Have you ever had that moment wherein you have nothing to wear, despite your closet being full?
Do you really have nothing to wear, or do you have nothing new to wear?
This is almost every girl’s fashion dilemma, and usually the solution is to buy more new clothes… but this blog post begs to differ.
These past few days, I’ve been cleaning up my closet, and it got me thinking on how consumerism is getting the better of me. And I want to change that, so I’ve been very picky about my shopping factors lately. Rather than buying what’s cute and affordable, I’m now leaning towards something-I’ll-wear-more-than-5x, something-that-I-can-pull-off-with-3-combos, and through calculating cost-per-wear.
This is why I’ve always had an affinity for clothes that are multiple-use.
But this post isn’t about something I bought with those new “shopping factors”. The piece that will be highlighted is actually something I got from my dad’s closet. Specifically, his old checkered polo.
I bet you’re thinking, “Whaaaat, a polo is multiple-use?” or “Well, i guess you can roll up your sleeves, and tuck it in more ways than one, so I guess that counts?”
But what if I told you, you could wear your top as a bottom??? *blog readers gasp*
(although, I’m pretty sure you already know what’s coming by the title of this blog post. LOL forgot to say spoiler alert!)
So here’s how I did it STEP BY STEPH, just in case you didn’t find it too weird, and you want to try it out for yourself.
1. I unbuttoned it 4 buttons down to accommodate my hips.
2. I buttoned it 2 buttons up (but it really depends on your size, and how loose the polo is).
3. I take the sleeves.
4. Hold it tightly, as to not show the collar (it’s cool if you wanna show it too).
5. Tie it around the front of your waist.
6. Double-knot to secure it in place.
And voila! Now you have a “new” button skirt!
PS. One of the best things about this polo is how the breast pocket can act as a skirt pocket hehe! (Skirts NEED pockets!)
I actually saved this outfit for when I went to the Sunnies Cafe because this look was actually inspired by the Sunnies Studios aesthetic, or my personal take of it anyway. This outfit was the answer for the question, “What would I have worn if I were invited to the #SpecsParty?”
What do you guys think of my geeky-chic / 90’s vintage look? Would I have been a SPECtacle to behold? (see what I did there?) Comment down below! (like if you think I’m making a fool of myself…)
And hey, if you guys ever decide to try this trick, tag me? I’d love to see more polo-skirts!
Photos by Florence Chee | Post-processed by yours truly #StephInStyle
See ya guys in the next story! #StyleStoriesBySteph