Tuesday, June 25, 2013

5 ideas to customize your shirt

open back shirt, shirt alteration, customize your shirt, diy
pic via skopje casual

Update the shirts from your closet to the current trends, here are a few ideas to customize them easily and quickly. 

Open back shirt. This is a very nice alteration in my opinion. Cut out the shirt at the center back leaving an inch of fabric at the top. The shirt in the pic is absolutely stunning in light weighted cotton with cut out embroidered sleeves. It could be a precious piece coming from a granma chest, I really like it. 

See more ideas after the jump.

color contrast shirt, shirt alteration, customize your shirt diy
contrast color pic via sew top
Color contrast shirt. Cut away collar and cuffs from your shirt, use them as a pattern and cut them on another fabric. You can also exchange collar and cuffs with another shirt.  I  also like the idea of the color contrast band for buttons. You can cover it with another fabric. Black and white is a must for spring, but you can get creative and choose fabrics with patterns.

shoulder hole, shirt alteration, customize your shirt, cut out shirt,diy
pearls on shoulders pic via brigadeiro
Shoulder holes have been very popular for a while and this is still my favorite version. It's chic and feminine. If you like this look, cut away the shoulders of your shirt and sew a precious trim around the edge. Great result with little effort.

open sleeve shirt, shirt alteration, customize your shirt, diy
pic via tuttistyle
Open sleeves. I like floaty see through shirts. I buy one of these every summer. This is a quick update, cut the sleeves vertically to create a peek-a-boo effect.

trims on shirt, shirt alteration, customize your shirt,diy
trims on shirt pic via now here this
 Ethic inspiration for this man shirt decorated with trims. Sew some trims on top on your shirt get the look.
To make it more girly and romantic try pearl ball chains, satin ribbons, gold chains and beaded trims.


Unknown said...

such an inspiring post! your blog is awesome, keep it up!
Emma xx

Matter Of Style said...

thank you Emma! :D