Sometimes we like our denim to give off the rock’n'roll vibe, and other times we like things a little more feminine. We’re crazy about this chic denim DIY by Honestly WTF, featuring a scattered grid of large pearls on a pair of medium-light wash jeans. Worn cuffed with a light spring blazer and heals, it creates a creative and quirky spring look. Try it out! Full instructions here.
Here in NYC, we’re slowly beginning to daydream about the days where we don’t have to layer on three pairs of tights to leave the house, and while we specialize in expert denim repair, our readers know we love a stylish gaping hole in the knee of our jeans once in a while, too.
A Pair & A Spare recently ran a great post detailing some of their denim DIY distress experiments, using materials like sandpaper, tweezers, and a cheese grater. Check out the results, and try some of them for yourself: Techniques For Distressing Denim.
Image by A Pair & A Spare.
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Nothing says summer like a pair of cut-off shorts that you can wear from the beach to brunch and beyond, but let’s face it: not everyone wants to drop their hard-earned money on designer jeans. If you’ve got a pair of cheap old jeans that are unloved in the back of your wardrobe, pull them out and find the nearest pair of scissors. Refinery29′s stylish staff experimented with 7 pairs of jeans and 7 different styles of diy cut-off shorts. We’re loving the wide leg cropped trend, among others. Which is your fav?
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Anthro Blog posted a cool way to personalize your denim this winter, using either thick thread hand stitching or fabric paint and stencil. We love the idea of adding a personal touch to our favorite baby blues. Check out the whole DIY.
Of course, if you want this effect without the work, you can send your jeans to use and use our awesome monogramming service!
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P.S. – I made this… has a new idea for your discarded denim scraps. It’s quick and creative, and ends up looking super chic. Cut your denim into strips—ideally, denim in different washes and colors, and wrap them around a bangle bracelet. Use your chain to wrap around the bracelet and secure the denim in place.
DIY via P.S. – I made this…
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DIY & style blog a pair & a spare has a fun diy project for you to try! After experimenting with sequin patches on the knees and realizing it wasn’t quite right, the author tacked sequins to the back patch pockets and came up with something way cuter: jeans with sequin pockets. Check out the site and give it a go!
Photos via a pair & a spare.
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Denim workshirts are the all-purpose instant dash of cool in your closet, and there’s no better time to wear them than fall. But if you’re looking to put a twist on an already awesome classic, try this quick DIY cut-out project.
Trace out style lines (whether you want to cut out a huge chunk as shown, or smaller slices) in chalk or by thread-basting, on your denim workshirt. Then, get a nice sharp pair of fabric scissors (we love Gingher), and slowly cut along your lines, removing the denim from your workspace.
…That’s it! How did yours turn out? Let us know on facebook!
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Looking to add a little badass to your look this fall? A simple studded denim collar can zing up an outfit in a snap, whether worn free-floating with a low-neck top or as a faux-collar on a button-up shirt. The best part? You can make it yourself in about 25 minutes.
Step 1. Find an old denim shirt at your favorite thrift store, or your closet. Be sure the shirt’s collar is thick enough to hold studs without tearing.
Step 2. Carefully cut the collar away from the shirt as shown.
Step 3. Gather your studs and small-tipped round nose pliers.
Tip: shop Etsy for deals on studs and embellishments. I used 34 total—your count will depend on the desired look.
Step 4. Place your first stud on the collar. Use the sames to guide you.
Step 5. Push the prongs through the back of the fabric. Push fabric down on either side of the prongs using your pliers.
Step 6. Use your pliers to fold the stud prongs down and curl them into the fabric so they are secure.
Step 7. Repeat, and fill up your collar with studs!
Step 8. Wear it out! If you need to wash it, be sure to do so by hand.
Enjoy, and let us know how it goes on our Facebook page!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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We’re sure you’ve seen the decorative shirt collar tips that popped up during last season’s craze with all things collar-ly, which added some serious armor to their already pleasing sharp shape, but Eat, Sleep, Denim is amping up the trend in a new way for spring. They pinned some vintage brooches onto the collar tips of a denim shirt. You can also try pockets, hems, and cuffs! We’re obsessed!
See more at Eat, Sleep, Denim.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Let’s face it: sometimes we’re not all as graceful as we’d like to be. We slip, trip, and spill and many times, the universe will have these things happen at the most unfortunate times. So, when Denim Therapy‘s Renee found herself in her brand new black Nudie Jeans, hanging at a bar, with a wax spill on her precious pants, she knew she had to figure out how to fix them. Watch as Renee shows us how to get white candle wax out of black denim!
—Sarah Greene & Renee Sykes
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