Accessories get no respect. If you're on a tight wardrobe budget, they're usually the first things dropped from your shopping list. When you upgrade your look, sweaters, slacks, jackets and skirts get the lion's share of the attention, with maybe a splurge on a decadent pair of shoes. Here's the real secret of a successful mini-makeover: Forget about the broad strokes this time around and pay attention to the details.
You may not be able to buy a new winter coat, but you can buy a scarf and matching gloves to wear with it, or invest in a silk scarf for your navy blue suit or a new belt for that little black dress. If coral is the in color this season (or aubergine or ruby), use it in a few accessory purchases like a new blouse or pin. A few small updates can have a big impact on how you look.