Get Inspired: Valentino & Stella McCartney

Thanks to these crafty ideas, you can save a pretty penny (and then some) –

BUY: Valentino Rockstud Leather Backpack, $4,295 (Image: Matches Fashion)
DIY: Adhere studs and embroidered trim or ribbon to a leather (or pleather) backpack with fabric glue and/or E6000. Next, celebrate the thousands you just saved on this funky accessory.

BUY: Stella McCartney Tomboy Jeans, $795 (Image: Barneys New York)
DIY: Glue colorful rhinestones in a fan shape on the upper thigh of a pair of jeans. This is a rad way to use up miscellaneous leftover gems from past projects.

Get Inspired: Weekend Max Mara and Dolce & Gabanna

DIY ideas inspired by Weekend Max Mara and Dolce & Gabanna

BUY: Weekend Max Mara Abramo Sweater, $295 (Image: Matches Fashion)
DIY: There’s still enough left of winter to cozy up with a good sweater DIY. To recreate this number, stitch rows of furry trim to a thrift shop sweater. Done and done.

BUY: Dolce & Gabanna Daisy Crystal Embellished Sandals, $1,407 (Image: Matches Fashion)
DIY: Clear marquis shaped rhinestones and yellow circle gems are all you need for this one. Glue them to black sandals (or flats) and you’re good to go.

For more quick ideas, check out past “DIY Inspiration” posts. Happy making!

xx K