Too good not to share here, I talked about rewearing your wardrobe on Instagram last week.
And just to prove how easy it is to breathe new life into your old clothes, I took nine of my sweaters (all between about 3 and 10 years old, most are on the older side) and styled them with different accessories I already owned. In fact I had quite a bit of fun with this challenge and discovered accessories I’d LONG since forgotten about, but should be wearing more.
And WILL be wearing more!
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The campaign (for Recycle Devon, my local online recycling resource) was about encouraging people to re-wear, recycle, upcycle, donate or repair items they already own. As someone who gets an awful lot of wear out of their existing wardrobe (though I will admit I still buy a few items each season), this was just the sort of thing I wanted to promote. So much of what we see on Instagram is made up of ‘hauls’ or changing room selfies – both are pet hates of mine – it was refreshing to be part of something that encouraged something more ethical and eco-friendly.
The hashtag #BuyLessWearMore just about sums it up.
So I’d like to encourage YOU to do the same: do what I did and pull 2-3 sweaters or tops out of your wardrobe (even better, ones that haven’t seen the light of day in ages). Or go the whole hog and pick nine like I did(!)
Then lay them on the bed and go through your scarves, jewellery, hair accessories, hats, sunglasses, collars – whatever accessories you have – and start matching them up with the sweaters. Keep in mind colours, textures and necklines when picking out your items. Here are a few of my favourite tips…
- Long pendants and shorter earrings work with roll neck sweaters (so they’re not fighting each other)
- Round necks are crying out for faux collars or choker necklaces
- Don’t stop at one brooch, cover your sweater in them like a bib
- Don’t stop at one necklace, layer up two or more
- Go monochrome and match your earrings / necklace / hat / scarf / headband to your sweater
- If your hair is short or you wear your hair tied back, go big on the earrings
- Instead of just jewellery, think about adding faux collars or lace cuffs
- Think of your hair as an accessory and switch up how you wear it
Have you been inspired to rewear your existing wardrobe? Any more accessorising tips to add to mine? Tell us in the comments…
Stay safe, XOXO
P.S. Post is a day late, sorry had a busy week…
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9 ways to wear my coloured sweaters…
Here are nine outfits where each of the sweaters has appeared on the blog so you can see the different ways they’ve been styled:
~ Top left (lime) / Top middle (mustard) / Top right (blush)
~ Middle left (coral) / Middle (plum) / Middle right (tangerine)
~ Bottom left (tomato) / Bottom middle (yellow) / Bottom right (tobacco)
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