13 Life-Changing Style Hacks Straight From the Runway

News flash: there's no need to get spendy to refresh your wardrobe this Spring. In fact, getting creative with your tried-and-true pieces is the best way to highlight your personal style. Whether you're dying to try the twist and tuck or you are ready to revamp the way you layer, there's a lot to be learned from the Spring '15 runways. So before you decide to totally swap out what you already own, get your style juices flowing with these fresh style hacks.

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Do the Wrap and Tuck
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Do the Wrap and Tuck

If you haven't tried the wrap and tuck, get ready — this fresh way of wearing your button-down is going to be huge this season.

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Transform Your Vest
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Transform Your Vest

Make a vest the centerpiece instead of an accessory. Skip a shirt, use a vest as your top, then use a belt or string to cinch it tight across your waist, and voilà!

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Make Your Cocktail Dress Daytime-Friendly
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Make Your Cocktail Dress Daytime-Friendly

Sometimes your favorite cocktail dress feels too fancy for a daytime function. But when you add a fashionable button-down underneath, a dress that was once too skimpy suddenly feels just right.

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Add a Scarf For Spring
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Add a Scarf For Spring

We've all donned a scarf to bundle up for Winter, but come Spring, wool and even cashmere don't feel quite so nice. Refresh your look by wrapping a lightweight scarf tight around the neck. The look has retro flair (hello, Audrey Hepburn) while still feeling modern.

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Put a Skirt on It
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Put a Skirt on It

Sometimes we have days when we're torn between two outfits — well, why not unite them? Start with your go-to frock, and top it with a skirt that adds an element of depth or texture. Just make sure the skirt you pick allows the dress to peek out from the bottom.

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Borrow His Board Shorts
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Borrow His Board Shorts

Menswear-inspired clothing is nothing new, but this season, embrace warm weather by making use of your significant other's swimwear. Fun patterns and bold colors help make these lightweight shorts great for layering.

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Collar on Collar
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Collar on Collar

This isn't your frat boy's popped collar. This season, take your favorite collared tops, and layer them together, but no polo shirts, please.

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Sport the New Crop Top
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Sport the New Crop Top

This season's cropped style is all about pairing. Wear a sports bra or tank, and layer it with a teeny-tiny crop top (or maybe a bra that deserves some attention). The final look is a little cheeky without revealing too much skin.

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Fancify Your Button-Down
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Fancify Your Button-Down

Dresses are expected eveningwear. Go for the surprise, and make a crisp button-down acceptable nighttime attire. A full skirt and fancy flats help the look to feel dressed up without being stuffy.

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Revamp Your T-Shirt
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Revamp Your T-Shirt

For a fresh way to wear your t-shirt come warmer weather, consider tucking it into a bikini top, bra, or sports bra that you don't mind showing off.

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Wear Your Purse Backward
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Wear Your Purse Backward

Sick of your purse sliding off your shoulder? This season's trick will be your savior. Tighten up the strap, and throw your favorite minibag on, satchel style.

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Pair a Patterned Dress With Patterned Tights
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Pair a Patterned Dress With Patterned Tights

When you've already worn your favorite dress a few too many times, give it a remix by pairing it with patterned tights. It may feel busy at first, but the unexpected mix will turn heads, no matter the occasion.

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Try a Sash
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Try a Sash

Instead of finishing off your look with a leather belt, mix it up with a sash that you wrap around your waist and tie to one side. The sash will add movement to your style, giving your finished look a softer feel than a typical stiff belt might.