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04/09/2012 16:00 | Special promotion by Halifax
Same clothes, brand new look

Who says you need to spend a fortune to get a whole new look? Give your favourite clothes a directional edge with our clever style updates and money-saving tips.



Turquoise necklace; Heidi Klum (© Amazon; Matt Sayles/AP/Press Association Images)
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  • Plaid tights; Jameela Jamil (© David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment)
  • Dylon dye and newly dyed dress (© Dylon)
  • Alexa Chung; Victoria Beckham (© Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images, Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment)
  • Red heels; glitter heels; flower hair clip (© Irregular Choice; Schuh; Claire's Accessories)
  • Zolibeau skirt (© Zolibeau)
  • Distressed jeans
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1. Splash out on accessories
If you're bored with your wardrobe - or just dismayed by the amount of black it contains -new accessories are a quick, easy and affordable way to instantly update your look.

And while it pays to invest in the best basics you can afford (you can't beat great tailoring and good-quality garments will last that much longer), you don't need to spend much on accessories to make a real style statement.

Go for one or two colourful pieces. A dramatic turquoise necklace like Heidi Klum's (a similar piece is £14.99 from Amazon) will add punch to a plain dress for instance.

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