I'm a Fashion Editor on a Budget—30 Spring Finds That Are Doing It for Me

spring shopping from an editor.



Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one editor, staffer, or influencer shares their top 30 must-haves or current wish-list items.

I'll be honest, what I can allot to spend on my wardrobe is at a minimum this season. As a fashion editor, this is particularly tough because I always have my eye on a few wish list luxury buys, especially the new-in items I've taken note of from the runways. But the reality of what I'll actually be placing orders on these next few months is, well, on the much more affordable end of the spectrum. Regardless of cost, I pride myself on spotting elevated finds at pretty much any price point, and today, I'm sharing 30 such low-cost, high-impact buys that are high up on my personal shopping list for spring.

If you're curious to discover what I'm currently eyeing to update my spring wardrobe while still somehow managing to stay within budget, then keep reading to discover my favorite finds of the moment—from the perfect pair of Zara jeans to the viral Skims item I really want—and rest assured that nothing in this edit tops $150, although most of these items sit comfortably under $100. Happy spring and happy shopping!

Name a more perfect wardrobe staple.

I have a feeling I'll be wearing miniskirts like this a lot.

I want to re-create this entire outfit, please and thanks.

So chic for something so simple.

The perfect sunglasses don't exis…

I'm not sure how this is under $100, but I'm not questioning it.

I've been on the hunt for a classic trench coat, and this option is definitely a front-runner.

Tube tops are my favorite trend of the moment.

What I'll be ditching my jeans for all spring.

I may or may not have already placed an order for this.

These had me at "menswear-inspired."

Naturally, I'm into the matching vest, too.

I can't stop buying oversize button-downs lately.

Yep, this is coming with me on my next vacation.

I know I'll be wearing these a lot.