Tigerlilly Quinn: Refreshing our clothes with DYLON

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Refreshing our clothes with DYLON

dylon DIY pastel shoes

As you may be able to tell from my blog already we are a family that love colour. I always feel like if I dress cheerfully then it helps me to feel cheerful. That and I don't think I've ever really grown up so I tend to dress a little like my four year old, ha! We're lucky enough to live in a city that is also full of colour, from hot air balloon festivals to street art, to bright vibrant cafes and play parks I really feel like where we live happens to reflect our style perfectly too.

You may remember last month when we partnered with Dylon to re-create a corner of our living room, using cushions and a little wall hanging DIY dyed with Dylon colours. This month I'm going to be working with them again to show you how we used their products to brighten up our outfits!

dylon DIY pastel shoes

I thought it would be fun for Wilf and I to brighten up some of our shoes and I chose pastel colours to experiment with as they tend to be the shades we gravitate towards. Wilf chose the shade 'French Lavender' as purple is currently his favourite (although this changes weekly). I experimented with China Blue and Powder Pink. I picked up some cheap plain white espadrilles to experiment with, reasoning that you can never have enough shoes and why not had them in every different colour?

With my interiors makeover I wanted to have quite faded colours so didn't use the whole box of dye as recommended. This time however I wanted our colours to really pop so used the whole packet on two pairs of shoes each time I dyed a set.

With Wilf's shoes we experimented on some white ones he already owned, he thought it was really cool to be able to transform them like this. In hindsight I could have taken out the laces if I wanted them to remain white but as they are just decoration I don't think it matters too much. These are the ones we tried in the Powder Blue and you can see below him wearing his favourite ones in the French Lavender

I was so impressed with how the colour took to my white espadrilles!

dylon DIY pastel shoes

My favourite however was how bright the Powder Pink made them, I think it's the most gorgeous shade.

dylon DIY pastel shoes

Wilf and I decided to take our newly dyed colourful shoes to the perfect pastel spot for some photographs. I also chucked in an old white T Shirt of his when we did the Powder Blue shoes so he decided to team his purple shoes with his up-cylced top too.

Told you these colours were right up our street! 

dylon DIY pastel shoes

Matching our shoes to the pillars. Oh and Wilf was insistent on wearing his Junior Doctor badge with him the whole day and I had to carry the rest of his kit around in my bag. Lucky I have a massive Mary Poppins 'mum bag' the things I often have to cart around! 

dylon DIY pastel shoes

It was such a fun activity to do together and be able to create things that we can actually wear too. One of Wilf's favourite things is 'crafting' and he loved being able to pick out the colours and transform our clothes like this. Obviously being a bloggers child he's also pretty used to pictures being taken out and about, he even asks for his picture to be taken these days!

dylon DIY pastel shoes

What do you think of this simple DYLON DIY? Do you think it's something you'd try?


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