Temporarily personalise your denim jacket!
Patched denim jackets are currently very on-trend. And when it’s not, they still look super cool and ~vintage~. While already-patched denim jackets and putting patches on denim jackets are very fashionable and quirky, patches may be a little too permanent, especially for people who like to experiment with clothes and have a “style” that constantly evolves.
An awesome alternative to ultra permanent patches: ultra temporary pins!
With pins, you can interchange the colours and designs of your personality to your heart’s desires without any worry. Pins are a great way to express your hobbies, fandoms, movements that you support, favourite colours, etc.
So, if you’d like to bring your plain denim jacket to the next level, follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Pick a jacket!
Choose a denim jacket that best fits your style. I personally chose my Zara oversized acid-wash denim jacket for a grunge base.
Any (denim) jacket works just fine.
Step 2: Find your pins
If you don’t already have a collection of pins, you can go scout for some cool cheap ones. For example, H&M sells packs of edgy pins, Hot Topic sells pins with witty sayings and different fandoms, and Disney has a collection of characters. However, pins can also be found in dollar stores and sometimes you even get freebies from Tween magazines.
If you can’t find pins that fit your personality, you can totally choose your own images and print your own set of pins!
Step 3: Choose your pins
After gathering as many pins as you can find, find the ones you’d actually like to put on your jacket. This can be done at total random or by category, depending on you. Don’t be afraid to use different sizes and types of pins!
Personally, I chose a green, pink, purple, white and black colour scheme which included a gory and feminine zombie hand from H&M, a “puncha yo buns” Finn The Human pin and a punny chemistry pin from Hot Topic, two disney pins (Boo and a bejeweled Maleficent), and a Barbie pin from the “if you can dream it, you can be it” campaign that I printed myself.
Step 4: Lay them out on your jacket
Now it’s time to lay out the pins on your jacket. Choose a part of the denim jacket where you want to personalise (or maybe you even want them scattered all over the jacket) and organise them as you want.
It’s completely fine if you change your mind about this later because you can just take the pins off and relocate!
Step 5: Pin them to your jacket
Step 6: Style your newly pizzazz-ed jacket!
Now you’ve got your snazzy new and improved denim jacket, style it to your heart’s desire. I recommend a pin-striped navy dress pants, oversized white blouse, and combat boots. Enjoy exploring this new kick of personality!!