How to Wear DIY: Lace-trimmed shorts
With highs in the 80's for this week, it still feels like summer, although I've seen a few leaves turning. This is a nice time of year in Oregon.
On a clothing note, I recently cleaned out my closet and ruthlessly got rid of things I don't wear. I cut down my wardrobe by more than half! It felt AMAZING!
But, it got me thinking, I only want to make my own clothes if I'm really going to wear them. I've made some things that I love, either inspired by something else or made from a fabric I was in love with, but there are other things I've made that I never wear. It's such a shame! In my early years of sewing, I used to make things just because there was cheap fabric, and that was probably a great learning experience, but now I'd like to stick to things I'll really wear.
So, I thought I'd start by showing you how I do wear things I've made in a new series I'll call "How to Wear DIY." The best feeling with DIY clothes is when you can put them together in super cute outfits so they don't look homemade or off-brand. Luckily there are so many styles in fashion now, all kinds of looks can look great, so a wide range of DIY projects can be put together with storebought items for great outfits!
I'll start today, on this last official day of summer, with these shorts I made last July. They were inspired by this page from Lucky Mag, and I did a tutorial for how to make your own. Hey, and I just realized when I went back to that post... There are yellow shoes on the page, and check out what's on my feet when I wear the shorts! This was unintentional...
Here are the shorts worn my way--I've been loving my soft denim shirt this year, and it's fun to pair it with something girly! Plus, I always wish I could pull off shorts and heels... so it's great to have shorts that can be dressed up a little!
The belted waist makes me feel more feminine and less cowboy in the soft denim shirt. I guess the intensely tall shoes do that, too! (Interestingly, both were brand new Target donations I got at Goodwill, the shoes for $3.99!)
Shoes and denim shirt: Target via Goodwill. Tank: Gap. Belt: Charlotte Russe.
Necklaces: Forever 21. Shorts: DIY!