I CANNOT believe that summer 2021 has already come and gone! With the sticky 90 degree temperatures sticking around, I’m holding onto the last bits of summer as much as possible. Whether your a teacher, student, or average Joe, the end of August and beginning of September always seems like a chance for another midyear fresh start. With fall just around the corner, it can leave any fashionista itching for a wardrobe update. As a teacher, I always use this time of year as an excuse to update my look and add a few new pieces to my collection. 🙂

It can easy to go overboard with trends each season, not only is this costly, but you will find those pieces left untouched 6 months later in the back of your closet. In today’s post, I’m going to share a few tips on how to update your look without overspending and overwhelming your closet.


3 Simple Steps to Update Your Wardrobe:

1. Refresh_the_basics if necessary!

Purchasing basic pieces is a great way to invest. These are items that can be rotated throughout seasons and can also be styled to match a variety of occasions. Think a great pair of jeans, a black t-shirt dress, or a comfortable cardigan!

2. Purchase_a few on-trend_items!

When out shopping, you may be overwhelmed with sifting through racks of the latest “trendy” clothes. Don’t be tempted to purchase everything! Stick to just a few items that you know you’ll get use out of and that are versatile. One way I love updating my wardrobe is my picking out a few on-trend blouses or dresses that are unique and eye catching!!


3. Add updated_accessories_to your closet!
To get ready for the beginning of a new school year I updated my wardrobe with a few pieces from This and That Dealz. I was able to start the school year with a new staple, a trendy dress, and a fun new accessory. The best part is none of them cost more than $20! This and That Dealz is an online boutique run by a mom boss, who’s passion is to bring the everyday woman beautiful, trendy, and affordable clothes no matter the size. Not only does her shop offer super affordable prices, they also offer great sales and FREE shipping everyday! And who doesn’t love supporting mom bosses? 
They recently released some adorable fall pieces, which are great for a back to school update. They’re also offering and exclusive frugalista discount of an EXTRA 40% off your purchase when you use the code, FRUGAL40 at checkout!

Here are some of my favorite fall picks:

For this casual back to school look, I decided to mix a neutral color palette with interesting details to create a fun look. The choker collar of the dress, combined with the bow detail of the dress add some style to a rather simple look. For accessories, I kept in simple sticking to one statement piece, which was the earrings. Not only is this dress extremely soft and comfortable, it’s also very versatile and easy to dress up!

Outfit details: 

Tunic Dress – $17.99 ($11.99 with 40% off coupon code FRUGAL40)

Suede Bow Flats – $14 DSW 

Tiered Marble Drop Earrings – $5.99 Forever21 (Buy HERE!)

With the beginning of a new season upon us, it can be easy to go overboard with wanting to update your wardrobe. If you stick to these simple steps it’ll be easy to stay frugally minded, while still keeping it fresh with new stylish looks. 

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