Life Hacks

Make your ordinary clothes look designer with these 7 DIY hacks

April 8th, 2021

Following fashion trends can be quite expensive. You need to purchase new stuff to make sure you don’t wear outdated clothes. Plus, you may also have to purchase your items from luxury brands to really live your fashion dreams.

Now, if you’re into DIY and you’re quite creative, you won’t have to burn holes in your wallet just to stay fashionable.

Here are 7 awesome DIY clothing hacks that’ll breathe new life into your wardrobe:

1. Get new buttons.

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If you have old blazers that you really adore, consider sewing new buttons on them. You can get really nice pieces from local and online craft shops.

Now, don’t worry about sewing them into your clothes. The process is quite easy. With a needle and a thread, you should be able to complete this hack in just a few minutes.

Buttons are generally not expensive. Plus, you’ll just need a few pieces. With this hack, your clothes will look brand new again.

2. Start adding patches.

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The nice thing about patches is that they work on most clothes and even bags. Of course, you have to consider the item you’ll be working on and find the perfect pieces that’ll complete them.

Like buttons, you can also purchase your patches from craft and tool shops.

3. Take out your jeans’ pockets.

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Don’t be afraid to experiment with this hack. If you’re afraid of ruining your jeans, you can start with one back pocket first and see how you’d like your jeans after.

If you’re feeling a bit brave, remove both back pockets and fray the hems of your jeans. It’s not that complicated so go ahead and give it a try.

4. Add embellishments.

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Got old chains in your drawer? It’s time to take them out and use them in making your clothes and jacket pockets look fancy. This trick works well with socks and caps, too.

5. Try the men’s section.

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If you want to be fashionable, you have to be confident. That includes shopping the men’s section and looking for a pair of trousers that fits you. The trick here is to pull the extra fabric towards the front and then fold over before securing everything with a belt.

6. Bleach, anyone?

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Bleaching isn’t just great for getting new hair color. The technique works well in giving clothing items a vintage look, too.

Obviously, your clothes need a different kind of bleach. If you’re unsure how to do this trick, there are tons of tutorials online like this one.

7. Remember shoulder pads.

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Shoulder pads may look funny for some people but they’re a big help in enhancing coats, jackets, blouses, and even dresses. These pads help create the illusion of having broad shoulders. Plus, they offer subtle support for people with sloping shoulders, too. The became popular in the 1930s.

This hack is best used on jackets. If you have an oversized denim jacket hiding in your closet, take it out. Buy a new set of shoulder pads and sew them into your jacket. You’ll look like you got it from a luxury brand!

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Source: YouTube – Dirty Danny TV, Wikipedia