Do you need a gift for your fashion-conscious father or husband? We have the perfect gift to send dad off with style, and the best part is that this completely customizable gift is easy to make yourself! Check out these DIY bow ties we created just in time for Father’s Day.
What You’ll Need:
35mm Imported Floral Jacquard
2” Striped Grosgrain
1.5” Ombre Grosgrain
Needle and Thread
1. Cut 3 inches of striped grosgrain, and put it aside. You’ll be using this strip for the center of the bow tie.
2. Take your longer piece of grosgrain, and fold one end of your striped grosgrain into the center of the ribbon.
3. Fold the other side over to meet the other piece.
4. Squeeze the center, and sew into place to secure the bow tie.
5. Fold your 3″ piece up horizontally, and wrap it around the center of the tie.
6. Measure the bow tie around a neck, leaving an extra inch.
7. Fold the corner tip of the ribbon to the center, and the other corner tip to the center. Sew the male side to the tip.
8. Sew the female end to the back of the center of the bow tie.
Make these bow ties in an assortment of styles for any occasion! Use trendy trim and ribbons to keep your dad stylin’!
This year embroidered fashions have blown up! Ornate flower arrangements grace shoulders and sleeves, and bring a vibrancy and texture to even the most basic of outfits. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good print, but embroidered patterns offer a three-dimensional element that really captures our attention.
Embroidery can be done on the entire piece, or just as an accent.
The addition of the matching blue sequins adds a subtle shine.
We see this style on casual, bohemian-style dresses, and heavily beaded evening dresses!
When paired with geometric patterns, this style looks like an updated twist on the classic embroidered shirts from Mexico.
Beaded fashions are one of our favorite styles at M&J because we love the meticulous nature of the medium. These tiny colorful pellets are sewn into a careful pattern on a piece of clothing, and instantly add a new dimension to a garment that was possibly a little more plain and boring. Beading can really transform a piece into something unique, and depending on the types of beads you use, you can end up with evening wear or just an upgraded casual piece!
You can make leggings like these yourself with some of our beaded and rhinestone trim!
Beaded dresses are a classic for formal events like prom and weddings!
A lot of ethnic fashion items from all over the world can be identified by the patterns they create with beads and the styles of the beads themselves!
Jeweled beads and sew-ons add a new level of sparkle to beaded attire!
Cannes Film Festival has come to a close this year, and while Winter Sleep won the top prize, when it came to fashion, there was definitely more than one winner.
Marion Cottilard stunned in this Maison Martin Margiela dress made from thousands of found objects. This piece took over 60 hours to create!
Jessica Chastain looked regal in this royal blue gown with matching shoes.
Blake Lively wowed throughout the entire festival, but it was this voluminous number that really caught our eye!
Sonam Kapoor was a favorite in this monochromatic floral. Her robust ball gown looked worthy of a princess!
As of late, we’ve been seeing a lot of beautiful statement stud earrings. And why not? They’re dainty, small, and can be worn without being too distracting. While we’re huge fans of these tiny ear gems, we’d also like to give a shout out to their longer and more flashy counterparts. The beautiful earrings below are some of our favorite dangling “drop” earrings. We love these types of earrings because not only do they provide extra bling, but they also seem to dance when you move, a feature that is found in almost no other jewelry!
What are your favorite types of earrings? If you prefer the stud, would you be willing to give the drops a try?
If there is one spring and summer trend that we can’t get enough of, it’s cropped coordinating separates. They usually consist of a high-waisted skirt paired with a structured crop top in coordinating prints. We love this trend because literally anyone can pull it off. You just have to find the skirt that suits you best!
This type of floral combo is really popular for spring. It’s a vintage style with a modern silhouette that we adore.
These body-hugging basics are a cool choice if you want to have a little more fun with your look, and they seem super comfortable!
This circle skirt is great for ladies who want to add a little body to their look. It’s an innocent and playful style, especially when it’s white. And don’t even get us started on the quilted texture. That’s a trend we’ll get into on another day.
This daring look is much more dramatic in black because of its almost gothic lace and maxi length.
Our most popular rhinestones are the Crystal and Crystal AB variety which have a clear or iridescent shine. They’re classic and elegant, and perfect for making any accessory or outfit more special and statement-worthy. But if you like a little more sass with your sparkle, our Swarovski crystals come in a full spectrum of colors! Sometimes adding a little bit of color goes a long way, and these DIYs prove it!
This necklace from Swell Mayde is great for repurposing old, inexpensive necklaces that you wouldn’t otherwise wear. Just a few coats of paint and you have the perfect spring accessory!
If you’re in school or just love having beautiful office supplies, these fun magnets are a great weekend DIY! Created using inexpensive earrings, these are sure to set your locker apart from the rest.
These Miu Miu-inspired earrings are so sweet and elegant, and you know our thoughts on ombre anything. Must have.
This mirror from Designlovefest is a favorite because it is so unique. It’s an exciting addition to your home, and would make a fantastic house-warming present.
This clutch from Honestly WTF is fierce and fashionable. We love the drama of the beautiful crystal shards.
Despite the fact that warmer weather usually features shorter hemlines, we’re really feeling the look of full, flouncy skirts that hit the knee or even the ankle!
Really rock this trend with a fun floral print. It’s demure and sweet, but also fashionable, like the most stylish kindergarten teacher you know!
We find some of the best circle skirts are made of thick structured fabric because it makes the piece stiff and voluminous.
For years we’ve been talking about the wonders of mixing prints, but right now we’re really digging the matching top and bottoms trend!
Despite it’s all-white color, the quilted texture and the structured shape of this skirt keeps it from being basic. The little blue details add a nice pop of color!
This trend is so hot that even brides are picking it up! The full skirt with subtle cropped top trend is definitely on our fashion radar since a slice of midriff can be a sassy statement without being too much.
Coachella ended on Sunday, but the fashions from the event offer us a sneak peek to what to expect for summer style! Check out some of our favorite styles from the last two music-filled weekend!Rosie Huntington Whiteley looked like a vision in white! The billowy, off the shoulder dress captures the free spirit of the festival perfectly.
Despite the desert weather, boots were all the rage. If you want to rock this trend, keep the boots short and pair with a dress for an unexpected look!
Matching two-piece patterned outfits were so popular this year! Check out this patterned look that Alessandra Ambrosio rocked.
Crochet and lace continue to be a popular option for those who want to add a dash of delicate femininity to their outfits! We know we’ll be seeing this trend everywhere come summer!
What was your favorite fashion trend at this year’s Coachella festival? Sound off below!
The MTV Movie Awards aired last night, and brought out the hottest, youngest talent in Hollywood. The young starlets and teen heartthrobs took some fashion risks that night which we absolutely loved! Check out some of our favorites below!
Shailene Woodley rocked it in this olive green number! This Balmain dress showed off a little bit of skin in a high-fashion way.
Jessica Alba was a dream in spring green! We love the look of the full skirt with cropped white tube top. It was fresh and modern, with edgy accessories.
Lupita, Lupita, Lupita. Can you do no fashion wrong? Her Chanel dress captured the fun and festivity of the event. And her blue pumps? No words.
Leslie Mann kept it fun and flowing with this adorable polka dot dress! We adore the pop of orange on her shoes.
Usually loud and outrageous, Nicki Minaj stunned in an understated, and curve hugging black dress accented by gold jewelry. We loved this sophisticated change of pace.
While the fashions at the MTV Movie Awards this year were fun, we know something that’s going to be even MORE exciting! When all of those celebs get home, they’ll be getting to DIY their hearts out with our Project DIY kits because they were featured in the post-awards swag bags! Want to DIY like a star? Check out our Crystal Clear Statement Necklace, and our On The Rocks Bracelet Duo!