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The sun might have been shining for several weeks now but don’t be fooled – the summer isn’t here yet!

There is still plenty of time to get yourself sorted in time for the new season. Whether it be a spring clean, garden maintenance, getting fit, or updating your wardrobe, there is no better time to start your summer prep than today!

Sunnier days can inspire us to dress in much brighter ways, with clothes that lift our spirits as much as the weather does. Right now, as well, after such a difficult period, we need to make sure we do whatever we can to boost our mood. Never before have simple pleasures been so crucial to our emotional wellbeing so investing a little in making yourself look good, can help you feel so much better too. That’s why we’ve pulled together 5 ways to upgrade your wardrobe in time for summer. Read on to find out what they are…

1. Accessorise yourself

Even the most basic of outfits can look incredible when accessorised correctly. The right bag, whether it be crossbody, rucksack or even a bumbag can instantly make you look more up to date. Jewellery and watches also play a huge part in the finished look then there are sunglasses too – desperately needed in the summer! Hats, scarves, belts…the list is endless. So pick some new favourites and add them to your favourite ensembles for an instant lift.

2. Indulge in what you love

One key to looking good is to have confidence in what you wear. Feeling good about yourself can instantly make you look better so why not buy some clothes centred around your passions? Items printed with your favourite screen characters, such as anime clothing, are becoming increasingly popular. Add them to your collection and make yourself smile every time you step out wearing one.

3. Timeless classics

Fashions come and go in the blink of an eye but certain things will never go out of style. One way to upgrade your look is to invest in some absolute classics that you can wear with the most up to date trends and they will just add an air of chic-ness.

4. Dress to impress… yourself

If one thing the recent situation has taught us is to be kind to ourselves and others. We must stop living by the rules other people set for us and focus on things that make us truly happy. So buy things that you like and you will feel good in and don’t worry about what anyone else will think!

5. Step up

The wrong shoes can not only ruin a look you might be trying to achieve, but they can be uncomfortable too, which will hinder your happiness! Invest in some new trainers that can be worn with jeans or dresses, when a casual look is required. Get some nice sandals that will keep your feet cool in the heat and get a lower heel if you’ll be walking a long way.

Treating yourself to some new clothes can be a real mood-booster so follow our tips to upgrade your wardrobe and feel happy all summer long!

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