One of you asked if I would do a follow-up to my fall staples post and I was happy to oblige! (If you ever have an idea for a post, just leave me a comment and I’ll add it to a running list I keep on a notepad on my desk. It always helps me when I have writer’s block and you just might see your idea featured here!) As with any season, there are some pieces I’m more comfortable splurging on than others so I’m providing options for a variety of price points to help you fill in any gaps in your spring wardrobe as well (not going to lie, I hit “add to cart” more than once while writing this post).

design darling 10 spring staples for every budget


1. Ankle jeans

Siwy Hannah forever slim jeans ($185)

DL1961 Emma legging jeans ($168)

AG ankle super skinny jeans ($168)

Blank Denim high rise skinny jeans ($88)

STS Blue Piper skinny jeans ($42)

Old Navy mid-rise super skinny ankle jeans ($29)


2. Anything eyelet

Self-Portrait Ivy lace dress ($625)

Clayton eyelet skirt ($150)

Cupcakes & Cashmere eyelet fit-and-flare dress ($140)

Aqua eyelet cutout dress ($78)

Moon River eyelet top ($68)

Loft floral lace shorts ($59)

Old Navy eyelet swing top ($22)


3. Ballet flats

Ferragamo bow flats ($525)

M.Gemi Fortuna flats ($198)

Kate Spade bow flats ($198)

J.Crew Gemma flats ($135)

Boden striped flats ($108)

J.Crew Factory bow flats ($49)


4. Cocktail dress

Kate Spade bow back dress ($428)

Lilly Pulitzer lace top shift dress ($298)

Cynthia Steffe coral dress ($138)

Aqua knit halter dress ($98)

Aqua color block dress ($88)

Lush blouson dress ($46)


5. Crossbody bag

Tory Burch saddle bag ($595)

Loeffler Randall saddle bag ($395)

Kate Spade Orchard Street bag ($348)

Gigi New York leather cross body ($225)

J.Crew mini bucket bag ($98)

Old Navy tassel bag ($24)


6. Off-the-shoulder top

Caroline Constas Bardot top ($295)

Vince off-the-shoulder top ($225)

BCBG striped top ($138)

Revolve sleeve tie top ($105)

Nordstrom textured dot top ($99)

Shopbop navy and white stripe top ($99)

ASOS crepe top ($54)

Forever 21 layered top ($24)


7. Shirtdress

Kate Spade striped shirtdress ($298)

L’Academie silk shirtdress ($178)

Norma Kamali jersey dress ($165)

Revolve chambray shirtdress ($145)

Polo Ralph Lauren knit oxford shirtdress ($145)

Nordstrom woven shirtdress ($88)

Old Navy printed shirtdress ($19)


8. Silk tank

Tibi peplum silk cami ($250)

Tibi silk halter top ($198)

Cuyana scoop back tank ($135)

J.Crew scalloped cami ($110)

Equipment strappy silk camisole ($108)

J.Crew Carrie cami ($98)

J.Crew Factory striped racerback cami ($24)


9. Something gingham

Johanna Ortiz wrap top ($465)

Cynthia Steffe gingham dress ($228)

J.Crew blazer ($178)

Nordstrom gingham trench coat ($158)

Eliza J gingham shirtdress ($138)

Solid & Striped gingham bikini top ($80)

Old Navy gingham tank ($10)


10. Weekend sneaks

Michael Michael Kors espadrille sneakers ($99)

Superga sneakers ($65)

Keds glitter stripe sneakers ($54)

Chuck Taylors ($49)

Sperry boat shoe sneakers ($44)

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