It’s Fashion Week! To celebrate, we asked two teen participants of a fashion program at the DreamYard Project, a community art center located at 166th St and Washigton Ave, for their style advice.
My signature style is more 80’s vintage. I wear high-waisted pants, cropped tops, and different patterns. I cut my shirts up and go thrifting to re-create styles I see so I can save money. Thrift stores really have good, cheap stuff! If a shirt is too big, you can just cut it and crop it to wear with high-waisted jeans. If you want high-waisted pants, you can also buy men’s pants in your size that are high on the zipper part. Sometimes I make these into shorts if the legs are too wide. I cut them and then fold them up to make shorts.
I always wear black because it’s classic. I grab something black and match it with other pieces. I always match black with pink or red. If you just learn how to sew then you can make your own style. It’s hard at first, but once you learn you can just make what you want!
The fashion program runs at the DreamYard Art Center every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm. You can see more of the participants work on their tumblr: http://dreamyardfashion.tumblr.com/
DreamYard is currently enrolling participants in all of its afterschool and Saturday programs, which include Visual Arts, Hip Hop, Music Production, and Video Production for high school students. All DreamYard’s programs are FREE! Please call us at 718-588-8007 x200 or come by the Art Center today at 1085 Washington Ave at 166th St to find out more information. You can also follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information on our programs: www.facebook.com/dyartcenter