Fall Jacket Round Up


Autumn season is near! Leaves are falling, layered outfits, and the perfect add-on to your outfits like scarves, hats, and of course the perfect jacket. Some of our favorite fall jackets include denim, wool, and of course, what is fall without the perfect leather jacket? What’s going to be your favorite jacket this upcoming fall season? Wool, a knitted sweater, perhaps just go sleeveless?

M&J Trimming - Banana Republic Fall 2015

Banana Republic is getting chic this Fall 2015. Already falling in love.

M&J Trimming - Red Leather Jacket

Burgundy leather jacket for fall ? Why yes, don’t mind if I do! Notice the exposed zippers on this beauty? And what is a leather jacket without some studs?

M&J Trimming - Vogue Sleeveless Jacket

Sleeveless with a drapery affect…irresistible!

M&J Trimming - Olive Jacket

Love everything about this outfit. Khaki has been taking over fashion strong this year.

M&J Trimming - Oversized Sweater

An over sized knitted sweater can be your go-to jacket alternative this fall.

M&J Trimming - Denim

Perfection. Denim jackets are always great for those cool breezy nights.

Add Zippers to Your Accessory Tray


We’ve been zipper crazed! Our last DIY features a necklace made of some lace, beaded trim, and of course a zipper! We’ve gathered some accessories that were made out of zippers that we find pretty cool and unique. Add some zippers to your accessory tray with these inspiring accessories that features all sorts of zippers.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Bracelet

So chic! Loving the layered zipper effect.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Bracelets

Arm candy fever !! We are loving these beautiful colored zippers.

M&J Trimming - Feathers and Zipper

Feathers, zippers, and some studs. So creative!

M&J Trimming - Zipper Necklace

Statement piece of zippers! This is beautifully put together.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Ring

Need a ring for that statement piece?

DIY: Embellished Lace Zipper Necklace


This week’s DIY is quite a stunner! As we head into cooler weather, it’s up to our outfits to keep us bold, bright and warm. Well we have a few of those bases covered with this statement necklace that we created using a zipper and some glamorous metallic trim. This statement necklace would look great over a little black dress, and if you’re really crafty, you can use it in place of a typical zipper for your next sewing project.M&J Trimming: Zipper Necklace Materials

1 1/2” (38 MM) Metallic Lace

7/8″ Multi-Beaded Trim

18″ Heavy Separating Jacket Zipper 

Sobo Glue


Needle and Thread

M&J Trimming: Measuring Length of Lace1. Measure how much lace and beaded trim you will need.
M&J Trimming: Cutting Beaded Trim2. Add one inch to the desired size, and cut to that size.

M&J Trimming: Sobo Glue on Zipper3. Place glue on one side of the zipper.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Lace onto Zipper4. Glue down your lace. Repeat on the opposite side and let dry.

M&J Trimming: Sewing Lace onto Zipper5. Sew the lace into place for extra security.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Back of Zipper6. Flip the zipper over and place glue on the other side.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Beaded Trim to Zipper7. Add beaded trim to glue. Repeat on the opposite side and let dry.

M&J Trimming: Sewing Beaded Trim on Zipper8. Sew the trim into place for extra security.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Folded Lace9. Add glue to the end pieces of lace, and fold them over so you don’t have any raw edges. This will help to prevent fraying.

M&J Trimming: Zipper and Lace Metallic Statement Necklace DIY

For the Love of Zippers


Zippers has been taking over fashion for various purposes besides keeping things together. Here are some ways zippers are transforming fashion. Get inspired by these interesting ways zippers are being used to chic up your latest outfits.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Glove

So fierce !! We are loving this zipped up glove.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Dress

Bouchra Jarrar 2015 – Spring Collection. A beautiful night look with exposed zipper. FAB!


M&J Trimming - Alexander McQueen Zipper Biker Vest

Alexander McQueen Zipper Biker Vest 2014. The zippers literally give a whole new chic look to this.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Collar

The Zipper Collar…very interesting how they used zippers for a more layered affect on the jacket’s collar.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Skirt

We are loving everything about this outfit. From the color combo, to that beautiful pattern on the skirt, to the way they used the zipper to open and close the slit.

Let’s Wear White…Before and AFTER Labor Day


Face it, fashion has no rules, but there is this one rule every fashionista knows, but we all somehow avoid it anyways… “Do not wear white after Labor Day.” Well, the question we ask is WHY NOT wear white after Labor Day? Here is your daily dose of fashion inspiration. Say yes to wearing white before, during, and after Labor Day.

M&J Trimming - We-Can-Rock-Crop-Top-Every-Day

All white outfit with a pop of blue. Love it !

M&J Trimming - We-Can-Mix-Match-Proportions

This white maxi skirt is so simple but does the outfit just right!

M&J Trimming - Were-Wasting-Time-Toting-Around-Extra-LayersEverything white from her bag, to her shoes…Gorgeous! The sweater shirt is a great addition for those breezy days.

M&J Trimming - Labor Day Inspiration

White + Denim = Perfection !

M&J Trimming - Labor Day Inspiration

Faded jeans, white tee, neon pink bag…Comfort and style. You cannot go wrong with this outfit.

Summer to Fall Transitional Fashion


When it comes to transitioning from summer style to fall fashion, the change doesn’t always have to involve buying an entirely new wardrobe! You can keep key summer pieces, and transform them into fabulous fall outfits. How? Strategic layering.

M&J Trimming: Shorts with Tights Combination for Fall

M&J Trimming: Shorts with Tights and Flannel TopDon’t throw your shorts to the depths of your closet just yet! Pair them with a pair of tights and you have a chilly-weather alternative to pants. Make the top portion of your outfit scream fall with a flannel or chunky sweater.

M&J Trimming: Fall RomperThe same rules apply for rompers too! Tights and a cardigan are all you need to make this look fall appropriate. Switching out sandal for booties is also an easy way to alter your seasonal style.

M&J Trimming: Maxi Skirt with Leather Jacket

M&J Trimming: Maxi and Leather Jacket ComboDon’t say goodbye to your maxi skirt or dress! Pair it with a leather jacket or sweater! Adding black accents or earthy neutrals help to tone down summer brights.

How do you transition your wardrobe from one season to the next?


Best Dressed Bicycle-Riding Beauties


As it starts to get mildly cooler, we’re prepping for one of our favorite fall activities, bike riding! Of course riding a bicycle is fun no matter what time of year it is, but there’s something inherently magical about riding during autumn. M&J Trimming: Bicycle-Riding Outfit with Denim Skirt and Puppy Stay on-trend with a denim midi skirt, and don’t forget to bring your playful pooch with you!

M&J Trimming: White Bicycle and Backpack The perfect outfit for riding a bicycle is everything in this photo from the hat to the tips of her shoes!

M&J Trimming: Bicycle-Riding Outfit with Coat This mid-length coat is the perfect length for a leisurely ride.

M&J Trimming: Red Bicycle and Grey OutfitIf you have a bike that pops, a neutral outfit will keep your prized mode of transportation in the spotlight!

M&J Trimming: White Dress and Blue Skirt This classic outfit will make you look picture perfect when paired with a beautiful cobalt bike!

DIY: Tassel Statement Necklace


We’re used to seeing jewelry that’s made of gold and silver, but jewelry doesn’t need to be made of metal to make a real statement! This week we’ve created a necklace that features silky cord and fun braided tassels. This necklace will go great with any summer outfit, or swap out the tassels for a look that goes right into fall.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY MaterialsMaterials:

3/16” Rayon Twist Cord

2.75” Braided Band Imported Tassels

End Caps

Jump Rings

Lobster Clasp



M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Measuring Cord1. Take your cord and measure the length you want your necklace to be. Cut to size.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Gluing End Caps2. Add the end caps to each cord end with E6000.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Adding Jump Rings 3. Add jump rings and lobster clasp.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Adding Tassel4. Lastly, add your tassels to your necklace.
M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY

Fall 2015 Fashion Accessory Inspiration

Although we still have plenty of summer left, it’s never too early to start prepping for fall. An easy way to update your wardrobe for the upcoming season is to bring in stylish accessories. Check out some of our upcoming favorites!  M&J Trimming - Chanel Pearl Rosary Chain Pearls, often associated with preppy style, have gotten revamped. The simple string of pearls just won’t do! Expect to see accessories in abstract and modern shapes. You can DIY a similar style necklace to the Chanel above using rosary pearl chain!M&J Trimming - Small Trunk BagSay goodbye to shoulder bags this season! This year designers favored styles with shorter handles, and rectangular trunk bodies were especially popular.

M&J Trimming - Balenciaga ShoesDress up your feet with embellished and accessorized footwear. From glitter to beading, shoes are shimmering and shining with every step!

M&J Trimming - Flower BroochBrooches are back, baby! An easy way to take your outfit from basic to statement-making, brooches are one of our favorite accessories. Especially when they’re covered in crystal.


Rope and Cord Accessory Inspiration


This week we’ve been focusing on the use of rope and cord for decor almost exclusively, but there’s so much more to do with this type of trim! We took a look at some of our favorite ways to feature these elements in your outfit, and we think you’ll agree that when it comes to rope, the possibilities are plentiful!
M&J Trimming - Rope and Metal NecklaceThis fall and winter metal hardware meets braided cotton for dynamic accessories with both texture and shine.


M&J Trimming - Jimmy Choo Sandals


The perfect pair of sandals for summer, these Jimmy Choos are knotted in all the right ways.

M&J Trimming - Mini O BagA modern bag gets an earthy touch with rope handles.

M&J Trimming - Nautical Knot DIYNot only is this a chic statement necklace, it’s easy enough to make with these simple steps!



M&J Trimming - Rope and Raffia BackpackThis backpack is perfect for a day at the beach and channeling those nautical vibes.