Upcycled Fashion Is Having A Moment On TikTok Right Now, So Here’s Inspo For Post-Locky D Fits

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I can probably guess that you’re not too busy right now. If you’re bored in lockdown, consider it prime time to start planning a few freedom fits and eased-restriction get-ups so you’re not scrambling for a vibe the second you’re allowed out again.

Luckily for us, TikTokers across the country (and around the world) are currently serving a tonne of upcycled, vintage and hand-crafted looks that are perfect for sparking a little wardrobe inspo.

Besides, it’s 2021, and any excuse to try a new look and make it sustainable gets two thumbs up from us — here are a few to suss out.

There’s a whole community around upcycled sneakers that has completely popped off across the app over the last year. If you’re not keen on being the 11th person at a gathering wearing a pair of all-white Air Force 1s, a customised look like these could take your fit to the next level.

@misscustomsWe love a pastel moment #customshoes♬ STAY – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber

Vintage tees and crewnecks have had their moment for a while now (probably because our burning love for nostalgia never dies), and accounts like @officialvintageclothing could be your go-to if you’re after inspo on how to style a 70s Harley tee or a 90s cartoon graphic jumper.

@officialvintageclothingWould highly recommend a visit! #australia #fyp #vintageonly #store♬ Chiquitita x Twilight – twibytez

Or, if you’re too indecisive to decide on one look, you could try your hand at a vintage mystery box like this.

@wackyvintageCan confirm that hurt ???? ##vintageclothing ##waredrobegoals ##whatsinthebox ##australia ##vintageclothes♬ original sound – ????????????????

The Queen of Aussie TikTok herself @ebonymaii (aka the Gucci Flip Flops girlie) is also quite the advocate for a thrifted early ’00s look.

@ebonymaiimy big 3 as outfits !! comment ur fav ????♬ Friendtopia (feat. Rachel Bloom, Vella Lovell & Gabrielle Ruiz) – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Cast

Sustainable designers are also giving insight into their creative process too.

@oneofonearchivecabin blocks shirt ##upcycledfashion ##sustainablefashion ##fashion♬ Down – Marian Hill

If you’re in need of inspo beyond the wardrobe, TikTokers are also upcycling their homewares too. Josh and Matt from Melbourne are your go-to if you’re looking zhuzh up your living space.

@joshandmattdesignthe black hole monster ???? ???? ##artist ##sculpture ##planets ##decor ##upcycle♬ Hilarity Duff – KAYTRANADA

There’s also a tonne of local creators making things like these cute little pins and badges that could top off the perfect vintage denim jacket you come across.

@jublyumphWear them in public or in secret as a little reminder… ##motivationalmessage ##jublyumph ##spoonie ##mentalhealthstruggles ##aussiemums ##enamelpins♬ original sound – Tasha | Artist & Pin Maker

There’s never been a better time to support local small businesses like vintage stores and artists who craft bespoke items like pins and embroidered goodies. Considering there’s also no grander feeling than receiving a package in lockdown, nabbing something that’s sustainable or upcycled could amplify that little tingle in your heart and brain (ahem, serotonin) even more.