5 DIY Ways to Spice Up Your Old Wardrobe

The changing of seasons is the time of year when outfits begin to feel repetitive and boring. It may feel like you have no clothes to wear or you may just be feeling bored with your wardrobe. Instead of dropping a paycheck or two on a new wardrobe each season, try spicing up old closet essentials with these easy DIY tricks.


  1. DIY color-soled heels

Spruce up an otherwise boring pair of heels by simply painting the soles. Whether you want a Louboutin-esque red sole or just a bright splash of color to turn heads, this hack is a must-try. All you need is spray paint or acrylic paint in a color of your choice, paper towels, masking tape, rubber gloves, and a box. You can watch the full tutorial here.

  1. Distress a pair of jeans

Give a plain pair of old jeans a trendy twist by distressing them yourself. The process is super easy and your jeans will come out looking completely original. You can watch the full tutorial here.

  1. Make leg warmers out of an old sweater

This DIY hack is perfect for the upcoming cold weather. Turn any old or rarely worn sweater into a pair of leg warmers with just a few snips. The leg warmers will be perfect for staying cozy in the winter and styling under a pair of your favorite boots. You can watch the full tutorial here.

  1. Turn an old pair of tights into a crop top

This one may sound crazy, but with a pair of scissors and some dedication you can have a brand new crop top in 10 minutes. This hack works best with a pair of thicker tights or leggings. Cutting a pair of patterned leggings will give you a fun, eccentric crop top, or choose a plain colored pair of tights for a more classic look. You can watch the full tutorial here.

  1. DIY Lace-Up Top

Why drop money on a new shirt when your closet is filled with old ones, just begging to be refashioned! Turn a plain long- or short-sleeved t-shirt into a stylish lace-up top in less than an hour. Just gather a pair of scissors, a ruler, ribbon, beads of your choice, fashion eyelets, chalk, a hot glue gun and an eyelet plier, and you’re all set. You can watch the full tutorial here.


by Madison Paddock