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Your guide to re-using those old Varsity Tees

By Oct 18, 2019 Oct 25th, 2019 No Comments

When you leave varsity, you don’t only walk away with a hard-earned degree or diploma., you exit with close to a hundred university-branded t-shirts too! How you managed to accumulate so many is a mystery for another day. Right now, our focus is on how to re-purpose these tees aside from simply wearing them as PJs until the end of time. Here are a few ideas.

Gym Tank

Do a bit of DIY with a pair of scissors and cut off the sleeves of the tee that you want to transform into a gym tank. VOILA. You’ll have a loose, workout-ready top that will ensure maximum mobility and the ultimate comfort. Whether you’re lifting weights or getting down in a Zumba class, your tee is sure to look rad!

Business Casual

Rock your alma mater with flair on Business Casual Fridays at work. Choose a tighter fitting Uni tee with a simple pattern. Pair it with a stylish blazer, well-fitting pants and chunky heels or a pair of trendy sneakers / All-Stars.

Hair Plop

Using a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel to dry your hair can work wonders. It reduces frizz and breakages, especially if your hair is naturally curly. Put your college tee to good use this way and you’ll be sure to reap the benefits for many months to come.


Believe it or not, it’s easy to make an awesome cushion cover out of an old T-shirt. There are countless tutorials on YouTube and the end result is sure to be worthwhile. Plus, you’ll save a lot of money in the process. Who knew that decorative cushions and throw pillows could be so darn pricey??


Carry your school spirit with you wherever you go by transforming your old college tee into a trendy and useful bag! From tote bags to sustainable grocery bags. There’s so many different types to choose from and, like the cushions, hundreds of tutorials to follow online. Don’t be afraid to get creative!

Any other clever ideas for re-purposing and re-using old Uni tees? Let us know on our Facebook page and don’t forget to share your photos of your own DIYs!

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