Say goodbye to fall fashion trends and welcome winter with these winter fashion trends! As it goes, winter follows fall, and with it comes the holidays. Dinners and parties will surely come to fill up your calendars soon! I’m sure you’ll be raiding your closets soon for clothes to wear! But who said anything about spending?
Be Financially Savvy With These Winter Fashion Trends!
Ideally, wearing new clothes to a party will boost your confidence, but why spend that extra buck when you could upcycle your existing clothes? Winter fashion trends need not be expensive or completely new! I’ve been upcycling clothes even before I knew what upcycling was. Needless to say, I’ve saved a lot of money doing this and not only that, I’ve learned a thing or two too! Things like shopping in your own home and determining which items are fit to upcycle – after all, we wouldn’t want to spend hours over something only to have it fall apart after a wash or two, right? Now, let me help you kickstart your upcycling tradition with these 13 upcycling ideas for your clothes and ffabric scraps!
1. Maxi Skirt
I’ve always been a fan of maxi skirts, especially ones with fabulous colors. I sometimes even have a hard time choosing just one! They’re comfortable, they’re pretty and definitely warm – perfect for winter!
2. Ear Warmers
3. Flowy Shirt
Don’t throw away those shirts yet! Perfectly flowy and a perfect match to a pair of jeans or slacks, this will definitely breathe back life to your old shirts.
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4. Veiled Beanie
Beanies will definitely make their appearance this winter to stave off the cold. But what if you want a touch of mystery with your holiday beanie and not some ordinary one? Then this is the beanie for you!
5. Slip Extender
Don’t throw away that skirt just yet! With a little bit of cloth (may I suggest lace?), you could transform your skirt into something edgy or classy. The choice is up to you!
6. Pearl Gloves
My daughter tends to grow bored with her gloves every time winter comes and every time she has to wear them on a nearly daily basis. She says that adding pearls makes her feel grown-up and classy. How adorable!
7. Fingerless Mittens
Personally, I prefer fingerless mittens over regular mittens just because I could wiggle my fingers freely, which is vital when sewing. It doesn’t hurt that they’re so easy to make!
8. Pencil Skirt
Need a fancy skirt for that office party? Take out that lace shirt that you never wear anymore and turn it into the eye catcher of the night!
9. Tulle Skirt
Nothing says holidays better than a puffy tulle skirt! So make use of that old prom dress that we all know we’re hiding at the back of our closets, and breathe new life into it with this upcycled skirt!
10. Shift Dress
A shift dress can pass for both casual and formal wear, and from day to night easily. With its flattering cut, it’s sure to be a classic conversation starter in parties. Chilly? Throw on a nice cardigan and you’re good to go!
11. Sweater Boots
We all know how cold it gets during winter, and no body part suffers more than our feet, with all the walking we’re expected to do. How about giving them a little love and warmth? Check out how your old sweater can turn into warm, fuzzy boots!
12. Half-Sleeved Tee
My husband has a surplus of polo shirts that he doesn’t wear anymore, instead of throwing it away, why not upcycle it to something I could wear? Just check out this tutorial to see how! Just add more layers to keep you warm.
13. Patchwork Jeans
Jeans are one of the articles of clothing that never go out of style, regardless of the season. However, it could sometimes get a bit bland and boring. Spice it up by adding patches for that slightly rugged look!
Want to see how to upcycle your clothes in action? Watch this video below!