Shop the sales: Five spring items to buy now

We scoured the sales rack for you, and found five marked-down spring staples to grab now

Forever 21

There is nothing I love more than a good sale and while snow may still be on the ground, it’s a great time to shop for spring items now. And, no I’m not talking about shelling out big bucks for “new arrivals.” Instead get your savvy saver on, and hit up the winter sale racks to score deals on trends that we can bank in our closet and bust out (in style) come spring.

What is on our hit list? Here are a few of the trends we are rummaging the racks for now:  

1. Coloured pants

Bright bottoms are here to stay. We are (still) loving coloured denim, so keep your eyes out for bright bottoms…now is the perfect time to get this look for less. 

Get it: BDG Cigarette High-Rise Jean in yellow, Urban Outfitters. Was $58.00, now $39.99.

2. Loose knits and crocheted sweaters

This chic trend was all the rage on the S/S ’12 runways of Milan. We are seeing it on the sale racks and can’t wait to stock up on the cheap.  

Get it: Shimmer Open Knit Sweater, Forever 21. Was: $29.80, now $13.99.

3. Jewel box clutches

These power clutches pack a serious punch. Carried by all the heavy hitters at this year’s Golden Globes, you can get them while they are on hot and on sale.

Get it: Jeweled clasp clutch, Banana Republic. Was $124.00 now $73.99.

4. Florals florals florals

The old saying “April showers bring May flowers” doesn’t just apply to the garden this spring. Pick up fabulous floral prints on sale and save for a rainy day.

Get it: Flair Skirt in Floating Rose, J. Crew. Was $194.00, now $103.99.

5. Pretty in pastels

Trend forecasters are predicating this soft sweet color palette will be big for spring. Get a jump-start on the trend and purchase pastel tops, bottoms and dresses at a discount now

Get it: Enamel-button cardigan, Gap. Was $39.50, Now $19.99.

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