3 Easy Ways to Give Your Shirts a DIY 80s Makeover
by Jane Duncan, freelance writer
Sept 22 2019
Why not Create your own 80s slogan Tee?
Cut Them Up
One way to give your old t-shirts an 80s makeover is to cut them up. Shredded tees were all the rage in the 80s and you can make your own at home with very little effort. For ladies who want a simple off-the-shoulder look, simply cut a deep scoop neck out of it, taking care not to cut any prints in half in the process. If your t-shirt has sleeves you can opt to keep them, or cut them off to turn it into a tank top.
If it’s a shredded, rock star shirt you are after you will need to do a bit more cutting. After cutting the scoop neck, fold the shirt in half and make horizontal cuts down half of the shirt all the way to the bottom. Give the thin strips of fabrics a good stretch before doing the same to the other side. While guys can wear a shredded shirt on its own, girls should either wear it over a brightly-colored tank top or bikini top.
Print on Them
Brighten the Colour
If you have a pile of boring white t-shirts at home that has long lost their appeal, why not pick up a few packets of dye and turn them into retro 80s showstoppers. Neon pink, green, yellow, blue, and orange shirts look incredibly good when paired with a pair of ripped jeans or black leggings while a shredded black shirt worn over a neon tank top will turn heads wherever you go.
Although tie-dye garments are typically associated with the sixties and seventies, they were probably at their most popular during the 80s. Tie-dye is once again enjoying a revival and is a fun way to transform your plain white tees. There are countless tie-dying tutorials available online that will help you create fabulous colorful creations right in the comfort of your own home.
While it is impossible to bring back the 80s, it is possible to relive a part of that era by creating and wearing amazing retro t-shirts. With so many great guidelines to help you make your own t-shirts you may soon have a whole closet full of gorgeous 80s attire.