Painted Jeans Inspiration

I’m seeing painted jeans everywhere! And not just because I hang out around people who paint. I’ve seen painted jeans in our local Sundance store on Johnny Was jeans. And believe me, the paint was no accident!

You can buy jeans already painted, or you can do your own design freehand with finger painting or brushes, or even stencils.

For ideas, see these jeans from Free People

Gray print on white jeans – this could easily be stenciled:

Free People Printed Jeans

Free People Printed Jeans Close Up

Faded denim jeans with white flowers (affiliate link) – again, this could so easily be stenciled with white paint. Just arrange flower stencils in random directions like they’re falling down the jeans:

Free People Faded Denim Jeans with White Flowers

A darker jean for greater contrast with the pattern:

Free People Dark Denim Patterned Jean

Maybe I would stop the pattern a little lower on the leg, around the knee or low thigh, let it fade out. The patterned waistband is cute.

Free People Printed Jeans

And, I love border prints when they hit the hem of pants.

Here’s a different look. These are crochet panels. But you could tape off sections of jeans in squares and paint a pattern like these Free People jeans (affiliate link):

Crochet Pattern Free People Jeans

Free People Crochet Jeans

These are embroidered. But you could paint flowers in color to look like these Free People jeans (affiliate link):

Free People Embroidered Jeans

Free People Jeans Embroidered

Pull out your blue paints and paint the blues on your jeans like this:

Blue Embroidered Jeans Free People

Also please do not think this is only for models of this age or with these bodies. We should all live fun and free and do whatever we want with our jeans!

Maybe the jean style matters though? I did notice while scrolling all the jeans at Free People, that they’re mostly doing this design on the flared jeans, and not the straight leg, boyfriend, cropped, or skinny jeans. I don’t know, maybe they’re typecasting the flared jeans as bohemian? Maybe paint wouldn’t look so good on straight leg jeans? What do you think?

I’m about to go raid my closet for jeans and pull out the paint and stencils …





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