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!
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.
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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