I am so fond of this purple geometric long sleeve, probably because it’s so unique to anything else I own. The 1960’s inspired color block trend has made a comeback the last two years and has even made appearances in 2015 runway collections. I think it’s awesome that a trend from 50 years ago has recycled into current culture—what a great time it is to utilize vintage color block into our wardrobe and reuse vintage pieces worn by women in the 60’s!
I purchased this secondhand piece at an Assistance League charity shop for $4. The fabric is extremely soft and comfortable. The pop of colors is attention grabbing, so I decided to pair it with a backwards baseball cap and black jean shorts to sport an edgy street style look.
My black jeans are the product of a DIY project; The shorts were faded out quite a bit so I bought some all-natural black dye and soaked them to be dark as new. I did feel that the shorts were a little too short on my thigh, so I decided to sew on an inch of length by adding a dainty lace trim along the bottom hem. These two small adjustments transformed this piece to suit me again. It is usually more sustainable to fix things rather than throw an item away and buy new one. Plus, it’s fun to be creative and decide what ways you can enhance your clothing to be useful again! It was a creative challenge I set for myself, and oh how simple it was!