More Dash Than Cash: recycling and upcycling household items

With fast fashion on the rise, we at Eco Style are always looking for new ways to fight against it. We’ve produced two looks made from household items to prove how easy it is to renew unwanted items but still look stylish.

More trash than cash?

Photo Credit: Victoria Cummings

Made from a recycled, eco-friendly bin bag from Wilko (ten in a pack for £1), this dress can be tied in a variety of ways to make it suit any body type.

Photo Credit: Victoria Cummings

We paired it with two loo-roll holder accessories and a string choker from B&M (£1.49 for two rolls of string) meaning this whole outfit can be recycled. The idea behind it is that this outfit symbolises the fight against ‘throw away’ clothing.

Photo Credit: Victoria Cummings

Charitable Chic

Photo Credit: Victoria Cummings

Styled from a floral duvet cover from Cancer Research for £2, this two-piece featuring a strapless top and maxi skirt showcases an elegant way of up-cycling.

Photo Credit: Victoria Cummings

Accompanied by a string necklace with peg decorations from Poundland, the full outfit looks ethical and it certainly is.

Photo Credit: Victoria Cummings

Both outfits prove just how easy it is to avoid fast fashion when wanting a new look. Combined, they price up to well under £10.

Why not give it a go yourself? Tweet us your more dash than cash looks to @EcoStyleTweets.

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