Update Your Spring Wardrobe in 5 Steps

Keep it Casual

The big news for spring is a more casual dressing style. For 2013, that means layered but still flowing and comfortable. One surprise may be the proliferation of denim. Lightweight denim fabrics rocked sundresses and skirts, while heavier weight denim fabrics adorned jackets, slacks, patchwork vests, cutoffs and handbags. We know you love denim, but this may be the year you begin seeing your favorite casual fabric in a whole new way. Review your denim wardrobe, and expect more from those reliable blue pieces. If you can sew, well then, sew: Consider converting an old pair of jeans into a handbag, vest or belt. You'll love the look -- and the price.