Customizing My Denim Jacket

Customization, patches, and badges seem to have jumped from the 90’s and made a come-back over the past 6 months or so. I have wanted a denim jacket for ages as I’m really bad for wearing jackets and think this would be perfect for pretty much all weather, but it took me ages to find one I liked. I knew I wanted a black one cause I’m a closet goth and colour scares me (even some denim). In the end, I think I ordered about seven different jackets before I found this Topshop one which I loved, some were too short, some too baggy, one had fur on the inside which would have been too hot in the summer, etc.

Pin Badges

When I went to New York last summer I bought so many pins I actually didn’t quite know what to do with them, the majority of them from the US Urban Outfitters which is so much better than the UK version and The Strand which is a huge bookshop which had the best accessories section. And as soon as I got my jacket I seemed to go a bit crazy with them. At the moment they’re over the tops of both pockets and a few down the sides and while I absolutely love them I am paranoid I’m going to lose them (as I did with one) so I have put some super glue on them to keep them in place. When you add up the value there’s so much money’s worth on here I don’t want to lose anymore.

Here’s a rundown of the badges I currently have in my collection:

Right Side: I Am Always Busy/ All Black Everything/ Clever Girl Jurassic Park/ Sith Happens Star Wars/ Back To The Future/ Poison Bottle

Left Side: Blue Book Heart/ Not Today/ Black Skull/ Colourful Anchor/ Sad Songs/ Wednesday Addams/ Adventure Mountain/ Mystical Cat

March 7, 2017
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28 Comments

  • Reply Lynne Harper

    Love this, what a great way to create something unique and to add your mark on an item of clothing. My daughter would love to do this to hers, so i must show her later x

    March 8, 2017 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Jodie Whitham

    Remember collecting badges when i went through an almost emo phase. I love urban outfitters so will have to see for self if and when visit america 🙂

    March 8, 2017 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Rachel Nicole

    You’ve got some great badges, my friend collects them for her jacket and I’ve been tempted to buy a few! xo

    March 9, 2017 at 12:19 am
  • Reply Sarah Louise

    I used to do this a lot with my jackets when I was a teen. I used to collect pin badges and there was so many of them my jacket was covered. You have some amazing badges there x

    March 9, 2017 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Donna

    I was obsessed with customising denim back in the day! It was so much fun. i used to cut bits out and stitch in strands of rope and all-sorts! Fun. Great pins!

    March 9, 2017 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Meenal Ranka

    I like customizing my clothes. And this gave me a great idea. Love the badges.

    March 9, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I love this and there seems to be little badges everywhere right now to customise clothes Primark has some amazing ones x

    March 9, 2017 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    I love the range of pins that you managed to find. I have noticed US stores so seem to be better supplied with larger ranges of items than UK stores.

    March 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Brico

    Haha your pins are hilarious! Just my style! Thanks for sharing, this is great. Is this a style in the US again yet? I spend too much time with toddlers I have no idea. But I hope so!

    March 10, 2017 at 1:39 am
  • Reply Annie Bean

    Not a big fan of pin badges on clothes but like how you’ve styled the ones you have. A lot of fun nostalgia related bits which is really cute.

    March 10, 2017 at 6:42 am
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    A nice collection of pins, and such a great way to show them off by pinning them to your jacket.

    March 10, 2017 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Jemma Andrew-Adiamah

    I love that pins are so big right now. An easy way to change up a jacket.

    March 10, 2017 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Nicol Wong

    LOVE the darth vader one haha that “all black everything” is so me

    March 10, 2017 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Emily

    Aw, I have no idea where my pins from back in the day are! Will have to ask my mum. Love the Wednesday Addams and cat!

    March 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply The London Mum

    Love the customising to your jacket! Love that you searched for so long for the right jacket too- I find it’s so hard to get an exact colour or cut without giving loads of clothes a good chance!

    March 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    Oh those pins are just fabulous! I never know what to put mine on, so I think I need to get a denim jacket now!

    March 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Lyndsey O'Halloran

    Oh I love the buttons. What an easy way to make something different.

    March 10, 2017 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Healthy & Psyched

    Love all the pins- great you have found a use for them. I’ve got tonned of disney ones just sat in a draw.

    March 10, 2017 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Angela Milnes

    I do like the Darth vader badge! I think customising denim is a fantastic thing. It could be fun as well as trendy.

    March 10, 2017 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Hayley McLean

    Ooh it looks brilliant! Pins are such a good way to make something your own arent they. xx

    March 11, 2017 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Tracy Morgan

    I used to have pins in the 80’s! I think they’ve graced every decade! Yours look so good on your jacket!

    March 11, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply kerry norris

    What a cool idea. I have lots of Disney pins so I should use them to decorate my jacket x

    March 12, 2017 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Zena's Suitcase

    It looks amazing, I think Denim looks great with some accessories

    March 12, 2017 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply mummyslittlemonkey

    Looks fab! Love all your pins too – poison bottle is my favourite. x

    March 12, 2017 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    All the pins look fab! It’s such a great collection to have.

    March 12, 2017 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Jayne

    Oh that looks awesome! I used to love collecting these back in the 80’s x

    March 13, 2017 at 8:31 am
  • Reply fashion-mommy

    They look cute and make the jacket so unique and unusual. Interesting about Urban Outfitters being so much better in the US.

    March 13, 2017 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Rachel Blackmore

    This jacket looks so lovely and looks very personalised which is always good to have a personalised jacket and I have never been into urban outfitters I so should try going into urban outfitters

    March 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm
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