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Easy spring style updates for mom

Sarah Caron is a Connecticut-based freelance writer and editor. She lives with her wonderful husband, two adorable kids and two funny beagles. Check out her food blog at Sarah's Cucina Bella.

Warm up your wardrobe now!

Spring is on its way, and it’s time to make your wardrobe look like it. Here are a few great ways for moms to update their style for spring, without breaking the bank.

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You stare into your closet. Long sleeves. Wool. Heavy coats. All the telltale signs of a winter wardrobe. Now that the weather is warming, those thick sweaters aren't necessary anymore. It's time to break out the spring clothes.

But who wants to look like they haven't updated their wardrobe in a decade? The kids have all sorts of fabulous new additions to spring-ify their clothes, and you should too.

So, what's in for spring? Here are a few fabulous trends that are easy to incorporate into your busy mom wardrobe.

Get striped

Stripes are huge this season -- and looking sleek on everything from dresses to belts. "The great thing about the stripes trend, as opposed to say the lingerie trend, is that it's extremely wearable. Adding stripes instantly adds a chic factor to any outfit and you can control how much of an impact you want, whether it's a silk scarf, a tee or a full-on maxi dress," says Victoria Kent, of I'm Not Rich, I Just Shop A Lot.

Go west

How about adding a little wild, wild west to your wardrobe this year? The western look is in and it's perfect for this spring. "I love the Cowgirl/western accents trend -- it translates into fashion and decor really well when done with a careful touch," says Carrie Leber of Leber PR.

Go vintage

Vintage looks are in -- even if they are technically new. That's right, clothes with the vintage look, but sold first-hand, can be a fab wardrobe update. "Vintage-inspired frocks and tunics are popular for Spring this year. Bodice piping and tiny floral prints paired with antique buttons and antique colors, such as peach and sea-foam green, are what I am looking forward to," says Lindsey Kremkau, owner of the Trade Chic Plus Size Boutique.

Lace!

Now, about that lace... Lacey details are hot this year and easy to work into your current wardrobe. "Wear it feminine by pairing a fresh lace skirt with a tee and belted cardigan, or rock it edgy by pairing a sweet lace top with your favorite blue jeans and leather jacket. Keep it classy by choosing a classic hue of antique beige, softs shell pink, wedding white or Edwardian black for a timeless chic and sexy look even your great grandmother would have approved of," says Jennifer Bourgoyne, a fashion stylist and designer and founder of Czela Bellies CesareanWear(tm).

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