Denim is the thing in your wardrobe that you can wear again and again; you can’t go too far wrong with it! Denim is effortless to throw on, whether it is your skinnies, boyfriend jeans, a shirt, jacket or dress. This coming season it is all about making your denim look a little different, though. Making your go-to piece a bit more personal with doodles or patched or reworked, it is all about the customising. If you want a one of a kind piece, you can definitely have on. Not sure which style to go for, though? Here are a few ideas and how to pull it off.
With some badges added to your denim, you can make your look as bright and as colourful as you’d like. The great thing about using a button is that you can just take them off, making your look change instantly. A cluster of buttons or badges altogether is the best look, usually around a pocket, whether that is on a jacket or your pair of jeans. For a more permanent look, you can get iron on patches, or you could even sew on a fabric badge. Good for creating a casual sporty look, as you can sew on track and field style colours or a nod to your favourite sports team or college.
If you’re not ready to go all out there with badges or sew on patches, then going for a ripped and frayed denim look might be a better option for you. It adds some grunge with the raw hems, but it isn’t anything too overpowering or ‘in your face.’ Denim shirts and dresses are often easiest to create this look with. So for spring and summer coming up, look for some frayed denim in stores. You can quite easily fray an existing denim that you have too. You might just need a sewing pick or some scissors, and some patience!
Fancy customizing your jeans or shorts to have them just as you like them? Well thanks to the trend set by Jeremy Scott’s Moschino showcase last season, it is all about the graffiti vibes. You might see some doodled and written on styles in stores. But there is nothing stopping you from getting a fabric marker to do it yourself too. Fancy a quote, a fun doodle or just some random symbols on your back pocket? Then just got for it. You could even look into custom t-shirt printing too if you fancy a style that is full of quirkiness and graffiti style. For the denim, though, choose lighter colors. It will be easier to make the doodles stand out. Plus, lighter denim is better for the overall look as it just screams 90s style, right?
Making custom denim doesn’t have to be about grunge or graffiti, though. You can make the look cute and pretty too. So if a love of floral is your thing, then why not look for some embroidered denim styles? Denim shorts with floral embroidery around the pockets, with some gladiator flats and a plain vest, will have you set up for summer.