Winky, catchphrase-embossed sweatshirts are everywhere, and with brands like Rodarte and H&M getting in on the game, you have so many statements to choose from. That said, you're a unique individual. And, thus far, you haven't found the one ironic-phrase top that perfectly expresses what's on your mind. Or, maybe you're a trendsetter with revolutionary slang to release onto the world.
Fortunately, message sweatshirts are simple to DIY. All you need is a fabric marker, a ruler, a stencil, and some tape. And, of course, an old workout cover-up that would love a second life. Ahead, we channeled classic Rachel Zoe for a cropped top to wear on that brisk fall run. Click ahead, and get ready for your clothes to do the talking.
Photographed by Janelle Jones