Every time a new season comes around, it’s the same old story. ‘I need to go shopping and reinvent my wardrobe’ women think, yet we are mistaken. Whisper it quietly, but everything that is already in the closet is pretty wearable, even it’s old and tired. No self-respecting fashionista likes to hear this because there’s nothing better than a shopping spree. However, as a mom, there is also nothing better than making sure the family’s finances are in order. Don’t fret though because you can be stunningly stylish. All you have to do is check out these wardrobe recycling hacks and use them in your everyday life.
Review What You Have
It’s amazing how many outfits an average person, and that means men and women, have in their closet. Just think about the times you bought a new dress or t-shirt and didn’t wear it, or only used it once or twice. Frankly, your wardrobe is full of brand new outfits which can revolutionize your style this spring. The trick is to take an inventory of what you have and put the old stuff back into circulation. Wash it first and it will feel and look brand spanking new.
Chances are there is a lot of stuff in the closet which is not wearable simply because of wear and tear. Sadly, the old and tatty items can’t be saved unless a round in the washing machine will help. Even if they do seem cleaner, there’s a good chance they will lose their shine and color. So, as weird as it sounds, it’s best to focus on the holey and torn clothes. With Stitch It pants hemming, anything that is coming away from the seam can be brought back to life. In fact, you don’t have to take it to a pro if you learn how to sew and stitch.
Tear It Up
Just wait before you throw clothes in the garbage because they may be of use. As the spring weather warms up, you will end up wearing fewer items. After all, no one wants to overheat in a thick, bulky winter coat when the sun is shining. With that in mind, take the gear that is not wearable and salvage it by ripping and cutting them into new shapes. For example, a pair of old, light blue jeans can instantly transform into jean shorts with the help of a pair of scissors.
For those of you that want new outfits, don’t go to the high street; go online. But, not to the digital stores that are selling the season’s latest fashion at extortionate prices. No, head to eBay and online auction sites instead. The reason for shopping on eBay is that you can trade clothes for new ones. Yep, just start a conversation with a fellow seller and thrash out the details. In the end, you can have a new wardrobe without spending a penny.
Recycling doesn’t just mean bottles and plastic. So, are you ready to go green for the sake of your style?