If you’re feeling bored with your outerwear this season, take a cue from CollegeFashionista. It’s easy to take items of clothing from your closet and turn them into something new and exciting — all it takes is a simple DIY project on a Sunday afternoon.
One of my favorite things to DIY is a denim jacket. This week’s Fashionista wore a bleach-splattered black denim jacket that would be incredibly easy to recreate. All you need is a bottle of bleach, gloves, a denim jacket and a washing machine. Take your jacket outside and lay it flat on the grass. Sprinkle it with the bleach and let it sit until the color begins to fade out of the denim. When it reaches the level you want, put it in the wash — it’s that easy. Throw your new jacket on top of any outfit. This Fashionista chose to go the monochrome route with a black mini skirt, black tank and black oxford heels. She added a dainty arrowhead necklace for a minimalistic jewelry look.
Other ways to DIY your denim include brushing parts of your jacket with metallic paint. Try doing one silver sleeve or just the back. This one from Urban Outfitters can be used as inspiration. If you aren’t feeling the paint, scour your local flea market for vintage patches. Sew them onto the denim for a WWII pilot-meets-Boy Scout look.
Get creative and DIY something from your wardrobe this season using runway and fashion bloggers as inspiration for your designs. You’ll have a new look without spending a ton of money.