Outfit details:

  • Embellished T Shirt - DIY (see below)
  • Patched Jeans - DIY (see below)
  • Jacket - Rugby
  • Shoes - DVF
  • Bracelets - Vintage
  • Belt - Made from ribbon

DIY Embellished T-Shirt & Patched Jeans

Recreate the look with Cathy's Embellished T-Shirt & DIY Patched Jeans tutorials:

How would you describe your style?

Classic with a twist.  But, it’s really hard to describe, I like to change it all the time based on my moods and current inspirations.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My jewelry. I have a huge collection of vintage jewelry (mostly from my grandmothers) and I also love all my DIY jewelry.

Who are your style icons?

I’m a huge Audrey Hepburn fan. I love her timeless style. I’m always inspired by movies from the ‘40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. I love the over the top style of Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame.  I try to live by her quote “Life’s a banquet and most poor fools are starving!”

Do you have any favourite designers?

Diane Von Furstenberg, Anna Sui and Isabel Marant. I obsessed with prints, textures and embellishments.  But, I look everywhere for inspiration for my DIY’s, street style, movies, vintage, art, everywhere.

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

ShopBop because they have everything. I love vintage shopping to find really unique pieces. I also shop for a lot if inexpensive basics to customize with my DIY’s at UniQlo, Joe Fresh, Target and H & M. Unless I know it’s going to be a classic piece I’ll keep forever, I don’t like to spend a lot of money on clothes and I prefer making things whenever I can.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

Yes, I really do stay true to my DIY. I always have on at least one thing I’ve made and/or embellished (usually jewelry). But I try to keep it to a 2 or 3 DIY limit, otherwise it can get a little scary.

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

Be true to yourself and go with what you like. Don’t try to please anyone but yourself. Be fearless! 

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