DIY (Do It Yourself) is to our generation what knitting was to our mothers!
It’s that womanly craft that has been re-born, re-named and re-established as a trending way to re-work your wardrobe.
For those of your that are less artistically inclined to bead or cut or sew – don’t stop reading here! As the thing about this self-exploration of fashion is as varied as the collections that come out ‘ready-to-wear’.
However, if getting wet up to your elbows in paints or accidentally sticking your fingers together with glue really isn’t your things, then there are ways to appear very much a DIY fashion contributor without having to go the whole crafty mile!
My fav for the season are dip-dyed clothes, in particular – shirts!
The subtlety of dip-dyed shirts is very much similar to having the inside of a cuff in a different material – it’s not a groundbreaking DIY technique, but it is one that has a familiar note to it, making it extremely wearable.
When looking out for shirts in this flavour, keep tuned into the buzz words “ombré” and “degradé”.
All three are basically lingo representing the same thing: Items of clothing consisting of a colour change between one or more colours.
Now the ‘change of colour’ that it references can be only slight – or uber dramatic! It all depends on the desired effect – so if you’re looking for a minimal bleaching effect or a more lustrous and colourful effect – the options are out these!
A little tip in wearing this style right – wear it casually and slightly sluggish.
Roll and bunch your sleeves as if the day is hot and the work is hard! Go for a more disheveled look as apposed to a tight and clean silhouette. Denim dip-dye is a fashionable fav as the bleaching effect not only is most noticeable, but because denim is a durable fabric – the material does not rip or tear as easily as a cotton would (for cottons dye’s are best used!)
Ohhhhh and if your not into denim shorts – this effect is just as cool and wearable on denim shorts!