The Street-Style Trend You Can DIY Now

And wear forever

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Use old fabric to create letters for a cool slogan at the back of your jacket.

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Or get a slogan patch.

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Take it from Chiarra Ferragni and go wild with patches all over.

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BFF jackets — what you and your best girlfriend need now.

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When all else fails, slap on a witty quote.

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Use fabric paint to spice up a vintage denim jacket.

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When painting on leather, be sure to sand down the area you want to work on, and use leather dyes or acrylic paint. For a more comprehensive tutorial, click here.

You know how trends are: They send us into fits of envy that in turn drive us to the shops, after which we wear whatever we’ve splashed out on relentlessly, partly because it’s cool but also because we’ve spent so much on it, urgh.

But here’s a Spring/Summer trend that won’t need your credit card so much, because your sewing machine and some dabs of fabric paint will be able to do the job just as well: Jazzed-up jackets.

This season, street-style stars in all the fashion capitals are trotting out in these jackets embellished with patches or slogans.

And while you could head out and just buy your own, where’s the fun in that? Click through above for some inspiration on how you can revamp an old jacket (from the thrift store or the back of your closet) and turn it into a covetable, personalised trend piece.

For more on fashion, click here. Or check out How To Impress Your Relatives This Chinese New Year or The Curvy Girl’s Guide To Buying Jeans

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