Ways to Customise Your Old Clothes to Make Them Trendy Again
Can't get rid of certain pieces that you love but don't wear anymore (they are too old or out of fashion)? We offer you 6 easy ways to transform them to give them a second life.
These DIY tips, without a sewing step, will give you ideas for customising your old clothes.
Turn your jeans into shorts
Your favourite old jeans still fit perfectly on your hips, buttocks and thighs, but their fit is no longer in fashion? Do not get rid of it! The internet is full of tutorials for transforming your denim pants into shorts with a few scissors. Opt for a frayed style or shorts with a rolled-up hem (in this case, remember to keep a little extra length when cutting). A quick tip: Always draw a chalk line before you take action to make sure you cut straight. Use sewing scissors or, failing that, a sharp pair that cuts well. Finally, note that jeans made of stretch material are not great to be shortened. They could create an unflattering form-fitting effect.
... Or give it a vintage effect
Your jeans have a perfect fit, but do you find their appearance too classic? Transform it into a vintage piece by making holes at the knees and/or cutting it at the ankles. For a more natural result, then fray the edges.
Transform your XXL shirt into a dress
This time, is it your sweetheart who wants to get rid of a shirt he never wears? With a few little tricks, men's shirts can become a more feminine piece than any other outfit. Tie it up to transform it into a dress.
You can also reuse your sweetheart's or your brother/son's t-shirt: roll up the sleeves and tuck the bottom into high-waisted pants. Here you are with a brand-new oversized t-shirt that cost you nothing!
Add a belt: the accessory that does it all
A belt tightened at the waist can give a new cachet to your dresses. T-shirts, jackets or even the men's shirt we were talking about in the previous paragraph! If the latter is not long enough, put on some leggings underneath to be more comfortable.
Tie a knot
Do you think your t-shirt is missing a little je ne sais quoi? Tie it at the belly button or on the side to give it a whole new style. Wear it with pants or a high waist skirt for a 100% trendy result.
Create 5 summer outfits with 1 sarong
Have you found some colourful sarongs in the back of your wardrobe? This piece can be worn in a thousand ways.
And much more!
Be creative! There are a lot of possible ways to customise your clothes.