You can feel it in the air and see it on the streets. The scarves are out, there’s the smell of deliciously warm treats everywhere, and the buzz left by the summer is finally calming down. Whether it’s your first year at university or your fourth, fall signifies new beginnings, beginnings that should also extend to your wardrobe. Now’s the time for reinvention, so here are some fun fashion DIY projects that will give your wardrobe the transformation it needs!
Patches are cute and incredibly versatile! You can put them just about anywhere; on your hats, your jeans, your bags, your jackets – even your shoes! Not only do they add life to an outfit, but they’re great conversation starters, “Wow! I love those [insert ironic thing here].”
Chokers instantly add class, making it look like you put in three times the effort you actually did. They go with everything, dresses, sweaters, off-the-shoulder tops, you name it, but are perfect companions for your plain white tees.
3. Cropped Sweater
This one’s got double benefits: it’s simple and gives you the opportunity to finally make use of that old sweater you’ll never ever wear. Click here for the full tutorial from A Pair and a Spare.
4. Frayed Denim
Denim never goes out of style, all the more reason to experiment with how you wear it. Frayed denim is especially fun to play with, because you can dress it up and down.
5. The Button Up. Remixed.
This one’s quite simple and doesn’t require any dirty buisness. Here’s an added plus: f you’re in a sitch where you have to wear a shirt two days in a row, no one will ever know.
6. Faux Fur Heels
They might be a little messy, but these shoes will take your club game to another level. Just think of all the cute pics you’re going to take in them. Find a full tutorial here.
7. Lace Up T-Shirt
The basic tee upgrade that’ll have everyone asking you where you got your shirt from. Use a vintage tee for an even edgier vibe. The Made Up Style blog offers full instructions.
8. Distressed Sweater
Do you ever just pick at the unraveled threads in your knit sweaters? Well this DIY will give you the excuse to unravel away without feeling super guilty about it.
9. T-Shirt Tote
Fall means a lot of books, a lot of books that you have to pay a lot of money for. Save your money, make a t-shirt tote.
10. Gathered Skirt
It can be frustrating when you see an awesome DIY but you know you don’t have the skills to actually execute it. Well, you’re in luck with this one, because not only is this skirt super cute, but it’s also no sew (this is also my pain).
11. Embroidered Jacket
Embroidery is an art, and until you try to embroider something yourself, you will never understand the amount of effort that goes into it. If you’re feeling adventurous, here’s a fashion DIY that you might like to try!
12. Flowy Scarf Cardigan
Fall is that weird in between where the weather follows no rules (in Canada, anyway). Make your cardigan out of light or heavy material depending, or maybe make both, just in case.
13. Patterned Button-Up
The focus of this fall’s fashion is on patterns and designs as opposed to the structure of clothes, so find an old t-shirt and go crazy!
14. Pom Pom Earrings
Texture is also really big this fall, so let these earrings serve as adorable additions to both your day and night wear. Once you’ve made these cute pom pom balls, just attach them to some earring hooks. Easy!
15. Pierced Jacket
Another jacket fashion DIY, this one an edgier way to alter your jacket. It’ll also be a long process, but like the embroidered jacket, it’ll be incredibly rewarding.