TAKE SOME CARE

One thing that we can all learn to do is to take care of and cherish the stuff you own. Whether a treasured vintage find, that coveted Chloé dress that you saved weeks for, or that blouse that you bought from Zara last year, all things are susceptible to ruin, because we are all human. Don't be so quick to toss aside into the trash bin because you got a snag in your skirt, a stain on your collar, or a hole in your favorite sweater. Take a look at it, and just maybe, with a little bit of love, you can rescue your beloved piece from the wasteland of apparel already in the landfills and keep it wearable in your closet. 

Check out the below easy tips and tricks to sustaining what you already have

FIX YOUR OWN BUTTONS!

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GIRL, WASH IT!

Stylist Chelsea Von Mach has let us in on her ultimate cleaning secret... 

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“Retro Clean can literally take out any stain!!! It’s especially good for Make vintage whites bright & white again”
— Chelsea Von Mach
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CHANGE IT UP

With a little invention and help from your trusted tailor, you can make something that isn't working for you into something completely new. Stepped on the hem of your maxi dress and tore the fabric... make it into a mini. A pair of scissors is obviously an easy way to make a pair of cutoffs, but take that same idea to your tailor and turn any pair of trousers into a fun new pair of shorts. A stained sleeve can be cut off and turned into a new short sleeve blouse. 

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We love this advice from Annette...

“I saw this Albert Nipon dress online and loved it but the sleeves were too much even for a vintage loving girl like me. It was only $9 which is a steal for Albert Nipon, so I bought it. A quick trip to the tailor and I came home with a new skirt.”
— Annette, A Vintage Splendor
 

PATCHWORK

This is an easy one thats been saving vintage denim since the start. 

Buy patches online or cut them from scrap fabrics and denim to make your own amazing creations. New jeans will look vintage and 100% unique. 


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WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TIPS?

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