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DIY these trendy wardrobe statements

Here are three easy ways to wear designer duds at discount prices!

Instead of spending 1000's of dollars on designer clothes we thought it would be much more fun to do a little designer-inspired DIY. We DIY'd three of this spring's hottest haute pieces for a fraction of the price. Here's how to get designer looks for less.

Gucci denim jacket

First up is this Gucci men's shearling jean jacket worn by everyone from Kanye West to Jared Leto, Jay Z to Rihanna, as pictured above. How much do you think this jacket costs? If you guessed six thousand dollars, you're right. But if you don't have six grand laying around, here's how to make one for under $100.

What you'll need:

  • Jean jacket
  • Patches x4
  • Iron
  • Towel


You're obviously going to start by getting a jean jacket. And really, you can do this on an old army jacket or a bomber jacket – new or vintage.

Next, you want to find some cool iron-on patches to add detail to your denim.

The Gucci jacket features romantic florals and aggressive animals, and if that's what you're into, you can find some suspiciously similar patches on Etsy.

Now just iron them on. It's so simple – just place your patch on the jacket, embroidery side up, put a cloth or towel on top, and then press the iron on high for 30 seconds. If you don't want the patches to be permanent, you can always sew them on instead.

Then, iron the inside of the garment for 30 seconds and suddenly you've got yourself a $6000 jacket.

And of course this is a statement piece, so keep things simple by pairing it with skinny jeans and a T-shirt, or a super simple solid color dress.

Toronto boutique outHERE by Marcus Chavez Jessi her very own version.

Lucian Matis shoes

Moving on, nothing says Easter like florals...on your feet. Jessi had the distinct pleasure of wearing these pumps by Canadian designer Lucian Matis on our show, and then she found out they were one-of-a-kind, custom made for the models on the runway, and obviously they're priceless. So here's how to make your own custom pumps for only 40 bucks!

What you'll need:

  • Pumps
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue


We picked up these nude pumps at H&M for $30 and then found this pastel floral applique at a local fabric store for $4.99 a yard. And you definitely won't need more than 2 yards. Also, if you can't find an applique you like, you can easily cut floral pieces out of an embroidered fabric. 

Simply cut the fabric into pieces to cover your shoe and then just glue them on. It's really that simple! Use a strong glue that's not too thick because these pieces are quite delicate. And that's it – your basic pump has bloomed.

Chanel pearl sunglasses

(Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

It's springtime – the birds are chirping and the sun is shining, so we definitely need a giant pair of sunglasses adorned with pearls. Here's Rihanna wearing vintage Chanel sunnies at the Victoria's Secret runway show. Those will set you back about $4000, but ours will only cost you $20!

What you'll need:

  • Sunglasses
  • Pearls
  • Hot glue gun


We bought these frames for less than $10 and we spent another $10 at a local bead store on a strand of mother-of-pearls.

To make your sunglasses, measure the string of pearls to fit your glasses and tie both ends into a knot so the pearls don't fall off. Then, all you have to do is put some glue on the inner edge of the frame and carefully place the pearls around it.