The blazer is a staple piece in every girl's wardrobe. They never go out of style and you can throw them over basically every outfit you're wearing. A finish in touch for every look one might say. They come in many styles and colors but I guess most of us own the classic black blazer. So we think it’s time to spice it up.
Upcycling is one of the hottest trends right now. It means that you give worn clothing a second life by processing it into a new piece of clothing. Fast fashion is pushed aside to make room for sustainability, reuse, and preloved garments. Something we – as a sustainable brand – can only applaud. So when I was scrolling through my social media and saw this amazing and easy DIY for a blazer, it was too good not to share with you guys. Because believe me, I’ve never run this fast to my local drugstore.
The design isn’t new and these particular clips were first used by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood in the late 1960s. They have a rich history in fashion and were later used by designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and Versace. We are talking about safety pins.
I never thought of using these fashion malfunction fixers for upcycling myself but luckily TikTokker @coos.kr did. For this precise design, you’ll need a blazer, thrifted or one that is already hanging in your closet, and some safety pins in a metal of your choice. That’s all? Yep, that’s it. Lay the blazer on a flat surface and just start pinning your safety pins on in a design of your choice. It won’t take long and you’ll be the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind blazer.
Not quite convinced and in need of some inspiration? Click here for the original TikTok video that inspired me.