June 26, 2012

DIY Denim Vest

Skirt: Forever 21 (similar); T-Shirt: Gap; Denim Jacket turned Vest: Gap; Clutch: Zara; Heels: Zara (try a fun neon pair like these); Watch: Michael Kors; Bracelet: Gap

I can’t help but notice the do-it-yourself trend this season, from dip-dying, to adding studs to a pair of shorts, to braiding friendship bracelets, the possibilities seem endless. I love the idea of re-inventing old clothes and finding new ways to wear them, so over the weekend I decided to be a little crafty myself. I took an an old jean jacket and simply cut off the sleeves at the seams to turn it into a summer vest. I can’t wait to wash it and put it in the dryer for a naturally frayed look. Does anyone else have any fun DIY projects on the go?


  1. I love what you did to that jean jacket! I only have one (which I still wear all of the time), so I would have to scour the sale racks at Gap before attempting this.

    I also really love that skirt you're wearing. I love great finds at Forever 21.

  2. Thanks Jackie!

    Forever 21 actually has some awesome, not too expensive, denim jackets that would be great to cut the sleeves off of. Check out these ones:



  3. Totally doing this when I get home. I have way too many jean jackets I'd like to trash, lol.

  4. All you did was cut off the sleeves and it looks THAT seamless? Wow!
    The Fashionable ESQ

  5. Very cute! I also made a denim crop vest, you can see it on my blog. I would be happy if you check it out :)



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