Upcycled & Minimalist

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So I bought this old coat a while ago with the intention of cutting off the sleeves, but I kinda liked wearing it as it was. However as I hadn’t got it out for a while, I thought I would finally get the scissors and create a long waistcoat after all.

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I’ve always loved Vintage and up cycling old pieces, there’s something to be said for creating your own clothes and playing around with thrifted garments. I see waistcoats like this on Pinterest all the time that are no doubt a world outside my budget, but a little imagination and a sewing kit goes a long way.

Sarah Barnes (1 of 1)
Polo Jumper MANGO, Jeans REISS,

Waistcoat THRIFTED, Bag ZARA,





  1. April 6, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    That outfit looks great on you and I really like your clutch!

    xxx Sophie

  2. April 7, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    What a gorgeous location. Your pictures are just lovely! I love taking vintage finds and putting my own spin on them too, and I love how you did that with this coat. Great minimalist outfit inspiration!
    xo Kiki

    • April 7, 2015 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you so much! That’s really lovely of you, thrifted finds are my favourite! Xx

  3. April 8, 2015 / 8:44 am

    Wonderful pictures,love your style!Kisses,M.

  4. April 8, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    My gosh, I absolutely love this! And your Instagram is perfection. <3

  5. April 8, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    Love this. ❤️❤️

  6. April 13, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    I love your style!

  7. September 30, 2015 / 2:24 am

    I’m super impressed that you thrifted that and made it look so high fashion. I often see people that are either sewing OR high fashion, but you made this your own without it owning you. I love that you did that.

    • September 30, 2015 / 9:41 am

      Thank you! Thrifted finds are my absolute favourite x

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