Hot Fashion How-Tos

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: 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: Repair zippers without tools

Do you have a fashion emergency? Are you out and about and your zipper just gave in? If you have a skirt that is falling apart as you wear it, or are camping and need to fix a sleeping bag at the last minute, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to repair zippers with no tools or supplies. This is also useful if you do not know how to sew but want to avoid spending money on a tailor. So, don't sacrifice your favorite garments to broken zippers anymore, with this video learn how ...

How To: Paint a pair of high heel shoes

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a pair of high heels with Anne. You will need: paints, varnishes, paintbrushes, pencils, pen, designs, scissors, sticky tape, and carbon paper. First you will need to paint both of your heels with a solid color, doing two base coats. Next, pick out a design you like and cut it out with carbon paper and tape it to the heels with sticky tape. Make sure to place the carbon paper facing down. Next, use your pen to trace the pattern along the heel. Now use a...

How to Tie your shoes: 15 different shoelace styles

Looking to get super creative with your shoelaces? In this video, fifteen different shoelace styles are gone over with diagram as to how they were done. Such styles include the checkerboard, the double back, loop back, sawtooth, riding bow, twistie, lattice style, footbag, ladder, bushwalk, bi-color, display, hidden knot, and the zipper style. Use two different colored laces when doing these styles to jazz things up!

How To: Restore suede shoes

In this tutorial, we learn how to restore suede shoes. First, you will need to buy Kiwi Suede Boot and Shoe Care Kit. After you buy this, take out all the products that come in the kit and become familiar with how to use each of them. To start, you will clean off the dirt from the shoe with the brush that comes in the kit. After this, spray on the spray that comes with it in even layers on the shoe. After this, let it dry and spray the protector onto the shoe in an even layer as well. When fi...

How To: Wear Uggs for men

It takes a courage for a man to wear UGG boots, but it can be done. If you have the boots, but are for whatever reason ashamed of having them, cover up the ankle part of them with you pants. If you wish to flaunt your several hundred dollar boots, let the front part of your pant bottoms be loose over your boots, but prop the back part of your pant bottoms on the tops of your boots. Remember, never ever tuck your pants into the boots. If you follow these simple strategies, it is possible for a...

How To: Wear a pashmina scarf with your bridesmaid's dress

In this video tutorial, viewers learn different ways to wear a Pashmina scarf with a bridesmaid dress. The first way is to wear it on the shoulders for those who are uncomfortable with strapless dresses or are cold. The second way is to simply wear it around your arms. The third way is to put on the shoulders and tie it at the back. The fourth way is put it around your neck and wrap it. If it's cold, you can wrap the end in a knot. The fifth way is to double the scarf then tie it around your ...

How To: Stretch your shoes at home using water, ziplock bags and a freezer

Are your shoes a little too tight? Don't toss them away, there's hope for them yet, and it involves one of the most basic elements on Earth— water. By packing your high-heeled shoes with plastic ziplock bags filled with water, then storing your shoes in the freezer, you'll have newly revived footwear that will accommodate your large feet— just kidding. Sometimes you just can't pass up a good shoe sale, and if they don't have your size, this is your fix.

How To: Make DIY lace-up ribbon high heels

As kids, we had dreams of becoming a prima ballerina and dancing for the New York Ballet Company (while we loved dancing around our house in our skivies, we think it had more to do with the pretty tulle skirts and beribboned toe shoes). Dreams discarded, we are nevertheless still in love with any combination of ribbon and shoes.

How To: Lace a shoe for a high instep

Chris Peake from Zappos demonstrates how to lace a shoe for a high instep or a high arch. Lace the shoe so you have a little more freedom through the instep area. Start from the bottom and lace normally on the first and second set of eyelets. Then, lace the laces through the same side that they are on without crossing them over. Then, cross over and lace your shoe normally. You will now have a normal fit on top but will also have room for your instep to come through to accommodate pressure po...

How To: Stretch out a pair of shoes using a Ziploc bag & water

Break in a pair of pinchy shoes without breaking the bank in the process. This clip demonstrates how to use a water-filled Ziploc bag and your kitchen freezer to stretch out a pair of too-tight (but otherwise lovely) pair of shoes. For specifics, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started trying out this shoe stretching trick yourself, give this guide a gander.

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: 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: Tie a Shemagh scarf for fashion

In this video, we learn how to tie a Shemagh scarf for fashion. First, tie the scarf by folding it in half then throwing it over your neck. Place your hear over it and you're done! Now, fold the scarf in half again and wrap it over your back, then create two small knots on the front. Place your hair in front and you're ready to go out. The last way to do this is to roll it up and then roll it twice over your neck and create a small knot at the end. Place your hair over this, then you are fini...

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: Measure your petticoat size for a sari

In this tutorial, we learn how to measure your petticoat size for a sari. First, measure around the waist with a measuring tape. This will be a simple measurement of your natural waistline. Next, you will need to measure the length of the petticoat. Measure from the waist down to the ankle. After this, measure out the hip area. The hip is roughly 9" lower than your waist is. After this, you will have all the measurements you need to make the petticoat the right size for your sari. Use your fa...

How To: Make a pirate bandana like Jack Sparrow

Arrr matey, it's getting a little drafty in here! Time to tie up a pirate bandanna to keep yer head warm! This simple how to show's you how to make a pirate banana just like the one Jack Sparrow wore in Pirates of the Caribbean. This is simple to do, costs almost nothing and is essential for creating your own pirate costume. You'll need a 2ft by 2ft square of light cloth. Walk to plank and watch the video! Arrr!

How To: Measure your crotch

Alazzo Men's Custom Clothing demonstrates how to measure the crotch area of your pants. To measure the crotch area of your pants first, measure your waist by following the top of your pants down to your inseam. Make adjustments to fit your desired snugness. Place the tape measure at the top of the pants, approximately where the belt buckle would sit, and then follow the crotch seam to the top back of your pants. Utilizing this measurement technique will give you both an accurate and comfortab...

How To: Turn a men's dress shirt into an adorable dress

What is more fun than wrecking your boyfriend's shirt and turning it into a cute dress? In this tutorial, learn how to take a super oversized men's shirt and make a totally adorable summer dress with it! You will need to know sewing basics and be sneaky enough to get a shirt out of his closet, though! But in the end, this dress is so adorable, he probably won't even mind!

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: 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: Identify Fake Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

How can you tell if the pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses that you are about to buy online are not a fake? Follow these 9 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.

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: Measure your bicep length

In this Beauty and Style category video tutorial you will learn how to measure your bicep length. The video is presented by Alazzo Clothing. The process is very easy and simple as you will find out after watching this video. For doing this, the person must be standing in upright position. Take the measuring tape and put it under the arm pit. Then you measure the width of the bicep at the top of the arm pit leaving room for one finger. In the video this is demonstrated using a mannequin. So, t...

How To: Add fringe to a dress

In this tutorial, we learn how to add fringe to a dress. First, take the dress that you want to add fringe too and hang it up. After this, mark on the dress where you want to add the fringe to it. Once you have marked this up, you will need to grab your scissors and start to cut. Cut up from the bottom to the top of where you marked. Cut in very thin strips, not thick so they move with you when you wear it. After you are finished, wear this with your favorite accessories and you're finished w...

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: Wear a sarong

Our fashion expert will demonstrate how to tie and wear a sarong or pareo. She will demonstrate several ways to incorporate sarongs into women's clothing, including using a sarong as a long skirt, a halter top and a jacket. Using step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to tie a sarong in a cascade method, a pleated skirt, a criss cross method, and even make a handbag with your sarong.

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