11 Genius Ways to Update Your Wardrobe Next Year on a Shoestring Budget

Right about now, we find ourselves yearning to add some fresh styles and silhouettes to our wardrobes for 2020, but find ourselves a bit strapped for cash. After all, we just bought gifts for the whole family, paid a premium for flights back home, and indulged in one too many festive nights out—in other words, our credit cards have taken a big hit this December.

Luckily, if you’re craving a wardrobe update, there’s no need to spend a fortune. We rounded up next year's coolest pieces you can get your hands on for under $80. These will add a guilt-free, of-the-moment touch to your ensemble and keep you on top of the biggest trends of 2020. Scroll below to add some newness to your closet on a shoestring budget—proving that a little frugality can still be fun!

Bootcut & Flared Jeans

One of the biggest denim trends we'll see in 2020 is unquestionably boot-cut jeans. They were spotted all over the spring runways, and fashion girls have already been quick to take on the leg-lengthening trend.

Colored Leather

Update Your 2020 Wardrobe With Colorful Leather

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Leather separates have been one of our favorite trends this season, and next year we'll be seeing more colorful iterations dominating our feeds. Get in on the trend by opting for a chic and luxe-looking leather top.

Waistcoat

Whether you wear it as part of a three-piece suit or mismatched with separates, a tailored waistcoat will be the most dapper and refreshing addition to your 2020 wardrobe.

Heeled Loafers

Update Your 2020 Wardrobe With Heeled Loafers

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Heeled loafers took a little break from the limelight this year, but for 2020, they're back and chicer than ever. Opt for pristine white loafers (as seen on the runway at Louis Vuitton), or luxe details such as mock-croc and hardware.

Chunky Necklace

Update Your 2020 Wardrobe With a Chain Link Necklace

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Chunky chain-link necklaces are here to stay in 2020. Large links were omnipresent on the spring 2020 runways in both silver and gold. Throw it on over your basic sweater next year for an easy, fashion-forward statement look.

Bermuda Shorts

Update Your 2020 Wardrobe With Bermuda Shorts

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Whether you wear them with a matching blazer, a simple white tee, or an oversize sweater, Bermuda shorts are one of the biggest trends we're about to see dominate in 2020. Try them in luxurious looking fabrics such as leather or houndstooth to elevate their casual nature.

An Oversize Bag

Update Your 2020 Wardrobe With an Oversize Bag

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When it comes to your handbag in 2020, the bigger the better! No more squeezing your daily essentials into a teeny-tiny purse. Expect to see oversize totes and slings on a feed near you.

Modern Pearls

Update Your 2020 Wardrobe With Modern Pearl Earrings

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From dainty asymmetrical sets to pearl ear cuffs and sculptural silhouettes, pearl jewelry in 2020 is unique, modern, and seriously cool.

Puff Sleeves

Update Your 2020 Wardrobe With Puff Sleeves

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All hail the mighty puff sleeve! The feminine, romantic, and bold trend is here to stay in 2020 and we can't get enough. A puff-sleeve blouse is an easy way to nail the trend without breaking the bank.

Classic Blue

Now that Pantone has named Classic Blue the 2020 color of the year, expect to see the hue on fashion girls everywhere. In fact, a whole spectrum of easy, approachable blue shades were seen on the S/S 20 runways from faded denim to deeper midnight hues. Give the color a whirl in a bold frock.

A Statement Belt

Update Your 2020 Wardrobe With a Statement Belt

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One quick, easy way to add interest to your outfit in 2020 is with a chic, statement belt. Whether wide or narrow, chain or leather, there are so many cool iterations to choose from that will add a cool-girl touch to your ensemble.

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