Monday, 20 May 2019

Who what wear: Make something old new again


Being a stylist and fashion photographer I can’t deny my love for clothing. I am almost certain I was a blue jay in some past life as I have a love affair for collecting shiny items.

However, over the last few years I have been more conscious with how much I buy and have been trying to recycle items in my wardrobe. I am always trying to think of novel ways of wearing things and layering. Our girl Sarafina is the queen for this go check out her instagram.

This year Sarafina and Sofia teamed up again to organise the fashion parade at the Canberra Show, showcasing looks solely from the Salvation Army.


I was lucky enough to score this blazer and ‘crop’ from the show. The jacket fits me like a glove! Now here’s the secret. This crop was originally a dress but there was no chance in hell it would fit over my booty. So, after having a chat with Sarafina we thought it would be cool to have it altered into a crop top instead.

This is something I can now layer over a business shirt for a corporate look, or simply worn with jeans and heels for a more relaxed look.

The blazer is something I also regularly wear to my corporate job. It’s also a boss lady item for the weekends too.



So what’s the moral of the story? Think outside of the box! Look to your own wardrobe for items you can alter to give them a new lease on life, and do check out the local op shop stores. We don’t have to spend big to look fab. And for the record,I pretty much saw this exact jacket and crop combo in H&M when I was in Chicago just recently.

What’s your favourite op-shop in Canberra?


Photography: Janette Lenk @thestatementlife

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