My Favorite DIYs for Summer

Since Summer is JUST AROUND THE CORNER and since I LOVE SUMMER I thought I’d revisit my Perfect-for-Summer-DIYs because… why not? So without further ado…


* Drop Waist V-neck T-shirt Dress DIY this dress is super easy, and if you don’t have a sewing machine or serger, you can easily hand-stitch it together. I love this dress for around the house but did wear it out here and here.

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ruffled bikini top+diy

* DIY Ruffles on Your Bathing Suit …easily spruce up an old bathing suit, using an even older bathing suit, to add ruffles! {wore this last Summer & still in perfect ruffly condition} Would also be cute on a triangle top or across the top of a bandeau one or two piece.

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cropped tank diy gray and neon watermelon pink cropped tank diy gray and neon watermelon

* DIY an Oversized Cropped Tank from an old T-shirt This one may be trendier now than it was when I DIY’d it. I wore it over a fitted t-shirt here but if you’re a youngin’ just wear it over a lace bra or bikini and a pair of cut-offs and you’re good to go!

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Bra Top+Sports Bra+Bralet+pink and black bra top+DIY alexander wang underwear

* Alexander Wang Inspired Bra Top – Sports Bra DIY Uber 90’s & uber easy! Refashion an old wife-beater and wear in with a high waisted skirt, pants or shorts …or under overalls {yeah, I’m totally serious ;}

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* DIY a Jersey Skirt from a T-shirt …another great piece for around the house! It’s so comfy, I die 😉 …Easy with a sewing machine or serger, or even to hand-stitch.

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* Refashion a Tank Top into the Perfect Beach Bag in a Snap! I honestly LOVE this easy DIY …no, it won’t carry your books to and fro class, but it will hold all of your beach essentials as you make your way from the sand back to your car.

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Cotton T-shirt bathing suit cover-up-DIY-pool-1contrast

* SUPER Easy Bathing Suit Cover UP Only materials needed for this one are an oversized V-neck and a pair of scissors. You decide how low you want the sides!

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* DIY Ruffles on your Sandals MORE Ruffles? Yes 🙂 …add them {or create smaller, separate flowers} to any of your strappy sandals for Summer. I used satin for this tutorial but would be great in terry cloth for summer so just cut up an old beach towel. {jersey from an old t-shirt would be adorable as well}

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Refashion Sweat Pants DIY-8

* Refashion Old Too-Short Sweats into Cute Cropped Harem Pants …and this one’s great for the girly kiddos too! No more high waters with this easy DIY.

Have Fun…Happy Summer!

Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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