Spring '16 Trends Under $100 (+ Spring Fling Linkup Announcement!) | Seersucker Sass

Monday, February 22, 2016

Spring '16 Trends Under $100 (+ Spring Fling Linkup Announcement!)

My love affair with fashion became hot and heavy in middle school.  While my friends were interested in sports and the opposite sex, I couldn't get enough when it came to fashion magazines.  I was Type A, diagnosed OCD, and way too uptight to be a pre-teen, but magazines like Vogue, Lucky, Harper's Bazaar, and W (forever my favorite), transported me off to a far away, magical land.

Over the past few months, I've realized that I really miss that part of myself.  (I've also been very inspired by my friend Jordyn of The Fairy Princess Diaries.)  One of my goals for 2016 was to journal more, so last night I christened a brand new journal by reading through magazines and taking notes on the major trends that I noticed - Jet-set (trends inspired by countries and travel), Manga inspired (a la Louis Vuitton), 70's boho, Minimalism, super preppy navy stripes, and stereotypical spring (lace, pastels, and floral), paired with structured bags and large accessories, and a combination of natural hair and natural makeup with a bold lip.

I was ready for spring, but after really looking into the spring trends, I'm even more excited for it to get here!  Because I'm a blogger on a budget, I've pulled some of my favorite "on trend" pieces for you, and they're all under $100.  Happy shopping!

Spring 2016 Trends Under $100

Sleeveless trench coat • Striped a-line skirt • Lace Shift Dress
Nautical stripe bell sleeve sweater • Red & Black handbag • Off-the-shoulder statement blouse
e.l.f. All over color stick (Persimmon) • Gold cuff • Faux pearl wrap ring
Stripe poplin shorts • Lace-up Wedge Sandals • Blue eye shadow • Maybelline liquid matte lip color (Berry Boost)

Feeling inspired by spring now?  Good, because Pick Your Beau and I will be hosting our Second Annual Spring Fling Linkup on Sunday, March 20!  (Sunday is the first day of spring, but if you don't typically post on Sundays, you can still link up on Monday, March 21!)  We hope that you will join us in showcasing our favorite spring trends :)

Please note that you don't have to be a blogger to participate!  If you don't have a blog, you can join us by using the "#springflinglinkup2016" hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.


I hope all of this spring lovin' made your Monday a little brighter!  What is your favorite spring trend? :)


  1. I love that skirt and lace dress. I was just talking to my friend about my style and it is summed up in floral and lace with some pops of pattern.

  2. That nautical stripe sweater is total heart eyes! I need spring to get here like tomorrow ! :) Great picks.


  3. Thanks so much for mentioning my post, you're totally sweet! I love love love your idea of fashion trend journaling! I love spring pieces and can't wait for it to warm up a bit.

  4. So excited for your link up, and I can't wait to see more spring fashion! I am glad you've reconnected through journaling- I also find that extremely therapeutic. I can't wait to do some spring shopping myself!

  5. I am so ready for spring clothing and your linkup!!

    Carley @ preppylane.blogspot.com

  6. Love that ruffle off the shoulder top! So cute!

  7. Love all the ruffles I am seeing on dresses!


    Hannah from HMS Jewels

  8. That sleeveless trench coat is so unique! I really want one. I love your picks!


  9. I am the same way. I love magazines, although Harper's Bazaar is my favorite. I love the design! I have a whole stack of pages I've saved for blog post inspiration!

  10. I have missed reading fashion magazines, my favorite is InStyle, just got out of the habit of picking them up. I cannot wait for spring fashion, I have to look into this linkup, I've never done one before but am very interested!

  11. I am really loving those wedges! Excited to head back to spring weather soon (heading into the cold soon in Oz)

  12. I'm so glad pastels are still a thing for spring, they're my absolute favorite! That pink dress is my favorite from your picks!


  13. Stripes are everything!! I love that top and those shorts are adorable!!

    Sara Kate Styling

  14. I've been eyeing that little pink dress AND the off the shoulder top. They are both SO cute and perfect for spring. Great picks, Dana! Xoxo Mindy

  15. Fun pieces! SO excited for spring fashion!!

  16. I love that off the shoulder shirt! It's so perfect for spring. I Iocrnthat you studied the magazines for trends and I'm interested to see the manga trend! How odd!!

  17. So many pretty picks! I love the off the shoulder top.

    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  18. I adore that pink dress! It's absolutely adorable.

    I'm certainly looking forward to the spring link-up--thanks for hosting it!

  19. I want the pink dress and the striped skirt. So gorgeous!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  20. That off the shoulder top might just be my favorite- so excited for the linkup!! :)

    Pick Your Beau

  21. I love that pink dress, it is flirty and fab!