White Pants Revamp with Crystal Light Liquid (…& a Visa Gift Card Giveaway!)

Jun 5, 2013 | 236 Comments

Today’s remake is a fun one: I partnered up with Crystal Light Liquid to use their new flavors to inspire a brand new outfit!  Before we get into the nitty gritty, let’s take a look at the before shot.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid

BEFORE

I started off with a pair of white trousers that had been gathering dust at the bottom of my pants stack for years.  They had a few little spots on the front…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid

Coffee Spot!

…and somehow maintained a life, albeit a less than thrilling one, in my wardrobe.  Today, these pants are getting a face, er, pants-lift inspired by three of my favorite Crystal Light Liquid flavors–Strawberry Lemonade, Peach Bellini, and Blueberry Raspberry.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid

Crystal Light Liquid flavors!

After seeing how gorgeous these drinks looked after combining the liquid drops to my glasses of water…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid

Corresponding Colors!

…I just had to drink wear them! These pants needed a vibrancy overhaul, so I found the appropriate matching shades of RIT dye in Petal Pink, Scarlet, and Purple to begin the transformation.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid - RIT Dye

Coordinating Dyes!

Nothing like adding a little bit of color to a slightly flavor-deficient garment to really make it fun and exciting.  I was now ready to begin on the craft-cation from Spot City to Color Capitol!

I filled three spritz bottles with a few teaspoons of dye and warm water, and began to spray my pants all over.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid - RIT Dye

Spritz, spritz!

I started with the lightest shade first (pink) before moving onto to the darker shades (scarlet and purple) after.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid - RIT Dye

Ohhhhh, we’re halfway there….

After all the dye was sprayed, I ran the pants under warm water to blend the colors and create more of a watercolor-y vibe.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid - RIT Dye

Sink bathing

I’ve seen tons of leggings and skinny jeans with a similar bold pop of color pattern, so I wanted to take these one step further and create something similar, turning them into tapered pants.  I pinned them where I wanted to take them in and then stitched them in place.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid - RIT Dye

Skinny jeans time!

From spotted trousers to fun, summery, 90s throwback jeans that I will be rocking all summer!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid - RIT Dye

AFTER

Taking a bit of inspiration from Crystal Light Liquid

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid - RIT Dye

Pink & purple. Pink & purple. Pink & purple. Pink & purple.

…I turned my lackluster trousers into something vibrant and full of life!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid - RIT Dye

Watercolor-y Pants!

I heart my new pants!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Refashioned White Pants- Photo - Crystal Light Liquid

J’aime mon pantalon!

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