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.
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!
I also cut the sleeves a bit. Rock on.