Some women dress to have a different look each day. They feel cheery and happy so they pick out a colorful dress. They’re feeling a little down in the dumps so they dress in a demure fashion. Other women, though, dress much the same way everyday choosing only denims and t-shirts or flannels shirts. If you’re someone who likes to do new things with old clothing you might be interested in purchasing some thrift store shirts and ties. You can find them all day long, really cheap, then combine them to make a new look for you.
Sometimes, the most hideous shirts and ties can end up being some of your favorites. You might not think so at the time, but once you see how one of the shirts and ties look together, you might see them in a whole new light. Button-down shirts are a great find at a thrift store. Usually only a couple of bucks you can find them with short sleeves or long. Either one works well to make interchangeable shirts that look great with jeans, slacks or even skirts.
Neckties are also common garments at a thrift store. Usually sold for a buck or two the ties come in varieties which are narrow or extra-wide. Choose assorted ties and button-down shirts to make the new interchangeable fashions. Put the tie on yourself or someone else then tie it as you would normally tie a necktie. Find the center back of the tie and cut it in half. Now you can easily make interchangeable shirts when you make several more in the same manner.
Select the shirts you want to make interchangeable then glue or sew a small piece of Velcro to each side, under the collar, but nearly all the way in the back. Once you get to the back people can see the edge of the tie beneath the collar so don’t go quite that far back. Sew or glue the opposite Velcro pieces to the cut areas of the ties. These should go on the bottom of the fabric. Whenever you want to change the tie just yank it off and attach a different one.
Don’t leave the tie all tight around the neck. Slide the knot down somewhat and allow it to hang much lower. You won’t be uncomfortable and the overall look is dressy but relaxed. Mix and match different shirts with various ties to create dozens of new looks for very little money.