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UPDATE: This story was originally published on February 7.
We have a confession to make: We've been dreaming about a spending spree, Cher Horowitz style. Maybe it's the fact that we've been wearing our winter staples for months now, or maybe that little groundhog and his nonexistent shadow got us pining for spring, but either way, a hole is waiting to be burnt into our parka pockets. Unfortunately, logging onto Shopbop and ordering up a whole closetful of new cold-weather threads isn't exactly the most practical move —
especially when we've got, you know, rent to pay.
So, to cure that craving and keep from going broke, we've narrowed down the selection and picked out our absolute favorite pieces that'll work overtime. This handy guide will help you figure out just what you need to bring a second life to your trustiest winter pieces. From a bright beanie to some snazzy sneakers, each of these goodies will feed your fashion fire, without forcing you to cut up your credit cards.
Your trusty skinnies may be seeing their tragic end of days, like some sort of pants apocalypse (pants-pocalypse?). And, while you can technically still wear them (we guess), we've gotten wind of what'll be taking their place. Our fall denim style is about to be saved by the bell...bottoms that is.
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Work shoes — it's a phrase that doesn't exactly inspire lustful yearning like "perfect moto jacket" or "shiny bow-tie heels," does it? If that's the case, it could be because you've been playing it a little too safe with your 9-to-5 footwear.
Unlike a deep-V sweater or cut-to-there miniskirt, shoes are one of the few read