I’ve been seeing this cool bleached look popping up in jeans and denim shorts all over the fashion scene, so I thought I’d try it out to vamp up an old denim jacket of mine. My goal was to get a half and half jacket, but I love how it came out with random splatters further up as well. I think this will be the perfect piece to add a touch of grunge to any outfit.
To get the look for yourself you’ll need about 3 cups of bleach, a denim jacket (or anything else denim), a towel, and some sort of large bucket or basin.
Pour bleach into the bucket or basin, then dip lower half of jacket into bleach. You’ll want to let it sit in the bleach for about 20min. Be sure to move it around every few minutes to make sure every spot gets well soaked. When you pull it out, everything won’t be white white, but the bleach will continue working as it dries. Let the jacket dry in a good spot where it won’t bleach any unwanted items. I spread mine out on the old towel for about a day.
Once the jacket is dry, you’ll want to wash it to get out the bleach stench.
Et voila – a whole new piece in your wardrobe. I paired it with my super stripe tee and black denim pants from urban outfitters for a weekend bbq. =)