7 Absolutely Free Ways to Update Your Look for May

There's nothing worse than standing in front of your closet completely uninspired. Sure, you like your clothes, but after seasons of putting together the same outfits, the dream is to just dump everything on the curb and start anew. Right? Well, that's not necessary. It's simple to make your wardrobe feel fresh by thinking about your selection differently. Below, we're highlighting new ways to style the basics every woman has in her closet.

Scroll through to check out seven easy ways to upgrade your look for free.

Tip 1: Layer a sporty tee over a fancier dress.

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Style du Monde

Tired of your standard LBD and matching sandals for your nights out? Try layering an oversize graphic tee over that LBD for an alternative ensemble. Add sneakers for an even cooler vibe.

Tip 2: Go monochromatic.

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A Love is Blind

You’ve paired that navy skirt with your white button-down for years. Do something different, like testing it out with like colors instead. You can’t go wrong with monochromatic.

Topshop Drape Front Top ($60)

Tip 3: Tie a belt around your wrap dress.

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A Love is Blind

The simplest way to make your go-to wrap dress feel suddenly new? Tie a black ribbon or your favorite black belt around it. Done and done.

Tip 4: Layer a tube top over your button-down.

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Style Du Monde

Sure, you’re used to layering a sweater over a button-down, but a tube top? Believe it or not, it works—and will make your overall vibe feel surprisingly forward.

Tip 5: Tie your shirt differently.

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Vanessa Jackman

You might think your standard white blouse will always be just that, your standard white blouse. But you can easily make it feel new by tyeing it differently at the ends. So chic!

Tip 6: Add a scarf.

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A Love is Blind

There's no other accessory that feels more of-the-moment than a light scarf. Tie it around your neck, and your outfit suddenly feels more high-concept.

Tip 7: Pile on everything you’ve got.

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A Love is Blind

When in doubt, just go for it and throw on everything in your wardrobe—layer a vest over your shirt, add a sweater over your shoulders, and tie the look together with your favorite skinnies. It may seem like a lot, but it works so well.

Zara Faux Leather Skinny Jeans ($70)

 

What do you think of these style tips? Will you incorporate any into your daily routine? Let us know in the comment section below!