After last season’s influx of oversized statement collars, studded cuffs and extravagant earrings, here at Bullet Blues we can’t help but notice that customization is the way forward for spring/summer ’15 fashion too. These days it’s not just lavish jewelry that’s winning us over… staple fashion favorites are also having a makeover. To remain on-trend can sometimes feel like a popularity contest, so this season the key look we’re encouraging you to try out relates to denim, and more importantly, how you can personalize what you wear and make it your own.
With fashion trends continually changing how we choose to dress, it sometimes feels like a challenge to truly know what’s ‘in’. But the truth is, trends are more of a ‘guideline’ for us to build our own unique looks around anyway – it’s our creative streak that can make or break an outfit. In particular, denim customization is an exciting concept to focus on as the embellishment and technique side is pretty affordable to buy.
With denim pieces like jeans and jackets, there’s a sense of freedom to ‘dabble’ and personalize which is always a bonus for fashion addicts.
So whether you’re a fan of the ‘Canadian tuxedo’, the ombre bleaching effect, rock chic style or patchwork denim, the choices to be able to customize your denim this season are endless.
Bullet Blues has done plenty of research to help you nail the most influential denim techniques. We’re pretty sure you’ll fall head over heels in love when it comes to trying them out too…
Accentuate Your Assets with Appliqué
This season there is a definite emphasis on pretty, delicate florals. Spring/Summer 2015 is all about accentuating your look with little feminine touches – enter appliqué! You can pick up all kinds of individual decorative pieces from your local craft store, or you could even make your own from scratch using different fabrics and stitching, depending on your skill level. Michaels is a fantastic customization haunt to explore for this sort of embellishment, and even better is the fact that all of their products are expertly made in the USA. This must-visit craft destination even offers classes to help you brush up on your artistic sewing skills… how cool is that?
Handmade Patchwork Craftsmanship At Home
The fabulous thing about creating one-off customized pieces is that anyone with the desire to create unusual denim separates can do it… at a crafty class, with friends, or from the comfort of your own home. So why not embrace the patchwork trend and choose contrasting colored fabrics from the likes of Jo-Ann’s Fabric and Craft Stores.
Celeb Style Rules
Draw inspiration for your artisan apparel from high profile celebs like Gwen Stefani, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson if you need further persuasion! Have fun with your stitching styles and thread colors too – remember that you don’t have to stick with blue.
In fact, the brighter the better in some cases! A word of caution though ladies, this embellishment technique requires patience. Whenever you’re handling an embroidery needle or using a sewing machine, be sure to take your time! Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the same can be said when it comes to getting your patchwork masterpiece just right.
We adore SJP’s cropped skinnies for their leather accents and versatility. If you want to create a similar custom pair of your own, Bullet Blues has an exciting array of made in USA skinnies just waiting to be snapped up and experimented on! Simply choose a pair that takes your fancy from our all-American jeans product range, and let your creative juices flow.
For a patched rock chic look like Gwen’s, we highly recommend you try on our ‘Fox Azur’ designer jeans for size. They have a rich dark blue hue with a subtle whiskered effect to add a slimline appeal. Think of your Bullet Blues denim as a blank canvas which lets your style define your personality. All of our American-made jeans come complete with carefully stitched pockets for practicality. Pockets are the perfect place to begin your appliqué or patchwork customization project if you’re not yet ready to take the plunge with design work on the legs. Hey, we all have to start off somewhere.