When it comes to fashion, many trends come and go with the seasons. Although some of them might stick around for a year or even two, much of what you find in popular clothing stores will be in and out before you know it. But there’s one fashion item that has stood the test of time — its popularity spanning the globe — and that’s denim. So it’s no wonder why, when it comes to buying vintage clothing, denim of all types is a favorite among shoppers. 

If you’re a fan of the vintage clothing movement (and who isn’t) chances are denim is on your radar. Whether you sell vintage clothing online or you love to stock your own wardrobe with unique pieces and well-made classics, you’re likely always looking for more ideas for wearing this favorite fabric. Keep reading to learn about five fun ways to wear vintage denim in today’s blog from American Recycled Clothing.

Add Embroidery or Patchwork

Patches, embroidery, and other types of denim flair are all the rage right now, and there really isn’t anything that’s off-limits. Grab a pair of vintage denim jeans, a jacket, or even shorts and personalize them with colorful patches and emblems (bonus if they also represent something from years past). Although some patches that look like hand-sewn fabric may have been a fashion no-no in years past, now they’re another way to add style to your otherwise plain-looking threads. 

Customize Your Cut

Another great thing about denim is that it can easily be altered to change up a look or better suit your style. Consider cutting off the hem to make instant ankle-length fringe. Or, create an entirely new wardrobe piece ready for warmer weather. A couple of well-placed cuts and you instantly have a pair of shorts. But don’t stop there — fray the edges, sew on some lace, or add some funky patches to make them truly unique. 

Layer It

You can never go wrong with layers, and wearing multiple pieces is one of the easiest ways to add color, depth, and texture to your wardrobe. A vintage denim jacket is the perfect piece for layering as it goes with just about anything. For guys, try layering a vintage tee and hoodie under a denim jacket. Or, pair your jacket with a vintage sweater and a beanie for a chill, casual look. Girls have just as many options when it comes to layering. A simple sweater with a pretty cami underneath goes from boring to fashionable with the addition of a vintage denim jacket.

Dress It Up

One of the reasons why denim is so popular is that you can easily wear it with just about anything — and that includes dressier outfits. It’s easy to add a feminine touch to your denim or dress it up with a few key pieces. For instance, a casual outfit consisting of vintage jeans and a tee can go from day to night with the addition of a pair of heels and a blazer. Or, create an edgy, yet flirty look when you pair a denim jacket with a cute flared skirt or dress. 

Modernize It

Bring your vintage look into the present with just a few additions or alterations. Wear a denim jacket with a crop top and leggings for an entirely modern style. Snip your vintage jeans to match today’s popular fringed or ripped looks. Or, invest in a new bag or trendy jewelry to add an instant update to your timeless denim piece. 

Shop American Recycled Clothing To Order Wholesale Vintage Clothing Online

Vintage denim is more popular than ever. People love that it is a sustainable fashion choice that can easily be customized through tailoring, embroidery, distressing, and more. If you own a vintage clothing shop or sell upcycled denim items, consider partnering with American Recycled Clothing for a huge selection of quality wholesale vintage clothing items. We have three different warehouses and over 7 million pounds of inventory. So no matter what your needs, we’re sure we can help. 

Denim, whether it be jeans, jackets, or overalls, is a staple item that no vintage clothing store should be without. You should always make sure your store is always stocked with a wide variety of cuts, colors, and styles, and American Recycled Clothing can help you do just that. We make it easy to buy wholesale vintage clothing online — simply browse our site and place your order for carefully curated bundles of our most popular items. With a $250 purchase, we’ll even ship them free, right to your door. 

Have a question, or want to place a special order? Give us a call or fill out our online form and we’ll be happy to help you. Join American Recycled Clothing in promoting the world of sustainable fashion!