DIY: Phillip Lim Inspired Jeans

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Phillip Lim showcased these patchwork jeans in his winter 2013-14 collection and I must say he became my hero. Who would think that putting patches on your denim could look every so chic. I have had this on my, MUST DIY, list since February when he debuted his collection in NYFW. Check out how to DIY your own below!

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Things you need:

  • Denim skinnies
  • Patches
  • Stick pins
  • Needle and thread (not pictured)

DSCN4633When shopping for your patches you might want to try your army surplus store. I found some of patches there and the others are flea market finds and iron on’s I bought at a craft store. Either kind will work too. Iron on or sew on it’s completely up to you. First,  lay your patches out on your jeans in a pattern you like.

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Using your stick pins, pin all your patches into place. Then take your needle and thread and start sewing them into place. If you purchased any that iron on follow the direction on the package to iron the patch in place.

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Tadah! It’s really that simple. You can customize your jeans however you want by adding more or just a couple patches.
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DIY: Chain Ankle Straps

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The Normaluisa 2012 summer/spring collection is where I first spotted these chain straps. Models strutted down the runway with platform shoes and chunky chain anklets. A clever trick to give an illusion of a chain strap. This genius idea gives you chance to pair the anklets with multiple shoes! This DIY may be a year late but late is better than never! Right?
Check out the tutorial below!
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Things you need:

  • Heels
  • 1/2 yard of  large curb chain
  • 4 jump rings
  • Pliers
  • 2 lobster clasp

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1. Measure your ankles and cut chain to fit.

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2. Use your pliers, connect your lobster clasp to the end of your chain and attach a  jump ring to the opposite end. Repeat steps on the second chain.

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3. Your clasp should fasten to your jump ring at the opposite end.

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That’s it! Three easy steps!  Just one thing left to do! Grab your pumps and rock your chain straps!!