I have a very full closet, but I always have a hankering to wear something new. This constant craving has lead me to an upcycling tradition, and this nautical rope shoe DIY is no exception! As wedding season starts to pick up, we are all trying to the get the most wear out of our favorite staples. However, with the camera snapping we don’t want anyone to catch us in the act. Upcycling is a great solution – adding a simple detail to a closet favorite can put it back in the limelight and no paparazzi will be the wiser.
These shoes from White Mountain were already broken in and in a classic color. Already a closet favorite, they were dying for a little pizzazz. I had forgotten them in my closet – not because they weren’t comfortable, but because there were other things I would have worn instead. I think we are all guilty of this maneuver!
Luckily, with this nautical rope shoe tutorial, you can add a little flair to an already classic wardrobe staple. It also opens a door to thrift store finds, hand me downs, and disguising wear & tear.