So before summer holidays I got this second hand rumper on a Norwegian thrift app called Tise, where you can sell and buy used clothes and accessories. Then I basically gave it a well needed facelift.
Since I am a very quick and updated person I choose to post this now as summer is over and we have officially entered september and a whole new season ❤ I hope I can bring you some inspiration anyway 😉✌🏻
Usaully I DO NOT BUY synthetics due to the micro plastic and that I basically don’t like the feel of it. But the colours and the pattern screamed my name. So I thought ok, I do have a guppyfriend for washing sooo. Anyway when I finally got it I really didnt feel the shape of it. Very trendy at the moment with the cut off leg on the middle of the leg. But that is not very flattering in my opinion. The sleeves was more of a butterfly cut. The whole rumper looked kind of frumpy to me.
Before I start the redesign process I like to ask some questions to ensure that this item will be used for more than one occation. I want my clothes to be in my closet for staycation and not vecation ❤
First question is
-What will I be using this garment for?
For me this was for summer holidays in Mexico. Which means approx 30-36 degrees everyday. But I also want this to be something I can wear on more chillier days as well
My second question is:
-How can I make this garment flattering for my body shape?
At the moment I am quite skinny and my body shape is an hourglass, so I usually don’t have that many problems when it comes to fit. But I like to enhance the hourglass shape. To be aware about what styles and colors you like, and what kind of body shape you have, makes it way easier to fill your wardrobe with clothes that are flattering, and you are in love with ❤ which is key for re-wearing your clothes.
By cutting the legs above the knee, I make my legs look longer and give the rumper a more versatile look.
The sleeves was not great, so cutting off the butterfly wings made a huge difference. I was going to scrump the sholder line more, that would make the look even more feminine. But I choose not to. I love the clean and simple lines. And this rumper gives me a kinomo vibe. I can both use it with sneakers, flipflops or with heels for a more festive look.
Instead of buing new clothes and by altering and redesigning clothes we can make a huge impact when it comes to saving water, energy and toxic pollution to save our earth. Use what you already have, swap, borrow or thrift 💚🌍♻️
What would you have done with this rumper?