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Style Spotting: 5 Affordable Ways to Freshen Up Your Spring Wardrobe

Written by Tanner

Give your clothes a face lift for spring.

Have you been to the stores lately – spring collections are flooding in and they are beautiful! So many bright colors, airy fabrics, and exciting new accessories! But who can honestly afford to purchase all those beautiful things – fashion is expensive, not to mention “in” today and “out” tomorrow! So, to save your wallet from draining and closet from exploding, here are some ideas on how to incorporate some of the season’s biggest trends into your wardrobe using what you already have!

1. ‘Button’ that blazer. The smallest details can make the largest impact, such as buttons on a blazer. To refresh a classic blazer, simply switch out the buttons with bright, fun buttons in spring colors! This can easily turn into a tradition each season, where you replace the buttons to match your mood or the trends of the moment.

2. Dye the dress. Bright whites are lovely – when they’re actually white – but once the white becomes dulled down after repeated washes, white articles quickly lose their luster. However, just because a white garment may look dull or even have a stain, you don’t have to throw it out; instead, pick up some dye and dye it to whichever color you’re feeling. Not every DIY dye job has to be tie-dye either – solid dyes can look pretty amazing as well if executed properly. Wanna go for extra credit? – hand dip dye the garment for an ombre effect!

3. Scarf a skirt. Loud prints are fun when they are in style and right when you get them. However, you can only get away with wearing an obnoxious or loud patterned skirt so many times. For spring, cut that sucker up, whether in a long strips or a square, and wear it is an accent scarf!

4. Jort those jeans. As temperatures start to heat up, it’s the time of year to start stripping down. If you’re tired of the same old pair of jeans, cut them off at mid thigh and voillá – cute jean shorts!

5. Snaz-up your sneaks. If your shoes are starting to look old and run down, freshen them up with bright, new laces – it’s amazing how new they will look again!

Have some tips of your own on how to get the most out of old clothes and/or accessories? Share below in the comment box!

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Tanner is a cool cat from Alaska who left the arctic in search of the hot fashion scene in NYC. He stays hydrated in the heat drinking coconut flavored anything and warm in the cold by cocooning himself in layers of his hand knit scarves. His current obsession? Mixing his drink with equal parts of Diet Sierra Mist and the Dolly Parton station on Pandora

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