Spring Trends in Your Closet Now

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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.

spring dresses. spring trends, black and white, stripes, mod cloth, Ann Taylor

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.

black and white shirt, sheer shirt, spring trend

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.

bright tanks, Old navy tanks, Target tanks, Walmart tank top

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!

floral sweatshirt
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.

old navy flip flopsAnd you can’t forget these. I stock up on them during the Old Navy dollar sale every year. I’m serious about my flip flops.

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?

This week I’m linking up with Jo-Lynne of Musings of a Housewife for Fashion Friday. I’m also linking up for Casual Friday.

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My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 4.5.13
    Cristine said:

    Love the orange tank tops. Great color for Spring.

    • 4.5.13
      Amiyrah said:

      I’m glad orange is going to be “in” this year. It’s such a happy color.

  2. 4.5.13
    Emily said:

    I am a big thrift store shopper so I don’t do as much off season clearance but my mother in law is awesome about finding clothing for my niece for around .99 a piece on clearance during the off season and she finds cute stuff too.

    • 4.5.13
      Amiyrah said:

      I think it’s more fun to shop for the kids when it comes to future season shopping. I should do a post and show the items I got for the kids to wear this spring! You just inspired me, Emily! lol

  3. 4.5.13

    Love all three dresses but specially the 3rd one how cute!!

    • 4.5.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Amber!

  4. 4.5.13
    Brett said:

    i LOVE that dress in the middle! its gorgeous!

    • 4.5.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Brett! It was on clearance at Mod Cloth. Only 12 bucks and I know I’m going to wear it for years, whether stripes will be “in” or not 🙂

  5. 4.5.13
    Kira said:

    I love the tank top dress on the right (white, grey & purple) I also like the black & white shirt from kohls and I am jealous of your $3 tank top. I just googled Plato’s Closet interesting concept – they’ve a few locations in NJ i will check it out.

    • 4.5.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Kira, yes Plato’s Closet is fantastic! It’s a little pricier than a regular thrift store, but that’s because they are picky about what they buy and put out the best quality items. I frequent the Edison store quite a bit.

  6. 4.7.13

    I’m a huge fan of shopping the clearance racks/online sales for clothing for the next season for myself and the kids. When the time comes to wear them, it’s very exciting to have new clothes waiting for me. And I looooooove TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. Mall shopping is very rare for me unless I’m cruising the sale racks.

    • 4.7.13
      Amiyrah said:

      I think you are about the 5th person I’ve seen talk about TJ Maxx and Marshalls this week! I haven’t been there is so long and I have about 3 within 5 miles of here. I get to go check them out again.

      • 4.7.13

        They are my go to places when I shop. 95% of my clothing and housewares are from there. It always changes and you never know what you will find. I usually go with an agenda: I’m looking for jeans, or sweaters, or a blue shirt to go under my yellow cardigan that will look cute with my blue and green earrings type thing. Otherwise it is way overwhelming.

  7. 4.12.13

    That orange and blue stripped dress is so cute!! I’m so glad teal is in this year. It’s such a pretty color. Thrifting rocks. Nice things. Low prices and the savings can be used for more important things.

    • 4.12.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Exactly! Thift and save the difference 🙂