If you've been following my blog for awhile - you probably already know what my fashion advice is going to be: Tights, sockens, scarves - layers, layers, and more layers! However.....that is MY style, and part of the journey with RECYCLED FASHION is to find your OWN style. So how do you find your own style? Sometimes that occurs naturally or through the inspiration of others, but often times it develops from simply loving what you've randomly thrown together - and sticking with it. It's whatever you feel beautiful in!
So Let's get started. Meet reader Ms. Renie!
MS RENIE: "I was recently introduced to Hot Pink Combat Boots about a week ago and was inspired by Michelle’s talent for not only putting together recycled clothing, but to pick appropriate outfits for the occasion (Frank Sinatra party). I had not been to a thrift shop in years and after seeing her blog I went out the next day and bought $60 worth of items (yes, I got a little carried away). I feel unsure at times about putting items together and especially jewelry. I would like some FEEDBACK about this outfit.
1. Is the coat too casual for the dress?
2. Is the necklace a little too much for the outfit? Maybe something more simple?
COST: Jacket $3, Dress $4, Earrings $3, Necklace $4, Shoes (brand new) $4 .
OK Ladies (and gentlemen...I know there a few male readers out there) - what do you think? It takes a lot of COURAGE to put your photos online and ask for feedback - so please be considerate in your responses. Imagine Ms. Renie is your sister - what would you tell her?
HERE ARE THE RULES on COMMENTING:1. Offer candid advice. The general comments of 'you look great' aren't very productive in this type of feature. Please share you stylish input and tips. How would you wear this dress, would you accessorize it differently?
2. If you don't like something - say it, but offer a suggestion of improvement to counteract the negative.
Thank you for your submission Ms. Renie - and I would love it if you sent us an 'AFTER' photo featuring some of the readers suggestions.
Readers - do you want to be part of RECYCLED FASHION??? Please send me your photo/questions as well as the price of your items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember - this is ALL ABOUT RECYCLED clothing -so you can either showcase your awesome outfit, or you can ask for reader styling advice. (PS - you don't have to have a blog to do this, and yes this is open to Men too! Warning: Man-pris and acid washed jeans need not apply).