Trend Hack: Embellished Jeans

This Friday we are turning over the blog to Devon! She is sharing how she is taking on the beaded denim trend and making it her own. We love the look and are tempted to pass her a few of our faded blues for fall. Read on how you can too!

Taking a risk on a Trend

I often have this internal struggle between loving a new trend, and not wanting to invest in it. Certain styles come and go, but I still find myself wanting to incorporate them into my wardrobe. This season, in particular, we’ve seen a lot of over-the-top, glitzy add ons. I love a subtle touch of glam, and the embellished denim trend is just right.

 Investing Wisely By DIY

Luckily for me, this trend is the perfect opportunity to stretch those DIY muscles! Why spend almost $200 on something that will probably collect dust after a season or two? Below is my DIY trend hack that’s simpler than you may think!

 The Supply List:

  • Old jeans (or hit the thrift store for a cheap pair)
  • Pearls, beads, whatever you want!
  • Needle
  • Thread (white is best)
  • Scissors

Plan your pattern:

There are many designs out there, but I liked the idea of a simple ombre pattern. Since I love to wing-it, this technique also allows me to mess up a little. For this effect, I started with more beading along the pocket and used fewer as I went down the leg. If you’re a planner, use chalk beforehand to lay out where your beads and pearls will go.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Make sure your thread is long enough to secure Pearls when hand knotting. 
  • String glass beads together in a bunch before securing to save time.
  • Learn from my mistakes; make sure you move the pocket lining AWAY so you don’t sew it closed!
  • Wash with care! The jeans are now a high-risk item in the laundry; spot clean as needed. If you must wash them, turn them inside out and air dry.

 The Final Product:

Honestly, this took way longer than I thought, but with a glass of wine in the evening, it was a nice way to unwind. Regardless, I feel like I have this little fashion secret. I can’t wait for the faces when I say I made them myself! Considering all the coin I saved, I will definitely be doing more DIY projects in the future.

Stay Stylish,

Posted on August 4, 2017 and filed under Tips & Tricks, Women.