I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can’t see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato’s closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast!
We all know an Accessory is the easiest way to turn dull into daring or darling. What I don’t know is how to use what I have laying around to make a fashion statement. When I am at a loss for ideas I grab my stack of magazines and find something I like then I figure out how I can make it.
Here are some cool ideas: Scarfs from old T-shirts. This is great for kids and adults. It is fun and functional. I found it in the winter edition of do it Yourself Magazine
TIP: I also go to you tube and type in what I would like to TRY to do. There are usually videos on most crafts.
Just a note on the Reuse, Reuse, and Recycle
Hit the thrift shops and consignment shops for jewelry and accessories. You can find some really unusual pieces that will make your look special. I used to only buy REAL jewelry but I get so tired of things quickly and then I do not wear the jewelry so I decided that spending less on these items is a great idea.
The other thing I love it to shop at consignment shops for the latest trends. I love to buy trendy stuff for a couple of bucks. I will attack the plaid trend in next weeks Fashion Friday. I went shopping at Plato’s closet this week a ton of their jeans are 50%. I bought 5 pairs for a little over $50. I really enjoy Recycling designer dudes!