While I was recently cleaning out my closet in preparation for the hot summer weather, I found piles of clothes that I no longer wear. While they were still in good condition, I was slightly embarrassed that I had spent money to purchase them in the past. They were seriously outdated, and fell behind the recent fashion trends. I used to simply get rid of them or hide them in the corners of my closet For those of you who have had similar experiences, I have a brilliant way that would now allow you to save your clothes, your money, as well as keep up with the fashion trends!
At any fabric or crafts store, you can purchase materials that you can use to spice up your wardrobe! At stores such as Jo-Ann fabric and Craft, you can choose from vast selections of embellishments such as beads, sequins, and studs, as well as many types of fabric. You can save your budget by purchasing just the materials to add on to the clothes you already have!
This creative solution may also resolve some of the most common shopping dilemmas! Have you ever experienced a moment when you found a shirt that you liked, but it was almost twice as expensive as others simply because of some extra embellishments? Or perhaps a time when you would have proceeded to purchase an item if it weren’t for a minor detail that you absolutely hated? For instance, a recent and hot trend all over fashion blogs and magazines is the embellished collar. However, some of these shirts are highly overpriced because of the extra embellishments. You can save your money, follow the trend, and also create a collar that is unique to you by decorating your own with materials that you have personally chosen!
If you do not have any old or extra clothes to spare, you can purchase cheaper items at thrift stores. Thrift stores offer clothes that are in good condition for great prices, which make them perfect for redecorating. You can access a list of thrift stores closest to your location here.
Aside from being a major help to your budget and your fashion reputation, this brilliant craft idea will also allow you to get creative and have some fun! Create a new addition to your wardrobe that will have everyone stare!
For a great tutorial on how to make your own embellished tshirt, check out Achademichic's blog. A seriously easy and CUTE way to turn a plain tshirt into something beautiful and fashionable!