Last week, I decided to give my Joe Fresh jeans a second life with a DIY patch project. I had worn these jeans quite often so they had become a little overly distressed over time. Don’t get me wrong, nothing’s wrong with a good pair of distressed denim, especially if it comes from wear and tear. However, I have several other pairs of distressed jeans and I wasn’t ready to let go of these. They had travelled many journeys with me and I had a new vision that would take them to a whole new level! This DIY patch project had been on my radar for quite a while so when the occasion of recycling a pair of jeans presented itself, I knew it was time to gather the emoji patches that had been sitting in my drawer and get to work. The great part of this DIY is that it’s so easy, although it does require some patience! These patches were supposed to be ironed-on to adhere but on my first attempt, that didn’t happen and so I ended up by having to sew them on to make sure that they would permanently stay in place. It took a little more time but the results are great.
I’m really in love with these customized patched jeans and see myself wearing them in so many different ways and throughout fall. Here, I paired them with a bomber jacket and heels for a chic rocker look but I’ve already lined up a few looks to include wearing them with a turtleneck and sneakers for a more relaxed look, an all-denim look with booties, or a shaggy coat over a white crisp shirt when the weather gets cooler.