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The feeling you get when the warm sunrays shine down on your face trickles through your entire body. Summer is almost here and you might be wondering where you are going to find the money to replenish the sad remains of a winter wardrobe lingering in your closet.
Not all of us can afford to go out and buy brand new clothes with each season. Or maybe you can? If that’s not you, then you are in the right place!
My mind is telling me that I really need an entire new closet full of clothes but my wallet is telling me that I am only allowed to go pick out one item from the clearance rack.
With these three ideas on how to refashion your winter wardrobe into summer, I think we will be able to satisfy both our minds and wallets!
First Thing’s First
We need to get the clothes looking as fine as possible! Now I don’t know about you but I somehow always end up with at least one stain on each and every piece of clothing that I own.
I usually try and blame this problem on my children, sorry guys, but in all reality the blame is probably a fifty-fifty split between the little ones and myself. Regardless of whose fault the pesky stains are, there they sit staring me straight in the mirror!
This is where my go-to stain remover comes in. Shout ® Trigger Triple-Acting Stain Remover is a staple in my laundry room and has been for many years. The amazing triple-acting formula of Shout ® Trigger Triple-Acting Stain Remover lifts away stains like they never existed. Helping me keep my outfits looking new, year after year.
If you don’t already have this awesome sauce stain remover stocked in your laundry room, you will definitely want to head out to the store and pick some up ASAP, so you can freshen up your wardrobe for summer!
I most recently bought mine at Walmart and found it right where it should be, in the laundry and stain removing section. Easy to find and at a really great price!
So before you start any of these three refashion projects, you are going to want to follow the directions on your Shout® Trigger Triple-Acting Stain Remover and get your clothes looking fresh again!
3 Ways to Refashion Your Wardrobe for Summer
Scarf Wrapped Sandals
This is the newest addition to my refashioned checklist. As I dug through my closet to pull out my summer sandals, I was left a little disappointed to find them in much worse condition then I remembered leaving them.
Call in the winter scarfs!
Instead of going out and buying new sandals. choose one of your old winter scarfs that you don’t mind giving new life. Trust me, your scarf is going to love the summer time!
Cut your scarf in half lengthwise.
Then using hot glue start attaching and wrapping around the bands of your sandals. This technique works best on flip-flops or simple designed sandals.
Looks like a completely new pair of sandals and you didn’t even have to spend a penny!
Pants to Shorts
I do this one every year! By the end of winter I have at least one pair of pants whose hemline has seen better days. They still fit awesome up top, but need some improvement in the lower region.
If you have a pair of pants that looks like this, then this is the perfect project for you!
Get ready for how easy this refashion is!
Cut your pants at one inch longer than the length you would like to have your shorts.
Turn the shorts inside out. Fold a half-inch seam, then another half inch, and sew a simple straight stitch over the hem.
That’s it! You now have a brand new pair of shorts! Again, you didn’t have to spend any money for a new piece of clothing!
You can also checkout this article I wrote on how to add lace to a plain pair of shorts to dress them up a bit!
Long Sleeve to Short Sleeve
It is WAY too hot in the summer to sport long sleeves. Maybe you have a shirt where it fits really well up close to the chest but is all sorts of weird around your wrists? This would be a great project to fix that!
Very similar to the process of changing pants into shorts, but I have an extra detail you need to pay attention to.
So on your sleeves, measure one inch longer then you would like the final hem to lay.
Tip: Cut at this measurement BUT be sure to follow the same angle as the current cuff.
Now turn the shirt inside out, fold each sleeve half an inch and then half an inch again.
Sew along the new hem and you are done-zo!
Throw on your new t-shirt and head out into the sunshine!
Which project are you going to start with? I would love to see how it turns out! Tag me on Instagram @PenniesIntoPearls with the final results!