Runway the Real Way: Spring Style Steals

We turned to uber-stylist Laurie Trott when we had a reader question about how to layer for winter, and now that spring is about to break through the winter clouds, we had to ask her about her favorite seasonal trends. Of course, Laurie's designer taste runs $$$$, so we found some affordable options too, just for you. (And ourselves.)  

1. Neon. A bright accent can make an entire look pop.

♥ Runway: Nanette Lepore.

♥ Real way: Neon Cutout Pumps (shown), Wet Seal, $15 sale!

2. Faded Denim. Go old-school Americana dusty.

♥ Runway: D&G.

♥ Real way: Dean Denim Jacket, Forever 21, $23.


3. Fringe. A little shake, shake, shake goes a long way.

♥ Runway: Vivienne Tam.

♥ Real way: Spitler Bag, Aldo, $25 sale!


4. Tie Dye. We're not talking circular rings on a t-shirt. This is sophisticated stuff!

♥ Runway: Proenza Schouler.

♥ Real Way: Swing Cover Up, Topshop, $40. (Delia's also has cute tie-dye tanks on sale!)


5. Pastels. Go soft.

♥ Runway: Elie Saab.

♥ Real way: Dreamy Springtime Skirt in Lavender or Yellow, Forever 21, $18.