The semester is finally over and summer is in full swing. The warm weather and sunshine bring new fashion trends right along with it. Instead of spending a fortune this season, use some of your new-found free time to try some of these super easy (and trendy!) DIY projects to spruce up your summer wardrobe- no sewing or knitting required!
1. Patches, patches and more patches!
Patches have been seen on countless street style stars this past season, and it’s no wonder why; they’re an easy way to add extra color and draw attention to a basic piece. Purchase patches from your local craft store or online, then simply iron them onto a pair of denim or a jean jacket for a personalized, trendy look.
2. Pom Pom Sandals
Pom poms aren’t just something cheerleaders wave in the air. Dolce and Gabanna recently released a pair of tassle and pom pom adorned sandals that are to die for. Instead of paying the $2000 to own the trend setting shoes, buy a pair of basic sandals and glue your own pom poms on. Your new sandals will be both easy to DIY and easy on your wallet.
3. Embellished Sunglasses
Sunglasses are a must have accessory no matter where you are this summer. Just buy a cheap pair of sunglasses and embellish them with rhinestones, plastic flowers, etc. for a stand-out look. Use super glue for a look that will last. You certainly won’t want to hide in the shade while rocking these sunnies!
4. Lace, lace, everywhere!
Nothing like classic lace lining to transform a boring pair of shorts or flats. Grab a few rolls at your nearest craft store in whichever color you prefer, and either sew or glue on to your garments! I would practice with a pair of clothes you don’t care for as much for your first trial run!
5. T-Shirt Dress
This is a classic college favorite. Low on cash? Need a quick dress for a costume or themed party? Look no further. Grab a cheap large t shirt from a craft store in whatever color you need. Cut along the neckline in order to enlarge it enough to fit your torso through it. Pull the t shirt on over your head without putting your arms through the sleeves. Pull sleeves tightly from behind to tie around your back in a cute knot. Boom! Instant strapless dress.
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Julianna Eicholz is studying Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Marketing at Kent State University. She loves Justin Bieber, Disney, and anything pink.