Spring is nearly here, and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spring clean your look for the season! A spring wardrobe makeover doesn’t have to be expensive, and there is a lot that you can do to update your style on a budget.
To create your perfect spring 2020 lookbook, start by browsing online and in shops to discover trends and pieces that you might like to try yourself. From there, try the following methods to build your ideal look for spring and the rest of the year.
Take Small Steps
First things first, you shouldn’t try to overhaul your style in one go, nor should you dump your entire wardrobe and replace everything in your closet. Let’s be real; most budgets can’t handle it, and your mental/emotional well being probably can’t, either. Instead, set small goals for wardrobe changes that you can make gradually, starting with your personal and signature style. You will still get that fresh feel that you’re looking for, without breaking the bank or your sanity.
From there, try to continually update the options in your closet through the seasons, and consider keeping a bin nearby where you can put things you no longer wear to manage the clutter.
Add Classic Color
The Spring/Summer 2020 color trends for New York and London evoke a sense of the familiar. According to the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, “Combining our desire for stability, creativity, and more spontaneous design approaches, the color palette for Spring/Summer 2020 infuses heritage and tradition with a colorful, youthful update that creates strong multi-colored combinations as well as energizing and optimistic pairings.”
Bright scarlet red, saffron yellow, classic blue, Biscay green, chive, and faded denim are all stylish and classic colors to play with for your wardrobe this spring.
Try Some Metallic Glam
BuzzFeed’s looks for 2020 include some fantastic ideas to glam up your look with some shimmer! Metallic pieces such as satin wide-legged pants, metallic pleated skirts, and shimmery ankle boots are stylish and look a little bit retro, but in a very good way.
Another fun and glamorous trend for spring is pleats and puff sleeve shoulders. Dramatic prints, polka dots, and stripes are also very chic and can dress up your favorite pair of jeans with a statement look that’s totally Instagram-worthy.
Warm it Up, Cool it Down
A signature of spring is the changing weather, and while we all love the fresh flowers and warmer spring air, evenings can get a bit cool. Cardigans may have been considered frumpy in the past, but no more! These button-down knits and other knitwear pieces are making a bold comeback, with some new prints, color blocking patterns, and totally stylish layering pieces that will keep you warm and fashion-forward all season long.
As the temperatures climb and the sun comes out in force, it’s time to up your game when it comes to shorts. Shorts suits, Bermuda shorts, and short jumpers are oh-so-cute and flirty. They are the perfect addition to keep you cool and comfortable for those blissful springtime afternoons in the sun.
Bring Out Your Inner Animal
Rawr! Animal prints are still the rage in the fashion scene, and spring 2020 styles feature them with a frenzy. Find yourself a cute fake fur stole to dress up your night out attire, grab a cozy faux fur headband for those early spring days when the weather is still cold, and try out some vegan leather in fun colors! You’ll look sleek, sexy, and stylish as you roam the streets of your city.