Revamping Your Wardrobe for Spring

April 25, 2013

Daily Digest

Revamping Your Wardrobe for Spring

 

Pictured: Spring 2013 catwalk inspiration.

Once the new fashion seasons roll around, it’s easy to look at your wardrobe and feel as though you have nothing to wear. Whatever the size of your budget, there are plenty of easy and affordable ways to revamp your old outfits and make them look like new. Here are some of our tips to get your started:

Be Prepared

Before you get started, you need to work out how much you can afford to spend, and stick with it. Now the stores are full of new and exciting designs it’s easy to blow your entire bank account, but there’s really no need.

Check out the latest trends before you go shopping to see what kind of styles are popular for this season. Once you know what to expect, take a look through your wardrobe and see what you have to work with that can be made to fit in with these trends.

Time to Shop

Now that you know what you’re working with, it’s time to hit the shops! Many stores on the high street will have a mixture of expensive clothing mixed with cut-price basics, so shops such as Topshop, New Look, River Island and H&M are great places to start looking.

A basic cami top like this one from Topshop is an easy and cheap way to bring the neon trend into your wardrobe without having to buy a whole new outfit. Team it with a all black blazer and jeans for a really simple twist on the trend.

This shirt is the perfect piece to bring the monochrome trend into your spring and summer wardrobe. Suitable and wearable, the monochrome trend can often be daunting, but this shirt finds the perfect balance. Wear it with skinny jeans or shorts to introduce the style into your old wardrobe.

Great offers are also available online as well as the high street, and this tweed jacket available from Equestrian Clearance  is a great example of that. Blazers and tweed are on trend at the moment as equestrian fashion has a moment in the spotlight, so this jacket will easily transform any outfit. Perfect all year around as well, so team it with a basic skater dress and jewellery.

Let’s Accessorise

Now that you’ve bought the basics to add to your wardrobe, it’s time to look at accessorises. Necklaces, bags, tights and hats are cheap, simple ways to enhance what you have and turn an old outfit into a brand new one.

Colour blocking is huge this year, and adding this bag to any outfit can help you incorporate this look.

Collars remain to be huge this season, which is lucky since buying a separate collar can really spruce up a whole range of clothing. Everything from tee shirts to dresses to knitwear can be transformed with the addition of a simple collar. This particular piece also fits into the lace trend as well as the debutante trend, making it a must have for any fashion conscious wardrobe.

DIY

If you can sew, consider adding some of your own embellishments to your older clothes. Adding sequins and diamantes to any cardigan or tee shirt will transform them from drab into fab, as well as making the clothing look a lot more expensive than it actually is.

Finally, we all know how expensive shoes can be, so rather than splash out on some new ones, clean the old ones. Worn shoes can make any outfit look old, so simply by polishing your old shoes, they can look like brand new.

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One Response to “Revamping Your Wardrobe for Spring”

  1. Anna B Says:

    Very timely post. Thanks!

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