Spring Into a New Wardrobe


by Alexandra Pauline – March 28, 2012

Runway Looks for Less

Fab & Fru was inspired by Fashion Week – and there are plenty of penny pinching ways to rock Spring’s prêt-a-porter looks!  - We’ll have you runway ready in no time – even if you’re just running to work or to pick up your kids…

The Anorak

A spring coat is a key item in any wardrobe, and the Anorak is a fresh take on a once masculine style. Though Jason Wu and Tommy Hillfiger made the Anorak a designer breakout on the runway, check out this tan one from Buffalo by David Bitton at Nordstrom for only $98!

Tribal Prints

Interwoven colors, mixed and matched through the beauty of intricate design, are the perfect way to make a statement this spring.  So don’t be shy – make a tribal printed garment a staple of your new wardrobe!  Donna Karan made them the center of her show this year – if you’re going for a similar look but want to tone it down, try mixing a printed tribal top with a solid bottom.

Peplum Skirts and Dresses

Did you love Tina Fey and Michelle Williams peplum style at this year’s Oscars?  Now it’s your turn to rock this award winning style.  Seen all over the runway from Tom Ford to Thakoon, this retro look has been totally revamped for 2012.  It not only adds ladylike flair, but it also cinches your waist and shows off your curves.  If you want to ease into this hot new look check out pretty peplum LBD by Calvin Klein for $75.99!

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3 Responses to “Spring Into a New Wardrobe”

  1. Ann Marie Krahulec says:

    Seriously how is $75.99 for a skirt or $98 for a jacket that looks like it has to be drycleaned and or ironed (photo looks wrinkled) considered Fab & Fru? Especially if you are on a budget? How about featuring how to reuse pieces in your closet or spring ideas under $30? Now that would be inspirational and not just name dropping. Unless the $98 coat comes with a decent pair of jeans, purse or heels I say skip it and go with something that you are going to get more use out of like a classic trench that never goes out of style in the same color or a bright spring color like yellow, green or navy and then match the “it” spring item with it. Save $ and look good.

  2. brandi says:

    Thanks Ann- We agree! Shopping in your closet is ALWAYS the first bit of advice Fab & Fru recommends. However, this feature is all about getting the newest runway looks for less. We certainly DO NOT recommend shoppers spending money that they don’t have, or buying a style that they don’t absolutely love. But if you can afford to splurge on a new spring look, these designer recommendations are far less than buying the high end version. In the coming months, keep your eyes peeled for even cheaper knock offs at H&M, TJmax and the like…

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