Marie Kondo makes it look easy, but saying goodbye to old clothes can be an emotional experience. When you really love something, you don’t always have to let it go, right?
If your clothes still spark joy but are no longer flattering or have gone out of fashion, consider having them altered. Upcycling old clothes breathes new life into your closet and reduces your carbon footprint. Talk about being stylish and sustainable!
Here are a few tricks for the next time you decide to turn your old clothes into new outfits. Show these to the pros at Altersmith Alterations Specialists and they’ll take care of the rest.
Work shirt to playful top
Work shirt to playful top. Upcycle an all-business buttondown shirt into a playful off-shoulder top.
Skirt makeover:Slit additions
Skirt makeover: Slit addition. This seemingly minor alteration can totally shift the look, feel and fit of a skirt. Choose from short slits, pencil skirt slits or thigh-high maxi slits.
Scarf dress. Vintage printed scarves from your grandma’s closet work best for this look.
Turn dresses into tops
Turn dresses into tops. Salvage dresses you haven’t worn in ages and turn them into tops that you can add to your regular rotation. Add character by making uneven hems, adding a slit on the side, lowering the neckline or changing the length of the sleeves. The sky’s the limit! Let your creative juices flow! How would you redesign your clothes that don’t see the light of day? Visit Altersmith Alterations Specialists at Santolan Town Plaza.