By Shannon Hanrahan • March 24, 2014
Spring is officially here, which means it is time for some shopping. If you’re anything like me though, your budget is not nearly as large as your desire for a brand new wardrobe. Since the warmer weather is tempting me to throw out all of my money saving sense, I have pulled out some of my favorite outfits from Gap to transition into this beautiful season—all for under $50. From sweaters to dresses to accessories, they have everything you need to look your best and celebrate the end of the longest winter ever. Enjoy 25% when you sign up for their email and save a little extra on spring styles at Gap.
Spring is the time to start shedding layers, but since the mornings and nights are still pretty cool, it is essential to have a sweater to throw over your dresses or skirts or to add to your favorite pair of jeans. In addition to providing more warmth, they are the best way to add a pop of color to whatever you are wearing. My favorite color for this season is coral! These three sweaters, available in many different colors, are prefect options for this time of year.
The light pink: Luxlight V-Neck Sweater ($39.95), coral: Luxlight V-Neck Cardigan ($26.99), and cream: Cable Knit Cardigan ($35.99)
I am very partial to a good chambray shirt or a blue button-up to tie up over my dresses to add an extra layer, and these two tops fit the bill exactly. Whether you go for the long or short sleeves, you have a classy and multifaceted piece of clothing and will definitely get a lot out of your money. Whatever the occasion, Gap has you covered with shirts/blouses of all different styles and colors.
Fitted Boyfriend Dots and Stripes Oxford ($26.99) and Dolman Button-Up ($49.95)
Just because the weather is nicer doesn’t mean you always have to dress up, and Gap has some great alternatives that will still let you look good but also be very comfortable. The new thing this winter was “fancy sweatshirts” that made people overlook the fact that they were still just sweatshirts, and thankfully they are back for spring! Grab one that is in a bright color or floral print, and people will completely forget that you are having a casual day. There are paired great with a jeans or shorts.
Marled Stripe Sweatshirt ($39.95), Floral Statement Sweatshirt ($34.99), and 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans ($48.99)
Dresses to Impress
To go with the theme of comfort, Gap has great dresses this season that will go with the carefree theme of spring. They are cute, comfortable, and add the perfect dolled up look to your closet. It is the ideal time to experiment with different layering options, like adding a button-up as mentioned earlier or a quintessential jean jacket, before it gets too hot. These dresses will give you the opportunity to play around and test out a new style.
Eyelet-back Floral Sweatshirt Dress ($39.95), Marled Stripe Sweatshirt Dress ($34.99), and Diamond Print Shirtdress ($41.99)
All About the Accessories
Lastly, don’t forget to have fun with your accessories this spring. With all of the fun patterns and bright colors out right now, there is something to suit everyone’s style. This is the perfect way to kick the shopping bug as well if are anxious to buy something but aren’t really in need of clothing. I love to add new scarves and bags to my wardrobe because they are easy to switch in and out, and pair with basic closet essentials that I already have. These are my current favorites at Gap right now.
Floral Scarves ($24.99-$34.99) and Floral Canvas Tote ($44.99)
What items are you most excited to purchase this year to add to your spring collection? Share below!
Shannon Hanrahan Shannon is a LA transplant from Philadelphia and a social media junkie. When she is not Pinteresting or Instagraming away, she enjoys eating dessert first, traveling to new places, and being a self-proclaimed DIY expert (aka HGTV addict).