Let Me Be Your Personal Shopper: 8 Spring Trends From Zara, H&M, and Nordstrom

When a flood of new arrivals reaches your favorite retailers at the start of the season, it's hard not to get ahead of yourself. After months of seeing the same things over and over, being inundated with fresh options is exciting—sometimes too exciting. It can be so overwhelming, in fact, that you (i.e., me), go a tad overboard and, in turn, over budget. 

In order to keep you from making the same mistake I did when I started shopping for spring—blowing my entire wardrobe allotment for the season on a few splurge items—I'm offering up some free personal shopping services. Ahead, I handpicked eight spring trends available at Zara, H&M, and Nordstrom that will make your wardrobe a success without breaking the bank before the season even begins. Even better, none of my selects will cost you more than $150. 

Menswear Inspired

Take it from someone who shops in the men's department almost as much as the women's one: This trend is *it.* From tailored Bermuda shorts and oversize blazers to baggy trousers and waistcoats, pretty much all of today's biggest trends have ties to menswear.

Clearly, I had to buy these. You should too.

Everyone who's anyone is shopping for waistcoats right now.

It's Giving Edgy

Showcased at Prada and Alexander McQueen's S/S 22 shows, the "rough around the edges" trend (as I like to call it) is going to be huge come spring. In fact, Hailey Bieber and Rihanna are already getting on board.

This jacket has been in my cart for months, and I think it's finally time to press purchase. 

This jacket looks like it costs way more than $60.

No one will mess with you in these.

Every '90s movie features someone in a long leather blazer.

Ribbed and Ready



Nothing says refined luxury and comfort quite like a rib-knit, well, anything. If you want to feel cozy while looking expensive, go for a rib-knit piece, from dresses to matching sets.

I have a dress just like this one, and I wear it constantly. 


Look around. Clothes are shrinking. In the place of midi skirts and dresses with puff sleeves are micro minis, cutout dresses, and bra tops. And as the weather warms up, fashion is only going to get smaller and more revealing. Bring it on.

Everything about this skirt is calling my name. 

Will you be wearing bra tops this spring, yes or no?

The '90s Called

It might be 2022, but by the looks of the top fashion trends of the year, it could easily be any year between 1990 and 1999. With leather blazers, Levi's, tiny shoulder bags, and maxi skirts, we're living in a '90s world, sartorially at least. 

I really thought this suit was designer. 

This will make any outfit appear cooler and edgier. 

Who's on board with the maxi-skirt trend?

Super Saturated

Goodbye, neutrals; hello bright, vibrant colors. According to S/S 22 runway collections by Versace, Valentino, and Brandon Maxwell, spring is all about saturated shades.

Is this not the most beautiful dress you've ever seen? I mean, c'mon.

The Lowdown

Whether or not you're ready for low-rise jeans and trousers to return to vogue, they are coming, so you might as well prepare for their arrival. Luckily, the styles below are both on-budget and not as scary as you might think.

Thirty-dollar jeans can never be passed over.


Ever since The Crown's fourth season, focused primarily on Princess Diana, came out in 2020, the fashion crowd has been steadfast in re-creating the people's princess's collegiate style. Think varsity jackets, oversize button-downs, and stripes.