Customize Your Clothes for a New Look

Want to give clothes new life and be on trend at the same time? There are a few tweaks and tricks you can employ to get a great look with what you've already got. Graphic tees that say and depict everything from the latest viral sensation to your favorite saying or quote are all the rage. You can purchase blank iron-on transfer paper at any office supply store, and with a color printer, you can print whatever image, saying or design you like. Choose a plain t-shirt from your drawer or buy a cheap one that you like. Turn off the steam and heat the iron to the highest or cotton setting and print your transfer.

Smooth the shirt out, then cut away excess paper around the transfer. Place the transfer face down on the shirt, and press the iron with medium pressure for 30-45 seconds. Work on larger designs in sections, then allow to cool for five minutes. Peel off the decal while holding down the shirt, and wash inside out. Embellished jeans - a la the 1960s - have gotten a smart update. Craft stores carry all kinds of patches, glittery designs, gems and graphic designs for jeans. Some iron on, some require a bit of sewing and some simply stick on. Just find an old pair of jeans that need a fresh look, and get to work. You might choose to embellish pocket edges, back pocket panels or the entire outside stitching of the legs. Whatever look you like, be sure once again to wash jeans inside out - this is a good tip for any jeans you want to keep looking their best.