Fashion on a budget: Breathe new life into your closet with 5 affordable must-haves

With fashion trends changing faster than ever these days, it can be really hard –and expensive! – to keep up. For girls on a budget, like me, bargain-hunting and getting creative with your clothes is the only way to stay in style. Thankfully, Kmart has our back.

With a variety of new and trendy brands that feature cute and fun clothes for less, you don't have to worry about breaking open your piggy bank for cash. In fact, all you really need are a few must-have items to update your wardrobe and stay on trend for the spring season. Here are our top 5 essentials for fashionistas on a budget. Wear these and trust me, you'll have all your friends asking you for your shopping secrets.

  1. Slimfabulous Shape Enhanced Line Dress -  This scoopneck dress is on sale for only $12.99 (wow!) and perfect for spring! The shape and print make it versatile enough for any occasion. Buy it now and wear it to the office with tights or save it for sunnier days and wear it with sandals to brunch with the girls.
  2. Route 66 Dark Wash Jeggings – At only $8.39 each, these pants are a steal. The dark hue makes them appropriate for day and night. Pair them with heels for a fun night out or dress them down with sneakers and a tee.
  3. Sofia by Sofia Vergara Sequin Animal Print Tee- Animal-print has been seen on every major star in Hollywood recently so what better way to incorporate it into your closet than by getting this cute, sparkly tee? It's only $8.99 and you can pair it with jeans (like the ones above) or a skirt and you'll look like you belong on a magazine cover.
  4. Attention Women's Pinstrip Blazer: A blazer is a necessity for any girl's wardrobe. You can throw it on top of a dress, jeans, or a pencil skirt and be ready for any scenario. And at $16.99, this one's a bargain.
  5. Sofia by Sofia Vergara Suede and Snake Pump – You can do no wrong with a nude pump like this one, which cost $34.99. Throw a little snakeskin and crisscross straps in the picture and you've got a shoe that can take you from work to play in no time.