An Oxfam Spring Upcycle

Oxfam Fashion

Oxfam Fashion

Every year when February draws to a close and spring approaches I begin to wonder what on earth I wore last year. Whilst others embrace dressing for the spring months florally and beautifully, I seem to end up looking into my wardrobe with a baffled look upon my face. With a wardrobe full of winter friendly items in terms of both warmth and colour, I thought I would get a head start this year. Having always been obsessed with fashion magazines I usually end up lusting over a hell of a lot of clothes which are well out of my price range. Over the past few years the designer who I have been absolutely loving is Simone Rocha. Ever since her Autumn 2014 collection full of tartan and black lace greatness, I became obsessed. It was grungy, dark with an Elizabethan twist and I wanted it all. Simone Rocha went on to do a collection for J Brand and I loved it just as much. I am often on eBay, trying to get a slice of the Simone Rocha X J Brand pie but so far there has been no such luck. To fill the Rocha shaped hole in my wardrobe I set about doing a little DIY with a pink shirt I found in my local Oxfam. The tutorial for turning a plain shirt into something a little more fancy is up on the Oxfam Fashion Blog. If you are unable to find a suitable shirt I have found a few over on the Oxfam website including a light pink long sleeved shirt and a loose fitting blue and white shirt.

Do you have any suitable-for-spring upcycling tips? If so, I would love to hear them! Also, be sure to let me know if you end up upcycling your shirt Simone Rocha style either in the comments or posting a picture of Twitter or Instagram!

Oxfam Fashion

Oxfam Fashion


  1. February 19, 2016 / 8:25 am

    So pretty Hannah! That blouse is just the most beautiful colour! x

  2. February 19, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Your shirt looks amazing – I love the detail you've added crazy amounts. I really want to give it a go on a white shirt!

    Rachael at

    • February 20, 2016 / 3:49 am

      Ah yea! It would look great on a white shirt – send me a picture if you do it as would love to see xx

  3. February 20, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Thats such a beautiful blouse! I am looking for something like this in either a pale blue or white to wear ith a long gyspy skirt, I have this image of looking very "Little house on the prairie" but I am not sure how it will turn out!

    • February 21, 2016 / 9:06 pm

      Oo that sounds perfect! Send me a picture if you make it 🙂 x

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