DIY Fashion

I can’t count the number of times I have looked into my wardrobe, decided I had nothing to wear and in the end settled on the outfit I had worn the day before. You can easily get bored of your clothes, and we all want a wardrobe update without having to fork out. The answer to this problem is DIY fashion. Customising and embellishing plain items can transform your wardrobe and ensure you never have to wear the same thing twice. Inspired by this season’s fashions, I’ve found some easy ways to give items a quick make-over. See easy recipes below. DIY isn’t just for BOPs, and who knows, maybe you’ll start a new trend for this summer. Good luck!

Dip dye ombre shorts  

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What you need:

  • Light wash shorts
  • Coloured fabric dyes (you can find these on ebay or amazon)
  • Dye salt
  • Bucket (one for each fabric dye – easier to do with 2 dyes) filled with warm water ¼ of the way
  • Spoon

diy dip dye ombre shorts

  1. Pour the dyes separately into the buckets with 4 tablespoons of dye salt each, and mix around with the spoon.
  2. Dip the bottom of the shorts in one bucket and let them soak for about 10 minutes.
  3. Repeat in the other bucket with the top of the shorts.
  4. When the shorts are in each bucket, blend the dye with the spoon to ensure a smooth transition.
  5. Wash and dry the shorts.

Cut up t-shirt

What you need:

  • T-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Glue
  • Studs

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  1. Draw vertical lines on the front shoulders of the t-shirt.
  2. Cut lines to from strips.
  3. Glue the strips together with the studs to form diamond shapes.

Lace on shorts or jeans

What you need:

  • Shorts or jeans
  • Lace trim
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors

diy lace

  1. Cut the lace trim to size.
  2. Sow the top and bottom of the lace on the bottom of your jeans or shorts.
  3. Remember to sow on the inside of item too, in order to secure the lace.

Graphic t-shirt

diy graphic tee

What you need:

  • Plain t-shirt (can also do this with any other item such as a jumper, skirt, sweatpants, etc.)
  • Paper and pen
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Fabric paint (from a craft shop or amazon or ebay)
  1. Make the stencil by writing the word and cutting it out (you can also draw a pattern)
  2. Secure on the t-shirt with tape.
  3. Paint the word on with the fabric paint.
  4. Leave to dry.

Stackable bracelets

diy stackable bracelet

What you need:

  • Hemp cord
  • Beads
  • Button
  1. Knot the hemp cord to form a loop with 3 strings.
  2. Braid the 3 strings, adding 2 beads on the lateral strings and braid them in.
  3. Repeat this until you reach the desired length of the bracelet.
  4. Weave the strings through the holes in the button and secure with a knot.