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Style a "New" Fall Wardrobe Using Your Summer Staples

It's time to burrow back into heavy knits, crocheted sweaters, and cuddly coats -- but you can skip a trip to the mall because the materials you need are already right there in your closet. Just add imagination (and, maybe, a sewing needle).

Feel that chill in the air? Fall is settling in fast, and that means it's time to pack up your lightweight sweaters, beach dresses, and silk scarves ... or is it? These DIY hacks let you transform your summer wardrobe seamlessly into fall -- while staying on top of this season's trends.

The trend: Swinging sixties

What you need: A silk scarf

With dizzyingly bright colors and flower-power patterns, the sixties are back in full swing this season (thanks, last season of "Mad Men"). And whether you have one tied snugly around the neck or bound loosely over a purse handle, the silk scarf is a time-tested classic. If you have a hand-me-down handkerchief, you can easily transform it into a handbag (and back again) for those transitional days from summer into fall.

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The trend: Digital prints

What you need: A plain shirt; fabric markers; template

Lightweight T-shirts and tank tops are usually the first to get thrown to the back of the closet come fall -- but not this year. Those tees just need a touch-up with a fabric marker to make the transition (and maybe a light sweater to top it off). Digital prints are all the rage right now, so go ahead -- get a little funky with geometric shapes and warped, eclectic patterns. Learn how to personalize a T-shirt with fabric markers.

Watch How to Personalize a T-Shirt with Fabric Markers
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Photography by: Raymond Hom

The trend: Boho chic

What you need: A strip of leather; awl; craft knife; embroidery thread; scissors; ruler; self-healing cutting mat

Leather is a tried-and-true classic material for the colder seasons, but the go-to fringed jackets and Western-style booties are everywhere on the street. Stand out from the crowd as a trendsetter (not a follower) with a cool piece of arm candy. All it takes is a single strip of leather and a little bit of braiding magic (with a few craft tools, of course). Stack it with a mix of metallic bangles or rock it on your wrist as a solo statement piece.

Watch How to Make the Mystery-Braid Cuffs

Share your DIY hacks with us: How do you reinvent your wardrobe from season to season?

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