Summer, summer, summertime.

Summer, summer, summertime.

The multiplicity of one’s identity goes hand in hand with the multiplicity of one’s style representation. Because I’m constantly doing the most, and realized I am everything at once, I decided to create this Steph Linn–inspired display-case tube top. This way, you can adorn your top with whatever you see fit that day. Fill your pouch with confetti, flowers, or nothing at all/the void. You can represent your ever-changing self through your ever-changing decorations.

What you’ll need:


  • A tube top
  • Clear vinyl
  • Scissors
  • Fabric strips or cording
  • Needle and thread or hot glue

How to do it:

Step One


Cut an even square of clear vinyl.

Step Two


Position your vinyl at the center of your tube top, lining it up evenly (or make it uneven—free yourself).

Step Three


Now, if your fingers are strong enough to pull a needle and thread safely through vinyl, go for it! If your sewing machine needle is strong and sharp enough to sew through it, go for it! But I used a hot glue gun and Beacon 527 Multi-Use Glue around the perimeter of the vinyl. The important thing: Leave the top open! To finish, I lined the edges of the vinyl with the fabric cording.

Step Four


Press the glue firmly and allow it to dry (or secure with stitching). Then stuff, according to your emotions!


Mix it up and hit the streets! ♦