Cleaning out your closet has all kinds of benefits. Aside from the obvious ones (making more space, getting rid of crap you don’t wear) you sometimes turn up a treasure or two. When I was cleaning out my drawers earlier this week, I stumbled across a rainbow crocheted tank top that I’ve never worn before.
I made this top way back in July. At the time it was freezing cold, and I popped it in a drawer, thinking that I’d wear it once summer rolled around. I promptly forgot about the top. Until yesterday, when I found it again.
I’m especially proud of this top because it’s the first piece of crocheted clothing that I made all by myself. If you like it and you want one of your own, you can get one made to order through my etsy store. I can do them in all colours and sizes (and you get a choice of lightweight cotton or heavier acrylic yarn).
But now, back to my outfit…
– Rainbow crocheted top (handmade by me)
– Vintage butterfly flared jeans from Threadsville
– Black and gold Novo platforms
– White beads (thrifted)
– Japanese hair ornament (gift from my old housemate)
– Opal earrings (Nana’s)
– Resin ring (thrifted)
– Rock ring (thrifted)
– Swarovski crystal ring (found at uni one day)
– Multi coloured gem ring (gift from a mate)
I realised later that this outfit was especially appropriate, because I wore it on Janis Joplin’s birthday. Janis was one of my earliest style icons, and I find that so many elements of her style still creep into my outfits. I love her relaxed, hippie-chick vibe and the slightly tomboyish air that her outfits had. I think my habit of piling on the rings and necklaces came from my early love of Janis Joplin. So happy birthday Janis!
In future, I think I’d really like to get a cute bikini top to wear underneath this tank. I also want to try to modify the pattern to make this into a long-sleeved top for when the weather gets a bit cooler. What do you think?