I found a pair of Levi jeans my brother stopped using and I couldn't let them go to waste. So I started thinking, "What can I do with them?" and this is what I came up with.
I started off by cutting them short, since they were pretty long for me. I did my best, but they aren't done very well and the two sides aren't exactly identical. I would recommend trying them on first and make a mark at the length you want to cut it.
Since I wanted to add something to make them fun and different, I decided on some tassel trim. (which you can find at a haberdashery or craft store) What I did was cut a piece and glue it on each leg of the pair of jeans.
Adding tassel trimmings completely changed the way the jeans looked and gave them a whole new life. I am now wearing them very often and enjoy them a lot.
I hope you try this, and if you do please share it with me by tagging me on Instagram (@thefashionthrowaways) or by using the hashtag #FashionThrowaway. I would love to see your creations and outfits.
For this DIY I wanted to make a denim jacket inspired by "OFF-WHITE". I love the brand and I think Virgil Abloh is such a talented and innovative designer.
I used a denim jacket with sweater sleeves from "American Eagle" I've had for a while, tape, white paint and a paint brush.
This jacket is inspired by "OFF-WHITE", so it doesn't look very similar. If you want something that looks almost the same, opt for an oversized jean jacket, to get even more of a similar look get it in black denim.
There are many different ways you can give a simple denim jacket a unique and personalized look. Here's a few ways you can try.
Patches are the easiest thing you can use. You can by them in lots of different places, for example I got mine from amazon. All you have to do is decide where you want them to go and iron them on.
For my sister's jacket I choose butterflies, because I had a few and I thought they looked young and fun.
Decide where you would like your chosen patches to go.
Iron them on.
Voilà! It is that simple.
Like patches, trims add a fashionable and colourful finishing touch.
There are various different kinds, I choose yellow rickrack.
Unlike patches, that you just iron on, trims require you to glue or sew them.
Since I don't know how to sew very well, I decided to use fabric glue.
Cut your chosen trim to fit where you want it to go.
Glue or sew it on.
Using bleach is a bit more tricky, but you can achieve very unique and edgy effects.
You can try acid wash, which was very popular in the 70s or you can try lightening the jacket completely, another way is colour blocking, like this "BDG Mix + Match Denim Cropped Trucker Jacket" from Urban Outfitters.
There are many ways you can use bleach with a denim jacket, you just have to be creative.
Since I don't have experience with bleaching clothes, here are the links to some really good tutorials.
Colour block, Nava Rose: https://youtu.be/wRXmh4HTMUY?t=9m40s
Ombré, KeepCalmAndBlushOn : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVntE6lwaI
Ombré, coolripa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyw6FYNmytE
Acid wash, Dalji Imara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnYyxnvvPeY
Lightening/ Bleach, Tiffany Bianca :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEbuXuX7A84
With paint you can truly do whatever you want. You can use the jacket as a canvas and there are no limits to your creativity.
For example, Ayesha Field paints custom denim jackets. (If you want to buy one you can contact her on her social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram @ayeshafield)
I also made an "OFF-WHITE" inspired denim jacket with a tutorial dedicated to it on the blog.
I hope you try one of these DIYs, and if you do please share it with me by tagging me on Instagram (@thefashionthrowaways) or by using the hashtag #FashionThrowaway. I would love to see your creations and outfits.