September 06, 2012

D I Y / 'Thrown Over Shoulder' Jacket

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jacket: Thrifted & DIY
skirt: self made
heels: Acne
bag: Asos

A jacket looks so much cooler when one doesn't put one's arms through the sleeves. I don't know how those Parisian editors do it, running around from show to show with their jackets thrown nonchalantly over their shoulders. When I do it and take a sprint to catch my tram it just makes me look like an awkward version of batman trying to prevent his cape from flying away. Givenchy, Neil Barrett and Philip Lim had some pretty amazingly constructed jackets where your arms peeked out and gave the illusion of having your jacket thrown over the shoulder. But the one who deserves most credit for making the nonchalant actually nonchalant and practical is Alexander Wang who already did a jacket like this a couple of years ago.

This is probably the easiest DIY I've ever posted on the blog. I used an oversized thrifted mens jacket. Here are the instructions:
Undo the seam on the bottom of the sleeve under your armpit.

93 comments:

Anna said...

wow wow wow !
It's amazing!

joy. | justlikesushi.com said...

Hihi, the easiest and most stunning DIY ever! I'm def gonna try this one! :)


With Love,

Joy
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Edye and Martyn said...

absolutely perfect
btw love your shoes!
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HONEY said...

you have the best ideas! looks so cool!

Laura said...

You always have the best DIY ideas. I like this trend too, but I always lose my jacket when I try it :-D

Duck said...

SUCH an easy DIY to make a really striking piece. I too always wonder how the editors keep the jackets on...every time I try they just fall off behind me :(

Mika said...

I love this! So simple yet so sublime.

kathy said...

What a fantastic DIY!
It looks amazing
Loving your Acne shoes <3
xxx

Katarina said...

amazing!

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Bri Wang said...

Great coat! And I love those Acne shoes.

xx

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A Couples Gallery said...

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Fabliha said...

beautiful jacket - I love the texture :)

AL said...

you always look like a million dollar!

xoxo AL / Alice! wake up!

Raspberry and Rouge said...

Zo gaaf! Xx

StyleNonsense said...

I Would Have Never Guessed It Was An Old Men's Jacket! Everything Is Cooler When You Just Have A Jacket Slouched Over Your Shoulders.
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Sophia said...

Such an amazing DIY! Carven created a jacket with those sleeves about 2 years ago that I bought exactly for that reason and have loved it ever since. It definitely looks way cooler and lets you play with prints, colours and silhouettes in a completely new way.

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Xeana said...

Simple, but looks great!

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Emina said...

I'm not big fan of white, my notcolour is black <3 But I adore your blog :) Nice heels ;)

Kim Liz said...

SO great ivania! <3

manonheine said...

Such a beautiful DIY!! ANd I love your batman-cape illustration of the impracticability of the thrown on coat, it really made me laugh! (and I experience the same problem, although I might describe myself as a hunched and desperate batman trying not to loose half his outfit on the street).
I'm really thinking of using this DIY on one of my old wool military coats and transform it into a cape-like coat :) Thank you so much for the idea!!

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Anonymous said...

I love your ideas and your aesthetic.You are doing an amazing job!

The Polaroid Book said...

This is a great DIY project! I must try this! Only I would also cut the sleeve to make it look more like a cape. What do you think? :)

Benjamin said...

it looks really great from behind and the side. but the front looks.. a little bit unlucky.
although... a great idea but perhaps you should take a thinner jacket

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Jesler M said...

Wauw wauw wat is het weer een mooie diy! Deze ga ik ook proberen (eerst nog een jas scoren)

Nyrha said...

I love this look! And that bag is amazing

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Eline said...

echt een prachtige jas! En zo gemakkelijk te maken!

Michele said...

Aaah die is zo mooi! Wat een goede vondst!

Nathan Niche said...

I'm in love with what you've done with the coat and the armholes, you've totally redesigned it and I like the new way of wearing it. The subtle green piping is a nice touch. and yep if you see me flying by, be sure to try to snap a pic of me posing in provoking postures haha

xx nathan.niche
http://www.the-provoker.com/2012/09/frisky-fresco.html

Claudia G. said...

Awsome heels!

Marga said...

That is so cool!!

stephanie said...

this is a little bit hilarous and a lot cool - i love it! you are genius!

moiminnie said...

Have DIY'd this a while ago, and it's just been sitting in my closet. Thanks for the reminder to wear it :) www.moiminnie.blogspot.com xx

Kelly Collee said...

This looks cool!!

xKelly

AmyXx said...

This is SUCH an awesome look!, I've also tried wearing my jacket on my shoulders once or twice but it always blows off or just looks wrong?...this is perfect,!Xx

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konshonchloe said...

wow super coool blogg
I'm following u
konshon

Milex said...

wow, I love it so much!

addicted said...

oooh i love these jackets! they look so simple and they are really nice.
and i'm greatful because today i recieved your bracelet and necklace! i won one of these from nelly.com! i wasn't expect that so i was surprised when i get email about that day before yesterday!

and i love your blog and style so much! i wish i could have all these clothes

Julia Percia David said...

Amazing pants! I was about to order it! Love the way you matched it!

xoxo

Julia from aboyeur.blogspot.com

emily said...

Wow this is such a genius idea! I'm now going to hunt through my closet for a jacket to do this to...

RAYNE said...

This looks so much more complicated than you explained! Love how It fits.

xR
www.lluviaforallseasons.com

Hilary said...

Seriously, everything you do.

The Fancy Teacup said...

Such an extraordinary project, with chic results! Love how the piping on the jacket matches your shoes!

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Natali said...

As soon as I have time, I'll do it!

EMN said...

this is amazing, and i love your shoes and I love your blog :)
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XX EMN :)

Louise Joli said...

Really love it <3

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Liz Lauren said...

amaze-balls!

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Flaviana Boni said...

amazing look!

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Tram Onbekend said...

Simple DIY, love it. I will watch out for a coat

Iris and Daniel said...

genius!!! this jacket is already really cool, and the volume added after you altered it looks so amazing.

Miss_Daike said...

those shoes are lush!

Floortje said...

Amazing jacket!

Sade said...

Ah i love simple DIY's this will definately come in handy this autumn!

Camilla said...

that is very cute!

xo Camilla

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Pretty impressed that you made this jacket , very nice style lovely items !
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Lilli said...

Great DIY and so simple! Love it!

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Andrea said...

love your shoes :)

purrhaps said...

I just can't describe how much I love your blog and your style. Thank you for inspiration, I just can't getting tired of you :3

Style-Spy-Blogger said...

i'm in love with this look!!!

thehautepursuit said...

love ur DIY's! so simple...and that silhouette is very relevant right now....the phantom arm/cape jacket bwahahah
xV

Jan said...

Gave tas!

inkarlcerating said...

Thanks for your comment , ivania. it made my day. after reading thi post, i wanna go home right away and rummage my oversized boxy jackets this is so good. =p

lieslg said...

Ivania,
I have a Bec&Bridge jacket with cut-outs on both sleeves - I've had it since early 2010.
As I love the quirky, I quickly discovered that I could have 'two' jackets by virtue of just putting my arms through the slits! Hahaha

The 2nd look turns it into a short-sleeved jacket with surprise 'arms' flapping underneath - love it!
I get to take this jacket across the seasons, and am super glad about that as it is by FAR my favourite.

It's also cropped with gold "horse-harness" details back and side, and it is SUPER light, and oh so comfy.
I'm looking forward to giving this DIY a go!

Love your work and love your look!

Baie dankie, mooi meisie!

Hugs from Sydney, Australia :)

Justalazymorning said...

amazing!

Mira said...

Great jacket!!! You never run out of great ideas!!! Thanks for sharing :D
xo

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Her Persona said...

totally cool diy



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shakila j said...

definitely gonna try this! love AW
& Thanks for sharing X
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Laura said...

AMAZING.

Lara Maria said...

genious

Anonymous said...

OMG sooooo gooood!

Millie said...

This jacket is amazing ! The texture looks great !

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Aminta Paiz said...

Always so inspiring Ivania!!! I must try this :D

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Marie said...

I love so much this openness that makes the garment becomes so impressive and almost poetic.

goes to my blog, I just started :)

http://ihavearainbowinmypocket.blogspot.fr/

Chesney said...

I love how architectural your clothes are and how perfect your palette always is. Your hair looks sick by the way, especially with your skirt here.

Michiel Steur said...

Heel heel heel erg mooi Ivania!
Ik denk dat dit misschien wel mijn favoriete outfit post ooit van je is!!

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Ilona de Vries said...

simpel maar heel effectief! prachtig.

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Ciska said...

I really love it!
Great idea..

Ciska from mywoodenshoes.com

Sylvia - Dare to DIY said...

The first cut out dresses are awesome, so inspiring for my DIY's. Thanks for sharing

www.daretoDIY.com

Paige said...

A great little project , love your style!
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Pat said...

Your shoes are so nice!

Daisy Nguyen said...

LOVE it! I can't believe that this is a DIY from a thrifted item! FAB!

XOXO
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
http://psbananas.com

Alice Barton said...

BRILLIANT. Amazing as always, great job.

Anne Meyer said...

Wow! That's awesome and bold. :)

Alex Mick said...

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A Couples Gallery said...

The jacket is so cool. Nice job!

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xx

Anonymous said...

Any idea where I can get hold of those heels in black?

Please Help1

P.s Love your Look! x

STOP IT RIGHT NOW said...

This is my favorite trick. I actually have an old Acne jacket like this too, with a hole in the armpit.

But can we talk about how awesome that thrifted coat is though??? The fabric plus the minimal structured shape plus the green piping?

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA those are armpit stain holes not sleeves.lol

Yo y mis Cosotas said...

OMG what a good idea!!!

xoxo

Laura

Jon said...

Amazing jacket!

Hannah Murphy said...

This is fab! Such an easy but effective diy, i love it!

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san said...

Really amazing!!

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