Shop Your Closet

Posted On Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime

Do you have any old pieces in your closet you haven’t worn in forever, but you just can’t seem to part with them? Yeah, of course you do.

I purchased a yellow tube dress three years ago for about $20 and I haven’t worn it in at least two years. Once upon a time I loved it, I really did, but I realized the hem was way too long (at 5’2, any dress that hits below my knees makes me look like a teeny Lollipop Kid!) and the elastic started to wear out.

But I still didn’t want to get rid of it. I decided to take items in my closet and rework the ill-fitting dress into a new outfit. Click more to see how I used basic pieces (crisp white shirt, belt and necklaces) to create a fresh look.

{Step 1: Shorten the dress to your desired length. I just folded the excess fabric at the top inward.}

{Step 2: Tie a white shirt at your waist.}

{Step 3: Add a wide belt over the bottom of the shirt, so it looks like one seamless piece. Add some necklaces.}

{Step 4: Rock your new outfit that didn’t cost you a penny!}

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