15 People Who Breathed Life Into Their Old Wardrobes

Sometimes new doesn’t always mean just bought, and treasuring the old sentimental items can bring more smiles and enjoyment than buying them at the store. Even celebrities opt for this, adding delicate touches to re-worn pieces instead of extravagantly spending.

1. Not long ago, Angelina Jolie’s daughter, Zahara, put on her mom’s Oscar dress from 2014 for a red carpet appearance.

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2. “My Barbie movie fit. Made from a pillowcase, sheet, and bed skirt set.”

3. “My first dress! Made from an old bedsheet.”

4. “I made this bag inspired by a brand. I‘m so proud!”

5. “Turned my mom’s dress into a jumpsuit.”

6. “I made a 30’s inspired top from some old pajama pants!”

7. “Found this shirt in my parents’ basement and turned it into something I’ll wear somewhere other than to sleep.”

8. “A Tudor-esque dress I made from an old curtain I found in a charity shop for Halloween”

9. “Upcycled a thrift store maternity dress I scored into something for my little lady.”

10. “Before and after tailoring of a $2 Goodwill skirt!”

11. “Turned an old shirt into a trendy top and skirt.”

12 “I ‘rescued’ a pair of my husband’s trousers from the charity shop pile and made them into short dungarees for my son!”

13. “I turned my old palazzo pants into a romper for my 4-year-old daughter.”

14. “I made some bags for my sisters out of the remnants of their quilts!”

15. Cate Blanchett loves reusing her outfits. She wore this dress in 2014, then again in 2018, and once more in a modified form at the 2023 SAG Awards.

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Embrace the magic of change, it truly brings the chance to create something truly extraordinary.