You know how it goes: A new season begins, and all you want to do is grab a garbage can to dump your existing wardrobe and start anew. But, it’s hardly practical to build your closet from scratch four times a year — unless, of course, you’ve got a Winfrey in your corner. It makes a lot more sense to freshen up a tired situation with a few standout pieces.
We're here to prove that it doesn't cost much to give your closet the boost it needs to feel new again. While we've gone to the extreme to create an entire seasonal wardrobe for under $1,000, you can take a tiny fraction of these picks and fill the holes in your selection. Ahead, find affordable desk-to-drinks separates, wave-friendly swimwear, and super-sleek shoes and bags — all guaranteed to make a splash in your closet even if you aren't ready to part with 10 B. Franklins.
Illustrated by Sydney Hass