Boot socks are a hot winter fashion trend, they keep your feet warm and your legs looking chic. Here are three of my favorite upcycling ideas to inspire your next DIY project. Ruffled boot socks can add a touch of feminine flair to a masculine pair of boots which is why these cozy upcycled beauties ranked highest on my list.
Several of the upcycling projects I found restyled the sleeves from old sweaters to create the boot socks. What a clever and cute way to reuse those sweaters you no longer wear! I will be trying out my own version of these DIY inspirations so check back for pics. If you find other great DIY projects please share in the comment section!
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Welcome to this beautiful new week, I have a fabulous DIY fashion idea for you: a flower crown. I started seeing more and more of these popping up after Coachella this year and what was last years crazy hippie girl style is this summer's hottest fashion trend for everyone. Whether you choose to use faux or real flowers, this DIY tutorial by Blue Bird Vintage will show you how to get started. The result of this project is a pretty large half crown version but you can adjust yours to be more or less full. Happy arranging ladies! For more indie style accessories visit the Civilian Style Indie Vintage Boutique :)
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After doing much research on the topic, I chose the following excerpts to explain this question. It comes from Fair Companies website:
Repurposed clothing isn't an easy concept to follow: it's not just about wearing vintage or secondhand clothing, but remaking it to fit a different purpose- a different season, fashion trend, body type, etcetera. It's been dubbed customized clothing and reincarnated rags; the designers are clothing remixers or wardrobe surgeons. The colorful language around the trend may be one of the problems.
Maybe deconstructed designs haven't gone mainstream like organic cotton, partly that's because no one can decide on a name for ______ (insert word: reworked, refashioned, restyled, remade, restructured, refurbished, recovered, reclaimed, redesigned) clothing.
The author goes on to explain the environmental benefits of upcycling clothing:
It's a shame surgically-altered styles haven't gotten more attention given that secondhand clothing is one of the greenest fabrics. When you use old clothing as a source material, there is no waste involved in manufacture, instead you are recovering what might otherwise end up in landfills.
In the US alone, more than 20 million tons of textiles are thrown away every year (1 million in the UK). So by simply recycling clothes as a source material, we not only avoid the waste involved in manufacture (even for organic cotton and bamboo, this is significant), but we prevent more landfill waste so refashioned fabrics could be considered net negative waste materials.
So, WHATEVER you call it, upcycling clothing can benefit your bank account and the environment!
Click here to read the original article by Kirsten Dirksen.
Jennifer lives in south Louisiana and believes that almost anything can be done yourself.