31 Things That'll Help Spring Clean Your Wardrobe
Stuff that'll spruce up your *old* stuff and *new* stuff.
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travel fabric steamer that'll help you cross over to the ~polished~ side and revive that collared shirt that's been hiding in the back of your closet since September... even if you're wearing gym shorts on bottom for your work day.
This puppy provides up to 15 minutes of continuous steaming and heats up in a mere 30 seconds.
Get it from Target for
plain T-shirt that won't show through to transform last year's fave sundress that's a tad cleavage-y into your new casual Friday office look.
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As demonstrated by my colleague
Katy Herman! You're about to get so much more wear out of items in your closet.
Get a similar shirt from Target for
$8 (available in 12 colors and sizes XS–XXL).
button replacement kit the least handy person you know could probably use to help you hold onto your fave pair of jeans that've had some recent hardware issues.
hankostore / Etsy
Get a replacement pack from
hankostore on Etsy for $3.99+ (available in three colors and 20, 50, 100, or 200 pieces).
This Etsy store has tons and tons of replacement hardware for your clothing and accessories!
Or a pack of
design-y replacement buttons to zhuzh up a shirt or jacket you've started to feel a little meh about but is in fighting shape!
High-waisted skinny jeans to add into your spring rotation because winter is over and dang if you won't add something bright into your all-black ensembles.
Get them from American Eagle for
$29.97 (available in sizes short, regular, and long 0–24).
A bottle of
Shoe-Pourri (yes, from the makers of Poo-Pourri) to spray your spring flats from last year that haven't seemed to properly fumigate on their own.
shoe deodorizer machine in case you're in a dire situation (I'm not exaggerating when I say "dire" here) and some mere spray just hasn't cut it for ya' thus far.
Bed Bath & Beyond
Promising review: "This was a Christmas gift for my son and his four children. They say it is magical and takes care of all their smelly shoes. In the reviews, they recommended that you keep it in garage because the ionizing has a smell. When the shoes are done, they have no odor at all. They are happy!" — Cubagirl
Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for
gorgeous floral maxi dress you can pair with a longer coat and ankle boots now and sneakers or sandals in the dead of summer.
Nordstrom, Forever 21
Get the left dress from Nordstrom for
$59.40 (four colors and sizes XS-XL) or the right dress from Forever 21 for $45 (sizes 1X-3X).
good ole Sharpie that'll darken smudges, whitening toothpaste marks, and other light stains on your LBDs, jeans, shoes, and other fashionable items you're not ready to replace just yet.
I have done this a million times and I'm not even ashamed! Let the first person who hasn't accidentally wiped toothpaste on a black T-shirt cast the first stone. Trust me, you'll find lots of other uses for the multiple markers that come in this pack.
Get one from Staples for
$1.75 or a 12-pack for $7.62.
Fresh T-shirts featuring a music icon like
Aaliyah or Cher just in case anyone has any doubts about your awesome taste in tunes.
Get them from Urban Outfitters: Aaliyah shirt for
$29 (available in unisex sizes S-XXL) or bedazzled Cher shirt for $49 (women's sizes S-L)
T-shirt with a message that says it all in the most gorgeous way. This'll only level up your wardrobe rotation.
Fly by Knight
Get it from Fly by Knight for
$30 (available in unisex or ladies sizes XS-XL).
Also check out why this is one of
our favorite black pride shirts (and there are so many more great ones!).
shoe-polishing kit ready to zhuzh up your shoes that haven't seen the light of day in a couple of months. OR your shoes you've been wearing multiple days a week as of late.
Promising review: "Best shoe polishing kit at a great price! I've used this on all my shoes, it's so good that it's the only shoe polish kit that I'll use on Gucci loafers! I like that it comes with instructions — buff and polish for a normal shine, or buff, polish, sprinkle a little water on the shoe, polish and buff again, then shine with the fabric strip, for a super shiny job. There is enough polish in this kit to last a really long time. The case isn't that cute, but it is reusable and nice that it keeps everything in one case. There are way more expensive kits out there, but this does exactly the same job as those. Highly recommend!" — hippietwippie
Get it from Target for
button-detail skirt in several colors that may just prove to be the most versatile new piece in your closet because it'll go with your new tees (and most any other top).
Get it from Boohoo for
$8 (three colors and sizes 12-24) or $7.40 (five colors and sizes 4–10).
Affordable sandals because, if we're being honest, sandals really go through it and most only make it through one season or two before they start looking too rough to keep wearing.
Get them from Boohoo: ankle-strap sandals for
$16 (also available in black and sizes 5-10) or three-strap sandals for $11.20 (also available in or sizes 5-10)
Teva sandals as a timeless option you can use in tough terrain and *will* last awhile.
Get them from Free People for
$50 (available in six color combos, women's sizes 6-10).
Block heel sandals in a neutral tone for all those special occasions you have coming up this szn that'll have you standing, dancing, and acting as the life of the party, per usual.
Get them from Asos: black shoes for
$24 (sizes 4,5, 8-12) or white shoes for $45 (sizes 5-11)
simple sewing kit with the stuff to help you make the most basic of alterations so that pile of clothes in your laundry room you need to take to the tailor disappears.
Priceless Culture / Etsy
Includes 30 needles, 18 spools of thread in popular colors (24-30 ft), 5 pins (inside a needle bottle), 4 safety pin, 4 shirt buttons white, 4 snap buttons, measuring tape (inches and cm), stainless-steel scissors, plastic needle threader, white marking pencil, magnifying glass, knitting needle, seam ripper, curette, thimble, and threader.
Get it from
Priceless Culture on Etsy for $16 (available in three colors).
Fabric glue can right fallen hems and other clothes-ruining mishaps that'd otherwise land your garments in the trash.
Promising review: "Love this glue! Used it to put patches on without thread. I take extra time put a weight object on the material for a few hours as it dries, just to make sure it glues well. Glued all the way to the edge of the fabric. Stays wash after wash. FABULOUS product! Would highly recommend!" — Vickee
Get it from Michaels for
belt bag or cross-body bag that won't bust your budget so if you're over it after that summer music festival, it'll be nbd.
Get them from Boohoo: plus waist bag for
$10 (also in black, straight sizes) or cross-body bag for $10
Check out tons and tons of
fanny packs on Boohoo.
rain jacket that'll *clearly* be a good idea come all those April showers that just so happen to occur in all the other months too.
This one is a tad oversized and long enough to work with your new sundresses when the day looks like it may sway to all gloom and doom.
Get it from Hunter Boots for
$175 (available in six colors and sizes 2XS-XL).
ruched bodysuit – layer it with a high-waisted skirt or your fave jeans for a look so good you're more or less legally obligated to post to your Insta feed.
Get them from Missguided: square neck bodysuit for
$26 (three colors and sizes 0–14) or ruched plunge bodysuit for $26 (sizes 12-22)
vinyl printed tote to carry around your essentials in a bit of style, even if the rain clouds are out and about that day.
Get it from Urban Outfitters for
$16 (available in four patterns).
Sheer sparkly or tie-dye socks that'll help you wear your sandals a little earlier than expected. (Trust me, you can pull it off!)
Get them from Urban Outfitters: sparkly socks for
$12 (available in six colors) or tie-dye socks for $10
glitzy scrunchie you can use for a half-up look (or just a messy pony) because who wants to spend their time on styling their hair when the weather is this nice?!
Get it from Free People for
$4.95 (available in six colors).
Some pearl accessories to update your go-to ensembles like some
hair clips or bee-tiful earrings that'll more or less serve as compliment bait.
Get them from Nordstrom: four-pack of imitation pearl clips for
$7.60 and pearl Baublebar earrings for $42
fabric de-fuzzer that'll pick up all the errant lint bringing down your LEWK. And then take it to your furniture so they can get a spring refresh too!
This includes three removable edges to tackle your fabric.
Get it from West Elm for
P.S. In a pinch, dragging a razor across a piece of clothing can help too!
Statement resin earrings that look like
lobsters, palm trees, or just ridiculously good looking hoops to do the heavy fashionable lifting for ya'. Seriously, just LOOK at these beauts.
milkmaid dress or smock midi you could wear to Mother's Day brunch without getting judged. AND the animal print can be an excellent excuse to bring up if everyone's seen Tiger King yet.
Round eyes sunnies because perhaps like me you've acquired QUITE a few cat-eye sunnies and could use a fresh shape for on the cheap.
Superga sneakers in a classic silhouette and an unexpected hue to bring in a little bit of the old and a lot of the new.
Get them from Superga for
$48.75 (available in four colors and women's sizes 5 to 11-1/2 or men's sizes 3-1/2 to13-1/2).
And check out more Superga sneakers on
Insta-famous wrap skirt you'll find allll kind of ways to wear.
Never Fully Dressed
I own this skirt and adore it!
Get it from Never Fully Dressed for
$77 (available in eight patterns and sizes S-XL; though the price is listed in pounds on the UK-based site).
Your nemesis when they find out about all your great new fits.
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