A good blue jean jacket is a must have in my closet. I recently came across this Alice and Olivia cropped denim jacket that I absolutely love..
…and I could totally have it for a cool price of $695.00. (wishful thinking) Since that is way out of my budget I decided to create my own! The one thing I love about this jacket is the patches and appliqué. It is a super fun way to transform a boring basic outfit into something really special. The best thing about making your own is really making it YOUR own. Just imagine walking down the street and receiving a compliment on your new jacket and being able to reply “thanks I made it.” (wink face) Talk about major style points. Here is a jacket I put together for only $60.00!
First you need a jacket, which I am sure most of you have an old one laying around, so why not repurpose it!? If not H&M, Forever21, or any thrift store is a great place to find a cute cheap blue jean jacket. Then you just have to find patches. I found all of these amazing iron-on patches by WildflowerandCompany on Etsy and the best part is they were all about $4.00 each! Of course you can use whatever kind of patches you like to put your own style and personality into it. I also thought it would be fun to add flowers by gluing them on to pins and having the option to take them on and off or switch ’em up ever so often. You can find the flowers and pins at any craft store for only a few bucks! If you would like to have a more acid wash finish on the jacket, just have a spray bottle filled with bleach and have at it.
Happy crafting and remember….more is more! (No? OK.)
For more “looks for less” check out my Marc Jacobs’ recreation!