When you’re a busy mum with a young family to look after, it can be difficult to find the time to think about your wardrobe. Regardless of how little time you have though, it’s still possible to look fabulous!
Let’s take a look at ten creative fashion ideas for you to try.
Knitting your own clothes is extremely cost effective, and it can be fun too. Just download a pattern off the internet, get a few balls of wool, and the only limit is your imagination.
Upcycle existing pieces
If your old pieces are looking a bit dreary, there’s no need to throw them away. Add a belt to a shift dress, or a splash of dye to a plain tee. They’ll be looking as good as new in no time at all.
Have a swopping party with friends
Your friends are bound to have items of clothing that they no longer need, so why not get together and have a swopping party? You could have a whole new wardrobe without spending a penny.
Don’t be afraid to clash colours
Don’t let traditional fashion rules dictate what you wear. Putting together several brightly coloured items rather than sticking to what you know can have an original and quirky effect.
Create a brooch from dried flowers
A splash of colour can transform an outfit, and accessories don’t have to cost the earth. If you’ve got some dried flowers at home, simply create your own using some jewellery findings.
Make your own jewellery
Making jewellery is remarkably easy. Just start a collection of beads and ribbons in your favourite colours, and you’ll be able to put together necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and much more.
Get out your sewing kit
It’s amazing just how much you can transform an item by getting out your sewing kit. Take up the hem on a long dress to create something just below the knee, or turn your full-length trousers into capri pants.
Send old clothes to the charity shop
Most of us have a wardrobe full of clothes that we hardly ever wear. The result is that it’s difficult to work out what you actually own, and you can overlook pieces that would be a great match for your personal style. By sending your unwanted items to a charity shop, you could discover clothes that you forgot all about.
Turn your fashion items into a home feature
There’s no need to have all your favourite items of clothing packed away in wardrobes and cupboards. Try buying a cheap hat stand and use scarves and accessories to add colour and interest. As well as being a handy storage idea, it could look great in your home.
Add pretty buttons to boring tees
Buttons are cheap as chips, but come in such a wide range of pretty shapes and colours. You can transform simple tees into stunning fashion statements with just a needle and thread.
When you think outside of the box, there’s no limit to what you can create in the comfort of your own home.
Have you found any fun ways to bring your wardrobe up to date? We’d love to hear them!
This article was brought to you by Ruth Hinds on behalf of Jones and Jones Fashion. J&J is a fashion-forward brand specialising in feminine and sexy pieces in a great range of fabrics and tailoring. From casual day dresses to prom dresses, they’re the go-to retailer for quirky and modern styles.