Kmart Australia Fashion Haul and Hacks!

Hello Fashionistas! Happy New Year!

I have been back at work for just over a week and it has been a bit of a struggle getting back of the swing of things.  Lucky for me, we are sneaking out to our favourite family holiday spot Tangalooma next week. And lucky for me, the sales are so good at the moment, and felt like adding something cheap and cheerful to my holiday wardrobe.

Cue Kmart.

Not that I need an excuse to go for a Kmart run, but I wanted to see if there was anything in the sale that would be suitable for the hot and humid conditions.

Kmart Striped cotton dressI spotted a cute, cotton, one shoulder dress: Reduced from $20 to $12


Kmart Off the Shoulder Gingham dress (shown in black)

Also spotted a red gingham dress. Reduced from $15 to $8.

Kmart Band TeeBand Tee! $10.  I love David Bowie, and it was a tough choice between Ziggy and George Michael. Also available ACDC

Kmart Boater hat

Super Cute Boater hat $9. A little big, (and only one size available), but nothing a bit of fabric lining won’t fix!

Dresses, in particular shift dresses don’t look that great on me, especially when they are a cotton and straight up and down. It makes me look, well, pregnant, because I am a different size on the top than on the bottom.

I immediately knew I was going to turn the blue striped one shoulder dress in a top! Much more my thing. That was easy. Cut and hem. I removed the small strap and voila!

Kmart Haul and hacks fashion
Kmart dress turned into a top / Quay x Desi Perkins Sunnies / De Cjuba Chino Droppers / Blue Birkenstock

Kmart Haul and hacks fashion

When I saw the Gingham dress at Kmart, I actually thought it was a skirt.  I nearly jumped up in the air because I have had my eye on this sold out red gingham skirt from Zara FOREVER. And I was wondering if I could tweak this dress to make it sort of look like the Zara skirt. Kind of.

Zara Red Gingham skirt
Zara Red Gingham skirt – sold out

I tucked in the sleeves. I measured what would have been the neckline and took it in a little and added some elastic to fit my waist measurements. I tacked the front of the dress and pulled up the threads to gather the hem up.

Kmart dress turned into a skirt / top from Seed Heritage / Sneakers from Seed Heritage

Kmart fashion haul and hacks

Cute. But not enough. I went back and bought another dress for $8, and cut it up in strips to make the ruffles. I let down the gather, added the ruffles and it worked!

Kmart dress turned into a skirt / Kmart band Tee / Bag from Bali / Sneakers from Seed Heritage

Looks amazing with the band shirt!

Let’s change it up.

Kmart Gingham dress turned into a skirt / Sass and Bide tshirt / Boater hat from Kmart / Bag from Bali / Gold wooden slides from Seed Heritage

Ok. I am ready for our holidays!

Tell me your favourite Kmart purchase lately, any hacks you want to share?

Til next time,

About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

10 thoughts on “Kmart Australia Fashion Haul and Hacks!

  1. Love your skirt hack, looks so great xx

  2. I love how you’ve altered the clothes to suit you! The hat is so nice, I want x

  3. You’re my hero! That skirt is genius 🖤

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