“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.” —Kate Spade.
Fashion is a form of self-expression and a way to communicate your style. It’s so much more than just designer couture and exorbitant outfits.
Fashion has become much more accessible than it was a couple of decades ago. This is all thanks to the numerous styling hacks that can help you transform what you already own into something eye-catching.
At some point, all of us have dumped out our entire wardrobe on the floor and felt dejected. Most days, we feel like we have nothing to wear. Even if that pile of clothes from our closet may well be taller than us.
But, if you dive a little deeper into that pile, you might find pieces that you can either upcycle or use a fashion hack to revamp.
So, for all of you in need of some style inspo, we’ve curated a couple of DIY fashion hacks that are sure to breathe fresh life into your wardrobe!
Here are our Top 5 Styling Hacks You Need to Try
Loose Fitting Jeans
Imagine having to constantly pull up your jeans that seem like they may fall off any minute. Not only is it highly uncomfortable but also low-key embarrassing.
But don’t fear; we have a viral fashion hack that might just do the trick. And no, you don’t need to know how to sew, so you can sit back and relax. All you need is a shoelace and your favorite pair of jeans that are just a little too loose. Now the trick here is to try and get a shoelace that’s closer in the shade to your jeans.
All you need to do is pass the shoelace through the belt loops at the back of your jeans and tie it in a knot as tight as you want your jeans to fit. You can tuck that knot into the back of your jeans for a more seamless look. And Voila, there you go, you have a pair of jeans that fits you perfectly! It’s time to say goodbye to alterations and bulky belts that just don’t sit right.
Not so Basic
Ever thought of the ways you can transform that basic tank top of yours? Well, maybe not this specific question, but now that you’ve read it, wouldn’t you like to know?
Besides wearing it as is or styling it with an open shirt, there are ways to play around with the silhouette itself. Be it a crop-top, key-hole, one-shoulder, or halter neck, tanks are super versatile.
Did you know that your everyday tank top can also double as a crop top? And it is far simpler than putting on your eyeliner evenly, trust us. For this hack, all you need is a simple tank top of your choice. And don’t worry, this hack does not require any cutting or sewing. To show you just how simple this hack is, here’s a video by Jaskeerat that’s sure to make you want to try this out for yourself.
Now, coming to that effortlessly chic key-hole look. All you need to do is wear the top as you normally would and simply cross over each strap to its opposite side. How simple was that?
If you can’t get enough of one-shoulder tops, this tank top hack is sure to be your go-to. Just cross over one of the straps over your head to the other side. You’ll have both straps on one side, giving it that asymmetrical yet cool look.
Oversized shirt to Halter Neck Hack?
If halter necks are your thing, you’re sure to love this hack! Most of you probably own an oversized shirt that hasn’t really seen the light of day in a long time. Well, it’s time to dig it out from the back of your closet and show it some love.
This next hack will transform any shirt into a halter neck top perfect for the summer. Grab any oversized shirt or any shirt of your choice and flip it to the other side.
Secure the last two buttons of your shirt at the back. Now tie the sleeves in a knot at the back of your neck and tuck away all the leftover shirt fabric into your jeans. And there you have it, a backless halter top that is perfect for a night out on the town!
For those of you who watched this year’s Met Gala, you must be aware of the glamour quotient associated with the event. From Kim K’s controversial outfit choice, Sebastian Stan’s all-pink Valentino look (we all stan), Gigi Hadid’s gigantic red puffer coat to Rihanna’s marble sculpture making it to the ball, this year was anything but typical for the fashion industry.
But, let’s be honest, Met fashion isn’t really everyday fashion or accessible for everyone, is it?
Nonetheless, we all love a little bit of glitz and glamour. And yes, we’re looking at all the Euphoria fans out there. We see you. So here’s a simple hack that will spice up even the simplest of outfits by incorporating just the right amount of bling.
By incorporating a metallic chain to a plain cropped tee, you can spice up any outfit and give it that oomph factor. To achieve this, you can follow these simple steps by CoreAmmy and get that luxurious and chic look.
Scarves to the Rescue
Scarves styled in a million different ways? Sign us up. Gone are the days we associated scarves with neck warmers. Thanks to the comeback of the Y2K trend, you can turn a simple scarf into a silhouette or top and get that designer look.
Various celebrities have also been seen sporting this look, such as Coachella queen Vanessa Hudgens and the ultimate queen, Beyonce.
Do you remember borrowing your mom’s dupatta as a child and creating outfits? We like to believe that this trend is an extension of our inner child wanting to play dress up. So, what are you waiting for? Go grab any scarf from your closet and create that killer outfit.
Here’s another idea: Take any scarf of your choice and tie its diagonal ends together into a triangle. Now loop any necklace through the knot and wear the necklace as you would. Tie the loose ends of the scarf at the back, and there you have it! The perfect outfit for a day or night look.
Or you could check out this video by Victoria Hui, where she shows us 20 ways to style a light silk scarf. Perfect for those boiling summer months.
Today, the internet is a catalog of creative hacks. Most of these hacks are a game-changing addition to our everyday lives and make life simpler. Clothing hacks are a way to make fashion more accessible. How you may ask? Well, think about it. With a million videos out there, anyone and everyone with a smartphone can watch these short informative hack videos from the comfort of their homes and try them out.
Short video platforms such as Rizzle, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts are packed with such videos that you can easily binge on.
These hacks are meant to bring life back to your old clothes and re-use the clothes you own already. Be it your granny’s scarf or your dad’s old shirt; you can literally create couture using practically anything these days.
So, if this blog made you want to try these hacks out for yourself, leave us a comment below with your personal favorite. You could also let us know a hack that we might have missed out on. We’ll be sure to give it a whirl ourselves!