Spring 2015 wardrobe staples and how to get them for less

Ah, spring has finally arrived. We’ve set our clocks ahead and gained another hour of beautiful sunshine (and lost an hour of sleep). It’s time to pack away that heavy winter jacket in exchange for a bright and lighter one and trade in your furry winter snow boots for some cute and sleek booties. Spring is a time for new beginnings, and a new wardrobe is no exception.

The first step in building a staple spring wardrobe is to get rid of the old. Old clothes from previous spring or summer seasons that you won’t wear anymore can go to a much better use. Cleaning out your closet always aligns with the feeling of the season: a fresh start. So spend a weekend afternoon tackling your closet and create a pile to donate and a pile to sell. There are many options to sell your clothes online, whether it is through a website where you send them the clothes or you meet up with buyers yourself. Reusing your old clothes is also good for the environment and the energy put into manufacturing the clothes won’t be wasted.

Look for items to vamp up your basics that are versatile with many looks and could be carried into the summer and maybe even the fall. Here are our best tips to get your closet ready to welcome in Mr. Sunshine with open arms:

1. Light sweater

Sweaters are the best of both words: comfy-cozy and stylish. Spring is the perfect season for light sweaters because you can easily layer, removing the sweater when the sun is hot and adding a chic jacket when it gets chilly. This light sweater from houseoffraser.co.uk is great because it will add a little color to your outfit, but it still light enough to go with a lot of looks.

2. Boyfriend jeans

You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. Boyfriend jeans are a great options because they make an outfit instantly effortless chic. They can come in many different washes and styles ranging from classic relaxed cuts to the acid washed shredded version. Whatever your preference, these are a great addition to your spring wardrobe.

3. Sundress

Your legs will shout with joy the first time you step out of the house in a light and flowing sundress. There are many styles that are in this spring season such as floral, white lace and sporty. As well, you can go for some more abstract patterns like these cute palm trees from thehut.com.

Leather jacket

Nothing amps up an outfit better than a chic leather jacket. They are the perfect combination of tough and feminine. There are many styles that you can look from like bomber or biker. A bonus if you can score a great vintage piece like this Chanel second hand on rebelle.com.

5. Stripes

Stripes, stripes, and more stripes. Vertical, horizontal, diagonal, zig zag. Skirts, shirts, shoes, you name it. Stripes are in this spring 2015. The rule for stripes this season: the more the better. Throw out your old ideas about matchy-matchy and pile on different colors, textures and patterns for the perfect striped-out look! What are your recommendations for some of the most essential spring wardrobe pieces this season?

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