Every one of us wants to be unique, but the reality is, most of us buy their clothes from the same brands or stores. When there is a discount, we all go to the same mall to buy our favorite pieces, and when we see a good offer, we don’t walk out on it. When we purchase the same outfits as our friends, it is hard to stand out. You can have your clothes handmade, or you can buy unique pieces, but the reality is, that will cost you a lot of money. So, unless you plan on spending hundreds, or even thousands of dollars for every piece of clothing you want to own, you need to be creative and customize the outfits on your own.
This fall, one of the most popular clothing pieces that are back in style is the denim jacket. It is a known fact that these pieces have been in and out of style for decades, but one thing is for sure – we love them and they will always be one of our favorite clothes. Most of these jackets have a simple outline and even though there are a variety of different shades you can choose from; they are still pretty much the same model. So, if you want to stand out, you need to customize it. In this 2024 guide, we are going to give you some tips and ideas about the cool ways you can make your jacket look different and unique. Follow our tips and remember to combine them with your creativity and personal style.
1. The 70s and 80s look
The first thing you can do with your jacket is you can make it look like it is from the 70s or 80s! For this, you will need a few stickers and patches from your favorite band or singer, scissors, and some fabric glue. Before you start you should choose the places where you want to put the patches and try out different combinations.
You can choose a lot of small ones, and place them on the bottom of the back, or you can go with one big patch, that you are going to place in the middle of the back, and a few small ones that you can stick to the front. Be as creative as you want to be, and try out different things.
Once you are settled on the look of it, if needed, cut the patches, and then just glue them on. Make sure you use a good fabric glue that will not damage the materials, and that will not get washed away when you clean your clothes. You can also use some iron-on stencils or secure the patches with pins.
Now let’s talk about pins that will be used on their own. The great thing about this is that you will not make a permanent change to the fabric, and you can always change the way they are placed. You can use as many or as few pins as you want, and you can remove them when you want to wear the coat as is.
Nowadays there are thousands of different types of pins, and it is up to you to choose the design and size you want. You can choose anything from your favorite bands, TV shows, celebrities, or even random items that you will put on your coat. GSJJ suggests that you can even look for customized pins, no minimum, which means that you can get some items custom made, and you won’t have to worry about being obligated to order in bulk.
If you need some inspiration on how you should place them, you can look at what the celebrities are doing and know that no matter the design, your coat is going to look great. Mix things up, try out different things, and know that you can always change your mind and rearrange them.
If you don’t want to add anything to the coat like stickers or stencils, you can go with some paint. When it comes to this method, you are free to be as creative as you want. Some of the latest trends suggest that you should use at least five different colors, but we say that it is up to you. You can use only one color or as many as you want.
The main thing you should know is that you should always use fabric paint, so it doesn’t wash away when you put the jacket in the washing machine. You can easily find this type of paint in almost any store, and make sure you check reviews before you purchase a product. You should also find something, like a plastic bag or other material, that you will use to cover the parts of the coat you don’t want to be colored. You can either splatter the paint on the jacket, or you can just draw things on it. If you don’t think you have the needed skills to draw things on it, then you should just splatter the colors on it. Make sure you are at least 20 inches away from the fabric and you can choose if you want to use a large brush or a smaller fabric that you will dip in the color.
These are some of the things you can do to make your coat unique, and you can also play around with buttons or brads. Choose to add items to the collar only, or on the whole item. Before you do anything, you should have an idea, and make an initial drawing. This way, it is going to be easier for you to see how things will look, and you should also place the items first before you fasten, stick, or pin them on the fabric.
Don’t forget that glitter is back in style this year, so why don’t you use it to make this product even better? Remember that glitter is a bit specific to work with, so it is better if you can do this project out in the open, in your garden, or on the balcony. Use biodegradable glitter that will not pollute the environment and create any shapes, sizes, and designs you want. Be yourself, follow your gut, and let your creativity run wild.