8 Trendy and Affordable Items Our Editors Suggest Buying For Spring

8 Trendy and Affordable Items Our Editors Suggest Buying For Spring

Ready for a fresh drop of newness from our Who What Wear collection? Thought so. If you’re new here, our line hits you with a new collection at the top of each month with everything priced well below $100 and offered in a range of sizes from XS to 4X. And, well, it wouldn’t be a Who What Wear line if it weren’t designed with some of the most wearable trends of the season in mind.

From pretty tiered babydoll dresses to the coolest utility pieces, my fellow editors and I weren’t shy about playing favorites. We each test-drove one of the affordable items from our March collection and gave them our stamps of approval. Ready to usher in some new season staples to your wardrobe? Simply scroll down to see how our editors are wearing their picks from our new arrivals this month and get inspired by the runway trends that inspired them, or head to Target stores to check out the designs in person.

“Normally, I’m not a huge fan of babydoll-style dresses or tops because I don’t always feel they’re super-flattering, but the fact that this dress is black and the cut isn’t super voluminous definitely makes this feel more wearable to me. I ordered an XS and was a little nervous it would be too short or look too child-like on my 5’10 frame, but it was actually perfect. I received lots of compliments and also appreciate how comfy it is!”

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“There are so many great things about this babydoll dress. For starters, it’s so easy and comfortable and it has pockets, which makes me very happy. Since I’m 5’4” I chose to wear it with platforms but I think it would be really cute with flat sandals on vacation or sneakers on a spring or summer weekend.”

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“There are a multitude of ways to wear this versatile shirt jacket, but I like this the idea of layering it over a turtleneck with jeans, similar to how I’d wear a standard blazer. It’s such an easy way to add polish to my office outfits, especially when it’s belted.” On Anna: Ganni Tiger’s Eye Print Mesh Turtleneck ($75)

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“While I’ll definitely be using it with the belt, too, I actually love the way this shirt looks unbuttoned and loose at the bottom. It’s easy to throw on with jeans or black pants and will be so useful this summer when short sleeves are the name of the game.”

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“For spring, I’m very into the idea of a vest layered underneath a blazer, so this one from Who What Wear Collection is an essential styling piece for the season. Here, I’m wearing it with jeans but next time I’ll be adding the matching trousers.”

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“This pretty floral frock is just what my new-season wardrobe is craving! The silhouette is super versatile—easy to dress up for special occasions, dress down with sneakers on the weekend, and smarten up with a blazer to work. The silky feel of the dress gives it a luxurious touch.” On Judith: Who What Wear Axel Slingback Sandals ($95)

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“I love this white dress for all kinds of different reasons. For starters, the sleeves have a slight puffiness that’s super on-trend but extremely wearable. I like a monochrome look for spring, so I styled it with all-white pieces, including Who What Wear shoes (available at Nordstrom!) and a Bulgari bag.” On Ern: Who What Wear Perla Sandals ($85)

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“I’m 5’1”, so I typically try to avoid articles of clothing that are too “cutesy”, for fear that I’ll end up looking child-like. That means fun springtime trends like babydoll dresses and Peter Pan collars are strictly forbidden from my closet. This white mock collar dress definitely falls into that “cute” category, so why I was even drawn to it in the first place is beyond me. I was genuinely surprised that it didn’t make me feel like I was heading to my first day of Kindergarten. It’s got puffy sleeves and a slightly flared cut, but the structured denim material elevates it just enough that it feels crisp and chic, while still being fun and casual. Side note: I swear the sun came out the second I put it on.”

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“I absolutely love a puffy sleeve but have been hesitant to introduce it into my own wardrobe in the past. My personal style tends to lean towards more masculine, leaner silhouettes, a major contrast to billowy shoulders. I finally decided to give it a go with this plain white tee version. The simplicity of the top and the hardware detailing in my jeans helped to cut the overly feminine appearance of the sleeves. I caught myself wondering if the top comes in other colors so I think I can officially consider myself a puff-sleeve convert.”

Also available in more sizes.

Also available in more sizes.

Also available in more sizes.

Also available in more sizes.

Also available in more sizes.

Also available in more sizes.

Next up, discover spring’s biggest sandal trends, and how to shop them now.

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