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Vogue: Best DIY Trends of 2015

The words “runway” and “unobtainable” go hand-in-hand; We don’t typically dream of replicating the over-the-top, size 0 fashion that defines the catwalk.

But the fashion gurus at Vogue disagree — when it comes to DIY fashion trends.

In a best-of roundup, Vogue lists its favorite DIY trends to grace the runway in 2015, including released hems, deconstructed shirts, tie-dye, extreme cuffs and more. Best of all, they reveal how regular folks like you and me can re-create them for our own wardrobe!

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See also: Top DIY Crafts & Hacks of 2015

Check out Vogue’s picks and tips below:

Deconstructed T-shirts: It’s a shirt, it’s a skirt…it’s super clothing!

Want to spruce up that old white button-up shirt in your closet? Forget the iron. Lose the steamer. Instead, take a cue from the Spring 2016 runways where the classic banker boy white shirt was deconstructed into everything from a skirt at Altuzarra to an off-the-shoulder frock at Monse. Back in October, Vogue put together this nifty guide to wearing the chic piece any which way, well into 2016.

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Extreme cuff is the chicest way to avoid a trip to the tailor.

If your pants are dragging on the floor, don’t fret. There is a quick and easy solution that takes less than 10 seconds, and doesn’t require a needle: the extreme cuff. A stylish way to alleviate too-long hems, the method allows for a cool, one-of-a-kind spin on your denim.

Patch it up.

Still on a roll from 2014, the patched and decorated denim trend hasn’t slowed down since. And for 2015, it took over the runway: The best way to get the one-off look yourself? Look no further than easy-to-apply patches. From raunchy to pro-feminism, wear your heart—and your patch—on your sleeve.

Keep it fly in tie-dye.

If you loved the feel-good blots of the rainbow in hues of seafoam green on a frock at Altuzarra or in shades of navy on an oversize tunic at Rachel Comey for Spring 2016, you’re in luck. Tie-dye was a stellar way to tap into your flower-child side without going full-on granola. With plenty of kits available, you can try the process yourself at home in your backyard.

Release your hem, release your inner too cool for school.

The released hem, a staple within the street style circuit for its frayed, whiskered threads, has been the best way to elevate your denim with a simple tinkering trick. In other words, grab a stitch picker, an iron, and go to town.


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