Denim Jacket Restyle // DIY Inspiration

Tuesday

I've seen a lot of pretty denim jackets floating around the web lately. I was inspired by this jacket by Free People and decided to let it be the muse of revamping a thrift store jacket I found a few weeks back. This project cost me in total around $6; a nice alternative to this gal's wallet. 

To create a similar jacket, apply different shades/patterned trims and ribbons to sections of the jacket. I attached mine with a sturdy fabric glue, though you could also sew it in place. I think applying this technique to the back of the jacket would provide a really pretty look as well.


I'm honestly really pleased with the outcome. The trick in the project, especially if you're tackling it with glue, is to find trims/ribbons with clean edges so that you don't have any messy ends, giving it a more polished look. 

30 comments:

  1. that is the cutest. i'm going to have to hunt down my jean jacket now. xo

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  2. That's so awesome! Cute cute!

    -Krystal

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  3. oh this is super cute!! might just have to try it.
    Em

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  4. That's a nice way to spruce u an old jacket. Love it.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  5. This is beautiful!

    Valentina
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hi Kinsey, the photos above of you wearing the jacket are so pretty! I love the way your wavy/curly hair stands out from the background... If you get the chance, could you tell me what lens you/Josh used to take these photos? Thanks so much!

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  7. LOVE this. I have a jean jacket that I now HAVE to do this to. SO CUTE.
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  8. Gorgeous, such a simple but impressive idea. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  9. So cute!!
    xo Emily
    www.bupster.blogspot.com

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  10. this jacket is amazing, i wish i had such! <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  11. Beautiful images and I much prefer your jacket to the Free People version :)

    Saara

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  12. This looks so good! You always have the best and most stylish diys.


    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  13. SO so cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  14. great job! looks cute!


    http://athousandhappythoughts.blogspot.com

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  15. Looks amazing! I always look for denim jackets when I go into thrift stores, but I have yet to find a keeper...

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com/

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  16. A really fun way to spruce up a denimin jacket.

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  17. cute idea!


    http://owleyevintage.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/OwlEyeVintage

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  18. That is beautiful. It makes me sad that I only started reading DIY blogs lately. Now I wish I hadn't let go of my denim jacket!

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  19. Perfect DIY :) I really like your autumn photos :)

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  20. that jacket, lady. love it.


    Δ
    lauren gabrielle
    http://legabby.blogspot.com/

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  21. Love this. $6 rather than $160? Total win!

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  22. I love this. And I love my denim jacket. Unfortunately it's getting a little too cold to be sporting one.

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  23. Okay, so I just can't describe how much I love love love your hair! Gorgeous :) xo

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