They’re back. Paint splattered pants have reentered Fashionistas wardrobes – it was a hit in 2010 thanks to brands like Tory Burch, Proenza Schouler and Diesel Black Gold that showed paint splattered pants in their fall collections. A few weeks ago, 7 For All Mankind teamed up with Rita Wainer, a Brazilian artist, to launch a limited edition line of painted pants. Vogue featured this trend in one of their latest “Jeanius” videos. Last week, I saw a Fashionista walking around campus with a timid, but nonetheless, painted pair. I forgave her because she was wearing a floral blouse that drew enough attention.
Celebrities like Victoria Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, Pink and Drew Barrymore have also reembraced the look. Think you’re up for it? Buy this printed pair from ASOS, this skinny jeans version from Juicy Couture or these painted leggings from Macy’s. You can also save money and make your own pair. Here’s how to D.I.Y: First, make sure you have paintbrushes, fabric or acrylic paint, newspapers, stencils, a sponge and a comb. Start by covering your area with newspaper to prevent any spills on floors. Then, dip a paintbrush in to one of the colors and draw random strokes on the jeans. Use different sized brushes for a more creative effect. The sponge and comb are also to be used for unique touches. Wait for the front to dry before painting the back (obviously) and voilà you have yourself a pair of paint splattered pants.