Jeans and a boyfriend blazer, a chambray blouse and leggings—denim is one of my style mainstays. My love for this American classic will never fade.
Every era is defined by its jeans. With denim trends passing by in the blink of an eye, a lot of jeans end up in the trash and in thrift shops. I’m incorporating denim into my upcycling projects to offset my part in mass consumerism and the waste it generates.
It’s a bittersweet day when my favorite pair of jeans wears thin at the knees and it’s time to let go of them. There’s an undeniable, uncomfortable gap in my wardrobe. It’s both exciting and daunting to have to try something new!
I loved the floral print of these jeans so much that I upcycled the fabric when they wore out. Here are the jeans before upcycling!
I put the denim in natural wooden embroidery hoops and embellished it with wildflowers of Wisconsin. Denim if the perfect backdrop of blue sky for fields of wild roses, black-eyed Susans, and coneflowers. The trio of pictures will remind me of the beauty of summer all year long. My old favorite pants are now my new favorite wall art!
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