Sometimes it’s easy to get bored with things in our closets, but before you start making a donate pile, consider studding! Studding is such an easy way to spruce up an old item. Almost any item can be studded but the trick is finding the best way to arrange the studs on whatever piece you use. I took this pair of shorts and arranged a pretty pattern of pyramid and heart-shaped studs to give them an edgy look while still keeping the feminine flair.
Various shapes/sizes of studs
Clothing item you’d like to stud (cardi, denim cutoffs, booties, etc.)
Here are some more in depth instructions just in case:
Map out your preferred arrangement of studs on the piece you’re studding and take a photo of it. Use the photo as a guide to make sure that you keep the spacing/pattern consistent throughout the piece.
Press and attach studs according to your guide. Don’t forget to push the prongs in using a flat, hard tool like the end of a screwdriver or the end of a butter knife to make sure that they don’t poke out.
Don’t be afraid to get really creative with your stud patterns. You don’t even have to limit yourself to standard pyramid studs. Use heart or star-shaped studs to make your piece extra cute or add spikes for a fierce Gaga-esque look.
Ready to try this DIY? Don’t forget to Instagram your studly creation #studweeklulus so we can check it out!
Hi Friends, it’s Jen again from Jenloveskev. I hope you are all having a fabulous summer. Today, for our Art Inspired Fashion post, we are going to look at a Georgia O’Keeffe painting.
It’s titled “Deer’s Skull with Pedernal” and was painted in 1936. I chose this particular painting by Georgia O’Keeffe because I was drawn to the colors and how calm and serene the painting feels.
I was instantly inspired to create an outfit from the painting. I wanted to feel like a traveler; someone out to make their own path. This painting made me want to explore the desert and find neat treasures along the way.
These shorts are super comfortable to walk around in, and the pattern on them is so fun and fashionable – the colors are just beautiful.
This cross shoulder bag is great for collecting all the trinkets you find along your journey!
These Jeffrey Campbell wedges are the perfect exploring shoe. The wedge isn’t very high, so they’re easy to walk in. The neutral color helps makes your legs look extra long too!
Bonus! Layer it all up with some cool necklaces and lots of bracelets and you’re good to go. Whether you are a trailblazer in the city or the desert, this is the perfect summer outfit.
Hey everyone! It’s Jen again from Jenloveskev. Here we are with the 2nd installment of our Art Inspired Fashion posts. This month I decided to choose a famous French painter because I am going to Paris next month for a week!! I am so excited. One of my favorite painters is Henri Matisse. He used such beautiful bold colors, and every painting is a joy to look at. That is why I chose this Seville Still Lifepainting; it is so full of life with all the contrasting patterns.
I didn’t want to be so literal with my interpretation, but I did look around for a fancy couch in a red room to take pictures. I guess we are in short supply of those in my neck of the woods. Haha!
Anyway, when I saw this dress I knew it would be perfect. Not only for this painting but for summer as well. I love the floral print and the colors that are used, not to mention how cute the collar is. Isn’t it adorable?
I swear the color of this dress is the same color of the background of the painting. I see lots of remixing in our future together!!
Hi everyone! It’s Jen from jenloveskev and I am super excited about this new feature here on the Lulu’s blog. I get asked all the time where I get my fashion inspiration and my number one answer is from Art. I think it’s fun to look for fashion inspiration in unlikely places. As an art/art history major in college I soaked it up. For this first Fashion from Art post, I chose Joseph Cornell. Joseph Cornell was an American Artist and one of the pioneers of Assemblage art. Assemblage is a three-dimensional composition made from putting together found objects.
This is why I love him so much. I have always been a collector, I LOVE junk. I will find rusty metal on the ground and I pick it up to take home because it looks cool. This has transferred into my style as well. I love mixing patterns, textures and styles. Untitled (The Hotel Eden) is a great example of that. There are different materials and textures all while staying sort of neutral.
I decided this pretty Snickerdoodle Cream Blouse worked great because of the eyelet mixed with the Chiffon fabric and ruffles. It has dimension.
I decided to keep everything neutral in my outfit and add a pop of color with my green socks just like that cute bird.
The added jewelry works so well (especially the necklace) to add a sort of constructed feel to a very feminine outfit.
All in all I think this was a great representation of one of my favorite pieces of art.
The high-waisted trend has been around since the 1940s and it will be around for quite some time, which I am ecstatic about! It is the ideal fashion tip to elongate your legs and accentuate your waist. High-waisted bottoms are also a solution to every girl’s dread: the muffin top. The key is to find bottoms that hit your natural waist and hug your hips. Who doesn’t want to look like a tall vintage-inspired beauty queen?
Here are some style tips of how to attain the classic and sophisticated high-waist style:
1. Make sure your high-waisted shorts are nice and snug, they will be unflattering on you if there is bunching of the fabric.
2. Cropped tops are ideal for the high-waist look because of how easy they tuck in. Tuck in your shirt if you want to pull off this look, but don’t pull the top out too much because this adds volume to your waist. Also, do not tuck in too much or else you will look stiff and uncomfortable.
3. Belts are a great addition to this look. Pick a skinny belt to draw attention to your high-waisted style, or to emphasize your upper body and cinch your waist, a wide belt is perfect!
4. Heels heels heels! These are the perfect final touch to this look because heels add to the elongated look of the legs.
Here are some perfect options from Lulu*s to start you off with this trend the right way:
Now you are ready to show off your vintage-inspired look?