Snip-Snapping Into A New Wardrobe – 6 shirt hacks
In some corner of our closet, we all have a bunch of unused shirts which we neither wear nor are ready to throw away. That is the kind of conflict you face when you have to do the decision of ‘what to do with these?’. It is a gigantic question and it stays there bothering you, every time you open your wardrobe. But, why not put them to some good use than to let them rot there forever? Why not give them a makeover so that from plain old boring tees, they turn into something much funkier, trendier and fashionable? It is time to use some shirt hacks to give yourself some new addition to the wardrobe. The most you need are a pair of scissors, some dye or spray paint and some old shirts. (Very difficult to get hold of, I know.)
#1 Crop it
- The easiest thing ever.
- Take a shirt.
- Mark the length that you are comfortable to wear as a crop top.
- Cut along that line.
- Cut a little bit at the sides to make it tighter.
- Wear it with a fancy pair of bottoms, flip your hair and walk away.
#2 Cringe- fringe
- Choose a top
- Mark a reasonable length till wear you think you are comfortable for the fringes to start.
- After that, take a pair of scissors and start cutting the bottom of the top till the marked point into thin fringes. (Not necessary to be even but if you have all the patience in the world then you can go ahead and measure the size of each fringe.)
- You could also try different designs. Like perhaps zig-zag or diagonal length fringes will be great too.
- Pull the fringes a bit to make them more fringe-like.
- And ta-da.
#3 Dip, dye, dry and try
- Okay, so this is a fun one.
- Choose your old plain top. (White would be preferable, but really you could go with any colour.)
- What you need here is a non-machine washable dye.
- Mix the dye with warm water (this changes for the dye that you use but mostly it is around 4 cups of warm water for a quarter of dye.)
- Dip the bottom of the shirt in this, for about a minute. Squeeze the excess liquid out of the cloth and then rinse in cold water. Let it dry.
- When it is still in its damp state, take the powder dye and sprinkle it lightly. This gives a nice speckled look to the once plain boring tee.
- Make sure to match the proper dye with proper colour otherwise you’ll kind of have a ruined shirt with mismatched colours by the end of it.
- After it has completely dry, give it another rinse as a finale.
#4 Graffiti is the way to go
- All you need are some nice spray paint cans.
- To be very honest, you can kind of go freestyle with this according to your mood and aesthetic sense.
- Or you can use some really cool stencils (which you can prepare by yourself by the way) and spray paint through them.
- You can also have a spray paint battle with your friends and end up with a really cool shirt by the end of it.
- Just make sure that you don’t wear the shirt right away, because spray paints kind of smell awful. Wait a day or two, rinse it and then you are good to go.
#5 Hole in the wall? More like holes in the t-shirt
- Our dear friend scissors are back again.
- A nice stretchy top would be nice to carry this out.
- Take a pinch of cloth in your hand and snip it. What you need to be careful of here is that you don’t need a large gaping hole so the idea is to snip bare minimum sized hole as possible.
- And just go crazy. They needn’t be symmetrical or anything so don’t worry if the holes aren’t of the same size.
- You can repeat it on the other side of the top too.
- With a cool top underneath, you now have a brand new holed top to wear upon it.
#6 The side less look
- Take a shirt and snip of the sleeves (or better, choose a sleeveless shirt) and the collar to make it wider and deeper near the neck.
- Cut it along the sides completely till sleeves.
- Then take the ends of the sides and tie a knot so that now your top is revamped with a hole through it. Repeat it on the other side as well.
- This shirt gives a sporty vibe and looks great when paired with a cool inner top and some sneakers.