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...

6861764The 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!

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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.

fall-2012-runway-trends-peplumPeplum 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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Fashion Week had beautiful colors bursting from the Cynthia Rowley show to the Marc Jacobs spectacular. The trick is rocking the look without ending up looking like a Rubix cube! If you are over 30 you have to be very careful about not looking like you are trying too hard with this look... A good all-ages starting point is The Gap - we love their array of colorful skinny jeans and jeggings this season. Check out this pair for only $59.99!

0916-6-spring-2012-trend-futuristic-prints-prabal-gurung-vera-wan …Metallic Basics and Futuristic Prints

Take a cue from Vera Wang and Diesel and rocket your wardrobe into the future with a metallic print. A little bit of shine can go a long way, so don't go crazy or start mixing metallics. We love this metallic print pencil skirt from Macy's for only $49.99!

Spring Forward with Fashion

It's a brand new season, and worth taking some Fab & Fru fashion risks! But remember, a little goes a long way. Let a few select pieces revamp your look - without maxing out your credit card!

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