Shop Your Closet: Everything Old Is New Again

Sorry that I have been away from the blog for a bit. To be perfectly honest, I have been feeling a little moody as of late and haven’t felt much up for blogging.  But, I am working my way back to the blogosphere starting tonight with a new Shop Your Closet post. Tonight’s Shop Your Closet is a little bit different.  Instead of showing how to style a piece multiple ways, I’m talking about using alterations to refresh older pieces in your wardrobe.
Case in point?  This fun print top from ELOQUII!  I bought this top last year.  It was a longer length shell (shown here tucked into a matching skirt).
I love, love, love the print of the top, but I just wasn’t wearing it.  The fit and overall shape of the shirt was just off for my frame, and it was way too long.  The only way that it worked was with a jacket or sweater over it.  It is a lightweight top with a summery print and color palette, so I really didn’t want to have to wear it with a topper.  After deciding how I wanted the top to fit, I had the top hemmed to create an asymmetrical hemline and a cropped look.I paired the top with a new skirt, and I felt super stylish AND comfortable running around with family.
Altering existing clothes can create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for your wardrobe.  And, if you’re trying to save money, altering clothes, especially if you do it yourself, is a budget-friendly way to refresh your wardrobe without spending a lot of cash.Have you refreshed or up-cycled anything in your wardrobe to get more wear out of it?

Skirt:  ELOQUII (Available here); Top:  Customized ELOQUII; Shoes:  ASOS (Available here); Clutch:  The Limited; Necklace: Target

Author: Cassie

I'm the owner/publisher of Style Cassentials, a curvy and petite gal OBSESSED with fashion and strong believer in making clothes work for YOU! I love sharing advice on all things fashion, especially shopping and fit tips!

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  1. YOu look sensational! Wish I had the skills to alter my own clothes. You have a keen eye for what works for you.

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  2. Being able to maximize your wardrobe is always great. To that point, you did real good here styling these outfits from some of your older items. This is basically getting more bang for the buck, so to speak. The cropped top, skirt, and sandals all look great here; and so do you.

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