How to make your new favorite shirt out of a … blanket (or pareo!)

July 22, 2016

How to make your new favorite shirt out of a - wait for it... BLANKET | thevillagevogue.com

TGIF people and happy almost summer weekend! Today I’m going to show you how to make a sick crop top out of a: wait for it… BLANKET. Yup, buckle up kids, because it’s about to happen.

Ok, fine, technically this is a beach blanket and not a quilt or full on duvet. But it’s a blanket nonetheless, and it’s the only thing currently keeping me from appearing to be in a nudist colony. So here it goes people:

You start out with the blanket or large scarf or pareo flat and fully unfolded. The first several steps mirror the how to DIY a scarf into a magical nearly backless crop top that you may remember seeing here. So, to recap, you fold the large square in half so it makes a large triangle. Then, you take the top ends of the triangle and twist them around each other several times before tying the ends in a square knot behind your neck. At this point you should look like you are wearing a super bizarre bib like cape. Exhibit A:

How to make your new favorite shirt out of a - wait for it... BLANKET | thevillagevogue.com

Now, to turn this into more of a crop top than something that very closely resembles the dress a toddler would draw on a stick figure, you fold a good portion of the fabric along bottom of the triangle underneath towards you. Like so:

How to make your new favorite shirt out of a - wait for it... BLANKET | thevillagevogue.com

Then you take the ends of the triangle and wrap them around your back like you are turning your mid section into something gift wrapped. Like this:

How to make your new favorite shirt out of a - wait for it... BLANKET | thevillagevogue.com

Next, you bring the ends of the triangle back so that they are in front of your stomach and tie them into a square knot:

How to make your new favorite shirt out of a - wait for it... BLANKET | thevillagevogue.com

Annnnd !BAM! just like that, we have turned a blanket into your new favorite shirt!

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Don’t be a moron and not pack one of these this weekend. Beach blanket, check. Shirt to wear at night (+ day), check. Pareo to wear as a sarong and coverup, check. Ok, me and my beach-blanket-sarong-pareo-halter-top are hitting the sand kiddos. See ya there, and bring a frisbee.

Wearing: Denim (also love these, these, these and these), Vintage Nantucket Seed Bead Belt (similar styles here, here and here), Vintage Pareo (love this, this and this), Loeffler Randall Ines Lace Up Wedge (now on sale!! – also love them in black), KREWE St. Louis Sunglasses, Auster Mari Clutch (alos love this), Bobbi Brown Hollywood Red Lipstick

JewelryShourouk Love Happy Bracelet (also love this, this and this), Shashi Lilu Seed Bracelet, Lionette Byron Bay Earrings, Belliza Knight Evil Eye Bracelet, upper arm band and puka shell bracelet, Lionette Lennon Bracelet, Stella & Dot Chiara Embroidered Bracelet, Twine & Twig Tribal Stack Bracelet, MiansaiCuff, Bing Bang Crystal Shard Stud Earrings, Bing Bang Tiny Geometric Stud, Number ’13’ Stud Earrings Found on EtsySteven Alan Gold Bar Stud Earrings (also love these ones found on Amazon)

Photography by Lydia Hudgens

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