If you are having a big spring clean of your wardrobe then you are likely to find many garments that don’t fit you properly anymore. However, instead of throwing them away there are several things that you can do in order to have them looking great on you again. Revamping or resizing existing clothing will save you money and it will also be beneficial for the environment. This article provides several top tips that will help you to revamp your old wardrobe.
If you clothes don’t fit you anymore then you can get them professionally resized. A tailor will be able to take your garments and either make them smaller or enlarge them so that they fit you properly again.
Shirts are often one of the first things that shrink after several washes. Not only will they feel uncomfortable, but they won’t look good either. Collar tailors will be able to quickly and properly expand the collar so that it will fit you again.
You can also have dresses and skirts taken up so that they are more on trend. The waist can also be taken in or expanded depending on your new size. When you are taking your old clothing to get resized you should always pick a trusted and reputable tailor so you know that you will be receiving a high quality job.
Another option is to customize your existing clothing. You can get creative and add a number of things onto the item of clothing in order to make it look more unique, interesting and fashionable. There are plenty of tutorials online which will teach you how to customize all types of clothing. You can try adding beads, lace, sequins, tassels and so much more onto dull or boring clothes. You can also rip, tear, distress or bleach old or faded jeans which to make them look cool.
One way to get more use out of your existing clothing is to purchase some new accessories which can be used to jazz up your outfits. The right accessories can make all the difference to how the clothing looks on. You can purchase some decorative earrings, a statement necklace or even a bright headband to change the look of what you are wearing. You can look for modern fashion trends in some of the major fashion magazines.
Finally, if customizing, resizing or accessorizing isn’t going to work for your old clothing then you can always use the fabric to make it into something new. One of the most popular ways to recycle your old clothing is to use the fabric to make a bag. These bags are relatively easy to sew on a sewing machine, plus they are also eco-friendly and they can be used in a number of ways, including to carry your grocery shopping, or to go to the beach. Other ideas for recycled clothing can include wallets and purses, book covers, cushions and tissue box covers.