14 Amazing Ways to Customize Your Ordinary Jeans

Jeans are a staple in every closet, and they are also a simple way to let your style show! From your standard pair of Levi’s to a DIY pair you customized yourself, it’s not hard to find a pair of jeans fit for every occasion. So whether you’re looking to buy a pair, learn how to style the jeans you already have, or you want to customize a pair or two to express the real you, we’re sure to have what you’re looking for below!

Lace-up jeans


Add a lace-up detail

Got a pair of jeans that are a touch snug? Add a lace-up detail to the side! Angie added one to her jeans to help them fit her perfectly and add some flirty flair!

Bleach tie-dye jeans


Tie-dye with bleach

Add a pop of color to your jeans with this fun bleach tie-dye project from Mariah. This is only one version of bleach tie-dyed jeans and you should totally check her out for more incredible ideas! 

Painted jean pockets

Add some fire

Not looking to commit to a full jean DIY? This project is perfect for you! Alex gives her jeans a little fiery flair by painting bright blue flames on the pockets. 

Painted jeans

Paint on flowers

Another gorgeous example of a simple yet stunning jean DIY are these delicate cherry blossoms painted by Mari. Make your jeans your own one flower at a time!

Two-tone denim jeans

Create a two-tone pair

You can have the best of both worlds with this pair of two-tone jeans. Stitch.dont.kill.my.vibe bleached one side of her jeans and painted angels on it for an ethereal pair of unique jeans.

Flower painted jeans

Give your jeans some buzz

Sristy believes that art keeps the soul alive, and we are certainly living for this adorable DIY! Simple daisies and a buzzing bee are all you need to add some whimsy to your jeans.

Patchwork jeans

Keep it sustainable

Galit believes in sustainable fashion, and these homemade jeans are just that! Patchwork jeans are very on-trend, and being able to recycle old jeans to make your own is an added bonus!

Asymmetrical waist jeans

Play with styles

Rand rocks these asymmetrical mom jeans like no other! A sexy black leather tank and messy bun add some va-va-voom to her look and takes it all to the next level.

Bell-bottom jeans

Bring the 70s back

Everything old is new again and these bell-bottom jeans are no exception! Katie pairs hers with an equally flowy sweater, but adds a half-tuck to give the outfit some shape.

DIY patchwork jeans

Combine trends

Why not throw a few trends together? These patchwork bell-bottom jeans from Wild Daisy are so much fun! Pair them with a plain black tee to let them truly shine!

White jeans

Don’t be afraid of white

White jeans can be a little intimidating, but they are so easy to style! These frayed white jeans from Primp Boutique pair beautifully with a chunky oversized sweater and black booties with a chunky heel.

Baggy jeans

Keep it loose

Skinny jeans are out and baggy jeans are in! Brownie’s Into Everything embraces comfort and adds a loose tee and flannel shirt for the ultimate comfy outfit without compromising on fashion.

Patchwork denim jeans

Get creative

Just Harry Designs stays true to sustainable fashion with this pair of patchwork jeans. Would you have ever believed that some of those panels were curtains in a former life?

Jean cuffs

Keep it simple 

Revamped Clothing Inc keeps it super simple with this fun DIY fabric cuff on a pair of mom jeans. You don’t even need a sewing machine to get this one done yourself!


So now that we’ve provided you with a ton of ideas for how to style and create your perfect pair of jeans, let us know below which one you’ll be trying out!

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  • Donna Donna on Jan 22, 2021

    oh I am so inspired although I don't wear pants I so can see these ideas working with my jean skirts and dresses

    thanks for sharing

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