5 Easy and Stylish Denim Hacks to Give Your Jeans More Life
Celebrating its 50th year this fall, the Levi’s Trucker Jacket III has been saving our sartorial bacon for quite some time. On its own, the garment is a solid wardrobe staple but customizing it changes errythang. “As we have seen on the runways recently, denim on denim – or as we know it, the Canadian tuxedo – is a huge trend right now, making it the perfect piece to use as a canvas to customize,” says Maria Stoop, Denim Tailor at Levi’s, Sherway Gardens Mall. “Also, denim is sturdy so customizations hold up nicely on the material.”
A fashion design grad with a passion for sewing, Stoop is tasked with helping individuals create denim pieces that are truly unique to their style and personality. “I love experimenting with different materials and textures. When you think outside the box anything is possible to make your denim truly yours,” says Stoop, “You can incorporate scrap fabrics into embroidery designs, mix and match patches with pins and studs, paint and rip elbows, or use contrasting stitching.” To get you started, Stoop shares her top five stylish denim hacks.
Denim Hack #1: Cut to the Chase
“Cut-offs add great detail to the bottom of your jeans or denim jacket,” says Stoop, “Secure your seams with needle and thread or a drop of clear nail polish, then slightly fray the bottoms with sandpaper. Wash it to complete the look!”