Style on a Budget: 7 DIY Fashion Ideas

Utilizing the best DIY fashion ideas can help you level up your style this summer without spending all of your hard-earned cash. Many people think they have to buy new clothes to join in on the hottest summer trends.

They end up spending all of their money on clothes they can only wear for a short season. However, you can still keep up with the hottest trends with some DIY fashion crafts.

In this article, we discuss some of the best DIY old clothes ideas you can try today. Continue reading to learn how to give your closet an upgrade.

1. Distressed Jeans

One of our favorite DIY fashion ideas is taking an old (or new) pair of jeans and distressing them. This gives them a fun grunge look. For a pop of color, use a dye pen or sharpie to color the white fibers where you distressed them. 

2. Twist Tee

This is another easy DIY fashion clothes idea that looks great. On one side of the shirt, cut the shoulder and side seams. Then, twist the back of the shirt once and re-sew the seams.

This results in a cute twisted look along the back of the shirt. It looks best with a sleeveless shirt or a tank top, but you can experiment with any old shirt you want to upgrade. 

3. Bleached Shorts

You don't have to spend a fortune to get the trendy bleached denim look. This makes for easy DIY fashion goods because all you have to do is mix 2 parts water with 1 part bleach. You can either apply the bleach with a spray bottle, a brush, or you can dip the shorts into a bucket of the mixture. 

4. Ombre Tank or Tee

If you're looking for DIY old clothes ideas, creating an ombre shirt is a great, simple option to try. You can do this by dipping the bottom of your shirt in a dye solution. Slowly lower your shirt into the dye while simultaneously adding more water to gradually lighten the color.

5. Braided Headband

This has to be among our top fashion projects for students. It's as simple as taking an old t-shirt, cutting it into strips, and braiding it to create a cute headband. 

If you're using a stretchy material, you can use this method to create a hair tie if you're not into headbands. Another great hair and wrist accessory is this DIY scrunchie

6. Embellished Accessories

Bedazzling is one of our favorite DIY fashion ideas because it can bring new life into all kinds of old clothes. For example, try making your own studded sneakers or thrift store jeans. 

7. Statement Necklace

A statement necklace can turn a simple outfit into something bold and fun. You can make your own piece with some DIY fashion crafts.

Find the right vintage buttons and hot glue them onto a piece of thick cloth in whatever pattern you like. Then, attach the cloth to a chain with a needle and thread. It's simple, easy, and will look amazing. 

Get Started on These DIY Fashion Ideas

These DIY fashion ideas will look great without eating up your hard-earned summer cash. Take some thrift store jeans or an old t-shirt and turn it into something you'll want to wear all summer long.

For more fashion tips you can use this summer, head to our blog.