Spring runway looks for less
Spring is just around the corner, and there's no better way to beat the winter blues than getting a jump-start on updating your wardrobe. Say goodbye to drab, cold-weather looks and throw on some of the hottest Spring 2012 trends without breaking the bank. -- Nina Ruggiero
Rare neon corset dress with neon belt, $59.98; at us.asos.com.
Quipid neon pink pumps, $26.99; at select Tilly's stores and tillys.com.
The look: Neons aren't for the faint of heart, but understated fashion doesn't have to be colorless. Pastels and sorbet shades are a classic feminine look for spring. The designer: Ralph Lauren New York Fashion Week Spring 2012
Crochet Yoke Boho top, $17.80, and acid wash skinny jeans, $29.80; at select Forever 21 stores and forever21.com.
The look: Chic shorts are filling in for the usual pantsuit. Pair a colored or printed pair with a feminine blouse and a crisp blazer for a fresh take on sportswear. The designer: Vivienne Tam New York Fashion Week Spring 2012
Black and white palm printed shorts, $17.95; select H&M stores and hm.com.
Linen blazer in bright rose, $36.99; at select Charlotte Russe stores and charlotterusse.com.
Desert Nights tribal printed tank, $34; at select Francesca's Collections stores and francescascollections.com.
Desert Nights metal collar necklace, $29; at select Urban Outfitters stores and urbanoutfitters.com.
Kimchi floral printed eternity scarf, $29; at select Urban Outfitters stores and urbanoutfitters.com.
Striped jersey dress, $54.95; at select Gap stores and gap.com.
The look: The roaring '20s are back, from flirty flappers to Gatsby-like elegance. The designer: Peter Som New York Fashion Week 2012
Tiered embellished dress, $19.80; at select Forever 21 stores and forever21.com.
Leighteen scalloped headband by Petit Plume, $24.99; at shopruche.com.