Ways to revamp your wardrobe on a budget
We all sometimes get to the point with our clothes when we get bored and feel like we never have anything to wear or clothes slowly creep to the back of your wardrobe and never see the light of day again. Or you have some faded out t-shirt that you cant't bring yourself to get rid of. This weeks Misemi Monday's is all about revamping your wardrobe on a small budget.
Upcycles are a great way to revamp clothes which you don’t really wear as often and turn it into a new piece of clothing.
There are SOO many tutorials on youtube that can help when looking for ways to turn old t-shirts, shirts and dresses in two pieces, crop tops, shorts etc. Searching ‘DIY.. (Followed by whatever you want to make) is absolutely key and I guarantee someone out there has already made it.
Most recent DIY I’ve seen which I think is really great and easy is patchwork top made from multiple tops. If you have access to a sewing machine this patchwork top is a great way to use multiple tops that may either be too small or not worn as much anymore. If you don’t have access to a sewing machine try using safety pins to hold pieces together creatively or hand sewing, obviously these may not last as long as sewing with a sewing machine but an easy temporary fix.
Another video showing how you can upcycle and alter clothes you already have in your wardrobe -
Tie Dye/ Bleach
Another way to rework your clothing without having access to a sewing machine is to either tie dye or bleach your clothing. This gives you garments unique to you and just allows you to get a bit creative.
Tutorial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66PDpt5-oJk
Shopping Thrifted/Vintage or Charity Shops
This is also a cost effective way to revamp your wardrobe on the low.
When shopping second hand it’s great to be open minded and visualise what the garment your buying could potentially become. Thrift flips are super popular on YouTube, one of my favourite people to watch for thrift flips is Fashion Wizardry and With Wendy.
I would recommend kilo sales if you’re really trying to get a bargain, charity shops definitely a place you can get a good bargain, car boot sales (not been but highly recommended) and vintage shops (try and haggle if you feel confident enough to) some places I would suggest, Atika, Here After Vintage, Beyond Retro, Rokit & East End Thift Store. The list could go on and on but just do ya googles to find any in your area and try and if you can shop smaller independent vintage shops. Lastly eBay, Etsy or Depop (but depop prices are looking a bit hmph because people are trying to make coins)
Thrift Flips With Wendy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaG99Q8fEBo
Flips with Fashion Wizardry – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3cSfsiG9_g
Super cute thrift flip from Moyo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaG99Q8fEBo
Happy Upcycling, DIYing and shopping xxx