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Major wardrobe update: 30 spring essentials for your closet

 
Ditch your drab winter gear and spring into your fun, bright style. Check out these 30 spring essentials that will have you feeling as sunny as the weather and protected from the rain on those off days.

 

 

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    Denim shorts

    It’s officially time to show off some leg! Every girl knows the importance of a go-to pair of denim shorts. So, whether they’re light, dark, distressed or faded, pick a pair that will make you feel your best.

     

    Victoria’s Secret Cut-Off Denim Shorts, $35, victoriassecret.com

    AE Denim Boyfit Midi Short, $40, ae.com

    Aeropostale High-Waisted Medium Washed Destroyed Denim Shorty Shorts, $22, aeropostale.com

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    Slip-on sneakers

    Casual, cute, and comfortable! Pair with cropped jeans or a flouncy skater skirt, and put a spring in your step.

     

    Gap Printed espadrille slip-ons, $40, gap.com

    Keds Crash Back Zig Zag, $45, keds.com

    Vans Solic Canvas Classic Slip-On Shoes in White, $45, jcrew.com

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    Tote bag

    Whether you need to carry a blanket and food for a picnic in the park or you’re just strutting around town, these tote bags will be sure to carry it all.

     

    Rip Curl Bali Dancer Tote Bag, $30, pacsun.com

    To and Fro Tote, $36, modcloth.com

    AEO Factory Canvas Tote Bag, $15, ae.com

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    Hat

    The sun is finally shining and wow, it’s getting bright! Shade that gorgeous face from dangerous UV rays with a girly hat.

     

    Lined Straw Fedora with Grosgrain Ribbon and Bow Trim, $18, icing.com

    Floral Brim Burlap Baseball Hat, $8, delias.com

    Aerie Floppy Hat, $20, ae.com

     

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    Cropped jeans

    Tired of wearing jeans again and again? So are we. Spice it up a bit with a cropped length. And depending on your personal style, try a distressed look.

     

    Levi’s Mid-Rise Skinny Cropped Jeans, $45, jcpenney.com

    Ripped and Destroyed Cropped Jeans, $34, makemechic.com

    Levi’s Skinny Boyfriend Cropped Jeans, $37, dillards.com

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    Colorful sandals

    Show off your pedicure with a pair of bright sandals. With your exposed feet, you’ll be feeling the sun from head to freshly painted toe.

     

    Loalian T-strap sandals, $45, aldoshoes.com

    Ipanema Maya Studded Sandals, $28, shopbop.com

    Lemacks T-strap sandals, $40, aldoshoes.com

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    Graphic tee

    Be bold and show what you’re passionate about in a graphic tee. Sporty girls can wear jersey-style tees, while animal lovers can wear tees adorned with the cutest cats.

     

    Fresh Metallic Varsity Tee, $14, forever21.com

    Meow Tee, $7, delias.com 

    Marvel Comics Muscle Tee, $14, forever21.com

     

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    Umbrella

    Uh-oh...here comes the rainy season. Keep your hair and outfit dry with a cool umbrella.

     

    Rainy Daisy Umbrella, $30, modcloth.com

    Raining Cats and Dogs Umbrella, $32, topshop.com

    Ruffled Travel Umbrella, $10, forever21.com

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    Crop top

    Crop tops are perfect for a fun music festival or a hot spring day. Plus, if you don’t wanna bare your stomach but love the cropped look, pair with something high-waisted. Try a higher-rise skirt, pants or shorts.

     

    Feathered Festival Tank, $27, spottedmoth.com

    Coca Cola Tee, $25, delias.com

    Pizza Paradise Crop Top, $29, etsy.com

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    Romper

    With this two-in-one piece, you’ll look immediately chic. If you’re feeling bold, go for the overalls and pair with a classic white or striped tee. Cute!

     

    Hollister Overalls Bettys, $50, hollisterco.com

    Summer Monochrome Daisy Print Playsuit, $45, boohoo.com

    Smocked Tube Tribal Romper, $25, delias.com

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    Maxi skirt

    Go long this spring! For those sunny days that are still a li’l chilly, throw on a maxi in a fun color. You’ll stay warm and look seasonal.

     

    Candie’s Heart Chiffon Maxi Skirt, $13, kohls.com

    Lady Lace Maxi Skirt, $28, forever21.com

    Tie Dye Striped Maxi Skirt, $19, loveculture.com

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    Something floral

    The flowers are blooming, so why not show them some love? Wear this cute floral trend on any aspect of your outfit and you’ll be looking oh-so springy.

     

    BOBS from Skechers Bobs Plush, $50, zappos.com

    Garden Goddess Floral Bib Necklace, $14, forever21.com

    Babydoll Dress in Navy Floral, $35, delias.com

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    Sunglasses

    Sunglasses are a must when the sun is out and shining bright. With so many options, there’s no reason for you to choose a dull and boring pair. Instead, pick up a pair of these fab shades and say goodbye to squinting.

     

    Sole Society Smyth Oversized Thick Rim Sunglasses, $25, solesociety.com

    Williamsburg Rainbow Shades, $20, nastygal.com

    With Love From CA Rubbersized Hearts Sunglasses, $15, pacsun.com

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    Headband

    On those humid days where your hair just won’t cooperate, pin it back with a cute headband.

     

    AEO Printed Headwrap, $7, ae.com

    Refined Bow Headband, $2, forever21.com

    Farah Floral Headband, $12, necessaryclothing.com

     

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    Neat nails

    If you’re looking for a new way to brighten up your spring look, look no further! Nothing says goodbye winter like these fun nail picks. Wave hello to warmer weather.

     

    Mint Leaves Nail Polish, $3, forever21.com

    Essie ‘Spring 2014’ Nail Polish in Style Hunter, $9, nordstrom.com

    Victoria’s Secret Nail Paint in Party On, $10, victoriassecret.com

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    Bangles/bracelets

    Fun bracelets are the absolute perfect way to show off your new manicure. Plus, they draw just the right amount of attention to your hands. On their own or stacked in a bundle, these bracelets will look super cute.

     

    SunaharA Malibu Feather Wrap Bangle Bracelet, $38, shopbop.com

    Teal Cabochon and Crystal Stretch Bracelet in Yellow Gold Tone, $18, onestopplus.com

    Feather & Beaded Stretch Bracelets-11 Pack, $6, charlotterusse.com

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    Sundress

    After a long winter bundled up, it’s time to show a little leg! Sport any of these dresses to look fun and totally carefree.

     

    AE Boho Embroidered Dress, $60, ae.com

    Solid Fit & Flare Dress $33, aeropostale.com

    Must-Have Scuba Skater Dress, $13, forever21.com

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    Denim jacket/vest

    Even though it’s warming up, some nights are still a little chilly. But don’t worry, we’re showin’ you how to stay cute and warm at the same time. Sport an edgy denim jacket or vest, and you’re ready for a night out with your girls.

     

    H&M Denim Jacket, $50, hm.com

    Light Wash Fray Denim Vest, $10, delias.com

    Betty’s Seaside Reef Denim Jacket, $49, hollisterco.com

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    Waterproof mascara

    GL Tip: Avoid being one of our cringe worthy “and how was your day” embarrassing moments by sporting waterproof mascara. These picks will keep your make-up intact on the go. No running mascara, no worries!

     

    CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Waterproof Mascara, $7, walmart.com

    CannonBall ULTRA Waterproof Mascara, $20, urbandecay.com

    Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara, $7, drugstore.com

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    Rain jacket

    Springtime can be pretty unpredictable weather-wise, but a rainy day is no excuse to not look your best. Check out these finds to brighten up those grey spring days.

     

    Mossimo Supply Co. Junior’s Anorak Rain Coat- Pink Floral Print, $35, target.com

    Brave Soul Polka Dot Hooded Rain Trench, $48, asos.com

    Wild Style Rain Coat, $30, forever21.com

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    A printed bandeau

    Take a walk on the wild side with these fun tops. They look totally cute with your fave skirts or high waisted shorts, and make for the perfect concert look.

     

    See You Monday The Fruity Punch Bandeau, $12, karmaloop.com

    Nollie Extended Bandeau Top, $11, pacsun.com

    Arizona Bandeau Top, $3, jcpenney.com

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    Light-knit sweater

    On those chilly spring days, opt for one of these lightweight sweaters. Style with your fave fit-and-flare skirt for a girly look that screams spring.

     

    AE Chunky Sweater, $20, ae.com

    Target Labworks Women’s Dolman Sleeve Sweater w/ Faux Leather, $13, target.com

    Gap Heathered Sweater, $20, gap.com

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    Wedges

    Heels can be a nightmare to walk in. Give your ankles a break and get the added height you need with these wedges. They’re easy to walk in and look just as cute as regular heels!

     

    Strappy Wedge Sandal, $30, forever21.com

    Women’s Caliente Wedge Sandals, $65, skechers.com

    Silhan Wedges, $50, aldoshoes.com

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    Flowy tank top

    A flowy tank with your fave pair of colored jeans is the perfect go-to spring look. It’s casual enough for everyday, but special enough to wear to dinner with your girls.

     

    Mysterious Moment Halter Top, $18, forever21.com

    Havana Knot Tank Top, $25, pinkice.com 

    AEO Layered Ruffle Tank, $25, ae.com

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    Water bottle

    As the temperature rises, you’ll notice you need a little extra hydration. Store one of these cute bottles in your backpack or purse and stay refreshed all day.

     

    CamelBak eddy .75L, $15, camelbak.com

    Jonathan Adler Water Bottle with Straw, $20, lifeguardpress.com

    Victoria’s Secret Water Bottle, $15, victoriassecret.com

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    Rain boots

    As we said before, don’t let spring showers get you down. Bring your own sunshine in these bright and fun boots. You’ll be splashing around in some puddles in no time.

     

    Dirty Laundry Raindrop Zig Zag Rain Boot, $40, dsw.com

    Kamik Olivia, $50, zappos.com

    Henry Ferrera Women’s Plaid Printed Rain Boots, $40, overstock.com

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    Colored pants

    This trend is an easy way to make a bold fashion statement. They look totally trendy but can easily be matched with anything. From your fave tee to a fancy tank, your options are endless.

     

    Love21 Contemporary Sugartooth Skinny Jeans, $16, forever21.com

    Only Tie Dye Skinny Jeans, $18, asos.com

    Skinny Twill Jean, $50, whitehouseblackmarket.com

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    Statement necklace

    Bored with your clothes? Chunky necklaces are a great way to change up your look and add some extra flavor. Prepare to get tons of compliments, girlies!

     

    Dazzling Teardrop Bib Necklace, $10, forever21.com

    Textured Golden Necklace, $13, 2020AVE.com

    Turrito Necklace, $25, aldoshoes.com 

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    Flip-flops

    Break out the pedicure because spring has sprung! Show off your fave nail polish color in these fashionable flops—you’ll be walking on cloud nine.

     

    Sleek Flip Flops, $9, forever21.com

    Women’s Indulge Comfort Sandals, $49, skechers.com

    AEO Braided Flip Flop, $25, ae.com

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    Something nautical

    Ahoy there, GL fashionistas! Spring is a great time to break out the nautical stripes and navy blues. You’ll sail into sunshine and warm weather with this trend

     

    Womens Nautical-Themed Strap Watch, $17, jcpenney.com

    Aloha Nautical Striped Tank Top, $13, charlotterusse.com

    High Waist Matelot Shorts, $25, loveculture.com

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