This week, we surfed Pinterest for stylish and easy-to-make Summer Recycled Fashion Ideas.Scroll down for the top 5 savvy refashion* pins that inspired us the most!
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5. There are some many ways you can give your dear old Toms a makeover. DIY Toms Sandals is our latest discovery. Very savvy, indeed!
Via Pinterest user: Brianna Murray. Source: Everything Emily Blog.
6. DIY studded sneakers: this clever idea appears to be super-popular among our fellow pinners. Jena Ryssman's pin alone got more than 3,200 repins!
Via Pinterest user: Jena Ryssman. Source: Honestly...WTF.
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Just because it's summer, it doesn't mean you have to throw style in the garbage disposal if you want to be comfy. We're a little biased, of course, but believe that New York has to be one of the best places to pound the pavement in search of style inspiration. After a brief browse around town yesterday, we literally bumped into the perfect look walking down the street. It's like a formula for comfy chic that will work at the office, at the beach, at a fancy dinner, at a not fancy dinner, you get the idea. Comfy? Check! Stylish? Check! Easy? Check-ity-Check Check Check.
Bottoms: Keep shorts, capris, bermudas, skirts or pants crisp, tailored and dark in color like these dark navy cropped pants. $78.00 at anntaylor.com.
Tops: Soften up that tailored look with a simple white top. It could be a flowy or fitted peasant top, made of any lightweight fabric like organdy, linen, cotton or eyelet. Ruffled Racerback, $78 at anthropologie.com.
Flats: Statement flats in a bold hue really snap the look together. A bold pop of orange, yellow, green, red or pink really makes the look. Rosalita Sandals, $33 at modcloth.com.
Bag: A structured bag that works with the shoes is your key. They don't have to be matchy-matchy, but similar hues would be perfect. Zara XL Coloured Clutch, $99.90 at zara.com.
What's your go-to "go anywhere, do anything" summer look?
High-waisted and low-cut, brightly colored and pastel, geometric and flower-printed, this summer, shorts are more popular than ever. For those of you looking for a new pair of shorts on a budget, we pulled together a selection of savvy summer styles under $25.
1. Forever 21 Cuffed Paper Bag Waist Shorts
2. H&M Shorts
3. Old Navy Printed Tie-Belt Shorts
4. Alloy.com Floral Denim Shorts
5. Old Navy Women’s Printed Shorts
6. Target Merona® Classic Chino Shorts
This summer, Savvy Girl has found a new best friend – the maxi dress. Going maxi may seem a bold choice for some, but don't fret – there's a maxi style that works for everyone.
Maxi dresses have been a summer staple for ages, and that's not for nothing. Super easy to wear, maxis lengthen your look without sacrificing style for comfort. Just throw on a cute pair of sandals or wedges – and you're good to go!
The best part – maxi dresses can be easily found at most retailers at any price range, and you can look effortlessly chic without breaking the bank. Check out our savvy picks for the trendiest maxi styles of the season – from tribal prints to stripes to florals – all under $30!
A full closet, but nothing to wear? Have no fear; free fashion apps are here!
Poshmark is an online clothing party where you can shop share and sell clothing and accessories. Upload photos for the threads you want to sell and others can contact you to sell or trade. The days of shopping in your friends closet just turned into a world-wide fiesta! Get started with your virtual "Naked Lady Party" at www.poshmark.com
Thank You Mark Montano and 24/Savvy For The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2 Prize Package ♥
I am the very lucky winner of the Mark Montano, 24/Savvy prize package that included a copy of The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2, and two different craft kits— two pairs of button cluster gloves, and two pairs of sock gloves. I really like the book because it has lots of projects that you don't typically see in your average craft book (funkier and much hipper) and the techniques are simple—and very adaptable, so you can learn a technique and run with it to create your own originals.
Whether you're already nimble with a pair of needles or you're a true neophyte newbie wanting to jump on the knitting bandwagon, you'll LOVE Wool & The Gang's cute kit conveniently compiled to help you kick off or revamp your chic hobby. The kit includes black and army-green Peruvian wool yarn, needles, pattern and an exclusive 'KNIT-A-PORTER' patch--everything you need to get going and we're giving one away for FREE!
***UPDATE 3/2/12: THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner KATHERINE DAVIS. Thank you all for participating and sharing your sweet knit-wear stories. Check back soon for our next giveaway***
TO ENTER the 24Savvy.com Wool & The Gang Beginner's Knitting Kit:
Feel like phoning a friend or foe but fear you'll lose a finger from the frost? Fred Flare Texting Gloves will douse your digits in cute cableknit with two wooden buttons to boot. Best of all? We're giving away a pair for FREE!
***UPDATE 1/20/12: THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner HELEN. Thank you all for your wonderful cold-weather tips!!!***
TO ENTER the 24Savvy.com Fred Flare Texting Gloves Giveaway:
Please leave a comment below with your savviest tip on staying warm during these frosty months. You have until Friday, January 20th at 11:59AM EST to enter. One entry per person; view full terms and conditions here.
So now that I am a fitness teacher, I am in search of super deals on workout wear that look cute & are affordable.
Enter Old Navy…. Yep, Old Navy. It was the last stop on my search. I had been everywhere I usually go for a deal…. Loehmman’s, Marshall’s, TJ MAXX, and I just couldn’t find pants that I liked that fit.
Savvy readers who enjoyed getting their hands dirty with Mark Montano's Big Ass Book of Crafts 1...are you sitting down? We are giving away one copy of the uber-successful follow-up volume along with a craft starter kit created especially for YOU!!! To enter the contest, follow the instructions at the bottom of our interview with Mr. Montano, in which we get the dish on where our fave crafter gets his savvalicious ideas.
***UPDATE 11/18/11: THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to our winners MOLLY3 (1st Prize) and HOLLY S (2nd Prize). Thank you all for participating!!!***
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