Hot Fashion How-Tos

How To: Make a sexy looking toga out of a sheet for women

Watch this video to learn how to make a sexy toga for women! First, take a sheet and wrap it around from back to front, twisting it in the middle of your chest. (Wear a strapless bra.) Pin it there with safety pins. Take the bottom ends, tie them once in front and pin the tails to the sides. Take a rope and tie it tight under your breasts in a bow. Now you are ready for an epic toga party!

How To: Remove a Bra with One Hand

In this video from moneymakingfocus we learn how to unhook a bra with one hand. First you need to figure out if it is a front closure or a back closure on the bra. Use the thumb to hold one end of the hook gently applying pressure. Now place index finger near the hook. With your thumb and middle finger now squeeze the hook so that it unclasps. Now the bra should easily come off using this technique. You can use this technique on both a front and back closure bra. Also either hand will work wh...

How To: Fix a zipper and bring new life to your backpack

There are many instances where a zipper on a bag, purse, coat, etc. will fail to function or jam. It may be that the zipper needs replacement, but oftentimes it can be fixed using a simple technique. YouTube user MediaMason shows how many zipper problems result from a simple change in the slider's structure, as well as how to fix this. He identifies the zipper (the "teeth") and the slider (the pulley). Normally, when the slider is pulled through the zipper, it closes the zipper together. Some...

How To: Fold a bandana around your mouth and nose

In this video, we learn how to fold a bandanna. First, place your bandanna flat, then fold it diagonally. Once you've done this, you will have an upside down triangle. Now, fold the top of the triangle down as many times as you desire, it can be as wide or as thin as you want. Now, you should have a rectangle with a triangle hanging out from under it. You can now tie the bandanna around your head, butting the triangle part around your mouth. Tie a knot behind your head tight enough to where i...

How To: Knot a Hermès Scarf in 21 Different Ways

Hermès is all about giving out the free goodies—this week I posted a tutorial for making your own papercraft "Kelly bag" and for years now they've created "knotting cards", a set of DIY illustrations presenting different ways to wear their iconic scarves.

How To: Cut up your t-shirt like a rock star

This video is a demonstration of how to cut up a T-shirt, inspired by 80's rock band fashions. Use a regular white T-shirt and start by cutting a deep scoop neck out of it, starting about an inch outside the neckband. Turn the shirt over and fold it in half Snip horizontal lines down half of the shirt all the way down. Then stretch out the thin strips. Cut the other side of the shirt the same way. Cut the sleeves off completely so it's more like a tank top. Wear the shirt over another tank to...

How To: Fix a Snagged Thread in Your Favorite Sweater

You just bought a new loose-knit sweater, slipped it on, and your ring, earring, smartwatch, or even your fingernail snagged a piece of thread yanking an entire loop loose in the fabric. It's happened to me more times than I can remember, and if you cut that eyesore away you're asking for trouble. However, there is a quick way to fix it while maintaining the longevity of your sweater—without giving money to your dry cleaner. Begin by assessing the size of your sweater's damage; is the snagged...

How To: Wear a beret securely

In this video, we learn how to wear a beret securely. This is used to keep the beret on your head so it doesn't fly away. To do this, you will need the beret and bobby pins. First, place the beret onto your head and style your hair around it so it looks how you prefer. Next, grab your pins and place then inside the beret holes onto your hair. Use a couple of the pins to make sure the hat and hair are connected and secured tightly. When finished, move the hat slightly to make sure it is secure...

How To: Traditionally fold a bandana

In this tutorial, we learn the proper way to fold a bandana. This is a traditional way, not a rapper or gangster style. First, lay the bandana flat and make sure there are no creases in it. Next, fold the bandana into one big triangle. After you've done this, fold the top point down and keep folding down until you've made a large and thin rectangle. Now, flip it over and you can tie the bandana around your head. Tie it in the back of your head and place it across your forehead, now you've got...

How To: Fold a bandana for your back pocket

Fyeo shows a cool way to fold a bandanna. Naturally you start with a bandanna. Lay it out flat and fold it so you get a nice big triangle. Then, fold it one more time so you get a smaller triangle. You then fold it again. Not so the corners meet, but so that just a little is hanging off. Then you take the corner and fold it in and under. Take about five inches up and fold it under so that a tail is hanging out of your back pocket. Once you've completed this, place the bandanna in your pocket....

How To: Reduce the size of a t-shirt

If you've ever wondered how to resize a T-Shirt to a smaller perfect fit, then follow these simple steps presented by Stacey from Sewing Republic. To shrink down your T-Shirt, follow theses steps: You will need an oversized shirt, a smaller shirt to use as a pattern and your sewing machine. 1. Turn both shirts inside out, and lay the fitted shirt on top. 2. Fold the sleeves back and pin the shirts together. 3. Trace around the fitted shirt with a fabric marking pen. Add 1/2 inch for your seam...

How To: Make a Hooded Cape

Hey, cosplayers, costume lovers, theater actors! Been trying to find a awesome hooded cape that wont break your pocketbook? Why buy when you can make one? It's so easy to do! Adjust the color or length to go with your look and embellish it with extras to get the look you are going for! Total time 20-40 minutes. Total cost $10-$15.

How To: Keep Your Fitted Caps Fresh

This tutorial is for all fitted fanatics like me out there. I’ve been wearing fitted caps and snapbacks since I was in elementary school, and it has become a part of who I am. However, I also know that fitted caps and snapbacks are expensive, especially those from brand name companies such as New Era. That is why it is important to me to make sure that my hats remain wearable and stylish as long as possible. The following are some steps I take to make sure that my hats don’t become too dirty,...

How To: Make ripped, distressed, and destroyed jeans

To begin, you will need a pair of jeans, a cheese grater, a book, and sandpaper. Vigorously rub the sandpaper across the jeans where you want to rip them. Slide the book down the pant leg until it's between the fabrics of where you're working. Continue to sand like crazy. Then take your cheese grater and do the same thing that you did with the sandpaper. You will notice a lot of fading and a small hole will begin to emerge. Use your fingers to tear at the hole until it is the desired size. Th...

How To: Wear Converse sneakers with skinny jeans

In this video from carahamelie03 we learn how to wear your Converse with skinny jeans. First make sure your Converse are laced the right way. The laces should go up and through the holes downward toward the shoe. Unlace the first two holes on both shoes. Wear socks that go decently far up so the Converse won't push your socks down. Put your foot in the shoe and fold the bill down towards your toes and tie the laces under the bill. tuck the bow into the side of your shoe. If it's too tight, ma...

How To: Distress and crop a jean jacket

In this video, we learn how to distress and crop a jean jacket. First, grab your jean jacket and decide where you want it to be cropped at. You can determine this by putting it on and then marking it at the spot you want to cut it. Measure it a couple of inches from where you want it at, then fold the end inside and sew it closed so it's the correct length. To distress this, you can just leave the ends frayed and not sew them so they are straight. You can also cut off the arms of the jacket t...

How To: Wear a 'kanga' (sarong) in various African styles

Several Tanzanian girls demonstrate how to tie a kanga (an African sarong). The first method is to wrap the kanga around the waist and tuck the end in at the waist to secure. The second method is to wrap the kanga into a cylinder to use it as a base for carrying a parcel on the head. Another way to wear the kanga is to wrap it around the neck like a shawl or wrapped under an armpit and tied over the shoulder for a fancier look. To wear the kanga as a scarf, fold it into quarters the long way,...

How To: Cut up your t-shirt like Adam Saaks of Ed Hardy

The girl in the video desribes how to cut up a shirt to make it look like an Ed Hardy shirt. This idea was inspired by Adam Saaks, who she saw do this in Vegas. First, she cuts out the neck of the shirt, and then matches up the side seams of the shirt and cuts slits halfway up the shirt about an inch apart. Now there are slit down the back of the shirt. After, each slit should be pulled taut separately. Start at the top of the shirt and pull the second string under the first string and contin...

How To: Tie a long, rectangular headscarf easily

This how to video is for people looking to learn how to tie a scarf attractively. Get a long scarf for your head and place the middle of it on the top of your head. Gather each end in the hand closest to it in the middle. Turn it around by pulling it behind your head and tie the ends over each other. Next step tuck the scarf behind your ears if you like it that way. Then twist the left end around your head. Create a bun with your hair and the scarf in the back using the final side to tie it up.

How To: Spot Fake Louis Vuitton Handbags

Video: . How can you tell if the Louis Vuitton handbag that you are about to buy online is not a fake? Follow these 6 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer Shopping. Step 1: Branded Dust Bag

How To: Identify authentic designer brands from fake knockoffs

Many shoppers out there are getting duped, over and over again. They're under the assumption that they're buying authentic designer brand name for cheap deals, but really they're just buying cheap knockoffs that look and feel like the genuine product, but aren't. How do you tell the difference? It's really hard to separate the real from the fake, but here are some great tips to help you narrow down your worries.

How To: Cut up and weave a t-shirt

Risa from Makeup by Risa makes an altered t-shirt for summer. She recommends starting with a t-shirt that fits, but is not too loose. Line up the seams on the bottom of the t-shirt and the sleeves so there is a line straight down the back. Cut a strip off the bottom of the t-shirt, just above the seam. Then cut strips that are one half inch about three quarters of the way through the back of the t-shirt. Start cutting the strips from the bottom to the top. Determine where to stop cutting the ...

How To: Tie a wrist bandana

In this tutorial, Kandee shows us how to tie a wrist bandanna. First, roll up your bandanna and lay it on your hand. Wrap it around your wrist several times and tie at the bottom of your wrist! This is not only a cute way to make a fashion statement, it can also be used for when you're doing your makeup! If you mess up, it's an easy way to clean up any messes. You can choose different colors and designs for your bandanna and match them to your different outfits. You can also wear bracelets an...

How To: Clean vulcanized shoes

In this video, Jeff shows how to frugally clean your vulcanized shoes. You need a water bottle with a tablespoon of non-bleach detergent, a pencil with a clean eraser, an old toothbrush, a cloth and some paper towels. First, wipe the shoes clean by pouring the detergent solution onto a wash cloth and then scrubbing down the shoes. Soak up any excess water with a paper towel right away. Then, use the eraser of the pencil to help clean the dirt off of the soles of the shoes. If your shoe has te...

How To: Cut perfect rips to destroy your jeans

MakeoverGirl1 shows how to create perfect rips in your pairs of denim blue jeans. Paul Dillinger describes the right way to cut and rip your jeans to make perfect holes. He also describes how adding yarn when you are making your holes will keep the jeans together and make the holes appear better for when you're wearing them outdoors. Following the steps and advice in this video will help you create the right rips in your jeans to create the fashion statement you desire.

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