I've been loving the slouchy, off the shoulder t-shirt look this summer. My problem? I haven't been able to find the perfect slouchy t-shirt of my own! Curse my pickiness! So today I'm going to show you how to DIY your own perfect slouchy tee.
I don't like how tight they all the shoulder baring tops are in the stores. In my opinion, if something is going to fall off your shoulder, it should leave pretty much everything else to the imagination. Am I right? Super tight + shoulder baring = bordering on trashy.
One could argue that by pairing this t-shirt with a denim miniskirt and rainbow heels I am bordering on trashy anyways, and you would probably be right. But I was going for an early 80's look and these wedges are authentic period pieces, baby. I drew the line at wearing my leopard belt and feathering my hair people, that would have been overkill.
This is one of those refashions that I love, love, love. It took five minutes and the results were just perfect!
I bought a men's medium t-shirt at the thrift store for $1.99. It was super soft and worn from being washed a bunch of times so it looked "vintage" already.
Then I cut off the collar...
...and stretched the collar between my hands until the raw edges rolled a bit.
That's it! So much cheaper then buying one at Target, and this one fits just the way I wanted it too. Which is to say it has absolutely no shape unless I tuck it in and stand awkwardly like this:
Now I'm pretty sure that this Led-Zepplin t-shirt is not actual vintage, a fact which makes me cringe a little because I'm obsessed with real, true vintage things (like my rainbow shoes). But I felt better once I found this really-real vintage Hubble Space Telescope t-shirt. Oh God, the coolness of this shirt for nerds like me! My husband was super jealous that it didn't fit him, but I did a happy dance and performed the same surgery on it:
I am doing my part to bring back the NASA space program one vintage t-shirt at a time. Do you hear me Obama?