Thursday, May 28, 2015

Value Village Menswear Challenge


I must say, when Elizabeth from The Style Saver wanted to challenge us to style a thrifted menswear item as a dress, I thought it was going to be a breeze! Little did I know... how insanely hard it would be!

I searched high and low for hours in Value Village, piling XL shirts, blazers, jackets, t-shirts into my cart, trying on every single one, only to realize in vain that all of them were too short. My plan to take a massive shirt and just cinch it with a belt was not looking like a viable option any more. I just looked like I was wearing my boyfriend's shirt with no pants on...not exactly the look we were going for!

And then all of a sudden, it clicked! I thought to myself, wait, why am I limiting myself to wearing it as it was intended to be worn? As a shirt? So I unbuttoned the XL Tommy Hilfiger dress shirt, adjusted the neckline, and tied the sleeves in a bow: voila! I mastered the bow tieing a bit better once I had gotten home and watched a few Youtube tutorials.

I was relieved to hear when Elizabeth said she had had just as much trouble as I did finding the right shirt. In fact, you can read all about her experience and get her outfit details on The Style Saver (she'll explain why her "dress" turned into a shirt!). You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter too, to see more of her awesome thrifted finds!

So? How do you think we fared? Did we beat the challenge?



















Vest - Forever 21 | Shirt dress - Tommy Hilfiger (thrifted via Value Village) | Necklace - Stella & Dot | Purse - JustFab | Hat - H&M

Photography by Christian Nambayan

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

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