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,

    AE Denim Boyfit Midi Short, $40,

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

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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,

    Keds Crash Back Zig Zag, $45,

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

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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,

    To and Fro Tote, $36,

    AEO Factory Canvas Tote Bag, $15,

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    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,

    Floral Brim Burlap Baseball Hat, $8,

    Aerie Floppy Hat, $20,

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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,

    Ripped and Destroyed Cropped Jeans, $34,

    Levi’s Skinny Boyfriend Cropped Jeans, $37,

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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,

    Ipanema Maya Studded Sandals, $28,

    Lemacks T-strap sandals, $40,

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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,

    Meow Tee, $7, 

    Marvel Comics Muscle Tee, $14,

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    Umbrella comes the rainy season. Keep your hair and outfit dry with a cool umbrella.

    Rainy Daisy Umbrella, $30,

    Raining Cats and Dogs Umbrella, $32,

    Ruffled Travel Umbrella, $10,

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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,

    Coca Cola Tee, $25,

    Pizza Paradise Crop Top, $29,

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    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,

    Summer Monochrome Daisy Print Playsuit, $45,

    Smocked Tube Tribal Romper, $25,

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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,

    Lady Lace Maxi Skirt, $28,

    Tie Dye Striped Maxi Skirt, $19,

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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,

    Garden Goddess Floral Bib Necklace, $14,

    Babydoll Dress in Navy Floral, $35,

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    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,

    Williamsburg Rainbow Shades, $20,

    With Love From CA Rubbersized Hearts Sunglasses, $15,

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

    AEO Printed Headwrap, $7,

    Refined Bow Headband, $2,

    Farah Floral Headband, $12,

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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,

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

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

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    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,

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

    Feather & Beaded Stretch Bracelets-11 Pack, $6,

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    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,

    Solid Fit & Flare Dress $33,

    Must-Have Scuba Skater Dress, $13,

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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,

    Light Wash Fray Denim Vest, $10,

    Betty’s Seaside Reef Denim Jacket, $49,

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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,

    CannonBall ULTRA Waterproof Mascara, $20,

    Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara, $7,

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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,

    Brave Soul Polka Dot Hooded Rain Trench, $48,

    Wild Style Rain Coat, $30,

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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,

    Nollie Extended Bandeau Top, $11,

    Arizona Bandeau Top, $3,

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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,

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

    Gap Heathered Sweater, $20,

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    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,

    Women’s Caliente Wedge Sandals, $65,

    Silhan Wedges, $50,

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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,

    Havana Knot Tank Top, $25, 

    AEO Layered Ruffle Tank, $25,

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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,

    Jonathan Adler Water Bottle with Straw, $20,

    Victoria’s Secret Water Bottle, $15,

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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,

    Kamik Olivia, $50,

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

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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,

    Only Tie Dye Skinny Jeans, $18,

    Skinny Twill Jean, $50,

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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,

    Textured Golden Necklace, $13,

    Turrito Necklace, $25, 

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    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,

    Women’s Indulge Comfort Sandals, $49,

    AEO Braided Flip Flop, $25,

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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,

    Aloha Nautical Striped Tank Top, $13,

    High Waist Matelot Shorts, $25,

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by Michelle Sidle and Arielle Hamburg | 2/1/2016