If you are as addicted to Pinterest as I am, you probably notice the plethora of do-it-yourself pins. From creating a scarf with an old T-shirt to making your own statement necklace, these D.I.Y. tutorials are in abundance. Today’s Fashionista is sporting her own homemade studded denim vest. She used an unclaimed jacket she found in her house and studs from an old belt to produce this stylish piece.
Overall, her outfit has a great balance of masculine, feminine and eclectic. Her pale pink skirt, mauve toned oxfords and delicate pearl bracelet add femininity to her studded vest and darker top. She is also wearing a pair of large green earrings that contribute to her unique look. Together, everything balances each other out to create a diverse and playful ensemble.
D.I.Y. clothing and accessories can be great alternatives to higher priced clothes. It’s also great if you want to reinvent worn out clothes you already have or even if you just want to feed into your creative side! If all you need are a good pair of scissors, an occasional trip to Goodwill or the hardware store, then I would say that there are some great projects for every Fashionista/o to look into. Along with all of these reasons for creating things yourself, D.I.Y. is great for incorporating certain trends into your wardrobe, like graphic heart sweaters. Instead of paying for a full priced version, recycle an old cable knit and take directions from this blog. Another trend I’ve noticed on the CollegeFashionista website and on campus are asymmetrical cuts. This blogger took a skirt and gave it some very chic angles.
Clearly, there are loads of D.I.Y. projects that we are all capable of making. Today’s Fashionista has done a great job of reinventing and styling an old jean jacket. After learning about how she created this vest, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. If D.I.Y. projects can turn out to look this professional, then maybe I'll take a stab at them myself. Those heart sweaters do look adorable and are great for this chilly weather after all.