DIY 90s Inspired Patch Denim

90s kids rejoice. Patch denim is back. This is quite possibly the easiest DIY there ever was, and also one of the coolest. Make yourself some badass patch-ified denim.

patch covered jeans the Lala

What you’ll need:

  • denim clothing
  • assorted patches
  • an iron or strong fabric glue

patches

Step 1: Lay out your patches

Before you make anything permanent, lay out your clothing items and play around with your placement of the patches. You can even safety pin them in place and try your clothing on to see how it looks on a body so you don’t get any awkward patch placements.

Experiment with bold looks of lots and lots of patches, or something more subtle and simple.

bold

bold jeans 2

bold jeans

bold jacket 2

bold jacket

subtle

subtle patch jeans

subtle jeans

subtle jacket collar

 

Step 2: attach your patches

After you decide on the placements you like best, time to attach your patches to your denim. If you ordered iron-on patches, simply follow the directions on the package. If you don’t have access to an iron, a good fabric glue should do the trick – the patches just may not hold up threw the wash so I recommend the ironing technique.

Now go rock your patch-covered creations.

We opted for the bold jeans and an oversized denim jacket with subtle patches under the collar. The jeans pair perfectly with a solid or striped tee, leather jacket, converse, a bold lip and a coconut popsicle.

90s inspired patch jeans

patch jeans the Lala

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girl on stoop eating popsicle

patch jeans and popsicle the lala

We love the way the oversized denim jacket looks paired with a flirty skirt, crop top and high top converse. Throw on a choker to make all your 90s-kid dreams come true.

90s oversized denim jacket the lala

diy patch denim jacket the lala

wink patch denim jacket the lala

90s inspired oversized denim jacket

oversized denim jacket the lala

Molly Longest

Co-founder, Creative Director Her heart belongs to: leather jackets, live music, Moscow Mules and getting that perfect picture Her guilty pleasures: frequenting the taco truck down the street a minimum of two times a week and talking to strangers' dogs in Central Park

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