4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Classic Rhinestone Buckle Embellished Bandeau

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If you thought that there’s nothing more glamorous than a simple black bathing suit, we’re about to turn your world upside down! For this final 4 Ways DIY, we used one simple accessory to make your bathing suit almost elegant enough to wear to a formal event, almost. The addition of a simple rhinestone clasp instantly added glam, making it the perfect suit to wear to the pool party of the season!
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Materials:

Black Bandeau

Navette Cluster Rhinestone Buckle

Scissors

Needle and Thread

DSC_01601- Take your rhinestone buckle and sew into place going in a diagonal.

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4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Pom Pom Bikini

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If you’re a bohemian beach babe, you’ll love this 4 Ways DIY! We took an already fun and bright bikini, and added some funky contrasting pom poms to the mix! The look can vary depending on the colors you use too. If you want a more delicate look, use off-white or swap the pom poms for lace. Looking for even more bohemian flair? Try some fringe instead!  DSC_0177 Materials:

Orange String Bikini Top

Hot Pink Bikini Bottoms

15mm Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe

Scissors

Needle and Thread


DSC_01781- Take your pink pom pom fringe and sew from the inside of the suit at the corner. Continue sewing from the corner until you reach the other corner of one triangle. Repeat on the other triangle.

DSC_01842- Take your other colored fringe and sew from the inside of the top rim on the bottoms. Start sewing from the side and sew around until you reach the starting spot.

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4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Retro Floral Trimmed Suit

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Looking for a retro-chic look this summer? Bring out your inner bombshell with a bandeau bathing suit trimmed with blooms! We used a beautiful blue daisy trim to offer a bold contrast against a bright yellow suit. Nothing says summer quite like a refreshing jolt of color paired with fun floral accent, and this suit absolutely screams it!

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Yellow Bandeau

1” Daisy Lace Trim

Scissors

Needle and ThreadDSC_01711- Take your floral trim and start to sew at one end of the suit on the top rim.DSC_01742- Sew going cross until you reach the other side. Cut excess trim.

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4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Neon Elastic Athletic Suit

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If you’ve perused any swimsuit website this season, you’ll see that strappy neon suits are all the rage right now! We love the look of neon and black, especially for summer, so we decided to create our own version of this trending suit using a basic black bandeau and fun neon elastic. With the addition of so many straps for support, this bathing suit is perfect for the active girl on the go!DSC_0185Materials:

Black Bandeau Bathing Suit Top

5/8” Neon Foldover Elastic

Scissors

Needle and Thread

 DSC_01861- Turn your bandeau over and carefully cut of the three straps or the amount of straps the bathing suits has.
DSC_01892- Measure the new elastics that will replace the ones you just cut. You might need less elastic since the thickness of the new elastic is thinner. Sew in the same spot where the previous elastic was.DSC_01933- Turn the bandeau over and measure the elastics for shoulder straps.
DSC_02014- Take two of the colored elastics and sew from the inside of the front to the inside of the back of the bathing suit. DSC_02035- Take the last elastic and sew from the inside of the front next to the first elastic from the center. Cross the elastic for the back part and sew on the inside of the back of the suit.DSC_0240

Khaki Clothing Inspiration

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When it comes to summer style, many of us want to jump to extremes. And while we all love a dose of neon, there’s something refreshing about a cool neutral that look like it was taken right out of safari. We’re loving khaki for summer because of its versatility and neutrality. Plus it can make you look like you’re the most stylish glamper on the planet. So whether you’re rocking a light jacket, a pair of pants or even a dress; embrace the khaki this summer.Ralph-Lauren-Spring-2015main.original.585x0The looks at Ralph Lauren killed it in khaki with accents of lemon yellow!

1aba36ee200b81f2f39342c5cd884442This jumpsuit from Altuzarra had the perfect pocket ratio for a style that’s utilitarian chic.

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2ccb17b348605bf2d82b13b6597235d7Models know best when it comes to style, and these muted neutrals really let natural beauty shine.

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DIY: Sew-On Chain Earrings

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If there’s any season to whip out your most outrageous looks, it’s definitely summer. Summer is the time for extremes: neons, brights, lavish accessories, dewy skin. And when it comes to accessorizing for the season, we like to wear one or two pieces to make a huge impact. Make your summer outfit shockingly stylish with a neon jewel and chain earring!

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Materials:

4mm Metal Chain

Assorted Acrylic Sew-on Jewels

Pliers

E6000

Jump Rings

Blank Earring Base with Hole

DSC_02651. Measure your chain how, and cut it to the length you want it to dangle.

DSC_02662. Take your pliers and unhook the links.

DSC_02693. Attach one side of the link to the jump ring and connect to the blank earring base hole. Close jump ring.

DSC_02734. Glue your sew-on jewel and to the center of the base. Let dry.

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DIY: Rhinestone Button Pins

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If you ever need to add temporary elegance to an outfit without cutting, sewing or drastically altering a piece; this is the DIY for you! We used an array of rhinestone buttons to create pins for a cardigan. You can add these pins to a blazer, a canvas bag, or a hat! We love the instant dose of sparkle these flashy pins bring, and the fact that they’re removable and reusable doesn’t hurt either.DSC_0131

What You’ll Need:

Moonstone Rhinestone Button

Crystal Star Rhinestone Button

Dark Crystal Rhinestone Button

Rhinestone Heart Button

Five Petal Rhinestone Flower Button

Blank Pins

E6000

Wire Cutter
DSC_01341. Take your wire cutter and cut off the shank part of the button.
DSC_01362. Put some E6000 on the blank part of the pin. Take a button and put on top. Let dry.DSC_0212

The LWD

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We all know about the classic LBD, the little black dress, but what about it’s fun and flirty summer-specific cousin, the little white dress. This season bloggers, bohemians and beachgoers are going crazy over the little white dress. The ideal LDW is light enough to use as cover-up on beach vacation, can be dressed up to wear to dinner out, and comfortable enough to be worn when exploring the cobble-stoned streets of any exotic city. Whether it’s slinky, lacy or flowy; there is a LWD that deserves a spot right next to the LBD.

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DIY: Wire Silk Headband

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Keeping your head feeling and looking cool during the summer doesn’t have to be hard! We created an adorable silk headband that hides a secret weapon. Inside the headband is a wire allowing you to manipulate the headband however you want! It also makes the fit completely customizable. You can keep your hair out of your face while the summer heat is blaring, all while looking totally chic.
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2” Midori Dupioni Silk Ribbon

16 Gauge Wire

Needle and thread or sewing machine

Scissors

 DSC_00661. Measure the Dupioni ribbon around your head leaving extra in order to twist once wrap is complete. Once you have your measurement, duplicate the same piece you create to have two pieces.DSC_00692. Start to sew the pieces together.
DSC_00713. Take your wire and create a loop. Twist the wire ends together.
DSC_00774. Insert wire into the ribbon before sewing up the last few inches.

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