Make it your own
You’ve gone and got that superb pair of jeans or that denim jacket you’ve been lusting over for months.
The next step? Make it your own. Here’s how.
1. NOVELTY PATCHES
If there is one way to make your denim feel more now, this is it. Our favorites are the extra quirky ones from Itchy Scratchy, Lazy Oaf and Skinny Dip. Think ice-cream cones, fried eggs and bubble gum packs. Just remember, more is more so stack ’em up.
Head to your local Gap store where they now offer a denim personalization service (available in selected stores), with one of the options being gold or silver metal studs that you can have strewn across their jeans and jackets. We say go big or go home and attach to pockets, lapels and collars.
3. IRREGULAR HEMS
Didn’t manage to get your hands on a pair of Vetement’s £800 jeans? Us neither. Make your own by cutting an irregular hem at the ankle (short at the front, longer at the back) and gradually fraying the edges.
4. PUT YOUR NAME ON IT
Levi’s newly updated in-store customization service now offers monogramming on any of their denim pieces, as well as patching, coloured turn-ups, tapering and distressing on any Levi’s product. The options are endless.
5. FRAY THE EDGES
6. OVERSIZED KNEE PATCHES
Make use of old jeans by dissecting them into large rectangular patches and stitching onto the knees of another pair of jeans. For maximum effect choose two contrasting shades of denim.
For a quick denim update build up a collection of badges and pins that you can easily move between your favourite pieces.
This article originally appeared on www.elleuk.com