I love it when relatives or friends clear out their wardrobes of unwanted goods! On this occasion my visit home was very well-timed, my sister had a pile of clothes patiently waiting for me to rummage through.
With my sister providing the entertainment by trying on outfits from
the past that impressively still fit ten years on (Whoop!!), I found a
lovely floral skirt that I remember Laura buying for a wedding years ago
(that I was secretively envious of). The large flower print in neutral
tones gives a soft and sweet look. The tulle under-skirt creates volume
and a slight fifties look. After trying on the skirt I realised it was
too big around the waist and rather long for my style.
Not to worry though, I had a clever idea to transform the whole look
of the garment. I simply wore the skirt as a strapless dress with my
grey oversized sleeveless Topshop tee over the top. Too add shape to my
new outfit I fastened a vintage tan belt around my waist pulling all the layers in. I
finished off the outfit with my trusty navy blazer and new sandals from
Primark – real leather too may I add : )
I was really pleased with my new spontaneous outfit. I loved how wearing
my new-found item in a different way updated the skirt giving a fun,
bouncy and full look. Creating new styles with the few items I have
packed for my trip home, became challenging yet fun.
If anyone is planning on sorting through their wardrobe, ensure that
you have thought of a new way of revamping the garment by either adding
new accessories or wearing in a completely different way (a skirt as a
dress is an easy solution) before parting ways. Alternatively, offer to
friends and family even if your dress sizes differ as there are easy
ways of adapting the garment to suit new body shapes.
Laura, maybe you should lock your wardrobe before my next visit in
October! I am already trying to think of items that I can steal…… or
borrow is probably the nicer way of putting it : )
Vintage Amy xx