When a flood of new arrivals reaches your favorite retailers at the start of the season, it’s hard not to get ahead of yourself. After months of seeing the same things over and over, being inundated with fresh options is exciting—sometimes too exciting. It can be so overwhelming, in fact, that you (i.e., me), go a tad overboard and, in turn, over budget.
In order to keep you from making the same mistake I did when I started shopping for spring—blowing my entire wardrobe allotment for the season on a few splurge items—I’m offering up some free personal shopping services. Ahead, I handpicked eight spring trends available at Zara, H&M, and Nordstrom that will make your wardrobe a success without breaking the bank before the season even begins. Even better, none of my selects will cost you more than $150.