The process of making the clothing you see in store can be harmful to the environment and workers’ health. It can also be unethical to workers’ rights. If you buy second-hand, it means you are reducing how much you buy brand new, and you are getting more for your money.
The fashion we prefer here at Réinventer, is second-hand minimalism clothing, made to look good with simple DIY fixes.
The jeans are second-hand, and have been cut at the knees to look like the popular style of jeans at the moment. The difference between these jeans, and commercially made jeans, is that these were made in five minutes and with minimal effort.
The top was also second-hand, and only took about 10 minutes to make. All it took to turn this top from big and bulky, to sleek and trendy was cutting off the hems and adding some rips.
The whole outfit took 15 minutes to make, and only cost $10.
The skirt is second-hand, and have buttons added to them to give it some definition. It adds something extra to the outfit and only took 5 minutes.
The top was also second-hand, and was turned from a basic t-shirt into i tied top with no hems. The side of the top was cut so it can be tied up. This is a popular style at the moment, but can be expensive to buy brand new. This took less than 5 minutes.
The whole outfit only took about 10 minutes to make, and cost $8.
This outfit is simply about showing how to style second-hand clothing. Often, buying second-hand can be stressful if you don’t know how to style it all together.
The whole outfit only cost $7.
You can see that 3 full outfits were made for less than $20, and took less than half-an-hour to create. Making second-hand clothing look good can be easy when sticking to a minimalism style.