Friday, June 15, 2012

DIY: Denim Vest

This summer, the trend that I have been seeing a lot lately are DENIM VESTS.
Many celebs have been sporting it around town while running errands or spending time with their family and friends.

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Sienna Miller, Whitney Port, Rihanna...

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Kim Kardashian, Emmy Rossum, Sienna Miller (yet again)...

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Ciara, Jessica Szohr, Blake Lively...

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Ashley Tisdale, and Jessica Alba.

There are many ways to dress up a simple denim vest.
As you can see, these stylish celebs wore them with summer dresses, jeans, leggins, skirts, and maxi dresses.
It's a very versatile type of clothing. It goes with absolutely anything.
That's why I was convinced to buy my own.

You can buy denim vests pretty much at any store.

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If you are looking for a more affordable vest, Forever 21 and Gap offers a variety of choices.
They usually range between $20-$30.

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Territory Ahead, Urban Outfitters, and JCrew are more on the expensive side.
However, I'm sure that they are of very good quality. If you ask me, I would definitely think about investing in something that will last me a long time.

However, if you are fasting from shopping, there is a way.
You don't have to spend a dime if you DIY'ed your own personal denim vest!
Which is exactly what I did...

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I've had this cropped jean jacket since I was in 4th grade.
I recently found it on my stack of old jackets and I decided to cut the sleeves off to make into a denim vest.

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What you will need:

• an old jean jacket
• a pair of sharp scissors

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Start out by making a small slit under the sleeves -- the armpit part.
Make sure to cut the cloth one sid at a time right at the seam. Don't cut both sides at the same time or else it won't be clean.

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Here is the finished look! I really like how it turned out.
It looks just like the ones sold at your local clothing store. And I didn't even spend one penny.

I hope you guys found this DIY helpful.

How do you guys feel about Denim Vests? Would you invest in a good quality vest or just DIY your own?



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71 comments:

  1. i love a good denim vest, great casual piece!

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    1. I agree! you can pair it with absolutely anything.

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  2. Thank You sooo much :) I like adding songs to posts :) ...love denim vests - such a timeless trend :)


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  3. Very cool! I love the result!

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  5. Carrieee *-* Hi love, how are you??
    I love the denim vest, are amazing, I only have one but I never know how combinate it. T,T

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    1. I'm doing great! Thank you so much. You can wear them with pretty much anything -- a dress, a skirt, jeans...

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  6. This is such a great DIY! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  7. That's great - cept I don't have a denim jacket. I mean, I have a white denim jacket I'm wearing this Sunday, but I don't wanna chop off the sleeves. Guess I'll just have to go looking at thrift stores since I dont wanna pay a lot of money!! :)

    And this is deffo a trend I would wear! Love it!

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    Manda
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    1. Awh. But yes, thrift stores will definitely have it, i'm sure! good luck.

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  8. Yay for the denim vest - always been a fan myself so glad i can get it back out this summer!

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    1. Same here! I cannot wait to rock this vest this summer.

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  9. love this denim vest and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
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    1. awh, thank so so so much! that's so sweet.

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  10. Denim vests are awesome clothes - they are so easy to mix and match with other ones! I'd prefer buying a good quality vest rather than doing it myself (because I'm not so talented with DIY- stuff haha) :D But you did so well job with your one! I really like it and I'd wear it anytime:)

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    1. I agree with you. I would've done the same thing. I was actually kind of scared when i was doing it but i'm glad it turned fine. :D

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  11. amazing post!

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  12. Loving this trend and thank you for sharing the DIY.

    Liz
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  13. LOVIN it on Sienna and Jessica!! I don't think I would wear one though, it's not quite my style, but I love taking in other girls fashion sense ;)

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    1. I know right. Sienna can definitely rock the denim vest!

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  14. Love vestes! Should buy/ diy myself one as well. :)

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    1. you should!!! it's really easy. :D

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  15. Thank you for your comment.

    Cool DIY denim vest! I've never thought I could rock a denim vest but I'm inspired by how Kim Kardashian styled hers (^_^) x

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you got inspired. :D

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  16. denim vest are so cool! But I haven't found one yet I like. I really wanna give this piece a try :)
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    1. I'm sure you'll find the perfect one for you!

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  17. Great and easy DIY! i wish I had an old denim jacket lying around too. I really like the vests paired with a skirt or floral print dress. Emmy Rossum looks so cute in hers! :)

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    1. I know right!!! I plan to wear it with my summer dresses too. I really like the look.

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  18. Easy peasy diy !! Thanks for the tips , sweetie !
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    Andrea - www.dreamingofchanel.com

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  19. i love a bit of fashion diy!! sienna miller is the queen of denim vests :) xx

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    1. i've been getting into DIYs lately. they're really fun.

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  20. this is a great idea. i'm not a big vest person personally because it cuts my body up strangely and is not flattering on me, but i love vests on others

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    1. awh, maybe you just haven't fount the right one.

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  21. Nice denim vest:) mind to follow back?

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  22. Rihanna look so hot in the denim vest :)!!!!! Awesome DIY project <3

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    1. i actually really like her jeans in that picture!

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  23. I love how these celebs are wearing their denim jacket... I love your DIY too :D and you didn't have to spent any money. I wish I still had my old denim jackets..or something. Although I don't think they would fit me very well :P Hmm maybe I should look around and see if my sisters have some they don't use. Why let it go to waste right? I would love to pair them with my maxi dresses :D Thanks for this DIY post.

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    1. definitely don't throw them away if you find an old jean jacket. turn it into a vest!!!

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  24. it's super easy to do, it looks amazing!

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  25. great diy! i love the way jessica alba styled it! so pretty!!!! :D

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  27. Great post :)
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  28. oh i love denim vests!!! yours looks so cute, i'm planning on making one soon, i have an old red denim jacket that i've been wanting to turn into a vest! great post!! :)

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  29. I love the denim vest look! Great DIY!
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  30. I love the look of these but whenevever I try them on I feel like a look like a teenage boy lol!!

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    1. you just have to dress it up a bit. wear it with a summer dress to make it look girly.

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  31. I will be doing this later! xx

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  32. Great Idea, Thanks for sharing
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  33. 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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