By Charlotte Horton
Sure, lots of sororities have appointed girls to work hard at designing their dozens of shirts and letters to be fashionable, so to speak, but no matter their efforts, you can never get away from those frumpy tees that just do nothing for your wardrobe. Even if you’re not in a sorority, I’m sure you’ve accumulated dozens of Syracuse class of whatever and college of wherever tees that you leave piled in your bottom drawer. And, up until now, you had no purpose of pulling them out—ever. But after seeing Erin Bauwens, a sophomore Pre-Law major and Alpha Xi Delta sister, around campus and at the gym, I realized you can turn something that typically looks mundane into something that’s pretty damn cute.
(From class to the gym!)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Really casual and comfortable. I don’t like to spend too much time figuring out my outfit in the mornings, especially for early classes, so I just throw on whatever matches and won’t annoy me during a long class.
What’s your favorite cut up shirt?
My favorite cut up shirt is probably a white one I made for a highlighter party my freshman year. The back was tied a certain way so strips were cut out and my neon bra was able to be seen through it, which looked really cool in the black lights at the party. That type of cut/tie actually took longer than most of the shirts I cut up and it looked a lot more intricate, so its definitely one of my favorites.
What’s the easiest way to cut up a shirt for newbies?
Just sort of go with it: different cuts look different on each person because of different body types. Test out a bunch of different cuts to see what works best for you, and there’s no particular pattern to really follow. I like wider and off-the-shoulder necklines; whereas, others might prefer just a deep V-Neck.
Some Fun Tutorials if you’re feeling adventurous: