Three Spring Trends to DIYLife would be easy if you could just buy any trend you liked right off the runway (those Louis Vuitton heels anyone?) but a girl’s got to stay within her budget. If you have a beer budget but champagne taste, DIY is a great way to revamp your wardrobe for Spring without spending a lot. Even if you can’t sew on a button, here are three easy DIY projects to get that runway look for less: Chris Benz tassel belt
Chris Benz, Imaxtree You will need: Black and white tassels Several feet of cords Glue or clear nailpolish Measure out how much cord you will need to wrap around your waist and for the drop (I recommend about 9 feet for each belt). Cut the cord at the appropriate length. Dab each end of the cord in a little glue or clear nail polish and let it dry to keep the cord from unraveling. Tie a tassel onto each end. Repeat for the second colored belt. Wrap both belts around your waist twice, tie loosely in front. Balmain punk jacket
Balmain, Imaxtree You will need: An old jacket you don’t mind destroying. A leather motorcycle jacket is preferable, but a blazer or cotton jacket would look great too. Safety pins Studs Stud punch Chalk Ruler Using the chalk mark out where you would like the studs to be, along the lapels or shoulders are always a good look. Use a ruler to keep them in a straight and even grid pattern. Using the stud punch, insert the studs where you marked. Insert safetypins here and there, mixing them in with the studs. Dries Van Noten ombre tie-dye
Dries Van Noten, Imaxtree You will need: White piece of clothing Box of Rit Dye Bucket or a bathtub Follow the directions on the Rit package for dyeing clothing. Let it soak for a short period of time for a light wash of color. Rinse and wring it out, then dip part of the clothing back into the dye bath. Wait until the dye sets in for a darker color. Rinse and let dry.