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I know it may not feel like it right now (especially for those of us based in the UK) but Spring is just around the corner and if you are anything like me, you are more than ready to pack away those thick jumpers and bring out the pretty prints!
I love the transitioning season of spring, heck I just love the season of spring all on its own and I can’t wait to start introducing some new looks when it finally gets a little milder. Of course as you might expect, especially if you’ve been around here for a while, everything I do is on a budget and so I wanted to share with you some great ways to update your wardrobe for spring which don’t necessarily need to cost the earth!
Shop Your Wardrobe
This is quite a new thing for me but I can honestly say that it works. It takes a little bit of planning and time but it’s such a cute trick and is definitely effective. We all get used to wearing the same clothes and combinations day in and day out that it can be difficult to think outside the box.
But not only will it make you feel great to sort out your clothing and donate anything you honestly know you won’t wear (and sometimes it’s hard to be that honest!)…you may also be surprised to find things which you had completely forgotten about. Before you purchase anything, go shop your wardrobe and see what you already have.
Apart from anything, this could make the task of updating your wardrobe super easy as you may not need to purchase anything. Or you may be able to use your funds to make a key investment, such as a stunning piece of feature jewellery; I am currently shipping some of these beautiful pieces especially the 14k gold mini medallion necklace.
Pinterest is such a gem when it comes to finding outfit inspiration. In fact, it’s very easy to fall down a rabbit hole and emerge hours later (something I’ve done far too often!) Find a style, theme or an influencer you like and then follow their socials (instagram is a great one for fashion inspo too) and see what they are wearing. Now you’ve shopped your wardrobe you should instantly be able to see what you already have that could help you dress to match that theme or person’s style. It may even just inspire you to try out some different combinations of items you already own; and thus saving you money for something else.
Don’t Go Crazy
We live in an era of fast fashion, and whilst I’m a regular in Primark as much as the next person, it can be all too easy to fall into the trap of buying pieces you don’t really need, and which aren’t as transferable as you might think. The idea, really is to pick pieces which can be worn in a variety of different ways, thus saving you vital wardrobe space but also saving you money in the long term.
This is again, why it is helpful to spend a little time thinking about what you already own, and then deciding what key pieces will see you through to the coming season. That isn’t to say, don’t go and buy anything but just be more selective; print is going to be a big feature this Spring so maybe just choosing one or two stand-out items which go with the majority of what you already own, rather than buying an entire new wardrobe’s worth of outfit.
For example, I’m obsessed with this blush floral frill blouse from Next but it’s quite an obvious piece; so I might only choose this as my one stand-out thing and focus my other purchases on more transitional items.
Know The Trends
Finally, if you do want to invest in a couple of strong pieces for the coming season, then it always helps to know what is going to be on trend. As I mentioned above, floral prints continues to pop up but other coming trends include polka dot, jungle prints, tailoring (think suits of all kinds!) and even bermuda shorts are making a comeback! I’m not sure whether I’ll be quite ready to brave having my legs out come spring but I could be tempted by this pair from ASOS once summer turns up!
And there you have it, all top tips I will be following myself as spring draws closer and continuing on into the warmer weather. I hope you found these helpful, and let me know if there are any you would add.