Budget Fashion: Do-it-yourself Ombre Tights

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I've been lusting for ombre tights ever since I discovered and posted them on my Pinterest board last week. The summer heat will soon say farewell and the rainy season is about to hit the country come June. For sure, these ombre tights will be one of trendy must-have items by then. 

A lot of style enthusiasts here in the Philippines have gone gaga over ombre hair and apparels but not a lot have been sporting these lust-worthy leg wear yet. I'm sure, it's just about a matter of time before everyone in the metro would be spotted in these ombre tights as well. 


Not knowing where to buy ombre tights in the Philippines, I searched the ever-reliable Google for shops carrying these products and found BZR Shop in Etsy selling these for a hefty price tag of $50 or around P2,000. Each product is hand-dyed and made-to-order. For budget fashionistas like us, we tend to have a guilty feeling whenever we purchase an item for a price that we know is of worth a lot more pieces, right?

If you're a budget fashionista like me, good thing about our style philosophy is that we don't need to spend to be our stylish self. It simply takes frugal spending and creativity to keep up with fast fashion and trends. In the case of the ombre tights, don't you worry because you can very much do it yourself. Read further below to learn how!


I found this very useful step-by-step process on how to make DIY ombre tights from Hello Brit while searching online and I feel the need to share it with you.

Materials:
1) White tights (not stockings)
2) Acid dye
3) Rubber gloves
4) Permanent dye set concentrate
5) Large pot
6) Ladle
7) Bucket or plastic container for cold water


With all due respect to the original author of this tutorial, I'm following the ethics of reposting or reblogging entries by directing you to http://hellobrit.com for the full text instructions of these DIY ombre tights (click here)! 

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26 comments

  1. @zelle: No prob! Things that are worth sharing shouldn't be kept for myself! :)

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  2. wow! this something new! thanks for sharing :)

    http://smallfrequentdressing.blogspot.com/

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  3. i LOVE it Ms. Melai! i want to do this DIY also!! thanks for sharing this!!

    ps: thanks for commenting on my blog post :)
    pps: regarding your question, hahaha,, we shot those pictures at Luneta!

    czarina♥
    paint it stripes

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  4. I'm most likely going to do this!!! Thanks Melai :)

    ♥ Megann of Style Surgery

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  5. i also love doing DIYs! thanks for sharing. now i have a new diy to try :)

    http://khyutee.wordpress.com

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  6. OMG! YES THEY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE! I also checked romwe.com not on my budget but I guess I'll do this DIY instead. :) Thanks for sharing it!



    www.raviolee.blogspot.com

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  7. Eyeing on those ombre tights!! :) My favorite has to be the one on the upper right side of the first photo. ♥ Might do this soon. Thanks for sharing, babe!! :)

    Arnie
    www.arnievillanueva.com

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  8. This is such a great DIY! $50 for tights is just not cutting it in my budget, but this is perfect. I like yours better! Thanks for the ideas!

    -Ellie

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  9. this is amazing! gonna have to do this! :)

    xx, i

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  10. @therese: No prob dear! Glad to have shared it! :)

    @roxanne: You're welcome!

    @czar: Thaanks dear!

    @megann: Go megann! Haha! Ako, I'll do it when I have the time! :)

    @kyutee: No prob! :)

    @raffi: DIY is soo much better! :) You get to do a lot of pieces with the money you'll save!

    @arnie: Go! Let's all try this one! haha

    @ellie: Hi Ellie, I just shared a blog entry. It's not exactly my tutorial. :) Links are provided above! Thanks for appreciating my gesture to share! :)

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  11. Such a lovely post: these tights are great!
    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Win a $60 gift card to spend on The Quiet Riot

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    1. Hi Fabrizia! :) Yey thanks! Of course, no problem! :)

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing this one, Melai! :)

    Gem
    http://gemnikkaonthego.blogspot.com

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    1. My pleasure Gemnikka! Really glad to share things with fellow budget fashionistas! :)

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  13. I wanna do this too!!! :D
    Red para matching sa hair ko, haha. Boom, ang bright lang nun. :P

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    1. Go lang kisty! Mukhang nice yung reddish tights! :)

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  14. Love it to the max! Thanks for sharing, Melai :)



    http://xoxostrawberry.blogspot.com/

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  15. I so love this tutorial! thanks for sharing :D
    Rovie, THE BARGAIN DOLL

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  16. Wow I should try this soon. But I think wearing tights in our super oven weather is not a good option for now! hehe. :)

    D.
    http://daphneglowsinthedark.blogspot.com/

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  17. Awesome sauce! I have a friend who's into this and I want to make a pair for her because she's celebrating her birthday in a few weeks!

    What's a good place to buy these white tights in Manila?

    Thanks!

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  18. HI Anong pong pangkulay ang ginamit mo.?

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