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    22 Amazing Ways To Refresh Your Wardrobe ASAP

    It's time to shake up your wardrobe.

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    1. Build your pin collection at Coloring Pins, Pintrill, and even Amazon — they all have practically endless pin designs you’ll want to take over your clothes.,

    Promising Review: “These pins are beyond cute in person. They give an awesome ’80s vibe and look awesome on my jean jacket!” —Heatlerlynn Harding

    Get the five-piece pin set from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven styles) and the Coloring Pins collection from Coloring Pins for $11 each.

    2. Take a dip on the wild side with a tie-dye kit you can enjoy solo or with your friends.

    Promising Review: “I have been complimented numerous times for the tanks I made with this kit. The colors are vibrant and awesome! I let the dye set in for 24 hours and then thoroughly rinsed the tanks in the sink. I then washed them on the delicate cycle and dried them on low. And they came out perfectly!” —Becca

    The kit includes18 bottles of one-step dye, tie-dye supplies, and an inspiration guide.

    Get the kit from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. Let your inner rockstar come through with a set of metal studs or pyramid spikes you can add to jackets, footwear, or bags.,

    Promising Review: “These metal studs are the perfect size for almost any project. They won’t easily snag like larger-sized spikes. They look impressive and can fit pretty much anywhere on a garment you are customizing.” —Ricky Askew

    Get them from Amazon: 100-pack of studs for $3.18 and 100-pack of pyramid spikes for $1.94.

    4. Tackle any DIY project with a five-piece stainless-steel scissors set perfect for cutting fabric, leather, and canvas.

    Promising Review: “The handles of these scissors have cushion on them, allowing you to cut for long periods of time without hurting your hands. The variety of sizes allows them to be used for different tasks. They cut smoothly through thick paper with no hassle, and the lines are razor sharp!” —Erica Steen

    You can extend the life of your scissors by labeling them for specific tasks, like cutting fabric or paper. This will be pretty easy to do, as the scissors in the set include a description of their best uses!

    Get the set of five from Amazon for $9.37.

    5. Wake up your sneaker game with a colorful pair of flat shoe laces.

    Promising Review: “I was looking for a shoe lace that matched the quality of my original Converse Chuck Taylors and these worked perfectly. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a high-quality flat lace.” —Back2School

    Get a pair from Amazon for $3.98+ (available in 18 colors and three sizes).

    6. Or make your favorite shoes intergalactic greats with an amazing pair of light-up shoe laces.

    Promising Review: “These laces give off an amazing glow! They are made from nylon — not LED tubing — so they are super easy to put in your shoes. They also fit very securely!” —24HourMom

    Get them from Amazon for $7.95 (available in five colors).

    7. Draw or write on your clothes and shoes with a vibrant set of fabric markers — which feature a dual-tip for thin or wide lines.

    Promising Review: “I have purchased five sets of fabric markers for a quilting project I am working on, and this is by far the best set. I love the selection of colors and the dual-tip is also amazing! The other markers I purchased don’t compare to this set.” —Lauren Elerding

    Get the 12-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. Dunk your tired denim jacket, cutoffs, or jeans into a plastic bucket filled with diluted bleach for a showstopping washed-out look.

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    Promising Review: “There’s no flimsiness here! If you are looking for a sturdy bucket, this one is def worth the extra dollars!” —Jose Jacques

    Get them from Amazon: Plastic 1-gallon bucket for $6.86 and Clorox bleach for $7.30+.

    Watch a tutorial on how to bleach and customize a denim jacket by Dylan Horner here.

    9. Let your clothes speak volumes by adding some iron-on varsity letters or sewing on a single varsity initial.

    Promising Review: “This varsity letter is good quality and is just what I expected! —Book Worm

    Get the pack of varsity letters from Micheal’s for $5.99 or a single varsity initial patch from Amazon for $9.98 each (available in 26 letters and two colors).

    10. Or customize your clothes and bookbag with some pretty patches — like a cool emoji or skull.,

    Promising Review: “I ordered these so my daughter could iron them onto her jeans and a vest. They were a very easy DIY project for her to do!” —Anna

    Get them from Amazon: Emoji patch set for $3.99 and skull patch set for $6.99.

    11. Add some flashy sequins to your clothes for a sparkly statement no one can ignore.,

    Promising Review: “These sequins are fantastic. I used them to add a little sparkle to some flower appliqués, and they were exactly what I was looking for. They come individually bagged with a complimentary plastic container. I would recommend them to anyone looking to add an extra glow to their projects!” —Tina

    Get them from Amazon: 15-color box of sequins for $9.10 and 24-roll box of sequin trim for $25.99.

    12. Press life into your plain T-shirts with iron-on transfers you can personalize with any image or design you want.

    Promising Review: “The colors come out so bold and bright after you iron them on! I trimmed up the iron-on and placed it on a chef's apron, covered it with the included wax paper, and it looked like a professionally screen-printed shirt!” —Nepa Pizza

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $9.93.

    13. Invest in a sewing machine to bring your DIY ideas to life, including embellishments or intricately stitched designs.

    Promising Review: “This is my very first sewing machine. I really like it and found an instructional video on YouTube — which was perfect for a beginner like me. The price is great and it’s very easy to use." —Chandra Dewi

    Get it from Amazon for $96.28.

    14. Ditch your dusty hardware for some pretty metal buttons you can sew onto your coats and blazers.

    Promising Review: “I bought an amazing, well-fitting navy blue blazer that had some boring modern-style buttons. I swapped those buttons with these classic gold ones, and I’ve received so many compliments. They look great and the gold color has held up well.” —David Bena

    Get the 11-piece button set from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

    15. Slip some cute earring covers over your hoops for an accessories fix your friends will definitely want to copy.

    You can fit the covers over your own earrings or a pair of Spirit Hoop earrings.

    Get a set of earring covers from Spirit Hoops for $5+ (available in three sizes).

    16. Make your lackluster leather jacket lovely again by using acrylic paint to add a monogram or fun print to its back or sleeves.

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    Promising Review: “I like the smooth, strong consistency of this paint. It’s an artist's dream and a real joy to work with!” —Kenneth G. Nielsen

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55+ (available in over 50 colors and five sizes).

    Watch a tutorial on painting a leather jacket by Alexander Kenton Liang here. And read a tutorial on painting a leather handbag by Chic Steals here.

    17. Create an awesome customized patch you can hook or sew onto your clothes — or even your favorite hat.

    Promising Review: "I was so impressed with the first patch I ordered that I got two more! I love the gold and black colors together. And all the fabric, stitching, and Velcro is excellent quality!” —JDE

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in five colors).

    18. Tap into the power of flowers with a pack of tiny ribbon appliqués for some darling embellishments that'll be your new obsession.

    Promising Review: “The quality on these appliqués is great, and they look beautiful. I didn't receive any dupes. Many of the pieces complement each other, so it's really easy to put a few together and make a cohesive, larger design!” —Lauren S

    Get a 50-pack of assorted ribbon flowers from Amazon for $7.95.

    19. Attach some fringe or pom poms to the trim of your clothing for an super-stylish detail that will make you truly stand out.,

    Promising Review: “I ordered this fringe for a costume, and it is fantastic quality. It is thicker than the fringe I could find at local craft stores, and much cheaper per yard. I ended up spooling this off the reel — to count yardage — and then put it back on. I used it on a dance costume, and it looked great during my solo. And not a single piece of it fell off during my performance!” —Amanda

    Get them from Amazon: 20 yards of fringe trim for $37.09 and 10 yards of pom pom trim for $7.99.

    20. Run a piece of sandpaper over your jeans and other denim garments to give them a cool, distressed effect.

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    Get a 28-pack of wet-dry sandpaper for $7.99.

    Watch a tutorial on distressing your jeans with sandpaper by SimpleDIYs here.

    21. Change the color of your shirts, shorts, or pants in a cinch with a bottle of Rit fabric dye.

    Promising Review: “I had some very bright orange Vibram running shoes that were deeply discounted. The orange was so bright and awful I decided to give Rit dye a try. The shoe has a mixture of fabric, rubber, and plastic. And the fabric went from an awful orange to a jet black. The rubber and plastic was slightly stained, as to be expected. But overall, my project came out great!” —Rex Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98 (available in 34 colors).

    22. And if all else fails, you can easily dress up your pieces with a rotating collection of accessories rented through Rocksbox.

    You receive three pieces of jewelry at one time, with the pieces hand-selected based on your Rocksbox Wish List. You have the option to purchase jewelry pieces you really love or just return them for a new set.

    Get a Rocksbox subscription for $21 per month.

    Your closet will never be the same.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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