Re­cy­cle your clothes for great new looks

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

Like many peo­ple, the phrase “I have noth­ing to wear”, whilst hav­ing a wardrobe filled with fab­u­lous clothes, seems to pass by my lips more of­ten than I would like.

We all get stuck in a rut some days, wear­ing the same few clothes over and over, or al­ways pair­ing the same top with the same trousers.

This month I thought, in­stead of look­ing at the new up and com­ing styles, I would look at some of the ex­ist­ing styles that have been kick­ing around for a few years, which I bet a lot of you will al­ready have at the back of your wardrobe.

If not, you can grab these items in most high street stores for un­der £15.

I chose four very gen­eral items to style up sum­mer 2017, a check­ered shirt, black ripped skinny jeans, a pair of fish net tights and a khaki jacket. If you are in­ter­ested in any of these styles, you can buy sim­i­lar styles lo­cally in stores such as Pea­cocks and I Love Fash­ion.

To kick start, what I like to call ‘Danielle’s look-book of su­per easy sum­mer styles’, I have cho­sen a grungy style.

I paired ripped skinny jeans with a sim­ple black vest top and chunky suede an­kle boots. To add a lit­tle touch of 2017 I added a pair of fish net tights un­der­neath the jeans. This gives this clas­sic look a celebrity in­spired touch.

This very sim­ple, but stylish out­fit, is so ver­sa­tile, you could wear it ca­sual or dress it up for a night out with the right jew­ellery and a set of heels. This out­fit can be taken from day to night in­stantly.

The sec­ond clas­sic item I de­cided to in­ves­ti­gate was the check­ered shirt. Now I guar­an­tee we have all had a plaid shirt sit­ting in our wardrobe at one time or an­other, we have ei­ther worn the life out of it or never worn it at all.

The check­ered shirt is a fab­u­lous lit­tle piece. It brings a blast of colour to even the most ca­sual of out­fits. I found this lovely over sized and paired with black and white train­ers.

This is a great look if you are at a BBQ or out shop­ping. To ac­ces­sorise this look try adding a high waist belt to nip the shirt in and flaunt your fig­ure.

Re­cently I have seen a lot of khaki mil­i­tary style jack­ets around. They are stylish, light and easy to pack. I love wear­ing khaki, it is a colour that suits ev­ery­one and goes with lit­er­ally any­thing, giv­ing any item of cloth­ing a lit­tle touch of cool.

I matched this jacket with the red plaid shirt dress to show just how the colours blend to­gether so per­fectly, even on such a busy print. Last but not least, on this beau­ti­ful morn­ing in Ruther­glen’s Over­toun Park, I de­cided to do the un­think­able, mix and match.

We are all guilty of com­plain­ing of the lit­tle amount of clothes we own, when in ac­tual fact mix­ing and match­ing our out­fits cre­ates an en­tire new look. Take my fi­nal look. Our stun­ning girlie shirt dress has now turned into a trendy tie up shirt. I paired this with the ripped skinny jeans and train­ers to cre­ate a fun, ca­sual and very stylish out­fit.

Fol­low me on In­sta­gram to keep up to date with all my new fash­ion find­ings @dress­ing­with­danielle.

Grunge Up­date jeans with fish­net tights Mix and match Check­ered shirt and Khaki jacket Clas­sics Ev­ery­one has a check­ered shirt in their wardrobe

Ver­sa­tile An out­fit to rock any day of the week

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