One Skirt, Four Different Ways
September 7, 2011 § 5 Comments
Thrifting is one of my favorite activities. Some of my favorite outfits have been made entirely of thrift finds. About 95% of my furniture and home goods are second-hand. Although it all doesn’t match, each unique piece complements each other well. When I find something incredible for only a few dollars it makes this little heart of mine swell to double its size.
The other day I was at the local thrift store and saw the cutest button print maxi length skirt with a matching sash belt. I tried it on in the dressing room and it was two sizes too big, but I could not resist the cute print. I purchased it knowing I could work with it. It was only $3.99 for the skirt. Along with the skirt, I bought a navy striped top ($3.99) and various vintage picture frames for a home decor project (I’ll share this one later).
Out of my thrifted skirt I was able to make a few outfits. I hope you are inspired by these ideas on how to stretch your wardrobe a little more.
1. I paired the striped long-sleeved tee with the button skirt and brown boots for a cute “summer going into fall” outfit. Then I pulled the maxi length skirt high up and wore the long sleeve tee on top for a fitted look.
2. I wore the button skirt high wasted and the matching sash as a belt. A simple change in the waistline can make a big wardrobe difference.
3. To have the long layered look, the skirt was paired with a white long-sleeved tee and long navy sweater. The sash could be tied around the waist for a more form-fitting long layered look. This is a cozy, comfortable, and cute outfit for the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings.
4. For a more “night out on the town” look the skirt was worn as a strapless dress. I used the sash for an empire waist cinched with brown heeled boots. Fall evenings can be quite crisp and to warm up, bring a sweater that matches the dress.
A nod to my roommate who helped take the photos. Thanks M!
What is one of your favorite wardrobe thrift finds?