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With us now being able to venture back out and reunite with friends and family, some people might feel pressure to have their new ‘out of lockdown’ wardrobes sorted and ditch their loungewear.
Well, this doesn’t have to be the case! Why not just give your favourite pieces a new twist by upgrading them with some simple embellishments and they’ll be looking brand new.
Over the past year we have seen celebrities sport the embellished trend through wearing products such as pearl jumpers and statement button cardigans.
Two celebrities in particular that are a fan of these types of garments are none other than the lovely Stacey Solomon and gorgeous Holly Willoughby.
The two ladies are always providing us with endless style envy and sometimes it’s hard to get our hands on their exact pieces before other eager shoppers do.
When it comes to embellished items, they sadly sometimes come with a more hefty price tag than what we wanted, so OK!’s Fashion Stylist and Writer, Scott has got you covered with how to get your hands on these chic garments from just £1.50.
All you’re going to need for these hacks are:
Needle & Thread
Any embellishments you want to use
Any knitwear you want to update
Heart buttons, Hobbycraft, £2.30 here
The first piece we are going to recreate is Stacey Solomon’s red heart cardigan from &Other Stories which you can buy here from &Other Stories for £69.
Or you can purchase a red cardigan from your favourite high street brand and follow these straightforward steps to get the look for less.
For this, all you need to do is simply replace the buttons with your choice of alternatives.
I went for some diamanté heart buttons which are from Hobbycraft and can be brought here.
All you have to do is cut off the old button – this needs to be done carefully so you don’t make a hole in the fabric.
With your needle and thread, pierce through from the inside of the knit and then pop your button onto the needle and thread the needle back through into the fabric.
Top tip: Remove and replace one button at a time so you know exactly where you need to place the new ones.
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Pearl buttons, Hobbycraft, £2.30 here
For the second hack, I followed the exact same process as the first but instead I used dainty pearl buttons to replace the originals.
When it comes to replacing buttons, there are so many options out there from metal military-inspired styles to quirky shapes, so you can go as crazy as your heart desires.
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Pearl beads, Hobbycraft, £1.50 here
This last hack is inspired by a black jumper which is embellished with pearls beads from &Other Stories which costs £65 here.
This has been a big trend over the past year and it’s so easy to do yourself and save money – what could be better?
For this you follow the same rules of piercing through the knit from the inside, popping a bead on the needle and then feed it back through the fabric and finish by tying a knot at the end of the thread to secure it in place.
You can repeat this for however many beads you’d like to adorn on your knitwear.
That is it, three super simple ways to upgrade your knitwear from just £1.50.
Whether you combine the techniques or use them in different ways, you’ll be left with a whole new wardrobe to impress your friends and family with and you won't be out of pocket.
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