Over half the world has been forced to stay indoors because of the pandemic, and in that time there’s been a complete DIY renaissance. You can read more information here that Never before has the world witnessed such a huge influx of self-hair trimming, newly woven baskets, custom T-shirts, and homemade bread on people’s timelines and feeds.

It looks like everyone wants to develop their own new skillsets and show the world how well they’re doing at it.

Fashion doesn’t want to be left behind at all, and with good reason at that. There are several different ways you can transform the pieces that already exist in your wardrobe. You don’t even have to put in a lot of effort to make huge impacts.

Let’s take a look at a few easy ideas you can use:

Cardigan Twin-Set (@brittanyxavier)

Brittany Xavier, a global style influencer, decided to display her DIY hacks online and turn them into content. Early into quarantine, she went on TikTok and debuted a cardigan twin-set hack. She transformed an old cardigan into a 2-in-1 set.

She says she loves to re-shop, up-style, and experiment with her closet. She especially loves this DIY hack because it doesn’t waste a lot of fabric.

Girly Gym Socks (@trynabstudios)

Tryna B Studios’ founder, Leslie Gomez, started altering vintage clothing so that she could get more contemporary cuts which could comfortably fit her petite frame. The up-cycled creations she’s come up with have become immensely popular on Instagram.

People on this platform absolutely love her reworked and upcycled versions of the sportswear staples of the 90s such as Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Sport sweats as well as the Coogi-esque sweaters and cardigans she turns into sets.

However, if you’re looking for something much simpler, she has an easy DIY hack to help your spruce up your sock game. After all, the sock has slowly become the new shoe.

Customized Cut-Offs (@patchyalater)

Patch designer and owner of Patch Ya Later, Meaghan Mena, is a patches master. The vintage-inspired designs she comes up with will make you nostalgic of the summers the world was used to before the pandemic.

Patched custom T-shirts have never looked better. Patches are a great and easy way to make an item your own. Mena’s latest customizable designs will help you take things to a whole other level.

Sparkly Army Jacket (@a.shirt.story)

Former fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Glamour, Sasha Iglehart created ‘A Short Story’ when she started customizing slightly worn out men’s shirts which she got from thrift shops. She chopped off hems and collars as well as replaced boring, hum-drum buttons with ones that sparkled so as to give old shirts, which would’ve been overlooked otherwise, new life.

She also uses simple swaps to give old army jackets new life.


Freshening up your wardrobe doesn’t have to be that complicated at all. There’s a lot of things you can do yourself, like creating custom t-shirts by simply adding a few patches to your old tees. Hopefully, this article has proved to be the perfect place for you to start.

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