Is that Vetements? No, it’s actually Vete-nots! One of the biggest cult labels on the fashion circuit right now is, I have to admit seriously cool, but $1000 for a ripped champion brand sweat, c’mon. I’m on a wedding budget so I can’t be spending that and if I had it I’m not even sure I’d want to. Fashion can make us feel like we need to have all this stuff to be excepted but doesn’t it get exhausting trying to keep up with the Kardashians!?
So to combat that, I love devouring the latest street style and fashion trends and seeing how I can get the look for less.
Now the coveted Vetements X Champion collab is essentially an oversized red Champion sweater which has been distressed by snipping the hems and cuffs. So you know what I did!?
I headed to Etsy and searched for a second hand champion sweat and after two days I found the perfect vintage one for $25. Oversized, worn in and exactly like the coveted one!
Then I studied the picture of the authentic piece and replicated what I saw.
- I cut up the middle of the back sweater band and then across to leave two strands hanging down.
- Then I cut the wrist band to emulate the picture and took a snip from the back strand and stitched it on one of the wrists to make the front strand longer, like in the pic.
- This simple DIY took 10 minutes and all I needed was my trusty scissors and a needle and thread.
The only element my version doesn’t have is ‘Vetements’ embroided on the wrist, but I guess that’s what you pay $1000 for!? If I can find a local embroider I might even add Vete-nots, because well why not!?
There you have it, a super slice of a current trend for $25
More than happy to hold on to my remaining $975…totes (vete)-not up for parting with that