Tuesday, September 13, 2011

DIY studded jacket and coloured pants

I rarely let clothes languish in my closet, but this jacket hasn't made too many public appearances in the past couple of years. I always felt it was a little...plain, so last weekend I decided to do something about it.  I picked up some studs at fabric store and turned it into my first DIY project. The store sold a tool you're meant to use with the studs, but I just hacked away with a small kitchen knife. There are probably a million ways why you shouldn't do it like this, but I'm just saying it can be done. I haven't washed it yet but I'll probably put it the delicate cycle in a mesh bag, in case the studs come apart. 

I got the pants and shoes recently using gift cards left over from my birthday and Christmas 2010 (I'm still on my self-imposed spending freeze), with both items massively marked down. More on that in another post, I've rambled enough!

Tank - twenty-fifty b. via Winners
Jacket- Mexx
Pants - Mexx
Shoes - Old Navy
Hat - Thrifted (also here)
Scarf (on hat) - Thrifted (Garage)
Bracelets - Thrifted
Earrings - Gifted

Everybody, Everywear | Colored Pants


  1. Great idea with the studs! Your booties are fabulous too!

  2. Your shoes are awesome!
    I'm totally impressed with your DIY, too.

    Thanks for joining us at EBEW!

  3. Oh, I like the studded jacket and the bright background and the fit of the pants...and the shoes!

  4. Great job on the jacket...subtle but enough to create an edge. Great pants...they look perfect on you. Love the overall look. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  5. Love the ensamble, you look so chic!Adorable blazer and amazing boots!

  6. What is Mexx? I'm going to google it asap because I'm loving those pants. They are incredible. I need them. I'm not on a spending freeze, but I should be.

    I love what you did with that blazer. What a great idea.


  7. So very sorry it took me so long to comment back! Thanks so much for following my blog and I've followed you as well :) Now to the outfit: LOVE the DIY studs! I've been doing a lot of that lately myself and the hat is the perfect topper!


  8. Very Michael Jackson Chic! I love it :)

    I'm feeling the urge to bedazzle something myself!

  9. Very impressive - adding the studs was such a great idea - it looks amazing!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  10. nice idea! the studs really make a difference...


  11. Katie of Ak Weredork21 September 2012 at 14:02

    Oh, I just love everything about this look. The studded jacket, the hat, the sleek pants and the fantastic booties, this can't get much better!
    You did a really good job on the studs, I tried a project like this but I just went nilly-willy with the studs and it ended up very sad looking. (I should have been better and lined everything up, but, lessons for next time.)
    You always pull of really amazing menswear looks, I think this is my favorite of your outfits.


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