When Spring fashion hits, I always look forward to seeing that the trends will be. The best part of trends is that they tend to repeat themselves or last for years. What this means for a frugal fashionistas is that you can find most spring trends in your closet now. By keeping staple pieces, or pieces that you have fallen in love with and choose not to part from, you set up our minimalist wardrobe for all trends and seasons. Another great tip? Shop off season! Every change in season, I always find myself “shopping” from my own wardrobe. I collect a few pieces of clothing from clearance ranks and online sales and put them away, like a squirrel collecting nuts for the winter.
Here are 3 dresses I have waiting for spring and summer. This season, black and white, florals, and stripes are all big trends. The Anne Taylor dress on the left was purchased at the thrift store, Plato’s Closet, last year for 8 dollars. It’s brand new, with the Anne Taylor tag still on. I even modeled it in a video last year, but never had the chance to wear it. I was so ecstatic to find out that black, white, florals and even the teal color will be in. This will be worn to a summer wedding or maybe out on a date. The dress on the right was also a Plato’s Closet find, only 6 dollars and right on trend. That lovely piece in the middle? It was a clearance find at Mod Cloth a few months ago.
Here’s another Black and White piece that I can’t wait to add to my spring wardrobe. This light, breezy top from Kohls will be paired with a black tank top and possibly a pair of black leggings and colored sandals. I paid 10 dollars for this one and I’m pretty sure it will be a yearly staple for me.
These 3 tank tops were all around 3 dollars on clearance. The studded orange one is from Target, The peach tank is from Old Navy and the tribal, bright tank is a great find from Walmart. Yes, Walmart!
Lastly, I found this beauty at Target for 4 dollars. I love that it gives a lax, sweat shirt feel in the front, but has an amazing floral detail on the back. I’ll be wearing this all spring, for sure.
Do you stockpile clothing for future seasons? Have you spotted any of these spring trends in your closet now? Do you love to “shop” from your closet instead of buying new pieces?