Trapped in your closet: revive old T-shirts, tattered Converse this spring



By Amanda Powell| @KyKernel

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It’s hard to get back into the swing of things after spring break, and our style can suffer because of our busy schedules.

Luckily for us, one of the new spring trends is grunge, making it easy to keep money in our pockets.

One look that’s easy to get on board with is wearing a baseball cap.

Women at fashion week even wore ones that were made out of leather.

This is one style that should be taken full advantage of. Break out a UK hat, maybe even one that’s still lying around from spring break, and throw it on.

What more could we want when we’ve hit the snooze button one too many times and need to run?

The great thing about this trend is that it’s vintage-inspired. The old T-shirts we have stuffed in the back of our closets can be worn like new again, and the more beat up the better.

Even if you don’t have any, Goodwill has plenty, and you’re sure to find some gems among the racks. The best part is it won’t cost more than a few dollars.

Another item we can find tucked away in our closets is a pair of tattered, ripped jeans. Now is the time to revive them, especially during these next few weeks as we transition to spring.

But grunge doesn’t have to be all about dirty and torn clothing. Add some flair by accenting with something more feminine, like a floral or pastel pant or top.

The spring color or print will keep you looking fresh. Tattered Converse or a pair of worn-in Keds can complete an outfit. Vintage shops around Lexington are sure to have some old kicks for next to nothing if you can’t find what you need in your own wardrobe.

Try to create your own fun with this trend when the weather starts to warm up. Fun, flowy dresses can be paired with chunky, winter boots for a great contrast.

Dress up a T-shirt with a few long necklaces and bangle bracelets. You can also find a pair of colorful or lacey tube socks to wear with flats and shorts when it finally gets hot.

Save money and make some old pieces new again. Throw your hair up and enjoy the luxury of being trendy in pieces that would usually constitute a day of running errands and lounging around the house.