It’s like a breath of fresh air isn’t it? Just a few added spring staples can easily infuse life into a tired winter wardrobe. Harem or slouchy pants topped with chunky knit sweaters. A lace or floral top can peek through a layered kimono, boyfriend jeans and simple skinny heels.

What’s your most anticipated spring trend?

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Target preppy button-ups [$6.88]

On the way to girls night I promised myself to make a beeline straight for the wine aisle at Target. I headed into the store with good intentions, but was immediately greeted with none other than big red clearance signs, what’s a girl to do? An innocent perusing trip commenced.

Thankfully my impromptu shopping trip hardly put a dent in my pocketbook Two button-ups at just [$6.88] each – one flannel with a sequins collar and one blue cotton polka dot. And to think I was going to buy it at full price for $22.99 a piece – good things come to those who wait 🙂

Target preppy button-ups [$6.88] Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetThe blue polka dot button-up is the perfect transition piece from winter to spring. I couldn’t help but buy the wintery flannel button-up too, after all it is (sigh) still winter even with the stint of Seattle sun.

I styled my flannel with my metallic ballet flats and favorite Anthropologie mustard skinnies that I found for just [$39.95] which you can read about here. Toss on a navy blazer or jean jacket and I’m all set to go!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI escaped spending just under $30 (including wine for girls night), which in Target terms I define as a smashing success. I’m sure all you fellow Target lovers can relate.

On a sidenote – have you seen the fabulous Instagram @targetdoesitagain and @targetgoesclearance? My girlfriend introduced me and I am hooked. If you are as in love with Target as I am they are worth following!