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Budget-friendly wardrobe updates

Update your spring wardrobe with the latest accessories. Splurging on these five must-have fashion trends will freshen up your look without breaking the bank.

1Budget-friendly wardrobe updatesAdd a touch of floral

Floral prints are always trendy for spring, but 2011 takes floral to a whole new level. Fun flowery patterns go way beyond dresses and tops to adorn everything from shoes and handbags to headbands and scarves. Add some floral-print accessories to your existing wardrobe, and you'll be in full-bloom on the fashion scene.

Tip: Don't wear all of your floral accessories at the same time! Less is more!

Photos: Floral prints on the red carpet? You bet! >>

2Budget-friendly wardrobe updatesStrut your stuff in nude shoes

Spring 2011 runways are bursting with bright colors, and you can balance the trend with gorgeous nude shoes. Peep-toe pumps and strappy sandals in subdued nude shades won't detract from your eye-popping spring ensembles.

Big bonus: Wearing nude heels will make your legs look longer!

Read more: How to make your legs look long and lean >>

3Budget-friendly wardrobe updatesGo retro with 1970s-inspired sunglasses

High-waisted pants and big collars aren't the only 70s trends making a comeback. Greet Spring 2011 with a big, bold pair of colorful sunglasses. The plastic frames are so affordable that you can stock up on all of the fun, trendy colors: teal, yellow, orange and white!

Tip: Pair your funky shades with a floral top or dress.

Read more: 3 Spring sunglasses trends for Spring 2011 >>

4Budget-friendly wardrobe updatesObi sash belts

Show off your gorgeous curves with an obi sash belt. This "belt" is simply a piece of fabric worn around the waist to accentuate the smallest part of the torso. Obi belts are all over the Spring 2011 runways. Break up your outfit with a colorful fabric belt, or make your hourglass look even more pronounced with a dark leather sash.

Tip: Try a floral-print sash for an uber-trendy look!

Runway to MomWay: Chic up your tresses for Spring 2011 >>

5Budget-friendly wardrobe updatesChunky Bangles

Bracelets are hot this season... and the bigger the better. Huge, chunky bangles are a super-fun way to update any spring outfit. Get on the bangle bandwagon with colored plastic bracelets, wood beads or high-end jewelry. If you're not the big and bold type, try one bangle and go from there.

Read more: Find out how bangles can accentuate your best features >>

Which new trends will you try this spring? Share your picks in the comments section below.

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