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DIY Tribal Shorts

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How would you describe your style?

I’d like to think that my style is effortless, unique and always classic.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My good bra - I’m not a busty girl and my bra has made many good outfits great! Bad underwear can ruin a look.

Who are your style icons?

Definitely Rachel Bilson! Her style is so very versatile. She always looks beautiful and stylish, whether it is wearing jeans and slops while walking her dog or rocking a couture gown on the red carpet.

Do you have any favourite designers?

Even though I don’t own any of her pieces, I absolutely adore Diane von Furstenberg. I constantly have an eye on her collections for my personal style inspiration. 

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

Online :D my latest is www.mrp.co.za online store. They have all the latest trends at ridiculous prizes.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

As often as I can. Being a crafty girl I make, alter or recycle clothes almost daily.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

Take risks, know your body, what you like, and always be comfortable.


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Outfit details:

  • Sweater Jacket: Thrift store, $4
  • Turtleneck: Kohl's clearance, $3
  • Jeans: Goodwill, $5
  • Moccasins: Pursuing Andie on Etsy, $28
  • Hat/Scarf/Hand-warmers/Leg-warmers: DIY from a $2 sweater (see below)

Upcycled Winter Wear From Sweater

Recreate the look with Shai's Upcycled Winter Wear From Sweater tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

Ever since I was a kid, I've been a throwback to the 50's and 60s. While I love 30's-50's style, 60's is definitely more comfortable. My closet is full of maxi-dresses, strapless shirts, peasant skirts, wrap dresses/tops, moccasins, and strappy leather sandals. 

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My Moccasins. I will wear them with anything and everything! If we're talking about actual clothing, I have several peasant skirts that I like to pull up into strapless dresses and wear with belts. They're a summer staple for me. 

Who are your style icons?

...this is a really good question. I don't think I've ever looked at anyone and thought 'I want to dress like him/her!'. I generally just go with my mood, especially when it comes to colors. I go through periods where everything I wear is obnoxiously bright, and then earth tone periods, a well. 

Do you have any favourite designers?

Nope! I'm not even sure I could name any, other than Vera Wang, and that's only because my sister is obsessed with her dresses. 

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

Thrift stores! I'm also a fan of Soul Flower. 

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I make almost all of my outfits. I used to be an office girl, so I do have a small section of my closet that has dress pants and button-ups/turtle-neck sweaters. The rest of it is mostly stuff I made from scratch or refashioned from the thrift-store. 

 

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?  

 Go outside of your comfort zone! I had always worn the same type of clothes, in the same colors (earthtones...lots and lots of earthtones), but I've never felt as 'me' as I have since I broke outside of my own barriers. I wear red, now, for instance, which is supposed to be a big 'no no' for redheads.  Pick a few staple pieces, and then build your outfits around those. I have a few pair of skinny jeans (I hate skinny jeans, but they fit comfortably inside my boots) that I've built several outfits around. I have an accumulation of cheap/easy-to-make dresses that I can style completely different with various belts, leggings, and shoes. Wear what's comfortable for you, but don't be afraid to try something new! 


Check out Shai's blog at The Vagabond Studio »

 

Outfit details:

  • Top: Thrifted
  • Shorts: DIY (see below)
  • Pyramid Circular Necklace: DIY (see below)
  • Chain Necklace: Brick Lane Market, London
  • Sunglasses: Le Specs
  • Shoes: H&M
  • Studded Bag: River Island

DIY Studded & Frayed Shorts & Pyramid Circular Necklace

Recreate the look with Saran's DIY Studded & Frayed Shorts and DIY Pyramid Ring Necklace tutorials:




How would you describe your style?

I don’t seem to be able to describe my own style, even though my friends do! I quite enjoy experimenting different styles so it’s a little difficult to define my style. Although most of the time I would probably say that my style is laid-back boho, to suit the hot weather in Borneo.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

At the moment I can’t seem to get enough of my 11” metallic leather satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company! I’ve been a fan of theirs from the beginning and am a guilty owner of 4 beautiful satchels...

Who are your style icons?

Nicole Richie, Lucy Liu and people who are not afraid to dress differently!

Do you have any favourite designers?

I love Balmain because their pieces are so edgy, Mary Katrantzou for her loud graphic prints, Farah Khan for her exquisite dresses, Sereni & Shentel for their delicious headbands and Havaianas for creating the comfiest flip flops ever!

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I prefer hitting the sales, or finding a good bargain in search of new clothes. I love sourcing vintage and charity shops to find hidden treasures. One learns to have a keen eye when you’re on a tight budget! Otherwise, I’m usually to be found checking out H&M, ASOS or other local boutiques in Malaysia.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I make and customise more accessories than clothing because I don’t have a clue on how to do complicated sewing! One of the reasons why I got into DIY was when one day I saw an expensive wrap bracelet, fell in love with it but couldn’t justify its pricetag. This then motivated me to figure out how to make my own personalised wrap bracelet at a fraction of the price! It's the same with doing my own nail art as manicures can be such an unnecessary expense.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?  

I like mixing a little vintage or DIY with what I am wearing to give my outfit a more personalised feel because I like being a little different. It is very rewarding in itself when somebody tells you they like what you're wearing and then realise that you actually made/customised it! We only live once so we shouldn't be afraid to dress up and have some fun! Lastly, do dress according to your body shape because in that way, you'll be able to express your style better. 


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