Styling with DIY fashion

Biker chic

Every now and again I style my model with my own clothing. It helps me to see how wearable the stuff I am making actually is. Or isn’t as the case may be. I also give my model an eco rating.

In this post the model is wearing a favorite biker jacket. Well OK, my only biker jacket. I’m a hardcore scooter lover!

This jacket, I regret to say, I did not make, and it was not second hand either. I had to have it. I use it so much it was worth buying it. Cost per wear makes this jacket a bargain.

Other de rigueur items for my bike are a thick scarf, trousers, although scooters are designed to accommodate a skirt. Need I say comfy flat shoes are also mandatory.

Back to the clothes. My model is wearing a short chain with a large metal washer. Home made. A longer charm necklace. See here charm necklace for instructions. A thicker long chain. Home made. The skirt got an upgrade or was up cycled with the addition of some black broderie Anglaise lace to the hem. See here add lace to skirt for that post. The black slip top goes right back to the start of this blog.

I like the mix of sensible skirt, lace and soft lingerie style top with the harder pieces like the metal washer, heavy chain and biker jacket. A pair of killer heels in black would finish this off. Just not on my bike! And Marguerite’s eco rating? Five out of six home made or recycled components to this outfit. Equals an 83.33% eco rating. Thats not bad if you ask me?

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.