STYLE ADVICE: Easy as DIY

STYLE ADVICE: Easy as DIY

More than ever, the “do it yourself” trend has been the talk of the internet. With so many YouTube channels and Pinterest pages dedicated to DIYs, it is hard to not experiment between classes. Ever since Kendall Jenner stepped out in the streets of Los Angeles in her cut out band tee and bralette, college campuses have been flooded with the same look. The T-shirt transformations started with spiritwear for gamedays and quickly transitioned into an everyday look.

I love how the comfy band T-shirt trend has evolved over the years because of creative DIY lovers like this Fashionista. She took a hand-me-down concert T-shirt and spruced it up just with a few scissor cuts. Using the extra fabric to lace up the V-neck makes this DIY’d top look like she bought it styled that way.

Surprisingly, this January day was unusually warm so this Fashionista was able to hang up her winter coat and switch it out for her sleek leather jacket. The addition of her leather jacket makes the whole outfit look edgier. She couldn’t forget a purse so she grabbed her fiery red crossbody bag that ties together her red lipstick and the Styx logo. 

My advice is to not be intimidated by the intricate DIYs you find in the depths of Pinterest and YouTube. This Fashionista’s T-shirt is a perfect example of a transformation that is quick and easy to do yourself. If you’re worried you’ll ruin your favorite shirt, start simple and in the meantime pick up a cut out band tee from Forever 21!