(Image above: wardrobe image found at the blog, Le Quaintrelle)
What inspires me about this wardrobe photo other than the warm glow of a sunrise (or is that sunset?) and the pastorally picturesque background is how her dress is not exactly what it seems at first glance. When you click on this image from her blog, you are taken to her Flickr account, where she reveals that her ‘dress’ is actually an extra-extra-large shirt that she’s thrifted. I admire her ingenuity in taking a garment that wouldn’t fit her if used for its express purpose and making it work for her in another way.
Sometimes when we shop for thrifted or vintage items, it’s necessary to view things at a creative angle – to see something that catches our fancy and figure out a way to make it work, even if it’s not necessarily the right size. Keep an eye on our one of a kind vintage items, and see if you can take a long shirt and style it as a dress for yourself if you’re small, or wear a short dress as a shirt if you’re tall. The possibilities are endless with a little imagination!
Have you had to get artistic with clothing you’ve found? We’d love to hear about it.