Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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How to Wear DIY: Summer-to-winter skirt

Remember this skirt I upcycled late last summer?  It was a thick t-shirt from I'm guessing the 90's.

Now it's a super comfy knit skirt, with elastic waist.  I loved it this summer, but hadn't put it away with the summer clothes--good thing, cuz it made for a cute and winter-comfy outfit when I added substantial tights and several layers on top!

Tee and vest: Old Navy. Necklace: Forever 21. Jacket: Nordstrom Rack.
Boots: Steve Madden via Skirt: DIY!

The tights make it cozy--so does the vest.  Oh, and boots, the greatest invention winter has ever seen.  I rotate my black, brown, and greige riding boots all fall and winter, with cozy socks and jeans or tights.  Otherwise I would like die.

Oh, and the shirt-to-skirt tutorial?  See it here if you want to try something similar sometime!

**Addition: So excited to be linking this post to Everybody, Everywear!  My first time!  I just saw the call for black and white outfits this month, and had just done this post, so... perfect!  Check out all the black/white outfit inspirations...

Black + White | Everybody, Everywear


  1. Anonymous1/05/2012

    That is wicked cool! None of these pictures show up on Google Reader though.

  2. i love the black and white stripes!! and i agree, boots are the best part of winter. sometimes the only good part!!! lol

  3. The idea of making a t-shirt into a skirt is great... imagine all of the crazy 90's tees that have been abandoned out there!

  4. Anonymous1/05/2012

    Gorgeous as usual. Seriously, can you take a bad photo?

  5. Anonymous1/05/2012

    Also, I think I've decided to turn all of my unwanted shirts into skirts.

  6. This is very nice!

  7. Very cute skirt, love it!

  8. Layers and tights are the perfect way to take just about anything from one season to a colder one. Such an adorable outfit and I love the bold stripes paired with the jean jacket!

    Callie @

  9. Anonymous1/05/2012

    This has got to be one of my favorites so far. I love how you pulled all those pieces together into one fabulous look!!

  10. Aaaaw, you guys are so sweet! Thanks! =)

  11. About, tremendous idea! It is pleasant to me!

  12. Love how you made the shirt into a skirt. Fabulous idea. The skirt looks great with this look.

  13. Anonymous1/12/2012

    A shirt to a skirt...nice! Great layered look! Love them boots! Visiting from EBEW.

  14. Amazing outfit. You look awesome! I'm visiting from EBEW and would love for you to join my ABC's of Style challenge at

  15. Love that shirt turned to skirt. Amazingly beautiful. And your jacket and boots are great! Simply beautiful, eh.

    Cathy@Golden Globe 2012 Fashion Favorites




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