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Trendspotting: Fringed Metal Necklaces

How they wear it: Fergie in a Malandrino necklace; Kim Kardashian in a silver necklace; Kara DioGuardi in a Danielle Stevens necklace ($78,

Fringed metal necklaces add glamour to evening looks and interest to casual daytime outfits, making them a hot accessory for spring. No need to pay a lot for this trendy item, they are everywhere! I was gifted a chain fringe necklace by Apt. 9 from Kohl's which I almost didn't even try on because I thought it was too flashy and "rocker" for me, but once I did, I was hooked. There's something about the way they accent the neckline that's surprisingly flattering and uncomplicated. Here are some budget-friendly fringed metal necklaces from around the web—would you wear one?

The Look for Less: Miu Miu Basket Pumps

Miu Miu's round toe basket pumps cost $590 at Barneys New York.

These No. 704b Amanda Leather Cut Out Platform Pumps are an amazing look for less. They're selling out fast at for $109.95, so check your nearest DSW brick-and-mortar store if you love this style.

The Marni pump by Rosegold is another great option (although it's only available in white) for $158 at The Shoe Box. Click any image to shop!

Trendspotting: Bow Print Tops

Reese Witherspoon, Nicky Hilton and Taylor Swift show casual ways to wear a bow-print tee or tank.

Bows lend a playful air to basic tees and tanks, whether made of actual ribbon or printed on for a tongue-in-cheek effect. I love anything with bows, a motif that's almost impossible not to love, like stripes or polka-dots. And the styling possibilities are endless: Toss on a bow-print top with a mini skirt and ballet flats for a sweet look, or pair a bow-print tunic with ripped jeans and heels for an edgier ensemble. So easy! Get in on this trend with one of the many affordable options in stores now: