There is no need to get upset about putting your bathing suit and short-shorts away, because the end of summer means the beginning of fall fashion. Fall is the prime time to show off your sense of style with countless accessories like scarves, hats, boots, and bags. Use your crafting skills to customize your own accessories, so that you can save money and strut your stuff this fall.
Make A Statement Scarf
Instead of hunting for the perfect scarf in a store, make your own statement scarf at home. The first thing you have to do is find out what kind of scarf you’re looking for, because there are a lot of options out there. You could go for a dramatic look with a sweeping super scarf. You could stay warm with a cable-knit cowl or infinity scarf. If you really want to impress, you could turn heads in a striking ruffled scarf. Look at the style, fabric, colour, and pattern options on www.yarnspirations.com to give you an idea of what you can do. Remember to stick to your personal taste and your crafting abilities, so that you end up with the ultimate accessory for this fall.
Make Your Boots Shine
Leather boots are excellent fashion staples for the fall season, but they might look a little rough if they haven’t been given some tender love and care for a whole year. Clean your boots and treat the leather to keep them looking sleek and prevent them from wearing down. If your boots have laces, remember to take them out and wash them. Brush off the dirt and muck from your boots, then use a warm soapy cloth to wash off scuffs and water stains. You need to condition the leather for it to shine, so apply leather conditioner and let it sit for the instructed amount of time, then buff it out with a rag. Spending an hour on your boots will make them look great until next fall.
Make Your Own Bag
There are a few ways to make your own bag for this season, whether you want to flaunt beautiful patterns or show off your personality. Make your own patterned tote bag with cotton fabric and canvas straps. Cut out lengths of cotton fabric for the outside and the lining — you can use two separate fabrics if you want to combine patterns or colours. Sew the lengths together and stitch the canvas straps on the inside of the bag. Iron out the wrinkles to make sure your homemade bag really looks the part.
You can also buy a canvas tote and customize it however you’d like. Add sparkle to the tote with beads, gems, and glitter, or add feminine touches by gluing fabric cut-outs of flowers or lace. Write, print, or draw something to show the world something about yourself — maybe you want to share your favourite inspirational quote or let the world know that you dislike Mondays. Your blank canvas tote can be designed to be whatever you want it to be.
Do It Yourself Fashion
If you follow these do-it-yourself tips, you will end up with a gorgeous knitted scarf, shiny leather boots and a canvas bag like no other. With a little bit of effort, you can save yourself the costs of shopping sprees and take your crafting skills to the next level. Best of all, your knitting, scrubbing and sewing will make your wardrobe set for a fashionable fall.