Hello denim vest. Even from a distance you can’t miss this oversized bad boy, the cut-out sleeves and ragged edges beg to stare. It’s an easy throw-on piece, large enough to toss over a couple layers or a chunky sweater, like this Fashionista. She paired her worn vest with an assortment of thrifted touches that, put together, turned out a really unique ensemble.
There is definitely some distinctive style in the works here. Most, if not all, of this Fashionista’s garments came from thrift stores while she added her own personal touches. Part of her necklace is a string of old school plastic alphabet beads with edgier chains layered on top, a homage to youth in fashion. Her only bag in sight was this fire engine red cross body; simply leather yet totally striking. And she topped off her accessories with a bucolic bow, blooming in a pale drapery print. You also can’t help but notice her bright turquoise shorts; or so they would seem. This Fashionista actually took the same pair of scissors to cut down these denim pants into a set of practical shorts. Some deal to steal for sure.
Any denim in general can be transformed into a great D.I.Y. with as little as a pair of scissors. This Fashionista did exactly that with her duds, snagging an old denim jacket and cutting it down to an edgy vest. And there’s no need to worry about cutting along the seam just right either. In fact, the more worn and tattered, the better!
Spotted: As array of designers from Ralph Lauren to Dolce & Gabbana did denim on their spring 2010 runways.