In with the new, out with the old. Trends come and go. But this doesn't mean that you'd have to throw all your old clothes away. That's just not practical. So what's a girl got to do? Resurrect departed (read boring) clothes back from the dead! To help you out, I’ve rounded up some DIY ideas that’ll breathe life into your lackluster wardrobe. Transform them from blah to bam with these five tricks!
Turn your old tee and lackluster shorts with the help of dye! You’ve likely seen this trend. It’s a definite no brainer too which makes it a favorite. All you need is a piece of old garment, water and your dye of choice. Ready for some ombre action? If you're feeling extra creative, go down the tie-dye route! (Learn how to ombre like a pro with this tutorial from Laur.)
Everyone from their uncle to their grandma has ripped their shirts and cut off their pants but this statement was further given a stamp of approval by celebrities and influencers alike. Of course, the internet went nuts. Plus, all you need is a sharp pair of scissors. Go as daring or as minimal as you like. Be creative. There are no rules. (Watch Kallie's full tutorial on upcycling your tees.)
Denim is such a classic piece but it can feel dull at times. A great and trendy way to update them is by adding some points of distress. Your weapons of choice? Scissors and (believe it or not) a cheese grater! (Discover different ways to style these pieces with Jenn!)
Nothing like a good throwback eh? Get those cool patches out and start bedazzling your clothes! A jacket may seem like your first garment to experiment on but really you can do this with pretty much anything else. A snapback, a regular tee, a pair of shoes. You name it! (Find out how you can DIY your own patches. No sew!)
Feeling like a DIY diva? If so then why not transform your outfits completely? Give them new life by re-imagining them into a totally different piece. It may take practice and some patience but nothing beats the satisfaction of having to say “I made it” when people ask where you got your chic ensemble! (Watch April transform this old garment into a killer cape/blazer.)
Breathe new life into your boring clothes with these DIY ideas and you’re sure to save bucks and earn fashion points in the process. Now the question is, which project are you doing first?