August 31, 2012

DIY Denim Round-Up

Back to school, back to schooooool... it's that time again! I had my first week of classes and I'm ready to trade in DC's humidity for crisp autumn weather. Nothing says back to school like new jeans, right? Bopping around Refinery29, I found their list of the top denim trends for this fall: coated denim, polka dots, fall florals, side stripes, and loose and tapered. Don't feel like buying into all these trends? You don't have to! Here's how to get the look with jeans you already have, from some of my favorite DIYers.

1) Coated Denim: I linked to this video tutorial from The Coveted a long time ago, and swore I was going to do it, but guess what? I didn't. I will now though!


2) Polka Dots: My girl Alyson over at The Average Girl's Guide (where I do a monthly DIY post) did her own DIYing with these awesome skinnies. No paint required!



3) Love Maegan's trick for creating faded flowers looks great on white for summer. Maybe you could try the technique using different shades that feel more appropriate for fall?


4) Earn your stripes with this simple tutorial from TeenVogue.


5) And finally, break in those jeans (because you don't buy them with holes in them already, do you?) with the help of Aimee from SwellMayde. All little cuff at the bottom and you're good to go!




6 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to do a little polka dot action myself - I'll have to check out Alyson's tutorial! Love what Aimee did too!

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  2. Love this round up and thanks so much for including me! The racer stripes and the destroyed denim are so cool.

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  3. love the polka dot pair.

    thanks for sharing!

    www.downtownwolf.blogspot.co.uk

    Downtown Wolf

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  4. I really don't get how people do such amaazing DIY!

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  5. The ones with the flowers are my favourite. I'll try making those myself :)

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