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10 Affordable Spring Outfits

  • By Christina Vercelletto

    Blue heaven

    It's all an Easter dress should be: fresh, flouncy, and tied with a bow. ($24.50;

  • Florals are a spring staple, but the watercolor look of this empire-waist frock sets it apart. That, and the twirly underskirt of tulle. ($34.75;

    Get shirty

    He's not a baby anymore. You can wrestle (bribe, beg) him into a suit...or just buy this bright-stripe Oxford shirt. It's crisp, comfortable, and Grandma-appropriate. Everyone's happy. ($14.50;

  • Diamonds, a girl's best friend? Not when she's in this stunner with a jeweled neckline ($39.50; Posie headband ($28; and petal Valerie Mary Janes ($40; complete the look.

  • (left) Get the camera -- your little man is in seersucker! Shirt and vest set ($55.50) and pants ($26.75); Canvas slip-ons are the perfect cross between casual and dressy. ($14.50; at Old Navy stores)

    Prepped and ready

    Aunt Joan is going to be in full cheek-pinching mode when she sees your handsome devil in this classic look. Canvas shorts ($16.50) and button-down ($10.50); Vest with lion emblem ($16.50; at Old Navy stores). Sperry Topsiders ($60;

  • Just when you thought pretty-dress days were gone for good: Your tween may give you one last thrill when she sees this unfussy, hippie-chic number. ($39.50; Guess at Macy's)

  • Dying to doll up your small wonder? We suggest this dainty gingham dream. Rickrack at the hem and a smocked bodice team up to make your pint-size princess irresistible. Also in blue. ($24.50; Abigail shoe, in lime with pink flowers ($32;

    Orange crush

    No matter the weather, he'll brighten the day in a citrus-hued button-down ($16.50; and peppy plaid cargos ($16.50; at Old Navy stores).

  • This mod appliqué sundress puts a peppy twist on traditional holiday dressing. ($34; Top it off with this sweet shrug. ($10; at Kmart stores)

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