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Monday, March 16, 2015

Frugal Ways To Add A Little “Spring” To Your Wardrobe...

With Spring fast approaching, the urge to overhaul your entire wardrobe will inevitably arrive too. Indulging in every new color or trend can leave your budget a little drained. Luckily, there are quite a few ways to trick your mind into thinking you have a whole new wardrobe!

Fun Accessories

Spring accessories such as a new pair of sunglasses, a colorful scarf, or a fun hair wrap are all great ways to spruce up your wardrobe. This time of year, stores will have a surplus of Spring like items in gorgeous colors and patterns. You can usually find these fairly cheap at your local department store or you can look online for a great deal. Sites like Groopdealz and Cents of Style always tend to have frugal pieces that are in season.

New Makeup

One of the easiest ways to transition from Winter to Spring is to brighten up your makeup routine. Go a shade brighter with your lipstick and blush or invest in a bronzer to create a sun-kissed glow. You can also get out of the neutral eyeshadow rut and purchase a fun pastel shade. If you're trying something new, don't feel that you have to spend a lot of money to get a great result. Many drugstore makeup and nail polish brands will give you a great long lasting result at a cheap price.

Transition Pieces

Many pieces in your wardrobe can transition into warmer weather with one or two small changes. Long sleeves and jeans can be rolled up, leggings and a cardigan can be added to summer dresses and button up shirts can double as a light jacket. Think out of the box to create new looks. Look for inspiration on Pinterest to see ways that you can reuse the clothes that are already in your closet. You could even go window shopping to see how you can recreate this season’s trends.

Break Even

There are always those items that we can't resist or truly do need. For those items, do your best to break even. You can break even by trading your old clothing, or selling your clothes to cover the cost of your new purchases. This is especially easy to do by utilizing online thrift stores such as Twice or thredUp. These sites will take your old clothing and give you store credit so you can purchase quality in season items. Another way to break even is to purchase items that you can use for many different seasons.

Purchase One or Two Season Appropriate Items

If your wardrobe is seriously lacking, you can purchase one or two items that are specifically tailored for warmer weather. This could be a pretty blouse in a bright shade or pretty print, a pair of capris, or some great sandals. When purchasing these items, try to find things that work with what you already have in your wardrobe.

What are some of your favorite Spring items to add to your wardrobe?

XO Cate


  1. Great ideas on how to break even while still getting something new. I'm not a big fashion person, but I do occasionally check out thrift stores for fun/different accessories.

    1. I love that I can go to a thrift store and come out with an accessory that no one else has! :)

  2. I like your ideas. I think scarves, particularly, brighten up an outfit and they don't have to cost much.

    1. I am a huge scarf fan as well! They're so versatile.

  3. Love the idea that spring is right around the corner.. And all the pretty spring colors that are showing up , really are tempting.. But love your ideas.. thanks for sharing.

  4. I went for new make-up. :) I bought the Rimmel London brand from Walmart. It's pretty inexpensive compared to a lot of brands out there. I bought their BB Cream Matte, Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation & their Stay Matte Pressed Powder. I'm trying to keep the shine under control, especially now that it's so warm here in Vegas. I've been really pleased with all three.

    I also love transition pieces. I don't feel like it's completely summer yet, even though we are in the 80's already. I wear pants and a T-Shirt with a short or 3/4 sleeve cardigan which I can take off if it gets too hot.


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