so here's something I haven't done in forever : a diy! today's diy is super simple, and honestly i love the outcome so much.
ombre has been big for a while now - from hair to clothing to anything in between. so many bloggers have done the ombre diy, and after lusting after an ombre shirt i decided i'd make one for about $3.
a shirt in the color and style of your choosing; some fabric dye, a bucket
i personally used a thrifted white collared shirt and black rit dye. my advice to you upon doing this diy is to use a cotton shirt, as cotton retains dye much better than others. do not use polyester, or it will not be very strong. since I was going for gray, i didn't care that my shirt was polyester, but just be warned if you want a really contrasting, bold color it won't really work with polyester. trust me. if you want to do denim, rit dye makes dye specifically for denim.
1)gather your dye, shirt, and a bucket. I used a white collared shirt that I got for $1 at a thrift store.
2) mix your dye according to the directions - usually there will be something to mix it with like vinegar or salt and water, etc.
3) dip dye! you may be able to just put the base of the shirt in the bucket and let the dye seep upwards, but if you can't, just dip the part of the shirt you want dyed into the dye over and over. this way you can control how high you want the ombre to be. dip to the highest point you want it to be first, then gradually dip lower and lower, so the color is darker at the base and lighter upwards.
4) rinse your shirt in cold water until the water runs clear.
5) hang dry.
6) wear it!
super simple stuff. this picture isn't super good because it makes the whole ombre look really faded - it's more contrasting in person. because my favorite color is gray, I made a gray shirt. also the whole shirt is a little gray now because i accidentally without thinking put this shirt in the wash after dyeing it. oops. you should probably get it dry cleaned, hand wash, or just wait a little longer before washing it on cold. but I love gray so I don't care. I've already worn this shirt like six times.
go ombre all of your clothing now.