High end designer pieces are ALWAYS fun to buy! Saving up for a great pair of Chanel’s or a new YSL handbag is something I get real excited about! When it comes to high end fashion TRENDS I have a hard time justifying the money. I know I will see several dupes online within 2-3 month’s after the start of each trend.
One of the biggest trends right now are PATCHES! They are everywhere! Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Dolce & Gabbana have made this trend bigger than ever. One of my favorite ways to wear this trend are on sneakers, so the kids and I got creative and made our own. I scoured the internet looking for patches and every single one came from a different source all over the world. I found a few I can link to HERE | HERE| HERE and HERE.
We’re a Vans family and have all owned the checkerboard slip-ons at some point over the past 12 years. They are a family favorite. This is was SO easy! Here’s how:
Start with a canvas pair of shoes. Any brand is fine. Pick where you want your patches to go and apply this adhesive to the center of the patch. Next take a toothpick and spread the glue out evenly on the patch. You don’t want too much around the edges or it will seep out and create a mess. Apply your patches. Let sit for about 20 mins. Next, wrap this tape around the shoes to keep the patches in place. This was Jeff’s idea, and it was brilliant! Let sit for 24-48 hours and slowly remove your tape. That’s it! So easy! The kids LOVED this project, and…so did I. Don’t want to make your own? Here are a few patched sneaks that won’t break the bank: HERE | HERE | HERE
OTHER DESIGNER DUPES: