Wear This: Who's Ready for Spring?

To find some new ideas for clothes and accessories for the coming seasons, I nosed around online to get the scoop on the spring trends. There were things like daytime lingerie, leather with lace, ruffles, shimmery/shiny fabrics and Victorian necklines. Not exactly everyday wear.

But I also picked up some ideas from the runways and fashion mags that if kept simple, are totally wearable by the regular gal, especially those of us who have limited budgets. 

Happy shopping!

Orange: Orange is the new green...and yellow. Add a pop of color to your gray, white and navy outfits with an orange top, skirt or scarf. Don't wear it head to toe though or you'll look like a pumpkin. Get these cropped pants from Zara here; skirts from Asos here and here; and top from Old Navy here

Trapeze dresses: What's better than getting a little fresh air up your skirt? Keep it loose with a trapeze shift dress. I like these trapeze dresses from Nordstrom here and here and this charcoal gray swing dress from Lulu's here.

Kimonos: Kimonos are a funky alternative to a cardigan for work or nighttime - or for a swim cover-up or topper for shorts and a tank for day. Check these out from Target here or Nordstrom Rack here.

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Cold shoulders (aka off the shoulder, shoulder cut-outs, asymmetrical necklines): Anyone who watches The Bachelor is already familiar with this look; the young people are already down with cold shoulders. But anyway this is actually an easy look to pull off for anyone. Just don't try to run on the beach if you don't have straps. Find the black top from Urban Outfitters here; the purple from Nordstrom here; and the floral from Lulu's here.

LWD ("Little White Dress"): The next best thing to a Little Black Dress? The Little White Dress! Perfect for spring and summer when you don't want to attract the sun any more than necessary - or try something different for GNO. I'm digging on versions from Express here; Zara here; and Asos here.

Cool kicks: Hurray for sneaks! Apparently "slip on" sneakers are what's on trend but I think any chunky, colorful sneaker (lace or no lace) is a cool way to complete a casual look, especially for travel. Find Converse All Stars hereCoach Chrissy hereKeds Double Decker here; and Vans Camden here

Bold stripes: Do I put stripes on this list every time? Guilty! I love them. Check out the striped camisole top from Express here; striped maxi dress from Old Navy here; and striped midi skirt from J. Crew here.

Happy Spring ladies!