How to Update Your Look for Spring Without Spending a Dime

We’ve all been there, standing in the middle of our closet, completely uninspired. For the past few months (or longer… waaay longer), you’ve been wearing those same distressed jeans (now more distressed than ever), that same rotation of tops, and that ever-reliable LBD. While you could just dump it all on the curb and start anew, who really has the funds for a complete closet overhaul?

The easiest solution is simply wearing what you already have, but in different and unexpected ways. To help make your overall vibe feel fresh this spring, we’re highlighting seven creative style hacks using items you probably already have in your closet.

Scroll on through and prepare to fall back in seriously love with your wardrobe…

Tip 1: Layer a dress over a tighter dress.

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Style Du Monde

Sure, you’re used to layering a shirt over another top, but what about two dresses? Doing so gives your look extra dimension and gives the frock on top a new silhouette with the updated hem.

Reformation Beth Dress ($218)

Tip 2: Use a scarf in unexpected places.

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Style Du Monde

Scarves shouldn’t just be reserved for your neck. If you’re sick of your traditional, neutral blazer, give it a pop of color with a peek of a printed scarf coming out of one arm.

Tip 3: Wear a bra as an undershirt.

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Vanessa Jackman

Underwear as outerwear? Yes, yes, yes. Rather than slipping a cami or T-shirt under your sheer blouse, try a bra instead for a sultry vibe for date night.

Tip 4: Wear your parka instead of your trench.

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Style Du Monde

There’s something stylishly offbeat about wearing a thicker parka when everyone around you tops off with a thin-layered trench. Talk about standing out. To keep from overheating, pair yours with cooler separates like your crop top and cropped jeans.

Tip 5: Perfect your half tuck.

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Lee Oliveira

It may seem standard to wear a white blouse every day, but you can instantly change it up by perfecting your half-tuck skills. This look may feel disheveled, but when paired with sophisticated bottoms and add-ons it’s actually surprisingly polished.

Tip 6: Use an overcoat as an alternate suit jacket.

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Vanessa Jackman

Have to give a big presentation for work? Throw on your normal suit, but add an extra layer—a lightweight, printed coat—to give your power look even more punch.

Tip 7: Twist your belt unexpectedly.

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Style Du Monde

We all know that a belt can instantly create a waist, but rather than simply tucking your shirt into your skirt and wearing your belt normally, twist it to create a new shape that’ll enhance your silhouette even more.

Acne Studios Serva Belt ($232)

 

What do you think of these style tips? Will you incorporate any into your looks this spring? Sound off in the comment section below!