VETEMENTS INSPIRED DENIM DIY

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH A TREND, BUT CAN'T AFFORD IT? THERE ARE A FEW ANSWERS TO THIS QUESTION. 1. YOU MAX OUT YOUR CREDIT CARD BUYING SAID ITEM/THING YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT. 2. YOU FIGURE OUT A WAY TO RE-CREATE IT. 3. CUT YOUR LOSSES AND FIND A NEW LOVE. IN MY WORLD, OPTION 2 IS THE ONLY ANSWER.

VETEMENTS REWORKED VINTAGE JEANS HAVE BEEN HIGH ON MY LIST FOR SOME TIME NOW. I LOVE THEIR IRREVERENT QUALITY AND OFF BEAT FEEL. BUT WITH A PRICE TAG OF $1450, YOU BETTER BELIEVE I WAS GOING TO UTILIZE MY SEWING AND DESIGN SKILLS TO RE-CREATE THEM. THIS PROJECT VIRTUALLY COST ME NOTHING BUT MY FREE TIME. I USED TWO PAIRS OF DENIM ALREADY HANGING IN MY CLOSET (WHICH ALIGNS PERFECTLY WITH MY 2017 GOAL OF USING WHAT I HAVE AND NOT BUYING EVERYTHING NEW). AND I SAVED MYSELF FROM A MAJOR HIT ON MY CREDIT CARD.

I MUST WARN YOU THERE IS A BIT OF CONSTRUCTION KNOWLEDGE/SKILL INVOLVED IN COMPLETING THIS DIY. WHAT STARTED OUT AS AN INSTAGRAM STORY QUICKLY BECAME A MORE CONCRETE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO. AFTER WATCHING THIS VIDEO YOU STILL MAY HAVE SOME QUESTIONS, BUT DON'T HESITATE TO ASK, I'LL GLADLY WALK YOU THROUGH IT. AND IF IT'S SOMETHING A BIT TOO OUTSIDE YOUR WHEELHOUSE, WELL, THAT'S WHAT I'M HERE FOR. I AM HAPPILY TAKING ORDERS. 

NOT FEELING THE HASSLE? CHECK OUT THESE BRANDS FOR VERSIONS OF THIS COVETED DENIM TREND.

FRAME DENIM Nouveau Le Mix $449

RAG & BONE Two Tone Crop $425

SIWY Mary Jane Jeans $196

EXPRESS Pieced Raw Hem Rigid Girlfriend Jean $88 ON SALE $60.99

AMERICAN EAGLE Vintage Hi-Rise $54.95 ON SALE $29.99