For fashion this month we take a look at recycled clothes and accessories. maiLife visited Value City, Vivrass Plaza branch and picked four used outfits for morning, mid morning, afternoon and evening events. Amazingly, they still look trendy and fresh. Bringing those second hand outfits to life is our April, This month we look at four outfits from Value City Naomi Rasila who works at a coffee shop in Suva. Everyday, in the news we hear so much talk on environment, green energy, climate change and sustainable development. One of the ways you can contribute to a sustainable and healthy environment is buying used clothes which is not only good on purse strings but also ensures savings are passed onto customers, resulting in some very awesome buys. Savings can be as high as 90% off retail, especially when shops try to clear old stock and get in new ones. Expensive fashion items such as formal gowns, coats and shoes can be found at reasonable prices at used clothes outlets. Instead of throwing away clothes and other articles of dressing, they can reused again, sometimes in very creative and stylish ways. A pair of blue jeans, for instance, can become a purse, a vest, or a child’s hat. A buckle can become a choker and a belt can be made into a leather wristband.
Brown animal printed scarf $4 Maroon beaded necklace $6 Long dress $12.50
Mini orange floral dress $8 Black clutch purse $7 Navy blue floral top $5.80 Brown handbag $15