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Spring Fashion Finds Under $50

It’s official: spring is on the way! I’ve seen the tips of crocus and tulip shoots poking out of flower beds around my neighborhood. And the stores are full of spring styles. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give your wardrobe a warmer-weather pick-me-up, though. There is a lot of great stuff out there for less than $50.

To celebrate five years of  collaborating with designers on its Go International line, Target is reproducing some of its best looks from past collections. So if you coveted something that sold out the first time around, it’s worth checking to see if its available again. Here are my favorites:I bought the black Paul & Joe dress below a few years ago. I’ve worn it probably close to a  hundred times, and Target is selling it again! It’s made of soft jersey material, is super comfortable, and can be dressed up with embellished flats or heels, or dressed down with flip flops. It packs perfectly, too, for travel. And I love the bright colors of the Thakoon piece shown here (not to mention that it’s probably the only thing I’ll ever be able to afford from that designer).

Thakoon for Target ($39.99) and Paul and Joe for Target ($24.99)

H&M is also worth a look this spring. I often joke that H&M stands for “Hit or Miss,” but the store is showing some great dresses at the moment. I like the striped number below for its bold, beachy look, and the fluttery, navy dress for its muted sophistication. And to be able to buy both for under a hundred bucks? That’s my kind of shopping.

H&M striped dress ($29.95) and belted dress ($39.95)