Friday, January 18, 2013

The Purpose of Repurposing

I’m such a fan of things that serve more than one use. Don’t even get me started on Circle Scarves from American Apparel (which come with a card showing you all the ways they can be worn). I try to limit myself to buying one Circle Scarf a year, because if I let myself do what I wanted, I’d have about a hundred of them.

Imagine my delight to realize that certain dresses can double as skirts.

Photo Credit: Heidi Anderson @heidianderson_

T-Shirt and dress worn as skirt: Dynamite (Halifax)
Blazer: Ann Taylor Outlet (Wrentham)
Boots: Le Chateau (Halifax)
Tights: American Eagle Outfitters via Winners (Bedford)
Headband: Joe Fresh (Halifax)
Bracelet: Gift

 This dress in its original form has a scoop neck and cap sleeves. I threw a studded tee and a blazer over it, added a pair of tights in a different grey tone, finished off with some edgy boots, and created an outfit with a completely different vibe than the dress has ever given me before.

Take some time to think about things hanging in your wardrobe that could be worn a different way. You may find that repurposing saves you some cash!

I've linked up with longdistanceloving today for a link-up that is supposed to be based on an "outfit crush" found on another blog. Truth is, I have a crush on SO MANY of the outfits my beautiful blog friends have created, that I couldn't possibly choose my favorite one to emulate.

Glitterary Girl


Clare UnderstatedClassics said...

I really love the detailing on the shirt. Definitely adds character to the rest of the outfit!

Understated Classics

Lauren said...

I love when dresses double as a skirt! Unfortunately my dresses don't look good doing that but your dress works so well as a skirt! xo

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