Affordable Denim Fashion for Spring
Lauren Jeans Co. by Ralph Lauren Shirt
A chambray button-down isn’t just for weekends: Try it with a skirt or a blazer.
To buy: $54.50, Lord & Taylor, 800-223-7440 for stores.
With this PVC-and-elastic belt, an hour-glass shape is a cinch.
To buy: $50, express.com.
BB Dakota Skirt
This tiered silk maxi has an unexpected touch: It’s slightly shorter in the front.
To buy: $90, modcloth.com.
Kaur Collection Bangles
Buy once; wear forever. A stack of gold-plated bangles.
To buy: $85 for 10, kaurcollectiononline.com.
A pin-tuck chambray top that’s so soft and lightweight you could wear it poolside.
To buy: $69.50, 800-992-9010.
This link necklace with thread-wrapped hoops is a nice-and-easy accent to laid-back looks.
To buy: $68, yochiny.com.
Khaki shorts—been there, done that. A floral linen pair is downright refreshing.
To buy: Unfortunately, these shorts are no longer available, but find similar pairs on loft.com.
Old Navy Sandals
When just the thought of heels makes your feet cramp, opt for a pair of pretty (and flat!) metallic thongs.
To buy: $23, oldnavy.com.
This cotton-and-silk style is decorative neckwear by day and a goose bump–fighting shawl by night.
To buy: $30, gap.com.
Coldwater Creek Top
Is your everyday white tank too…everyday? Try this cotton blend layered with a sheer silky fabric.
To buy: $50, coldwatercreek.com.
Arizona by JCPenney Belt
Slung low on the hips, this woven faux-leather belt adds shape to loose pieces.
To buy: $18, 800-322-1189.
Marlyn Schiff Ring
Part gold, part silver, this adjustable metal ring is supremely versatile.
To buy: $22, marlynschiff.com.
DKNY Jeans Skirt
A denim mini is cute, but this midcalf-length cotton skirt is much more forgiving.
To buy: $69, macys.com.
Mixit by JCPenney Sandals
Less expensive than a pedicure: sparkly faux-leather sandals.
To buy: $16, 800-322-1189..
Spring Street Necklace
Worn long, this necklace of glass and semiprecious beads has bohemian flair. Looped twice
(as shown here), it becomes polished.
To buy: $45, springstreetdesign.com.
Old Navy Dress
The silhouette of this knee-length style says “dressy.” But since the cotton has a denimlike weave, you could even wear it with flip-flops.
To buy: $35, 800-653-6289 for stores.
Olia Designs Ring
The rough-around-the-edges look of this geode stone pairs nicely with a strapless-yet-casual dress.
To buy: $57, oliadesigns.com.
Jack BB Dakota Jacket
A denim anorak with zippered pockets, a drawstring waist, and a hood is an updated take on the classic jean jacket.
To buy: Unfortunately, this item is no longer available.
Line & Dot Top
For an instant outfit pick-me-up, simply add a pretty print, like this spotty sleeveless silk blouse.
To buy: $72, 323-589-1200.
This skinny pair looks fresh with light colors and works with flats or heels.
To buy: $60, express.com.
American Eagle Outfitters Sandals
Forget about fiddling with straps. These faux-leather gladiators have a zipper up the back, so you’ll be in and out in a flash.
To buy: $39.50, ae.com.