In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve become slightly obsessed in recent weeks with the idea of building a more sustainable wardrobe; so much so that I have committed to buying just five new garments for the entire fall/winter season.
So how will I keep that lovin feeling alive for my wardrobe if I can only add five new pieces for the rest of the year? By following the same advice I’m about to give to you:
Your style challenge this week is to refurbish something you already own!
By “refurbish” I mean to polish up, tailor or repair.
Have “almost perfect” jeans that are just a tad to long? This is the week to finally get them hemmed.
Can’t ever find the right occasion for a long-sleeved, summer-print dress? Have it altered into a breezy short-sleeved or sleeveless number.
Holding onto a designer handbag with a busted latch? Now’s the time to order replacement hardware.
The goal is to take a diamond in the rough and make it shine. This will improve your style in two ways: Firstly, it reduces the clutter in your wardrobe by transitioning a piece from the back bench to the starting lineup.
Secondly, altering a garment specifically for your current shape and wardrobe needs is key to mastering that style “it factor”. For most of us, tailoring clothes is the closest we’ll ever get to bespoke clothing. Take advantage of a great tailor, jeweller or cobbler to get that perfect-fit, signature style look!
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