Spring has nearly sprung! The snow is melting, everyone is shedding their dreary winter coats and I can almost smell the backyard barbeques. And as a great admirer of the spring cleaning tradition, I have begun a full-on attack of my wardrobe. Gone are the leggings with holes at the knees and the fuzzy purple sweater vest I bought as a joke has been tossed into the donation pile! It feels great! But before I go overboard, I have noticed that amidst the clothing carnage there are quite a few pieces, which, with a little rehabilitation could be perfectly on trend for this season.
As plus-size woman a lot of us have spent years building a closet filled with flattering, beautiful clothing. Because we don’t want our years of effort to go to waste just to follow trends, an attempt at revamping our neglected garments is especially important.
For example, an average t-shirt can be dazzled up with a bright statement piece, like this chunky stone necklace ($32). The bright turquoise color would pop beautifully against contrasting colors such as oranges, yellows or even pink!
Or perhaps you have a free-flowing tunic with a gorgeous print. Try belting it, and throwing on a blazer, to give your look more structure. I’m particularly fond of this linen boyfriend jacket in clay ($59). It can add a subtle and elegant pop of color to any outfit.
So before you trash anything in the spirit of spring, go ahead and try on some of those abandoned pieces in the back of your closet and see how you can spice it up a bit!
Do you have a favorite item of clothing that needs a little TLC? How do you plan to change things up for the new season?
ABOUT THE BLOGGER
Amalia Nicholson is a plus-size blogger, fashion enthusiast and advocate of beauty at every size. She currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota where runs her personal style blog, Double Vision.