If you haven’t already gotten the impression, I am a huge fan of clothes. I probably have far too many, which becomes painfully obvious every time I move and have to pack it all up again. I also hate getting rid of clothes I love; every stain and hole reminds me of a place or person, every rip represents part of my journey thus far. And now you probably think I’m far too nostalgic. So I’ll stop there.
H&M is above all my favorite store. I have had the pleasure of shopping there since I was a preteen, thanks to living overseas. It pains me every time someone looks vacant when I mention it. I actually worked there for a while, and it didn’t end my infatuation with the store.
I bought this oversized, one-size-fits-all jersey top a few years ago on sale in Germany. It was five euros, and a color that I loved. I actually own way too many pale pink pieces now, so I’m banned from buying anything pink. But somewhere along the way, several holes began to grow on the bottom of the shirt. It’s the perfect hanging out, over leggings or skinny jeans top. I just couldn’t bring myself to get rid of it. Thus, I decided to give it a new life, thanks to the new trend of fringed shirts. I’ve seen tutorials all over the internet, such as this one. It’s pretty self-explanatory. I’ve already updated an old Audrey Hepburn shirt so I knew what I was up to. Bear in mind that I don’t measure precisely. I used an index card to make straight lines.
And that’s about it! It takes maybe a half hour, if you take your time with the chopping, as I did. It is a fantastic way to keep old shirts you just can bring yourself to toss! Let me know if anyone else tries this at home! It kind of reminds me of a spin on ’70s style.