Whats old is whats in.
By CARLA CORBAN KATH
Special to The Star
Cleaning out Grandmas closet might be a chic idea. Reducing waste by recycling fashions from yesteryear is on-trend any year, said Kim Dye, owner of Vintage Market in Leawood.
Take an old sweater you may want to discard and cut the sleeves off. Use them as accents under your boots, Dye said. Layer old lacey tops with a current cardigan.
Dye recommends pairing old and new pieces for unique and timeless looks that stand out. Many of the vendors in her shops label their creations as upcycled, which means taking something from trash to treasure with a little creativity and embellishment.
Although most of Dyes customers are vintage lovers, some are wary of wearing old clothing. She encourages them to add one vintage piece to their wardrobe at a time.
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