DIY Clothing Hacks for Every Fashionable Girl on a Budget

There are so many DIY clothing hacks that will keep you looking fashionable no matter where you are- at the beach, on vacation or everyday in the sun! The best DIY clothing hacks are quick and easy to achieve but look chic and expensive when you are done. If you wear clothes, and I am guessing you do, these tips and tricks are perfect for you!

Not only am I on a budget, I love to DIY especially when it includes upcycling something I already have! Here are DIY clothing hacks that can be done using clothing you already have, saving you a ton of money. Plus, who doesn’t love a good upcycling project, being fashionable and sticking to a budget! I went looking for some upcycling projects for clothes and accessories I already own- here are the awesome projects I found!

Tie a Head Scarf Three Ways

Use a lightweight scarf as a head band to dress up even the most casual outfit- a messy bun, jeans and a tee. Not only can you tie one scarf three ways for different styles, you can use thrift store finds to save even more money! My absolute favorite is the Silk Head Band with a cute bow! Fold your scarf horizontally twice, creating a slim band.  Place the middle of the scarf at your forehead, bringing both ends down towards the back of your neck.  Now, at the nape of your neck switch hands and bring each end of the scarf upwards again to the top of your forehead. Just off center, tie a secure knot and then a bow, and style how ever you’d like!

Source: The Wonder Forest

Choose a Necklace to Work with 12 Different Necklines

Matching the right necklace with the perfect neckline can instantly make your outfit more fashionable. This is one of the easiest ways to update any outfit. Plus, you can find all kinds of distinctive, and chic, jewelry (sometimes even designer) at thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets for a fraction of the cost!

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14 Artistic Ways to Knot Your Belt

You can use one belt and make it look stylish every time you wear it! By using different knot techniques a simple belt can add a fashionable touch to your outfit everyday of the week. Add the belt to a skirt, slacks, or a dress and have an instant, frugal and fun fashion accessory! Pick a favorite knot and a variety of belts, or use a single belt and a few stylish knots, either way, you’ve got classic, money saving fashion!

Source: FashionRolla

4 Style Hacks to Update an Old Beach Hat

Update an old hat, make it fashionable and one-of-kind, perfect for a sunny day. A hat is a simple way to add style to a summer wardrobe and by adding a few DIY touches your summer hat can be the perfect accessory for any outfit. I found the perfect hat at the thrift shop and added a designer fabric under the brim. It was so simple, goes with any outfit and is my own personal style!

Source: Brit+Co

10 DIY Shorts

Who doesn’t love taking scissors to an old pair of jeans and making shorts. Not only can you make a perfect, fashionable, pair of shorts you can decorate and design them anyway you want. See a designer pair of shorts you love, DIY your own pair! My favorite DIY is adding lace to the sides of my shorts for chic, feminine, style that is so cute! Plus, I can do it to cut-offs I make at home, or I can give a one-of-a-kind look to a commercial brand- either way it looks awesome!

Source: Top Inspired

12 DIY Tank Top Tutorials

Turn your old, favorite tee into a brand new tank top for warmer months. Apparently I love lace, but there are so many different ways to upcycle an old t-shirt, you’ll want to try them all. Plus, most of them are so simple it will take you no time at all to make yourself a brand new shirt!

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26 Ways to Decorate a Plain Tote Bag

Design yourself the perfect toe bag! Choose a fashionable, classic design and take your old tote to the next level. With a few simple ideas, and materials, you can have a new addition to your summer accessories the matches your wardrobe. I love using a stamp, or stencil, and fabric paint to create a one of a kind pattern.

Source: Hello Glow

35 DIY Sunglasses You’ll Actually Want to Rock This Summer

It is so fun finding a pair of old sunglasses and making them new again! I love using washi tape, nail polish or small embellishments like gems, flowers or beads. It is so easy to make a stylish, custom pair of shades that will make you look cute whenever the sun is shining!

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How awesome are these projects! I love that I can look cute, and stylish. all summer while still pulling off some DIY clothing hacks. Save money and stick to a budget while still looking fashionable and no one knows the difference. Unless you want to share your secrets!

Do you have any favorite DIY clothing hacks you use to stay fashionable? If you do, tell me about it in the comments! I’d love to know what you’ve got!

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More about Katelyn

Katelyn was inspired to create Dory Fitz when she realized she wanted to improve her life, and to help others improve their lives along the way. Taught by her grandmother that in all aspects of life, you need to embraced change, follow your passions, and live the life you want, no one will do it for you. Dory Fitz was created to help me, and you, do just that.

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