5 Ways to Refresh Your Wardrobe

By REDBOOK

June Ambrose has been styling celebs-Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Sean Combs and Jay-Z, to name a few-for over a decade. She's appeared on several hit shows, including her latest, VH1's Styled by June. Here, she shares her top five rules for updating your look.

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1. THE #1 CLOSET ESSENTIAL IS...

"A pinstripe suit. I constantly reinvent mine by wearing the pieces separately and dressing them up or down. They add effortless drama and a timeless feel to your look."

2. THE NEW WAY TO MAKE A STATEMENT:

"Sparkle for day. Wear beaded shoes to liven up a work outfit, or pair a sequin top with simple sweatpants for a playful feel. Sparkly stuff takes an outfit from a 5 to a 10 every time."

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3. EVERY MOM NEEDS...

"What I like to call 'glamouflage.' If I run out in sweats to drop the kids off, I throw on huge glasses and a funky hat: Now I'm in an outfit!"

4. DEFINITELY DON'T FEAR...

"Leopard print! It feels bold but is actually super-classic. Start with an accent if it scares you."

5. THE EASIEST SPRING UPDATE:

"Bold color - especially neon. It will bring fresh energy to pieces you already own."

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