Spring Trends Under $100 with Century 21

Oh, spring! Even though we are stuck in near-freezing temperatures in Chicago, I still daydream about spring trends and how I can make a runway look reality for less.

My love affair with off-price fashion began in New York when I first stepped foot into a Century 21 store. I recall gazing lovingly at everything I had seen in my most recent issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, within reach and within my meager budget. I recall not wanting to spend any time gazing at the Statue of Liberty or strolling through Central Park- I was obsessed with this store and wringing every drop of affordable fashion from it that I could.

Many items at Century 21 are over 50% off retail price, which for a bargain hunter like me creates a Pavlovian response with my credit card- I just NEED IT! Luckily after years of sifting through bargain basement-priced merchandise, I have learned to formulate a plan of attack when faced with heart palpitation-inducing deals.

I have identified four spring trends that I am willing to hop on the bandwagon with. Now, it is important to evaluate trends to make sure they fit with your personal style. For example, frayed hem crop flares are in- ugh. UGH! All I can see are highwaters. No thank you, because they chop the length of your legs and what will I do with them when they go out of style? Make jorts? Shudder.  Here are items you can add to your closet without breaking the bank- everything is under $100!

This feminine trend can add a little volume and drama to an outfit, but you need to balance ruffles with something slim or tailored to offset the flounce.

Sleeveless Solid Shift Dress 
Sleeveless Crepe Ruffle Dress
Lace Ruffle Trim Top
Crepe Cold Shoulder Top

Bold Stripes

Do It Now Outline Cami
Retrograde Terry Knit Sweater 
Cabana Stripe Pleated Skirt

Black & White

Boho Wrap Skirt 
Side Stripe Leggings 
Pointelle Knit Color Block Sweater
Black & White Color Block Backpack 

Off the Shoulder

Cold Shoulder Balloon Sleeve Dress
Floral Silk Cold Shoulder Dress
Off-The-Shoulder Sweater 
Color Block Off-the-Shoulder Top
 Lace Trim Frannie Blouse

What trends are you likely to try this spring?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own, as always!