3 Ways To Update Your Denim For Summer

3 Ways To Update Your Denim For Summer
Public Lives, Secret Recipes

Denim in any way, shape, or form is something most of us have in our closet. From skirts to overalls to more classic jeans or shorts, the options are endless when it comes to what designers are doing with denim these days. However this season take matters into your own hands & update the classic denim in your wardrobe not by buying new pieces but by revamping the ones you already have. These three tutorials are super simple & can each be done in under 10 minutes. You don't even need a sewing machine for them! From patchwork to beads & overalls to embroidery, there’s something for everyone in this DIY.

1. Patchwork Jeans Tutorial: 

One of the biggest trends of 2016 is patchwork denim. Skip the overpriced pair & revamp your old denim with a few bandanas & glue. 

What You’ll Need: Jeans | Scissors | Bandanas | Fabric Glue

Step 1: Place cardboard or plastic inside jeans to prevent glue from leaking through. Cut bandanas into desired size. Fold over hems & glue to secure them so no frayed edges are showing. Let sit 1 hour.

Step 2: Place glue on back of bandanas & place onto jeans in desired spots. Press down to secure. Let sit 24 hours. Remove cardboard or material inside leg of jeans.

2. Embroidered Denim Skirt Tutorial: 

Inspired by Gucci's FW '16 embroidered collection this tutorial will save your bank account & simultaneously make you look like you just stepped off the runway!

What You’ll Need: Patches | Fabric Glue | Denim Skirt

Step 1: Place cardboard or plastic inside skirt to prevent glue leaking through. Line back of patches with glue. Place patch in desired spot & press down for 1 minute. Let sit 24 hours with heavy object (i.e. textbook) over the patches to secure in place.

3. Pearl Overalls Tutorial:

Inspired by Forte Couture Overalls which retail for over $300, this simple tutorial takes just one step & one minute of your time to complete. Perfect for festival season or a hot summer day, this simple detail takes your overalls to the next level.

What You’ll Need: Strand of Pearl Beads | Jewel Glue | Overalls 

Step 1: Place glue on one side of pearl strand. Place onto pocket & press down for 1 minute. Let sit 24 hours to secure.

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Caitlin is the founder of Chicago based lifestyle web publication Public Lives, Secret Recipes which specializes in recipe development, DIY tutorials, fashion posts, & much more. Aside from the blog, Caitlin is the founder of Krispops, a crisped rice cake pop company, that you can order online! Be sure to shop Krispops here & follow PLSR on InstagramTwitterFacebook, & Pinterest!

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