When rounding up DIY summer shirt ideas a few weeks ago, I was kind of blown away by the number of people doing really awesome things out there with bleach. Yes, bleach! Usually in the form of an inexpensive bleach pen or common household bleach in a spray bottle, it’s surprisingly easy (and I suspect really fun) to add a super cool piece or two to your wardrobe with a little fabric and a little bleach. Want to see what I mean so you can get in on the action, too? Click through for 10 DIY bleach fashions that will add a punch of funky style to your summer wardrobe.
10 DIY Bleach Fashions 1 of 11
Grab a bleach pen and click through for 10 DIY bleach fashions!
Bleached Clover Tank 2 of 11
I love this slouchy tank with its big clover front and center. Make your own by creating a stencil from cardstock and spraying bleach to form the design.
Get the how-to at The Perfect Pear
Bleach Pen Scarf 3 of 11
I love me a good scarf, so I'm particularly fond of this one made from an old t-shirt and decorated with a floral design created with a bleach pen. So fun!
Get the how-to at Pink Stripey Socks
Bleach Illustrated Dress 4 of 11
I love the darling illustration on this cute dress. It's created by sketching the design with tailor's chalk and then tracing over top with thick bleach and a paint brush.
Get the how-to at Lana Red
Bleach Pen Denim 5 of 11
How sweet are these cute little capris? The splatter bleach design on the one leg reminds me of fireworks!
Get the how-to at Babiekins
Bleach Dipped Dress 6 of 11
I'm kind of crazy about this cute little dress, made by dip bleaching a cotton tank for a fun ombre effect. So cool!
Get the how-to at Julie Ann Art
Galaxy Dress 7 of 11
The 80s child in me is kind of wild about this galaxy dress! You can create your own by spraying bleach on a black dress and then going back with spray fabric paint to lay in the color.
Get the how-to at Stars for Streetlights
Bleach Painted Shirt 8 of 11
Guys can get in on the bleach trend, too! I love this graphic shirt with it's bold bleach monogram. You can make your own with a freezer paper stencil and bleach applied with a paint brush.
Get the how-to at By Wilma
Meow Bleach Shirt 9 of 11
Eek! How charming is this toddler t-shirt with a bleached kitty cat? I want one for me!
Get the how-to at Kelli Murray
Bleached Tank 10 of 11
This tank top combines the upcycling of an oversized t-shirt with the fun of a dip-dyed bleached effect. I love the look!
Get the how-to at Two Girls Making Stuff
Bleach Polka Dot Jeans 11 of 11
I'm so in love with these polka dot jeans - I can't wait to try making a pair for myself! All you need is some denim and a bleach pen.
Get the how-to at Crafted in Carhartt