DIY Ombré Shirt

Thursday, June 7, 2012

We've discussed what "ombré" is correct? I'm pretty sure everyone is up-to-date on this term but just in case... it's another way of saying faded or gradual change in color. The term ombré gained it's momentum with hair but now we are using it in clothing too! I've seen a bunch of DIY's lately on "dip-dye" and creating that ombré effect, so I wanted to test it myself. I took a thrifted blouse, added some bleach and... voila! (scroll to the bottom to see the actual tutorial) My whole outfit cost just under $50!!


{shirt}
brand: Forever 21
purchase price: $4.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $15.80
{sunglasses}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $0.99
purchased from: The 99 cents store
suggested retail: unknown


{deer head ring}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $ 1.29
purchased from: eBay
suggested retail: unknown

{arm party}
brand: various (hand made & thrifted)
purchase price: for all $11.00
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown
{necklace}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $1.69
purchased from: eBay
suggested retail: unknown

Saying: "Peu de nous ont la force de changer I histoire"

meaning: Few have the ability to change history

{boots}
brand: Charles Albert
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $24.99



{shorts}
brand: Seven for All Mankind
purchase price: $20.00
purchased from: Plato's Closet (in 2009, they're very old)
Then I went and cut them off :)
suggested retail: Over $100




Here's How I did it:

1. I started with a simple Chambray shirt
thrifted for $5


2. I sectioned off the part I wanted to bleach. You can
use a hair tie, clip, or just eyeball it.


3. I put a quart of water and a cup of bleach in my sink.
I watered down the bleach because I didn't know how
fast the color would turn. If you want it to turn white, do not
water down the bleach. I however, liked the subtle color change
over a harsh difference. Leave it in the bleach until
you achieve the desired shade.


4. Lastly, rinse the bleach out and then wash it
thoroughly :)




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