No doubt about it fashion can be a fast and furious beast.
You snap up one piece then the next minute the trends reveal a new style star. They want it that way so you buy, buy and buy…but about 5 years ago my brain and budget became absolutely exhausted with all that – I decided to board the slow train and have never looked back.
Don’t get me wrong I adore watching the collections, checking out celebrity looks and street style is for sure my drug of choice, I just gather all that information and challenge myself to recreate what I see by using mindfullness.
Take this thrifted top for example, it was plain and playing it cool at the back of my wardrobe so based on the fringing trend I was spying everywhere I decided to give her a makeover, instead of hitting the high street.
Craft stores are a great place for reinvention, trims by the metre, cute embellishments and clever ideas abound. I bought this fringing for $7 and simply stitched it on to give this blouse a beautiful new lease on life. I doubled it up so the fringing had even more impact, you want it to swish and swirl right!!?
It now has a peace love and fashion freedom vibe and best of all I’ve saved money and prevented an item from going to landfill.
So before you buy new, have a look in your wardrobe and see what trends you could reinvent with some simple and savvy DIY.