It’s official, spring is on its way! Christmas is now a distant memory, and the days are finally getting longer. Before we know it, we’ll be welcoming warmer climes and looking forward to getting out into the garden. If you’re a follower of fashion or your wardrobe is in serious need of a revamp, the arrival of a new season is an ideal time to refresh your look. You don’t have to go wild in the aisles or fill your virtual basket to the rafters. If you’re on a budget, here are some simple ways to update your wardrobe in perfect time for spring.
Modify your palette
In the autumn and winter months, we tend to opt for darker colours and rich shades like black, navy, grey, red and burgundy. As spring creeps ever closer, it’s time to refresh your palette and lighten things up a bit. Pastels always work well in the warmer months, and white is a great option if you have a phobia of brighter tones. If sorbet shades don’t flatter your skin tone, add coloured accessories and accents rather than investing in coloured tops, dresses or jackets. Green was a big hit on the catwalks, and you can choose from a huge range of shades. Go for vivid tones if you’re feeling brave or khaki for a more subtle look.
Switch up your accessories
If you’re bored of layering up and spending half an hour putting hats, scarves, and gloves on before you leave the house, spring brings good news. The warmer weather is a perfect excuse to invest in some new accessories to give your daytime and evening looks that extra lift. If you’re heading out for the night, swap patent clutch bags and matching stilettos for a nude bag and heels, and add some jewels. If you’ve got a very simple top, go for a beaded collar or some statement drop earrings. If you’ve got a printed or patterned top or dress, keep your jewellery very simple. A pair of stud earrings, a plain bangle, or a couple of palladium rings will finish your look off perfectly. Brooches are also an excellent option if you’re looking for something understated to complete a vintage-style outfit.
Set your feet free
It’s been a while since it was safe to venture out in anything other than fur-lined boots or wellies. But now that spring is in the air, you can look forward to setting your feet free, and embracing a more eclectic selection of shoes. This season, embroidery is making a comeback, so shop around for embroidered pumps and trainers in pastel and nude shades. You’ll find everything from varsity-style badges and old school stonewashed denim to floral motifs.
Spring is just around the corner, and what better excuse to go shopping and pick out some awesome items to update your wardrobe? As the days get lighter, pack away those fluffy black jumpers and jewel shade scarves, and lighten things up a little. Use jewellery, brooches, and silk scarves to jazz up your outfits, and look out for the latest spring shoe styles.
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