30 Spring Items That Solve My Expensive-Taste-on-a-Humble-Budget Dilemma

See every under-$300 spring item on my wish list.

Editor Natalie Gray Herder
(Image credit: @nataliegrayherder)

Most Coveted is a new shopping series sharing our editors’ curation of the must-know items they can’t stop thinking about.

Even though I'm a fashion editor, the amount of shopping I actually do is quite limited. As much as I'd love to pull a Carrie Bradshaw and purchase a new pair of Manolo Blahniks every month, my New York rent isn't going to pay itself. My purchases tend to fall under the $200 price point, and this spring, there's no shortage of great finds that look far more expensive than they are. One day, my budget will match my taste, but in the meantime, please see the 30 spring pieces that I'm considering. Below, you'll find matching sets, pretty skirts, and a peek into one of my new favorite clothing rental companies. Happy shopping!

Natalie Gray Herder

Natalie Gray Herder is an editor on the branded content team at Who What Wear and Marie Claire. Originally from Los Angeles, Natalie decided to make the move to NYC after graduating from Loyola Marymount University in 2019. She had plans of applying to law school until doing a 180 to follow her more creative passions: writing and fashion. She is an avid researcher, reader, and explorer in and out of the office. She is inspired by the street style of her fellow New Yorkers and her laid-back roots in California.