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Taylor Swift Just Showed Us the Easiest Way to Update an Old Sweatshirt

As the last semblance of summer finally slips away, those denim shorts and tank tops are now officially being replaced by things like turtlenecks and sweatshirts. And while we love rocking cozy layers as much as the next fall-obsessed gal, we will admit that they can look a little bit blah after a while. But don’t totally give up on that basic gray hoodie just yet. If you’re trying to figure out a way to give that cold-weather wardrobe staple a fun upgrade, Taylor Swift just showed us the perfect way to do it.

Taylor posted this selfie yesterday of a plain hoodie accessorized with a vibrant, embroidered monogram that reads “Tay Tay.” She captioned the pic, “Don’t mind me, I’ll just be wearing this forever.” It’s unclear whether Taylor has used all those hours spent flying around the globe to become an embroidery expert or if this was a super sweet present, but either way the idea is genius. With an embroidery needle and a couple skeins of embroidery floss, you can personalize your sweatshirt with anything from your nickname to an abstract design.

Taylor’s DIY is super wearable, but it looks as though she wasn’t the only celeb to pick up the embroidery needle this weekend. Our girl Lauren Conrad is apparently also a secret expert at the old-school-turned-new-school craft. LC posted an adorable Instagram yesterday of a cross-stitch project she’s working on. The personalized piece of art appears to be a portrait of her, her husband and their two pups. Is embroidery about to become the craft of 2016? All signs point to yes.

Have you recently picked up embroidery? Share a pic of what you’re making in the comments below.

(Photos via @taylorswift and @laurenconrad; feature photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*