Recession Chic - Our Favorite DIY's!`

by Ida Hsiang • May 17, 2011 3:28 PM PDT

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Recession Chic - Our Favorite DIY's!`

With all the great trends and styles that we're just dying to try and wear, it's easy to see why our bank accounts are susceptible to taking quite a major blow!

Sure, we could just do without but let's be honest ... that's not going to happen. That's why here at Stylehive, we turn to our DIY Editor for ideas on how to stay stylish and score the designer look for much less than designer prices.

With just a little creativity and usually no more than $20 in the back pocket, we've made everything from Phillip Lim-inspired tops to McQueen-worthy clutches. Missed a few? Here some of our faves to try so next time it's a stay-at-home kind of day, get stylish and get your DIY on!

DIY Accessory - Wrapped Wire Ring

DIY Accessory - Coral Charm Necklace

DIY Shoes (Miu Miu-inspired) - Gem Studded Oxfords

DIY Top (Phillip Lim-inspired) - Bejeweled Collar

DIY Accessory - Hardware Jewelry

DIY Accessory (Kenneth Jay Lane-inspired) - Tribal Tassel Necklace

DIY Clutch - (Alexander McQueen-inspired) - Brass Knuckle Python Clutch

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