But for those who are too skint, ill equipped or just lazy to attempt such a project, there's another way to tap into one of this seasons biggest trends, ACID WASH.
Don't waste your money on the American Apparel acid wash tees. This DIY honestly takes absolutely no skill and it won't cost you a single penny.
Online tutorials will tell you to use no end of weird and expensive materials to do a DIY acid wash. I discovered that you really don't need any of these.
Rubber gloves or similar to protect your hands.
erm… THAT'S IT!
I used an old black t-shirt I found lying around (see the second photo). I'd expect you get an even better result on brightly coloured garments. I really can't wait to do some more.
What you need to do
Wet it: Take your garment and get it wet through in the bath or sink, then ring some of the water out.
Bleach it: Take your bleach and squirt it liberally on random areas of your t-shirt, leaving some bits uncovered. Rub the bleach in slightly, scrunch the t-shirt up a bit, squirt on some more bleach if you like.
Leave it: Leave to soak in but keep checking the colour every minute or so until you are happy with it. (I left mine for 10 min )
Rinse it: When happy with the colour, rinse off the bleach and then throw your garment in the washing machine for a cycle.
Remove. Dry. Done!
Now my plainblack t-shirt has turned a weird acid brown and grey colour. But hey, it's fashion, kids. Don't knock it.