It’s the middle of Summer, temperatures are rising, and it becomes so much harder to look chic and effortless. Plus you’re not covered with accessories and coats and scarves and hats and the like…so it may be more difficult to incorporate DIY pieces into your outfits. But here are some great ideas from street style photos for you to start your DIY list for the [mid-] season:

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Jazz up a pair of cutoffs with sequin and beaded trims (M&J Trimming has some great ones!)

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Add a pretty printed fabric over a panel on your satchel with some Mod Podge.

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Liven up a plain black skirt with fabric paint in wide bands.

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Craft up a Trina Turk lookalike dress by adding some bright bias binding to the edges of a neutral dress, and wear with a black stretchy elastic belt.


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Add some pretty felt flowers to the brim of a straw hat to match your outfit…extra points if you put them on a pin-backing and make them removable. 😉

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Add fun to a plain cotton blouse by printing it with tiny animals (using a stencil or stamp) and fabric paint or ink. Instant DIY print!

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Add a favorite saying to a loose sweatshirt or T-shirt with some bold iron-on letters.

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Try your hand at ombre-dyeing by dip-dyeing a white silken blouse with indigo hues.

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Make that plain tote you carry everywhere tons more fun with a bag- or box-shaped iron-on graphic. (You could also just paint your own, or try just outlining it trompe l’oeil-style with a Sharpie!)

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Hand-sew colorful tassels to the edges of a printed scarf for a Moroccan vibe and a punch of color.

How are you DIY’ing your outfits this Summer?




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