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Alexa Chung Nails Spring Transitional Dressing

Alexa Chung's airport style is always on point.
With all this in-between-seasons weather we've been experiencing, Alexa Chung's airport outfit provides major inspo for staying stylish in layers.

She starts with a graphic tee and crop jeans then adds an olive shirt tied around the waist and shaggy fur coat over the shoulders. If you're not feeling the fur, try this white satin bomber instead (on sale for just $32.50!)

Black Chelsea boots and retro shades complete this effortless London-girl look. Rain or shine, hot or cold, we've got you covered with our budget picks below!

MORE: Alexa Chung's Chunky Sweater and Floral Maxi Skirt Look for Less

Alexa Chung's airport style is always on point.

Shop the Look for Less:

TEE: Old Navy Graphic Tee (just $12.99)
SHIRT: Abercrombie Military Twill Shirt Jacket
JACKET: Perman on Amazon Faux Shag Jacket
JEANS: H&M Straight Crop Jeans
SUNGLASSES: Forever 21
BOOTS: Topshop Chelsea Boots (now 40% off!)
BAG: Old Navy Tassel Crossbody Bag (Also in tan. Reminds me of the Rebecca Minkoff 'Sofia' bag)

Alexa Chung Photo Credit: AKM-GSI

Links of the Day...

Would you try...a breastfeeding clothing subscription service?

Someone please buy this flamingo sweatshirt because I really shouldn't be shopping right now!

If you love Free People's floral sweatshirt, you'll like this $12 look for less.

BB's Weekly Link-Up: J.Crew Sale, Spring Outfit Ideas and More

Pair a camo tee with white jeans for an unexpected spring look.

This is a big deal: J.Crew is offering an extra 40% off sale styles with code HOPTOIT.

This week I had a blast talking spring trends on a local radio show. You can listen to the interview here.

Feedspot's list of the Top 100 Fashion Blogs on the web is a good way to discover new blogs...and oh hey, we made the cut, too!

College Fashion rounds up 12 stylish and affordable gift ideas for graduates.

Corporette reveals the best default thing to wear to a workwear event.

Sydne Style shows us how to wear the gingham trend for spring.

I spotted these scalloped sandals at DSW the other day and realized they're a perfect dupe for this Loeffler Randall pair.

Such a great find from Copy Cat Chic - a Wayfair mirror lookalike that's a third of the price!

Hello Fashion makes a strong case for camo joggers. This pair is under $25!

This Mother's Day, I'm not waiting until the last minute to place an order from my favorite flower site.

On Pinterest we're loving this white and blue summer look.

I bought this camo tee and I love it. For $12.99, it's hard to go wrong.

Have a lovely weekend! xxBB

How to Wear Printed Shorts

Pair printed shorts with a white tee and chambray shirt like Julianne Hough.
If you've ever wondered how to style printed shorts, I think Julianne Hough has the perfect outfit inspiration. She paired her printed shorts with a white t-shirt and chambray shirt, then added a simple leather belt, thong sandals and structured tote bag to finish the look. With so many printed short options in stores now, this is a casual outfit you can easily pull together and still feel put together!

Pair printed shorts with a white tee and chambray shirt like Julianne Hough.

Julianne Hough Photo Credit: Survivor,

The Look for Less: Lilly Pulitzer Scalloped Shorts

Try scalloped shorts this summer.
Here's a trend that should get you excited about baring your legs for summer: The scalloped hem short. I love Lily Pulitzer's take on this warm-weather essential. The navy will look great with whites and metallics, not to mention a tan. If you want to save some cash, I found a great lookalike at H&M - I like the model styling more, to be honest. And as I was writing this post, I came across these Madewell scalloped shorts in olive on sale now for just $39.99 - which might be my favorite pair yet! They're casual and effortless yet still feel special.

Celebrity Style Bargain: Victoria Justice's Neon Windbreaker

Victoria Justice wears a Forever 21 neon jacket at Coachella.
Actress Victoria Justice wore a Forever 21 Sheer Longline Windbreaker while attending (what else) the Neon Carnival at Coachella Music Festival. The bright topper was the perfect pop of color against her black crop top and black ripped jeans.

Festival season is the perfect time - and perhaps the only time - when you're going to want to reach for these types of statement pieces, so there's no need to spend a lot of cash on 'em. Get Victoria's exact jacket under $40 below...

Victoria Justice wears a Forever 21 neon jacket at Coachella.

Photo Credit: Dave L / AKM-GSI