Love of Colour

Love of Colour

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Style tips for summer 101

1) De-Stress with Dis-Stress- If you are low on money or just feel like wearing something of your own creation of this seasons hottest trend of short jean shorts.. Take a old pair of denim in your closet. Maybe they have holes in between the thighs.. or maybe you just want your own look...


- Cut in a STRAIGHT line using the hole as your marked starter point.. Fold the cut jean leg over onto the other long lenght side and use that as a marker to make both sides even.

- For the distressed look- take a razor (double edge or a regular razor) and make cuts through the shorts carefully cutting only the first layer of the material..

- IF you want a acid feel- carefully take bleach and lightly splash onto your jean, or for the double dipped look- simply dip the bottom portion of your shorts into bleach..

- After completed to your satifaction- Wash the jeans.

NOTE: The bottom of them jeans will wither away leaving hanging threads from where you cut them... If you are into studs- go to the garmet district and buy studs, make sure to get clothing glue and glue the studs onto your pockets on wherever you like.

Taaa daaa now you have the latest seasonal denim trend for the summer.. and you saved your money for something you can not resist at the mall.. You can also do the same with denim jackets and go with the punk look, by going sleeveless.

2) Watch your back- If your tired of your old cardigan or if you went an bought a new one. If you just want a new look use this below:


-Go to your local fabric store, or again back to garment district ( Micheal Lavine). Find your favorite fabric- try using more satins or a harder fabric based..

-Take your cardigan- lay it flat on a big surface table.. depending on what you feel like- CUT the whole back out on it, or cut a big heart in it, or do a square and leave the bottom of the orginial fabric of the cardigan.

-Get your sewing machine out or take it to a seamstress if you can not sew. Sew the new favoriate fabric on the back of the cargidan. NOTE: When using satin ,YOU have to make sure that the fabric is straight when you sew because satin pulls at the seams..

- When you are done- your old boring cardigan has now came back alive.. But now the back is unexpected when you turn around.. Youll look preppy in the front and stylish in the back.. Tattoo your look.

3) Zip through your Summer- There are many swim suits available for us barbies to wear. Why dont you change it up.. Zippers have always been soo much fun to me.. Zip up or Zip down.


-Take a one piece swim suit that is just boring or a bikini...

-Take a good pair of fabric scissors and neatly cut from the bust down to your navel area, or cut from your armpit down to your hip..

-Take a long 12 inch zipper and sew the zipper on..

Taaa Daa you now have a new look- NOTE: You can also do this with a two piece swim suit.. and you can put the zipper either in the front of the bottom of the suit or the sides, or the back.. Or you can put it within the body of the swimsuit.. Do the same the top and now you have your own personal styled/created suit for the beach or pool..

More Personal tips for style envy to come...


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