I Have Expensive Taste But a Tight Budget—30 Spring Buys I Approve Of

I, like many in the fashion scene, have an expensive eye for clothing. I love admiring designers' new collections and saving up for a purchase from a contemporary or indie brand. While I do curate a selection of special pieces I splurge on in my wardrobe, I'm still on a budget, and a majority of what I shop skews affordable. Since I'm always on the hunt for new fashion items for my job, I like to think I've gotten pretty good at finding things that have the price people want but don't sacrifice style or quality.

Since spring is coming up and many are on the lookout for new items to wear as the weather gets better, I thought I'd offer a little help. Below, I've rounded up 30 pieces from all our favorite affordable retailers that I think are going to get plenty of wear this season and beyond. I'm talking about ballet flats, minidresses, ruffled tops, and much more. Plus, almost everything is under $100. Don't believe me? Just keep scrolling and have a look for yourself.

I immediately hit "add to cart."

Dreaming of an Italian vacation because of this print.

The perfect lightweight coat for spring.

Pair this top with the pants above and you're ready to go.

A must-have for the transitional weather ahead.

This ribbed knit is too good to ignore.

I'll be taking this to the beach.

Another great spring outerwear staple thanks to Nordstrom.

I have a good collection of basic tees, so why not add a pop of color?

Bomber jackets are making a comeback.

I'll gladly make room in my warrobe for a fun statement top.

This outfit feels like pajamas, but you can wear it out with no judgment.

The skirt WWW editors can't stop Slacking about.

This bright shade of orange was spotted all over the spring/summer 2022 runways.

When the warmer days start to come, I'm prepared to wear a lot of cotton.

I love basics that have unique touches, like the slit on these leggings.

The most luxe-looking accessory.

I don't own jeans in this shade, and that's about to change.

If I owned these, I might consider wearing my sweatpants less.

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