Fashion Hack: The Denim Swing Coat


It’s been a while since I’ve done some repurposing of my clothes. Back when Rocky and I were living off of 250€ a month, I really didn’t have enough money to splurge on clothes, so most of the time I’d buy from the 1€ bin at the Frankfurt Flea Market and change things up. To be honest, I don’t miss being so strapped for cash, but I DO miss trying things out with clothes.

About a year ago I fell in love with a Miu Miu denim coat Rihanna wore, if you follow me on Eat, Sleep, Denim you might have caught that I regularly talk about being obsessed with it.



So anyway, as much as I would love to just go out and buy THAT SAME EXACT JACKET. That’s just above my pay grade. I’ve been keeping my eye out for alternatives and nothing quite worked. So I did what anyone would do and looked on Etsy for vintage pieces that kind of go along those lines and found an old Orvis denim duster coat:



(This is the coat before I cut it up)

I loved it, but as someone who stands at 5’3″ the length was a bit much, and I really didn’t wear it. The coat was so big it swallowed me whole. So enter the fashion hack. Initially I was going to go to the tailor to have it taken in and shortened. But since I’ve been playing around with the frayed hem trend, I decided to go and just cut the coat to the length I liked and fray the heck out of the hems.

The result being the top photo… and hey, I wore it three times already, so I’d call this fashion hack a success!

Wearing: Coat: Orvis (hacked) • Top: Aritzia • Jeans: AYR (gift) • Shoes: Nine West

Top Photo by Lissa Jokinen

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Comments 4

  1. Kristen

    I have a super long leather coat in my closet… I probably have to take it to a real tailor but this is a great idea! Also this is such a pretty photo.

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