NYFW Dash of DIY Inspo

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With the recent finale of New York Fashion Week. I decided to scope both runway and NYFW street style looks for some dashes of DIY inspiration. Even though winter hasn’t started (**shudders) the collections made me excited for what styles are to come for Spring 2015. Check out the pics below for 2014 NYFW looks and DIY inspos.
 
Proenza Schouler SpringSummer 2015

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2015

I could see myself twirling in these dresses all day long! To get this flirty fringe take a maxi skirt or dress start from the bottom and begin cutting long narrow strips up to the thigh. Stretch each strip as you go.

 NYFW Street Style
As a sucker for colours this statement clutch looks like a bag of fun (lol see what I did there?). To don this as a DIY find a plain clutch and brightly coloured fabrics. Create a stencil with paper, cutting out different sized and shaped pieces. Trace the outlines of the stencils on the different coloured fabric and cut out. Use a good fabric glue to stick the cut outs on to the clutch. 
 
J mendels Spring 2015 collection

J. Mendel Spring 2015

Love love love this dress. To DIY it grab some black, yellow and white fabric paint and some paint brushes. Create diagonal strokes with the different colours. Try it on a skirt or shirt.
 
NYFW Stree Style
I like how delicate and feminine the lace makes this outfit look. Take a maxi dress cutting out the sides of material, replace the cut out with lace by either sewing or gluing with fabric glue.
 

DKNY Spring/ Summer 2015

DKNY Spring/Summer 2015

Mesh is no longer just for the gym. For a sporty-sexy look get a bunch of mesh fabric and overlay it on a mini skirt that’s either stretchy or has a zipper. Sew the mesh along the sides and to the top of the skirt, like this DIY.
 
Thom Browne 2015

Thom Browne Spring 2015

To get this look simply get a badminton racket (because they are smaller and lighter than tennis rackets) and a headband. Cut the head band tying each end to the side of the racket and wear on your face. LOL I’m totally kidding but if you want to give this a go please make sure to send me a lot of pictures, or at least tag me on Instagram at @outsidethecloth.
 
Do you have any favorite collections or looks from 2014 NYFW? Let me know in the comments below :).
 
-Shanel

 

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Printed Strapless Dress

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There’s a few different ways you can wear a printed strapless dress, and it’s very easy to do because your not limited by sleeves or pant legs. Try wearing it as a skirt or top, and mix and match it with different pieces.

I picked up this dress from H&M about four years ago (gosh time flies!). I love how colourful and summery it looks so I’ve worn it multiple times with different clothing pieces.

Because it’s strapless I like to wear bit more accessories than I typically would, so I paired it with a necklace and a body chain. You can DIY your own body chain with my tutorial here.

-Shanel

 

 

DIY Sunglasses Chain

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sunglasses chain cover

sunglasses chain pic

Sunglass chains are not only practical but they can look pretty chic too. I lost a pair at the beach once and I’m determined not to loose any this summer. The chain will help keep your glasses close when you’re not wearing them, and it’s more secure than wearing them on your head.

I spotted this project on A Pair and Spare. I had no idea where to find rubber fittings, so I of course improvised and attempted to make my own. You’ll see in the photos that my elastics have a bead. I thought it could be used to tighten the elastic around the frames but it didn’t hold when I put the sunglasses around my neck. I liked the way they looked so I kept them.

The Supplies

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Gold linked chain
Jump Rings
Sunglasses
Small rubber hair elastics
Scissors
Pliers
Beads are optional

The Steps

Open up a jump ring with the pliers, attach one end of the chain and the elastic. Close the jump ring.

step1

Repeat the steps with the other end of the chain.

step2

Put the elastic around the end of the glasses and slide the elastic up until it fits snugly. Depending on the thickness of the legs you may have to wrap the elastic around twice like I did with my glasses and then slide it up.

final step

Voila you’re done!

-EssDotElle