As time goes by, I become more aware of how to re-purpose my clothing in order to give it more life rather than throwing or giving it away. For years, I’ve done this easy DIY (it’s honestly so easy I don’t even like to call it a DIY).
I dye it! If I have a neutral colored, lighter piece of clothing with some natural fiber content, I’ll go to a local craft store like Michael’s or even a drug store and buy some fabric dye for a couple of dollars. In order to effectively dye a piece of clothing, you typically only need a package or dye, hot water, a bucket, a large plastic stick or spoon to store and some disposable gloves. It’s really easy and cheap. Whenever my white or light colored blazers start looking sad, I just dye them. The last blazer I dyed a bright marigold color that will work nicely with my spring work outfits (pictures forthcoming).
This year I’d like to experiment using more natural, non-toxic dyes, but dying clothing is a practice as old as time basically. So before throwing away those light colored jeans you got a stain on last summer, experiment with dying your own!