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it's safe to say that the one thing holding most of us back from a new wardrobe isn't a lack of fashion sense, but rather, a lack of funds. Using these DIY fashion hacks from YouTube, you'll be able to walk the walk without having to pay the price. That said, we know what a lot of you might be thinking, "Won't people be able to tell if something is a knockoff?"
Well, as with most things in life, it's all about how you carry yourself. If you walk around like you're actually wearing Gucci flip flops, for example, as opposed to Internet copy cats, you'll be fine! Remember, guys, confidence is key and we don't know about you, but there's nothing that brings us more confidence than saving a sh*t ton of money. Seriously, your bank account will be thanking you, we promise.
The videos below were pulled from two channels that feature the best of the best in Internet DIY fashion — Drew Scott and Super Deluxe's Cheap Thrills. The key difference between the two channels are the hacks that they focus on. "Cheap Thrills" handles more high-end hacks, where as Drew Scott's channel is a bit more for approachable, everyday items.
Yeezy Desert Rat 500
Gucci Flip Flops
Of course, the purpose of this article is to act as a means of comparison. So, in the spirit of that, let's go ahead and compare price points, shall we? Upon a basic Google research, the Yeezy Desert Rat 500 sneakers cost upward of $1K. The initial retail price wasn't so steep, but considering the lack of availability, you're going to have to do some bidding on these kicks. Why spend that kind of money when you can make them yourself? When you really think about it, they are just expensive old man sneakers.
As far as Gucci flip flops are concerned, well, those aren't as expensive, but still a bit outlandish for something you'd wear to the beach. Retailing for $195, at their most basic, Gucci flip flops are essentially a rubber soul with slightly more flair than something you'd buy at Old Navy. We recommend saving your money and going DIY.
Transform Your Old T-Shirts
Drew Scott's channel is less about creating items from scratch and more about repurposing things that are in your closet. What's better than avoiding the mall and shopping items you already have? Nothing, that's what. If his tutorials are a bit too "trendy" for you, that's fine. You can always tailor them to fit your style. For example, if you enjoy a more low-key distressed denim look, skip a few of his instructions.
At the end of the day, a lot of the DIY fashion hacks on YouTube can really be used more as inspiration than instruction. There's no right or wrong way to adopt them as your own. Again, you aren't following a specific here, guys. Do what feels most like you're style and watch your bank account continue to flourish!
Lead Image via YouTube/Cheap Thrills