Fashion in college is an uphill battle. Between classes and whatever extracurricular activities your resume is forcing you to be a part of, there isn’t much time to go out and find new clothing that won’t cost a week’s grocery money. Then, if you do manage to find affordable clothing, it’s usually not the most comfortable. The buttons are too tight here, or the sleeves are too long there.
Luckily for you, you can now forgo the whole mess. There are plenty of ways to transform an old t-shirt into whatever you want it to be. If you don’t have an old t-shirt, you can go out and buy one for relatively cheap. We recommend using a shirt from the new ComfortBlend line from Hanes because they’re soft, 100% cotton and amazingly affordable.
Turn it into a Tank: As summer approaches, you aren’t going to want to be wearing those long-sleeved t-shirts in the back of your closet. Do yourself and your pocket a favor and use some of those shirts to make some trendy new tanks. (Tutorial here.)
Braiding the Tank: If you want to take your newly made tank top one step further, you can cut up and braid the back of it to give the shirt a more edgy look. This trick is especially good for beginners because it looks complicated but is really easy to do. (Tutorial here.)
Bow Shirts: A new trend that is emerging this summer are shirts that tie together in the back to make a bow. This is a good way to add a girly flair to a boxy t-shirt. (Tutorial here.)
Make it a Dress: Provided the shirt is long enough, you can easily turn a long sleeve shirt into a dress without cutting or sewing. Men’s shirts work the best for this trick. (Tutorial here.)
Make it a Skirt: This is probably one of my favorite ways to revamp a shirt. Using the same idea as with the dress, you can turn an oversized shirt into a skirt with no cutting or sewing. (Tutorial here.)