Tuesday, October 22, 2013

d.i.y. acid wash shirt

All you ’90s kids rejoice: Acid wash is having a fashion moment yet again. When we saw it strut down Rodarte’s Fall 2013 runway we did what any label-loving, salary-less student would do: cry. But then, in true grunge fashion, we took to the contents of our under-the-sink cabinet and emerged with spray bottle and bleach in hand, ready to put our own spin on the trend. Find out how to recreate the acid-washed look yourself (minus the traditional acid wash process) in a few (super simple) steps below.

What You’ll Need: A dark-colored T-shirt (cotton fabric works best), bleach, and a spray bottle. (Make sure you wear clothes you won’t mind ruining—bleach can do some serious damage!)

Step 1: Pour bleach into the spray bottle. Working outside (or in a well-ventilated area), start spraying the T-shirt. Press down lightly on the spray nozzle to achieve a “splatter” effect.

Step 2: Let the shirt dry (the bleach spots will slowly lighten to a bright white). When dry, thoroughly rinse the shirt with water and send it through a wash cycle alone.

Step 3: Accessorize!

This post originally appeared on StyleCaster (check it out here, and more of our StyleCaster posts, here)!

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  1. Such a cool DIY :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  2. DIY Queens! Love this idea- so easy + cheap!


  3. That looks so cool. I love clever diy's like this one

  4. Love this DIY! What a great result :)


  5. I remember when I was younger on how my mom hated acid wash jeans. Looks like the 90's is the generation that never left. :)

  6. Pinned this to my DIY Pinterest Board! What a neat tutorial :)

    xo, Alicia
    River City Chic

  7. omg this is such a cool idea! love the end result and looks super easy, will have to give it ago my next study break!


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  8. Wow - this DIY looks so easy and the results are fabulous! I'm going to have to try it :)

  9. Great DIY post, I like the result, it's so rock =)

    Fashion and Cookies

  10. This post defines what I think makes your blog so special. You'll sometimes wear the most amazing designer clothes and accessories, but you're down-to-earth enough to take household cleaners to your clothes to recreate a runway look. Keep it up!!


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