Denim Jackets are back!!
I am so happy that Denim Jackets have returned for Spring/Summer 2018, it’s taking me right back to my childhood and one of the thing’s that was everywhere was customising your denim jackets, dungarees and jeans. We have seen customised denim in the fashion store’s but there’s nothing more fun than doing it yourself, and it make’s it a one-off special.
The quickest way to customise your denim and the easiest to switch up if ever you want a change is with pins and badges, and there are so many options of pins/badges out there, from band/movies to cute enamel pins. The pins I’ve used to to customise are from the Old English Company Haul that I did a few day’s ago, along with a couple of pin’s that I received inside a Birchbox. The thing with pins/badges is that you can literally put them anywhere or even change up the look each time you wear it, placing the pins where ever your heart desires.
So for this first customisation look I decided to keep it nice and simple, adding only a few of my pins to the collar of my denim jacket, the She Is Fierce and Heart Breaker pins from Old English Company make such a cute pairing that I decided on adding them to each side of the collar and pairing them with the Monstera Leaf and Ice Cream Pin’s.
For this second customisation look, I added the pins to the right shoulder of the jacket, keeping them all in one place and creating a little design/pattern. As the collection grows you could switch your pins up or carry them across onto the left shoulder, but I kinda liked the asymmetrical look of just having them all on the one side. The possibilities of pin/badge customisation is endless, you could even customise your bag or a pair of dungarees.
Another customisation technique is Iron-On patches, these are a little more durable than pins and when they’re on they’re on. Iron-On Patches are super simple to apply to any garment, just Iron the area of the garment you want to apply your patch, place the patch with the glue side facing down and the design facing upwards, place a light material over the patch, I used an old t-shirt, then apply the Iron holding a constant pressure down onto the patch for 30-35 seconds, turn the garment inside out and repeat the process, leave to cool for a minute and check edges, if any edge’s aren’t secured down just repeat the final step.
The two patches I chose are from Old English Company, and I thought they’d make a cute pair, Girl Gang I positioned on to the left arm of the jacket and XoXo to the right back shoulder of the jacket. I placed these down in several positions before deciding exactly where I wanted them, I thought about keeping them symmetrical/mirroring one and other; one on each arm or one on the front and one on the back, but I didn’t feel it worked, so I had a play with where I thought they would look good and came up with this final look which I’m obsessed with.
I’ve had so much fun customising this Jacket, would you/how do you customise your clothes?