Be still our hearts! Free People are known for delivering on romantic version of our favorite staples, from boho-chic dresses to denim with a little extra charm. A recent DIY on the Free People Blog details a very sweet project: custom denim jackets for a couple to wear after getting hitched. You can enter to win one of your own or get your tools together and DIY your heart out. See the full tutorial here.
Here’s a denim DIY that gives a whole new level of boho-chic to floral printed jeans. The team over at P.S. I made this collected actual leaves and springy greenery to use as stamps. Simply collect your leaves, apply a layer of fabric paint with a brush or a sponge, and stamp as you wish. We’re loving this idea! See the full tutorial here.
One thing is true about the ombre dip-dye trend. It comes and goes, but it always comes back again. We never tire of a well executed dip-dye job, especially when it comes to jeans. Refinery29 laid out a comprehensive tutorial on getting this look for yourself, with a little at-home dye station and some rubber gloves. Check out the step-by-step here, and show us your results on facebook! We’d love to see ’em.
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.
Images via Honestly WTF (check for more in depth instructions and additional photos).
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!
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 & 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!
The thing that sets the most stylish people apart from the rest is not that they have access to some exclusive, unique source of clothing no one else does. It’s that they take the same products everyone else buys and they make it their own. With jeans, this is especially versatile, from distressing to cuffing and beyond.
Below are a few ways you can make your jeans your own this fall.
1. DIY distress your jeans. Grab a pair of scissors, some sand paper, and go to town on your favorite jeans to create a look that’s vintage and chic. Check out our post on distressing denim for more ideas.
2. Mix and match denim with your favorite statement accessories, like killer shoes or a bold metallic clutch. Hint: Done correctly, this makes a pair of jeans acceptable in the night life realm.
3. Cuff them up. Whether you prefer a wide thick cuff or a skinny rolled cuff, when you adjust hemlines, the game changes. The a-symmetrical cuffing job above is a tomboyish statement we love (especially when worn with heels). Check out our video on three ways to cuff jeans, below.
Back in June, Denim Therapytook on the challenge of DIY-ing a pair of Earnest Sewn jeans by adding a lace tuxedo stripe down the legs. And guess who won the challenge! This means you will be able to purchase these awesome DT-made jeans online and in Earnest Sewn stores along with their entire Spring 2013 line next year. If you can’t wait that long, check out our DYI video and lace-print your jeans today!