April showers bring May flowers. True dat! We’re a little bit more than half way through April, which can only mean one thing: Summer is that much closer!
Below you’ll find our favorite budget-friendly fashion bloggers wearing the hottest trends of Spring 2014.
1. Blush Pink
Have you always been a bit afraid of wearing pink? If so, it’s time to overcome your fear! Ease into it by wearing blush pink. Blush is extremely subtle and very sophisticated. We love how Genie, the blogger behind Brunette Braid, wore it in a recent post.
She amped up a simple black and white look by wearing a blush blazer that she found at a thrift store!
- Blazer: Thrifted (similar)
- Skirt: via Zara (similar)
- Shoes: via Zara (similar)
- Clutch: $10.80 via Forever 21
2. Full Skirts
Full skirts are ultra girly and could easily replace your form fitting maxi skirts this season. We love how Nydia, the voice behind A Girl Named Nydia, went for a monochrome black and white look.
- Black Midi Skirt: $69.90 via Express
- Necklace: via Baublebar (similar)
- Crop Top: $29.90 via Zara
- Sandals: via Zara
We also love how Charlotte Bridgman, the fashion blogger behind Winston & Willow, wore her full skirt from H&M.
3. Sporty Chic
Straight from the Spring 2014 runway, this is a must try trend! Wear a pair of sweat pants and dress them up with a pair of heels like Nadia Aboulhosn.
- Jogger Pants: $49.99 via Addition Elle
- Crop Top: $15.03 via ASOS
- Heels: $49.99 via heels.com
Floral prints are a necessity every Spring and Summer! They look good on everyone, and there are hundreds of different ways to wear them. Floral prints can work in a business casual office, on a date, and even to a rock concert or music festival.
Emulate Charlotte Bridgman by wearing a floral pencil skirt and nude heels.
Wear your favorite pair of floral pants with a striped shirt, nude sandals, and a statement necklace to tie everything together. Check out Kendi from Kendi Everyday for some inspiration.
- Pants: $118 via Anthropologie
- Striped Tunic: $58 via Anthropologie
- Shoes:$110 via Zappos
Now that it’s music festival season, pair a 90’s inspired floral dress with a wide-brimmed hat and a cardigan like Alice from The Mow Way.
Pleats have been a part of fashion for centuries, but pleated skirts haven’t been popular since the late 60’s. Well…pleats are back and we’re not complaining! We love how Lulu from Simply Lulu Style wore her pleated maxi.
- Pleated Skirt: $54.50 via J.Crew Factory
- Chambray Shirt: $54.40 via LOFT
- Straw Bag: $48.92 via ASOS
For a more work friendly look, consider getting inspiration from Linda, the blogger behind Trendy on a Budget.
Everyone needs to have a printed kimono on-hand this Spring and Summer! It’ll add some pizzaz and style to your overall boring jeans and a t-shirt look. Jessie from Velvet Daisy decided to wear her paisley kimono with a white sundress.
We also love how Mackenzie, the blogger behind Easy, Lucky, Free, wore her black and white kimono.
Last, but not least, metallic. If you don’t already own something that’s metallic, now’s the time to consider it. Wear a pair of metallic oxfords with an all-black look or a colorful sundress. Either way, you’ll definitely be noticed! Let Liz from Hashtag Liz be your inspiration:
- Shoes: $32.80 via Forever 21
What trends are you going to try this May? Let us know in the comments below!