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10 Easy ways to update your wardrobe

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and four children. At SheKnows, she writes about parenting, fashion, beauty and other lifestyle topics. Additionally, Kori has been published i...

Update your look

Does your outdated wardrobe need a boost? These 10 trendy pieces are easy ways for moms to update their wardrobes from drab to fab.

Woman putting on necklace

1

Get a lift from platforms

Platform sandals are hot once again this year. They are a great way to give any outfit a lift and aren't as hard on your feet as skinny stilettos. You don't need a super-high platform to give your look a boost — even a couple inches will add some funk and fun to any mom's outfit.

2

Embrace the peplum trend

The peplum trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere, so it's time to embrace it. You can find dresses, skirts and shirts just about anywhere. We love the peplum hem tank top with its sleek leather waistband. Find out where you can get this cool top and other hot pieces that give new life to the peplum trend.

3

Flirt with florals

Floral prints are feminine and flirty. If a floral print dress is just too much for you, select floral shoes, handbags and other accessories instead. As the weather cools down, look for florals in burgundy, rust and navy hues.

Fit and flare dress

Editor's pick:
Glamour Power to You Dress in Blueberry Muffin (ModCloth.com, $75)

4

Mingle with mint

Freshen up your wardrobe with mint-colored clothing and patterns. The color has a refreshing look to it that will help transform any outfit from dull to crisp. Pairing a mint-colored top with white pants or wearing accessories with this color is a definite wardrobe update.

5

Put on a dress

If you find yourself always wearing jeans or yoga pants, it's time to mix things up and put on a dress. Even if you don't work in an office, you can find adorable shift and fit-and-flare dresses that will work for any occasion without looking uptight.

6

Dare to wear sheer

Just because you are a mom doesn't mean you have to stop dressing sexy. Just don't overdo it. Semi-sheer tops or blouses with sheer sleeves are on-trend right now, particularly in nude shades. Partner a nude, sheer top with a pair of skinny jeans and ballet flats for a stylish, pulled-together look that any mom can wear.

7

Go Hollywood with shades

Bold oversized sunglasses have been all the rage for Hollywood celebs for quite some time. But lately, everyone is wearing them. If you don't like the look of the big round shades, aviator sunglasses are also a fabulous look.

8

Carry a glossy handbag

A slick, glossy bag can perk up even the plainest ensemble. Choose a patent leather bag in a boxy, ladylike shape. This style is going to be very trendy this season. Select a handbag that isn't too big or too small so you can wear it for multiple occasions or even for everyday errands!

9

Layer your necklaces

Jewelry can really change your look. Make a statement with a bold pendant or by layering different types of necklaces. Mix beads, chains and gemstone necklaces in varying lengths for a modern appeal.

10

How about a hat?

Hats might be the most under-utilized accessory. From a funky beret to a resort-channeling fedora, hats can really add personal style to an outfit. They're a fun touch and can be worn many different ways. Try a gray fedora with a black outfit to give your ensemble a sleek touch.

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