The New Year’s Renewed Wardrobe

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Enter the New Year in style by reinventing your wardrobe with fashionable accessories. Throwing just a few trendy pieces into the mix will enhance your personal style without breaking the bank. CAWLM teamed up with East Lansing’s Mad Eagle to show you some looks that will give you a wardrobe boost.

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Lovely layers

Layering is key to keeping warm during the winter, but don’t look drab with outdated sweaters. Update your look and incorporate this fashionable trend by wearing at least one full, draping layer and balance it with something more figure flattering, like a
basic tank.

Free People moss lace tank top, $38; Free People white jersey button-down, $68; BB Dakota shawl sweatshirt, $68; Urban Outfitters braided belt, $24; Erica Weiner shell bi-vele necklace, $42; Erica Weiner porcupine necklace, $55; Erica Weiner pretzel necklace, $32.

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Dust off your grandmother’s accessories, because vintage is always in style. Add layers of vintage-inspired jewelry and scarves to glamorize any outfit. Look for statement necklaces or unique, finely crafted pieces, such as Erica Weiner designs.

Erica Weiner double gold chain necklace, $65; Mad Eagle gold tree necklace, $66; Erica Weiner pretzel necklace, $32; vintage floral black scarf; David & Young ombre
tan scarf, $16.

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Belted beauty

One of the hottest trends transitioning to spring is the blazer. A simple way to modernize this office staple is by adding a belt to the smallest part of the waist, making you look slimmer. Pair your blazer with a ruffle blouse, contrasting belt and subtle gold necklaces for a more casual weekend look.

BB Dakota ruffle blouse, $66; BB Dakota blazer, $84; Tara Green fresh water pearl double strand necklace, $45; Tara Green pearl single strand necklace, $48.

Lots of leatherleather

A new pair of boots or tote bag will instantly refresh your wardrobe. These classic leather pieces will keep you looking fashion forward during the gloomy winter months.

Seychelles cutout black booties, $110; Frye brown boots, $348; Leader in Leather cutout tote bag, $235.

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Alter-natives

Updating your wardrobe could be as simple as having a dress shortened by a good tailor to stay current with fashion trends. Keep in mind that the most flattering length for dresses or skirts is one inch above the kneecap. Get ready for spring with this fuchsia v-neck jersey dress and crop sweater blazer with floral detailing.

Pure & Simple jersey dress, $66; Nick & Mo sweater blazer, $84; Alternative burnout white tank top, $22; Mad Eagle gold rose cutout necklace, $77; Tara Green single ruby chain necklace, $35.



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Kendra Anderson

Kendra Anderson is a senior at Michigan State University studying fashion design. She is also the executive board public relations chair for the Student Apparel Design Assocation.