The initiative inspires active members on social media to take part in daily prompts to share thrifty outfits on twitter, facebook, blogs and instagram with the hashtag #restyle2013.
I have been following and enjoying #restyle2013 in my instagram feed, feeling inspired and enthused by individuals sharing their second hand fashion style, finds and outfits with prompts such as 'pink, polka dots, white shirts, mixed prints' (the full list of prompts can be found here).
Day 7 has been my favourite prompt so far; 'customised', is there any wonder why? Fashionista's sharing not only op shopped finds, but ways they have customised their pieces for the better. Here are some of my favourites shared on the day:
Earring Bejewelled Shoulders
Katiee_louise18 bejewelled her shoulders by hand stitching $1 op shopped earrings onto a top.
Beaded Denim Shoulder
Brighita customises her op shopped denim vest by hand sewing beads onto each shoulder. Also seen on her blog.
leela_harris removed gold buttons from skirt, replacing with funky ones, all from the op shop.
Studs and Bleach
Atlanta based iruisu shares his ombre bleached dress shirt matched with his studded and spiked accessories.
Colour Studded Collar
Birthday girl Adelle wherethestyledthingsare shares her Kenji shirt collar customisation
using coloured studs.
Shoe Colour Change
Claire harbourmaster changed the colour of a pair of orthopedic shoes she found at Vinnies, you can see the final result on her blog
All customisations shown here have not used a sewing machine, inspiring anyone with a little imagination and creativity to give it a go. Customising, refashioning, restyling or upcycling; call it what you will, even the smallest alteration can make the biggest difference.
A reminder, that due to the instantaneous global reach of social media, Perth Fashion Festival's August Restyle challenge need not begin and end in Western Australia, anyone around the world can take part.
More details about the Photo-A-Day Opshop Challenge can be found here.