major DIY kick
I've been on a major DIY kick lately. Everything that I'm wearing today (except the jewelry and shoes) are DIY items.
The top, skirt, and even the bag are repurposed into new things I will actually wear!
I've also been learning how to pose :PP
I don't know if we'll be needing a jacket for a while, but just in case, a light trench is a great choice for summer.
This skirt used to be a ruched mini, but I took out the elastic along the sides and it has turned into one of those skirts with a sheer overlay.
I apologize for not having a video or instructions for how I made this top. But it's really very easy! I took an old tank (this one is T by Alexander Wang), cut up along the seams and cut off a piece in the back. That makes the length consistent with a crop top. Then, I cut right down the middle, wrapped the pieces around and stitched them together in the back.
If you don't sew, you can tie the wrap pieces in the back. Just remember to choose a dress or a very long tank, so you have enough room. I messed up with the black top I made like this, it was too short to tie.
I was worried this top looks too much like gauze, but given how hot it's been recently, I was happy to have something so thin and cool!
I think I ended up with a top that is just as good as the ones for sale now, maybe even better!
I made this bag back in 2013 when the lunch bag was in style. To be honest, this isn't really a DIY because the bag was already made. I just took off the strap and turned it into a clutch. I think it's still a worthy DIY though!
Simple sandals are the perfect shoes for this look. I have made a DIY shoe before, but these are Manolo Blahnik Chaos.
I hope you're inspired to upcycle some of the things in your closet!