Happy first day of summer! If you’re celebrating at the beach, then this DIY is definitely for you!
All you need is 2.5 yards of a fabric with fabulous drape – no sewing skills required. We chose a beautiful poly crepe de chine, with a terrifically bold geometric print. There are countless ways to use a huge swath of fabric like this, but I’ve outlined some of my favorites!
1. Cheater’s Kimono Shawl
This is possibly the easiest – all you need to do is tie your two corners together at each end of fabric and you’re done. The two loops you created are your arm holes!
2. Maxi Vest
I may have lied – THIS might be the easiest. Untie one of the two knots from your kimono shawl, and it’s instantly transformed into a chic, flowy vest!
3. Simple Maxi
Maxi dresses will never be out of style at the beach. This one can be made in about 12 seconds flat! Just wrap it around your body and then tie it behind your neck.
4. Simple Maxi with Flair!
This one is nearly identical to its predecessor. However, before you tie the straps behind your head, you can twist them around each other twice, giving the front bodice an extra cute detail!
5. Toga! Toga!
When you want full coverage, without the restrictions that can sometimes come with a full-length wrap dress, this toga is totally the way to go. It simply ties over one shoulder, leaving one side of your cover-up free to flow with the beach breeze!
6&7. Casual Vest or Long Skirt – You Decide!
Long and flowy might not be your style – no worries! If that’s the case, try knotting your fabric around your waist and around your neck for a slouchy vest look. Or, simply fold it in half and knot it at your waist for a sarong skirt!
8. All Grecian
If you liked the toga aesthetic, but didn’t care for the huge opening on the side, you can pull your straps under and then over your shoulder to create a similar look without fearing the breeze!
So how many more ways can you think of to tie your new fabric for a fun beach ensemble?