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Mom style: How to add a little funk to 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...

Get funky

Money is tight everywhere and most moms don't have the cash to overhaul their whole wardrobe every season. If your clothes are a little drab, you can funk up your style by just adding a key piece or two.

Spring into bold stripes

Striped blazer

Whether you choose a nautical blue and white striped top or something with a little more flavor, you'll love getting into the stripe trend this season. We love the look of a red and blue striped blazer partnered with a slim skirt or a pair of skinny jeans.

Our pick: Juicy Couture nautical striped blazer (Juicy Couture, $160)

Dare to wear a shorts suit

Shorts suit

From the office to a neighborhood party, shorts suits will be all the rage this spring. From flirty florals to the aforementioned bold stripes, you'll find suits with shorts in every pattern and color imaginable. Wear your shorts suit with a cute pair of espadrilles.

Our pick: Nishe scalloped jacket and shorts (ASOS, $158)

Add a fedora

Banded fedora

Choose a fedora in a bright color such as fuchsia or aqua or a steady neutral like white or gray. You can wear a fedora with just about anything in your closet — from a loose cotton dress to a tee and jeans. If you don't think you are a "hat person," head to the thrift shop and get a fedora on the cheap to try out this trend. Remember, hats are an easy way for mommy to cover up a bad hair day!

Our pick: Thin banded fedora (Wet Seal, $11)

Don a pair of shades

Guess sunglasses

One item from the spring fashion runways that can easily translate into any mom's wardrobe is a pair of funky sunglasses. This year, colored and patterned sunglasses are definitely in style, and every shape and size is on trend. So start trying on sunglasses and find the perfect pair to add some oomph to your look this season. And when the baby keeps you up all night, you can slip them on and no one will be the wiser.

Our pick: GUESS sunglasses (Sunglass Hut, $80)

Put on platforms

Platform shoes

Give your wardrobe a little lift — literally. Platform shoes will continue to be popular throughout next season. If you aren't sure if you will wear them often, don't spend a bundle — stick with thrifty choices. However, if you really love this trend, it's alright to splurge on a pair of platforms that you will wear regularly. It's all about bang for your buck.

Our pick: Volatile Ditzy sandals (Zappos, $45)

Make a statement

Statement bib necklace

Statement jewelry such as large pendants, thick cuff bracelets and cocktail rings are all the rage right now. You don't need to spring for new fine jewelry. Instead, select pieces from thrift shops and estate sales or buy from affordable online shops at Etsy. Even the most casual outfit can be funked up with a few select pieces of jewelry.

Our pick: Chunky bib necklace (Kiwi888 Etsy Shop, $17)

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