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9 DIY Painted Jean Jacket Ideas For When You’re Feeling Bored With Your Denim

Denim: an innately versatile and timeless fabric, dominating dress codes of runways and street-style stars of decades. Its sheer wearability makes denim a trusty, fail-safe item to return to when in sartorial doubt, from jeans to denim shorts and jumpsuits, a fabric unanimously worn and loved by people with a multitude of styles. The jean jacket is a closet essential which channels authenticity and laid-back coolness – you can’t beat a classic like the jean jacket, but if you’re looking to add a touch of individuality to your doom look, you can add some cool customized detailing by painting your denim. 

Painted jean jackets revive the individuality and authenticity of denim, breaking away from traditional jean styles by celebrating the one-of-a-kind artistry of self-painted denim. From beautiful prints to bold, playful illustrations and slogans, painted jean jackets channel vintage and nostalgic 90s vibes, that perfect extra layer for cooler summer days. 

Dainty Florals

This super-cute floral-adorned jean jacket radiates vintage vibes, with the pretty floral paint working harmoniously with the soft, washed-out denim shade. 

Retro Prints

If something bolder is more your vibe, bold slogans and prints make the perfect addition to your favourite piece of denim. We’re loving this colorful, retro-feel embellishment.

Get Artsy

This earth and space-inspired design is ultra-creative and truly one-of-a-kind! 

Play With Pink Shades

Denim doesn’t just come in typical blue shades. Ice-cream pastel hues are in, and this poppy-print illustration works perfectly against the baby pink shade of this jean jacket. 

For The Minimalist

If you’re a fan of sartorial minimalism, but still looking to add some personality to your denim, this simple face-outline painted jacket is authentic but still super chic, with single white line paint. 

Sweet as Cherries

Cherries have really taken over the fashion landscape in recent years, with the whimsical print breaking ground alongside spring’s favourite ubitquitous florals and similarly fruity lemons. This cherry-adorned jean jacket is super simple, yet super sweet. 

Add Splashes of Color

Inject a dose of brightness with splashes of color all over your denim – the perfect partner for a white dress. 

Make a Statement

Customizing your denim is the perfect way to add some personality to your style. Painting on statements that show off who you are and what you believe in will make your jean jacket truly authentic, and we’re loving this hand-painted empowering feminist message.

Fresh White & Florals 

Florals work so well with denim, and we’re loving how they look on this fresh white jean jacket just as much! 

An aspiring fashion journalist, Ruby is a French student at the University of Leeds in the UK and a National Style Writer for Her Campus. In her spare time, you'll find her exploring coffee shops or cocktail bars, online shopping and reading magazines. Find more of her writing at https://rubywritings.home.blog.