9 Affordable Spring Items Sitting in Our Editors' Shopping Carts

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I'm not sure whether or not spring will ever show its face again (if I sound bitter, it's because I am). But just because the cold has yet to give way to actual spring weather doesn't mean we can't start dressing like it has. Certainly, the rest of Team Who What Wear shares my sentiments here. We've been writing our fair share of spring trend stories and, consequently, shopping for spring for weeks now.

It just so happens that the latest drop of Who What Wear pieces for February fulfills all our spring shopping fantasies. Think fresh pastel colors and new trendy pieces we can't wait to get our hands on. This February's collection is full of fresh options perfectly suited to the season, but as with every new release of ours, it also touches on the must-know trends of the moment. Oh, and did we mention that everything from the collection is (as always) available in sizes XS to 4X and under $50? In other words, if you're ready to get a head start on your spring wardrobe, we suggest you start here.

You know the drill. Scroll down to see the pieces each of our editors are shopping now and then check out everything else from the drop, or head to Target stores to check out the designs in person.

The cargo pants Lauren is swapping her jeans for

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"I honestly think the return of this pant trend feels fresh and exciting. There are so many ways to style them that after owning a pair, you and I may even consider swapping our jeans out for the trend. At least for a few weeks." — Lauren Eggertsen, Fashion Editor

The cardigan that's really speaking to Nicole

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"It's true—I'm honestly obsessed with cardigans right now. I don't know why, but something about them has been really speaking to me these days, and I'm pretty sure I'm onto something. Think about it: It's a staple, meaning you'll always use it since it will never go out of style, but also, when worn as a top, it can be a statement piece." — Nicole Eshaghpour, Market Editor

The expensive-looking flats Kristen swears by

"The magical thing about this shoe trend is that it feels endlessly elevated and elegant, but instead of having to invest major dollars in it, you can get mock-croc shoes that look expensive but are a fraction of what the real deal would cost." — Kristen Nichols, Managing Editor

The green top Anna wants to wear immediately

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Green machine 🍏🐸🐍💚

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"There's a new 2019 color trend in town and it's the softer, easier-to-style cousin of bright green. I present to you Pantone 15-0318-TPX, a soft green reminiscent of dried sage leaves. The color has been slowly infiltrating our Instagram feeds, and we're predicting that soon enough sage green outfits will be everywhere we look." — Anna LaPlaca, Assistant Editor

The baggy-fit denim Allyson's way into

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"This season, there's a new trend in town to distract us all from skinnies, high-waisted baggy jeans, and it's steadily building lots of buzz." — Allyson Payer, Editor

The cowboy boots Kat favors

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Camel cowgirl

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"Cowboy boots have been widely adopted by It girls everywhere, and by now, just about every fast-fashion retailer offers a pair." — Kat Collings, Editor-in-chief

The printed dress Erin can't get her mind off of

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"Right now, there's one very specific spring piece that seems to be following me around: short-sleeve green-and-white printed midi dresses." — Erin Fitzpatrick

The neutral top Judith looks so sophisticated in

"From sand and tan to camel and cream, we saw the whole spectrum of beige rule on the runways—exuding a refined and relaxed elegance that is easily wearable and anything but boring. The key to keeping the look fresh and modern is to wear the color palette from head to toe, mixing several shades of beige within your outfit." — Judith Jones, Managing Editor, Merchandising

The bag trend Emily's infatuated with

"Lately I've been noticing structured and unique designs popping up everywhere that are unlike pieces we've seen before. Say goodbye to your typical tote or classic crossbody and try one of these instead." —Emily Greenberg, Assistant Editor

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