Back out to Spring

Back out to Spring…with a little DIY

April here in DC has not been exactly the warmest of weather. Actually it’s been rather chilly which puts me and my wardrobe in a space between warm and cold. As a cold-natured person, it’s hard for me to figure out what to do on days that have 45 degree mornings and 75 degree evenings. It can be tough deciding if I want to put on a North Face vest at 7:30 am to run my daughter to school or just throw on a light jacket and go on to work so I won’t sweat to death on my commute home. I try not to confuse people with my look, but I absolutely hate being cold in any season. I say this to say, there’s a fine line between looking “winterish”, “summerish”, and “stylish” all at the same time. A fun way to combat this dilemma is a top with sleeves that shows a little skin…from the back.  This look shows that I’m not in the dead of winter, and paired with skinny destroyed denim and bright-colored heels shows that I’m not in the heat of summer either.

Back out to Spring
For this particular low back-out look, I purchased a $10 size small sweatshirt from H&M and cut the back out and then made three cuts. With a measuring tape, I measured the back of the neck of the top and cut 12 inches off, right under the neckband, which I kept in tact. I then cut the sweatshirt diagonally, twice, from each end of the first cut until they met somewhere around 12 inches from the bottom of the hem, basically making a “V” shape.  Then, I ironed the rugged edges of the cut to make them lay flat. After about 5 minutes I had my sexy “it’s spring but I’m not about to freeze” look and was on my way.

I love back-out garments and it’s a style that’s been prevalent for a few seasons now. The backless or semi-backless look has been seen on dresses, jumpers, and tops designed for all seasons. I can’t go full backless because I need my dear old brassiere, but thanks to little fashion secrets like the low back bra converter, I can at least go semi-backless!

What are some things you do in between high and low temps? Do you have any quick DIY tips that you’d like to share? If so, leave them below!

Have an awesome weekend and don’t forget to K.I.S.S. ~ Keep it Style Stamped! 



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