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Cheap and Chic: 5 Quick Ways to Update Your 2013 Style

A new year doesn’t require a completely new (and expensive!) wardrobe. It’s possible to upgrade your look without going over budget. Just use your current wardrobe as the foundation and sprinkle in a few new threads as the finishing touches. Check out five amazing garments and accessories to add to your closet for 2013, ranging from classic pieces with a modern twist, to the closet basics every woman needs. And did we mention, they’re each less than $150?

Ditch Ole’ Blue:

Nix the basic blue skinnies and inject some color in to your jean collection. (Style&co. Skinny Jeans $26, macys.com)

Upgrade Your Go-To Bag:

This everyday satchel is large enough to carry the essentials and neutral enough to pair well with any outfit. (ASOS Leather Snake Panel Satchel Bag $149, asos.com)

Make A Statement: 

Even if you’re rocking the same threads, this statement necklace will take center stage and turn any ensemble glam chic. (Adia Kibur Gold Bead and Crystal Layered Necklace $35, bluefly.com)

Edge Your Outerwear: 

Faux leather sleeves, and other minor details can easily add an edgy feel to your outerwear. (Contrast Faux Leather Sleeve Trench Coat $74.90, chicwish.com)

“Step” Up Your Stroll: 

Emerald green is Pantone’s color of 2013 and these color block pumps are a simple way to step into the trend. They are also an easy way to give your everyday black pumps a rest. (Sole Society Annalise Round Toe Pump $59.95, solesociety.com)

-Patrice J. Williams

Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and budget style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She dishes on fashionable, affordable solutions for those who want to look their best without maxing out their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow her on Twitter: @FlyonaDime

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