Every few months I like to give myself a little hair refresh. Nothing drastic or permanent, just a touch of lavender or cotton candy to switch things up for a few weeks. And no better time to do so than the start of a new year! I didn’t make any resolutions this year, mainly because I’m already too busy and can’t bear to add any more pressure on myself. Kind of a cop out, I know.
I almost never wear all black, but because of my new lavender ‘do, I opted for a sleeker ensemble than usual. I found this oversized leather vest at a vintage shop years ago. I was drawn to it because it had been up-cycled—meaning the shop owner had refreshed it’s original state, adding the metallic paint and embellishments. I absolutely love up-cycling clothing. It’s an easy, fun, and sustainable way to wear something new. Here a few super simple up-cycling ideas that require no more than a needle and thread or some fabric glue.
- Switch out buttons or hardware on coats and jackets. Or try a toggle closure!
- Shorten hems on pants or skirts. Try turning a pair of wide legs pants into culottes.
- Paint or stencil on the back of denim or leather jackets. I made this one for my wedding.
- Add studs or pins to collars, lapels, or pockets. You can see my version here, and don’t forget Gucci is doing it too!
- Sew, pin, or glue patches to jackets or jeans. The possibilities on this are endless!
If you need help picking out pins and patches, I gotchu covered with this post here. What’s your favorite quick and easy way to refresh your clothing or style?
Vest: vintage/DIY, similar here | Top: similar | Pants: ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo via Nordstrom | Boots: Topshop | Earrings: I Still Love You NYC | Backpack: Zara ON SALE!
Lips: LUV by Kat Von D
textile testing instruments suppliersApril 23, 2017 at 5:40 pm
You’re so cute.