Not So Basic: How-To Upstyle Your Crewnecks

Not So Basic: How-To Upstyle Your Crewnecks

The season of *cozy* is upon us. I don’t know about you, but when cooler weather comes my go-to is a comfy crewneck. Unfortunately, If you add Uggs and a PSL, you get the ultimate basic look.

In order to make my loungewear a little more stylish, I came up with three *not so basic* DIYs:

The Raw Hem Vintage Crop

I love a good thrift find. A while back, I found this Hilfiger crew at Goodwill. Yes, it’s pretty cute already. But, there’s a simple way to upgrade it.

I took a pair of scissors and cut right above the thick waistband. Once it was cropped at the length I liked, I stretched the fabric from the bottom. This is key to do when cropping. Stretching the raw hem will make any imperfections of cutting less visible. Also, stretching out the fabric is what gives you the “rolled-up” fabric effect.

Before the DIY, the crewneck looked a bit slouchy. But now, it is the perfect length for my body and mid-rise jeans.

The Embellished Cute & Casual Crew

This crewneck has been in my closet for a while. I even cropped it previously. I figured it was time for another revamp.

For this DIY, I picked up some pearl beads at the craft store. I knew I already had a needle and black thread at home. Overall, there is not a lot of expense involved in this DIY, but you do have to commit some time.

I sewed on each bead individually. In a linear pattern, I started at the top and worked my way down until I felt like there was enough decor on my shoulders.

If I were to do this again, I think it would be fun to mix up the pearl placement. You could do pearls on just the arms. You could do pearls around the neckline. There are a lot of different ways to make it your own.

The Personality Piece

I recently brought this crewneck home from Target. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t an impulse buy. I love the unique puff on the shoulders and the blush color. I got it in a size large so it would be oversized. For reference, I am typically a size small.

I thought this cute crewneck could use a delicate DIY. I picked up three embroidered iron-on letters. They read “MTM” for my podcast “Megan Till Midnight.”

I placed the letters where I wanted them and just ironed. It was an easy, cheap, and no-sew hack!

This is another DIY where you can play around with different placements (and of course, different words). It’s pretty simple, but small details can really enhance a look.

Which DIY was your favorite? Which DIY would you try? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Instagram. Let’s chat!

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