So now--I wouldn't even dream of getting rid of the excess part of the long t-shirt that I cut to make my "Chronicles of Tina" crop top.
I still have a nice wide band of fabric that is perfect for a bandeau. And I'm going to stay in a graffiti mode.
This time, I chose a traditional old school font and a little new wave verbiage. And this sassy little style could easily be worn with jeans or shorts---but when you own a ballerina inspired piece like this glamarama black tulle and net skirt--I think the final look speaks for itself. And again--shoes will always pull it together.
These multi-colored graffiti looking heels are perfect!
And for the last creation of the day, everyone needs a beach cover up. This one was a 2 step project.
This first got a dip dye bath and was left overnight to dry and set color. Then I did a quick wash and light tumble dry to get some of the excess color out. Now we have our clean canvas to start on--love, sun, waves--can you feel the beach calling your name!
And truly this t-shirt is long enough to wear with some summer sandals and call it an apres beach outfit. I paired this with a simple straw hat wrapped in the season's trendiest multi-color pom pom trim for a bright festive fun look.
So if you've been doing the math, you can see that I've only used 2 of my 5 pack of tees.
This leaves me with at least 3 more summer worthy outfits to create (I may have to give one to Basil to paw print his own "Basil the Cat" Instagram tag). And the rest of you--go get your supplies and find your summer style!
Make-up: Courtesy of Mariel Descarfino Lipstick and Magic Tricks https://www.lipstickandmagictricks.com
Photography: Courtesy of Marianne Bator Marianne B Photography http://www.mariannebphotography.com
Trimmings: Courtesy of Burt Trimmings http://burttrimmings.com
About the author
Tina Trevino is the Senior Design Director of KBL Group Intl. Ltd. in NYC and manages their large creative design team and Director Community Relations for Latin Business Today. She shares all of her insight on upcoming fashion trends for the season with her team to start the collaborative design process. The company specializes in sweaters, knits and wovens. It provides product for ladies, men, contemporary, jr, and children. Tina specializes in coordinating directly with large US retailers to design exactly into their targeted customer needs. With many years under her belt in the industry, she has also gained the ability to go beyond the fashion component and help to work through sourcing, fitting, production and merchandising issues as well.