restyle 7: customised
We've all had that 'oh that's cool but I wish it was more (insert adjective here)' feeling while shopping, and all the moreso in opshops where there aren't any colour or size options. With a wealth of practical fashion knowledge behind me I feel pretty confidant in altering things to suit me better (remember the Josh Goot dress I chopped in half?), but if you can't tell one end of a needle from another you can still get in on the customising action! I like colourchanging things - there's nothing like a fresh coat of paint.
snappy orthopedic shoes (customised) - VINNIES $6
dress - VINNIES $6
scarf - VINNIES $2
bag - opshop
earrings - vintage
sunnies - celine
Did you know that Vinnies customises chairs and couches with covers that are ripped or worn so they can have a second life? Donations of furniture that is a bit tatty is still appreciated as long as the internal construction is sound - there is an in house upholsterer at the depot who can make them as good as new to send out to people in need!