Fashion is all about being creative and versatile with your clothing. That’s why we loved how style icon, Frickys, transformed her long sleeve shirt into a skirt – without the need to sew. Discover how such an unexpected yet simple transformation has impacted the fashion blogosphere! (Plus, we’ll show you some tips on how to cop the same look!)
WHERE YOU’VE SEEN IT
We can thank these up-to-date bloggers for showing how this no-sew trick is done with a simple knot here and button up there to transform a classic long-sleeve into a hip (no pun intended) skirt.
Ah, denim. It’s easy to conjure up this sturdy fabric when you think of a timeless buttoned down boyfriend shirt. But, on these bloggers, Frickys and Columbine Smille it’s anything but a classic shirt. It’s a winning combo of turning the sleeves into a belted look over the buttoned down top.
Of course, this simple diy skirt can be used on sweaters and other buttoned down shirts. Take it from blogger of Park and Cube where her plaid buttoned down shirt became a bowtastic buttoned skirt while we can also see this similar detail of this lovely lady from The Sartorialist wearing her winter sweater as an asymmetrical winter skirt.
We’ve seen how these bloggers stunned us with their playful skirts, but now let’s discover the A,B,Cs of copping the look.
1. Get any long sleeved button up shirt. (It’s optimal to get a shirt that’s long and loose.)
2. The head part of the shirt will be your waistline. Wrap the shirt around your hips (with the collar behind, sleeves on the side). As it’s wrapped around your waist/hips, you’ll want to start buttoning up from the bottom of the shirt.
3. As you’re buttoning, instead of doing all the buttons, skip a couple of holes. Then, button as high as you want until the desired length of the skirt.
4. When you’re finished, you’ll discover that one side of your ‘skirt’ is higher than the other. (It’s intentional to look ‘asymmetrical!’)
5. Get your sleeves and tie the knot in the front.
Viola! Instead of just wearing one trend, you’ll be wearing two with this asymmetrical skirt.
As if it’s not already imaginative with this long sleeve shirt transformation, you can get even more creative with other shirts, too. They don’t necessarily have to be long sleeves, in fact, they can be short sleeves or even sans sleeves! Just follow the same steps as the asymmetrical how-to while you’re trying on other shirts. Revive your old Christmas sweater and instantly transform it into a fresh, wearable skirt.
But, careful, be sure that these shirts and sweaters have large enough head holes for your waist to fit through! Boat neck sweaters have wide openings and work great for just about any width. Or, try a funky patterned boyfriend cardigan to add texture and personality to the overall look.
3.Cover the Sleeves
If you can’t find a suitable sweater or just don’t like the knotted appearance, don’t worry just hide the sleeves! Following the steps 1-6 from the asymmetrical how-to, instead of tying the sleeves together, simply tuck the sleeves inside your ‘skirt’ to hide the sleeves.
This is a convenient way for those who just can’t cut off the sleeves or want to try the knotted look next time!
MAKE THE PURCHASE
Here are a few shirts that can help you practice and nail the look effortlessly.