If you love fashion and you’re breathing oxygen, you most likely have some kind of Gucci obsession. The eclectic style has trickled down to almost everything we see in magazines and on television shows these days, and for good reason. What is Gucci style? Kind of…everything, all mashed up together! That’s what makes it so glorious! It’s a 70s meets bohemian meets fur meets prairie meets 60s meets harajuku meets menswear…and somehow after they all meet, they all get along grandly.
So welcome to a new series I am starting, called DIY Styling: Gucci Style. I’m in no way, shape, or form, a TRUE DIYer…so these do it yourselves are mostly gonna be more like “put it on yourselves” which, as long as you typically can dress yourself, you are quite qualified to do! Today’s post has a little bit of a DIY, but if you are scared of the DIY’s (like I am), have no fear. Today’s DIY involves an iron. Period. Sure, sure, I hate ironing. But this is ironing for GUCCI, and that makes it all worthwhile!
Unless you are living under a rock or are not on social media (if you say you are not, then I know you’re lying because you’re reading this post!), you have seen these embroidered bomber jackets. They’re simultaneously chic and kitschy all at the same time. Add one to a t-shirt and jeans and you suddenly look like a rock star. They’re probably the most perfect jacket, ever. Gucci came out with one of these bad boys and the world went bomber jacket mad. Now you can find them almost everywhere…from Zara to Asos to Urban Outfitters to those fabulous reversible vintage ones that you will pay a pretty penny for. The upside? Spending money on one of them will inevitably be worth it because they’re comfortable, warm, and look Gucci-licious with everything in your closet, even your pajamas. The downside? Unless you’re spending over $200 or so on one, then you’re jacket is most likely mass produced and not all that unique. It’s not a bad thing, but it’s a consideration for sure. I decided that I wanted my own. Here’s what I did:
I got a cotton bomber from Asos. I chose this one because a. it is 100% cotton which means it’s breathable (in California this translates to “wearable for more than one season”) and the iron on patches I bought will stick to it without ruining the jacket b. it was a great price and c. it is a neutral color which will make the patches pop. If you’re gonna do an iron on patch jacket you have to use cotton and not a silky fabric. If you’re gonna sew them on, that’s a different story, you can use any fabric you like. I found some patches I loved locally, but there are just so many on Etsy for such great prices, you will have no problem at all finding any look you like! I found this incredible back patch on Etsy HERE for about $15 including shipping!
I ironed them on, and voila! Instant Gucci style bomber jacket, in my own unique design!
Don’t want to DIY it? Here are a few of my favorite ready to wear jackets that won’t kill your budget! Asos, jersey Asos jacket, this men’s Urban Outfitter’s bomber (since it’s men’s, size down!), and this Zara tiger jacket.
Happy Gucci styling!