Re­cy­cled Fash­ion

mailife - - Contents - Words and Pho­tos by JONE LUVENITOGA Model NAOMI RASILA Clothes VALUE CITY

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

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