How a Fashion Editor Spends $200 at H&M

Spring officially starts March 20th, which means I have exactly 11 days to get my new-season wardrobe into gear. And luckily I’m in the spending mood. Well, okay, a moderate spending mood. With $200 as my limit, I decided to venture to trusty and affordable fashion favorite, H&M to find some stylish spring goodies. Because it’s still kind of freezing out, I’m going to pass on buying five new floral dresses right now and instead opt for more transitional pieces that say “Spring has sprung!” but will still keep me toasty when there’s still frost laying on the blooming daffodils. A lighter, brighter sweater is my first call of order. I can’t resist this pretty pastel knit, which I'll be wearing on repeat throughout the new season with some light-blue Levi’s and these gorgeous pink-mesh sandals.

To get me inspired for a new season at work, I’ll be switching out my gray checked blazer for a sprightly light blue one instead. Why not climb that corporate ladder in style?

To my horror, I still don’t own a pair of white boots yet even though I’ve been threatening to buy some for over a year. The trend is still going strong and these premium quality leather ones are the perfect pair (with the ideal-size heel) that’ll be coming home to me soon.

My inner artiste really needs these beautiful face-shaped earrings in my life. They’ll brighten up even the simplest white tee, and let’s be honest, they’re the ultimate conversation starters.

And finally, I’m adding some white jeans into my spring wardrobe rotation. I love the high-waisted wide-leg silhouette of this $30 pair. Such a steal!

If you like what you see, check out these affordable ways to tackle spring’s top trends.