Winters are finally here and there is no doubt that this season will be extremely chilly and you will need a lot of layers to keep yourself warm. You may be wondering how and where to shop some really chic and comfy layers – jackets, sweaters, cardigans and what not. Let’s just give our creative skills a shot and why not use all our old jackets, (which might probably be in the old and out of fashion section) up cycle them as per the latest trends and make them look new?
Punk ‘em up:
The best thing about a punk rock jacket is it can never go out of vogue and the worst thing about it is if you go buy them, it will probably cost you more than you’ll wear it. So save the bucks for something else while you create your own punk rock masterpiece.
All you’ll need for this is an old denim jacket, something that’s easily manageable and lightweight for you to sew something, if you want. Now it’s up to you how you wish to design your own punk rock jacket. You must have your old punk or not-so-punk t-shirts, with an image or illustration, cut that out neatly and stick or stitch that on the back of your jacket. Once that is done, you can add more panache to your jacket by encrusting studs on the collar or anywhere you want.
Patch it and rock it:
Denim Jackets can never go out of fashion and are versatile enough to be worn with all your outfits. However, if you’re bored of the plain and boring denim look then there’s a solution for that and you will love doing that. Get some customized chenille patches and stick them up on your jackets to make them look more trendy and funky. You can also cut the sleeves to give it a patched vest look that is both trendy and an effortless layer.
If you’re looking to add a girly twist on your edgy jacket then there is nothing more girly than laces. Trim down the length from the jacket’s bottom and sew a broad lace that can cover up a wide proportion or the part you removed. If you want more of the lacey luxe then you can either sew some from the edge of your jacket’s collar and sleeves. You can also paste sequins around the collar or sew a sequined patch around the elbows to add some sparkle.
Of safety Pins and creativity:
Well, safety pins are more than just for safety; you can be equally creative with them by putting them in patterns. For that, you’ll need a lot of safety pins and in all sizes to let your designer imagination be illustrated on the back of your jacket or even on the front. You don’t necessarily have to replicate the same design but keep the placement and positioning of your pins in a way that goes along with what you have in mind.
Every time you drool over those ridiculously expensive ombre and bleached jackets, you should make mental notes about doing that yourself without having to spend much. All you need is one part of bleach diluted with two parts of water. Now dip the part you want to be bleached or dye, the discoloration will take time so keep a check on it until you get your desired hue. Take it out of bleach and once its dry, wash the jacket to let the bleach fully settle.