3 DIY Projects To Revamp Your Old Clothes During The Lockdown

Shikha Kohli , 16 Apr 2020
Brittany Xavier, Lauren Riihimaki, Yellow Jade (Source: Instagram: @brittanyxavier, @laurdiy, @yellow.jade)
Brittany Xavier, Lauren Riihimaki, Yellow Jade (Source: Instagram: @brittanyxavier, @laurdiy, @yellow.jade)

To be honest, I did not expect the lockdown to last this long. So when it began, I used the free time to get organised. I did the whole shabang, a full closet cleanse and room organisation. While cleaning out my closet, I identified a bunch of clothes that I did not want to wear any longer. Perhaps, you did too. However, with everything on a standstill right now there is plenty of time to re-evaluate the “things to get rid of” basket. Possibly, even give those clothes a little makeover.

Now is the best time to get crafty. Revamping your clothes will prevent the urge to go on a shopping spree after the lockdown since your clothes will be as good as new. Additionally, you will also be doing your bit towards the environment to prevent textile waste. According to The Pretty Planeteer,

An average consumer throws away 70 pounds (31.75 kilograms) of clothing per year. Globally we produce 13 million tons of textile waste each year 95% of which could be reused or recycled. In addition to all this, the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world.

So to help you pass the time, get creative, and do your part for the environment, here are 3 DIYs that are super simple and do not require complicated sewing.

#1. DIY tie & dye

If you’ve been refreshing your Instagram and TikTok feed constantly, you probably already know that tie and dye tracksuits are the new favourite loungewear. This way you can give a new upgrade for your neutral and solid coloured loungewear, and also add a splash of colour to your dull and mundane day. Here is a tutorial by Youtuber Lauren Riihimaki from LaurDIY who helps you get crafty.

#2. Half & half jeans

Deciding what I want to wear is undoubtedly one of the most daunting tasks, especially when you cannot seem to choose from the many options available. What if we told you that the fashion gods have an answer for the day you want to wear both a pair of white and blue jeans? Well, yes, it looks like the half-and-half trend is reigning this season. This trend allows you to combine contrasting hues and motifs in one outfit. Check out this easy clothing DIY method by fashion blogger Brittany Xavier, on TikTok.

@brittany.xavierI bleached my jeans! 😱 ##diy ##tutorial ##fashion ##jeans♬ ALL IN – ZaeHD & CEO

#3. Hoodie into a co-ordinate set

If you have been chilling in an oversized hoodie and no pants, then this DIY is for you. Once the lockdown is over, and you have to go out, you will probably be sick and tired of wearing that one oversize comfy hoodie you lived in. Well, that hoodie can be converted into the cutest athleisure separates. Just follow this DIY technique by Youtuber Yellow Jade, who teaches you how to get a pair of smashing new separates without any sewing.

Which one of these DIY clothes are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to follow @missmalinifashion for all the style updates!

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