If you've read the August issue of ELLE, you'll have seen our special denim story and will be fully clued-up on how to wear it for the new season.
The next step? Make it your own. Here's how.
1. NOVELTY PATCHES
If there is one way to make your denim feel more now, this is it. Our favourites are the extra quirky ones from Itchy Scratchy, Lazy Oaf and Skinny Dip. Think ice-cream cones, fried eggs and bubble gum packs. Just remember, more is more so stack 'em up.
2. METAL STUDS
Head to your local Gap store where they now
offer a denim personalization service (available in selected stores), with one
of the options being gold or silver metal studs that you can have strewn across
their jeans and jackets. We say go big or go home and attach to pockets, lapels
3. IRREGULAR HEMS
Didn't manage to get your hands on a pair of Vetement's £800 jeans? Us neither. Make your own by cutting an irregular hem at the ankle (short at the front, longer at the back) and gradually fraying the edges.
4. PUT YOUR NAME ON IT
Levi's newly updated in-store customization service now offers monogramming on any of their denim pieces, as well as patching, coloured turn-ups, tapering and distressing on any Levi's product. The options are endless.
5. FRAY THE EDGES
6. OVERSIZED KNEE PATCHES
Make use of old jeans by dissecting them
into large rectangular patches and stitching onto the knees of another pair of
jeans. For maximum effect choose two contrasting shades of denim.
7. BUY SOME BADGES
For a quick denim update build up a
collection of badges and pins that you can easily move between your favourite