This article was published on July 16th, 2016
Are your outfits looking a little more drab than fab recently? Getting tired of wearing the same dull things but don’t want to splash out on a whole new wardrobe? Going to a circuit party and need to give them a fresh, bold, customized look? Worry not! Instantly revitalize your wardrobe with a DIY makeover in minutes! Here are 8 fabulous tricks to customize your clothing and get your wardrobe back on track!
There is very little in life that can’t be corrected with a little more sparkle. Whether you want to glue them, sew them or thread them on string and wear them round your neck, sequins should always be the first step in updating a tired wardrobe. Don’t use sparingly.
- Iron-on patches and embellishments
A great way to instantly add new life to any item, a bit of trim here, an iron on patch there. Choose patches wisely and they can become a great conversation starter. To keep it quirky, stick patches on unexpected places, how unexpected you want to be with this is entirely up to you.
The most drastic way to totally change an item of clothing, change its color! Dying is no longer the remit of the 1960’s hippies who can’t give up tie-dye. There are some amazing ways to dye clothes and give them a whole new lease of life, check out these pinterest ideas for starters: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/174796029265416495/
- Fabric glue and beads
Perhaps one of the quickest ways to update tired clothing. Grab some glue and some beads and you are good to go! Emblazon outfits with dramatic patterns, delicate bead trims and spectacular colorful images.
- Faux fur
There is little in the world that can’t be improved with a faux fur trim, jackets, cuffs, shirts, shoes. The right faux fur in the right place can make any outfit. Or forgo the outfit and just wear the fur.
- Zippers and buttons
An easy way to add a bit of interest to an item, a zipper or a row of buttons can quirk up even the most plain item. For full effect, place in an area that creates a bit of intrigue about what its covering up.
- Staples and safety pins are essential!
No outfit can be complete without at least a few staples and safety pins, creating an instant splash of edginess and a bit of grit, not to mention that air of danger. Just be careful where you place the safety pins, or the air of danger will turn into a more real threat.
- Don’t be afraid to cut it up!
Get those scissors out and go mad with cutting! Who needs a hem or a full length item, got a body part you are particularly proud of? You don’t need material covering it up then! Feel free to hack sleeves of shirts, shorten pant legs, or slice holes across the back of a shirt.
Just follow these simple steps and you will have a whole new, totally unique, utterly fabulous wardrobe!