Well…..I’m still in the midst of my minimalism / antimaterialism / I’m just not going to buy myself anything / obsessive cheapskate phase. So, I’ve decided to do a post focusing on how to get (what seems like) brand new clothes without spending any money.
TURN YOUR SKIRTS INTO TOPS
Yes, I understand. This may seem weird. You may feel a bit uncomfortable because you keep thinking, "does everyone else know this is a skirt???"
Well, my friends, this is how we deal with that.
1. Most people aren't paying that much attention, so they won't notice.
2. The people who actually do pay enough attention to notice the CREATIVE and AWESOME thing that you just did will probably be impressed and think something along the lines of...
wow. she is so creative. i love how she has the confidence to pull that off.
And now, for what we have all been waiting for.....
Example 1: Party Time
Here we have a pleather skirt acting as a top. To distract the fact that this is a skirt, I hid the elastic waistband in the second photo.
This could make a really fun party/going out look because of the edgy pleather on top. I added a cool choker (that I'm pretty sure either my mom or one of her siblings made in the 70s) for something funky and different.
I've styled this look with boyfriend jeans here, but you could style it with regular skinnies (something tighter to complement the flowy the top). If you're really feeling edgy, you could pair this with black skinnies, or even.....pleather pants! That would be so cool!!
For shoes, I'd opt for some oxfords for a daytime look with the jeans. But if you're going all edgy, you should definitely go for some platforms.
Skirt/top: H&M (Goodwill $4)
Example 2: Spots & Layers
This layered look is modeled after one of my all-time FAVORITE bloggers, the beautiful @Maria_Bernad.
Maria is always wearing very high-fashion, Vogue-esque types of outfits and that inspires me. We don't always have to wear our clothes in the conventional way they were designed to be worn. Making a bold fashion statement, like turning a skirt into a top, definitely helps us look different than everyone else and show the world that we are unique, creative, and confident individuals. Fashion is powerful.
White top: Goodwill $3
Cheetah Skirt/top: Living Harvest Thrift Store $2
Necklace: Quarter Moon Imports $5
Culottes: LOFT $14
Slides: Urban Outfitters $16