Consign your way to a new Spring wardrobe

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March 21, 2013 2:46:42 PM PDT
If you want to update your wardrobe for spring, you don't need to break the bank, just hit your local consignment store.

So says Leah Ingram, the author and blogger behind "Suddenly Frugal."

But, she adds, your first stop should be your own closet

ingram explains, "A great way to get extra money to buy this year's fashions is to consign last year's fashions."

Kelly Corby, owner of New Hope Consignment, adds, "Everything has to be perfectly clean, no little spots, it has to be perfect, to be put on the racks."

ingram hit the racks at New Hope consignment, armed with her knowledge of the expected Spring fashion trends. First, she looked for green items, as emerald is supposed to be the hot color.

"We found this really fun little bag, here at New Hope Consignment, which is a great bright green," Ingram explains. "(It's) fun to put on your shoulder, great for spring, super affordable."

She also found a green Hollister T-shirt, tagged at $19.50, for $11.

Next, the bottoms.

"Another trend that's big for 2013 is pants and bottoms and capris that are all these great, bright, fun sunny colors. Whether you're looking for a cherry red, or a bubble gum pink, and then pants with prints on them are coming back. Even if you have a top from last year, but you pick up a new pair of pants that are a fun print, it's a great way to update your look."

Her finds -- flowered pants from Talbots for $19, red pants from Old Navy for $11 and pink pants for $6.

You can find more of Ingram's tips by clicking here to check out her blog.