How to Make a DIY Sleeveless Coat or Duster Vest

Sleeveless coat_ wide flares

wearing: J Brand Love Story flares // old turtleneck // Altuzarra for Target ankle boots // Marc Jacobs Sunglasses // Celine bag

 
Next up in my DIY Hacks: 2015 Fall Fashion Trends series Duster Vests and/or Sleeveless Coats {they’re kind of going by two names now, and as far as I can tell they’re pretty much the same so, whichever you prefer}.

While I didn’t see this look specifically in the recent Fall trend reports I’ve been pulling my DIY hack inspiration from, the sleeveless coat has been included in various pre-fall and fall collections and are surprisingly versatile and perfect for fall transitional weather. They’re like the best of both worlds, really, so I had to include it.

But it’s a bit of a slow trend, this one… because back in 2009 Michael Kors showed a sleeveless camel coat that was impeccable which inspired my own – DIY Sleeveless Coat. I haven’t worn it much since I made it, but I’m definitely feeling it now, and if you look below, you can see that the style is widely varied.

Inspo: Vests // Sleeveless Coats

Sleeveless coats-Vests for Fall 2015

When the temperature rises, we drop the sleeveage! From dusters to waterfall coats our collection of sleeveless styles are the perfect throw-on-and-go to ooze class. With sleeveless faux leather bikers and long line tasselled jackets we’ve got your back to make sure you look fierce! Liven up a basic tee and skinny jeans with our wide selection of lightweight sleeveless trench coats in a range of hues for a totally luxe effortless style. Missguided.com/sleeveless coats

Maiyet, Narciso Rodriguez at Style.com and Pre-Fall 2015 Vests at WWD.com

Sleeveless coats - Vests for Fall 2015

Flip through the Full Fashion Trend Reports: The Fall 2015 Fashion Report at Style.com and The Top 12 Trends of Fall 2015: The Ultimate Fashion Week Cheat Sheet at Vogue.com

So I pulled this from my old DIY because it’s more relevant today than it was back in 2009 and it’s the perfect way to refashion an old coat or a fun thrift store find into something totally wearable and unique.

 

Here’s What You’ll Need…

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Steps…

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And… Voila!

sleeveless tweed coat-diy -celine bag-flares

Sleeveless tweed coat diy - flares-celine

 

Shop instead…

duster vests_sleeveless coats_jackets for fall

re:named Belted Trench Vest $92 // C/Meo Collective Class Act Vest $170 // C/Meo Collective Wicked Games Vest $133 // Vince Mixed Media Vest $465 // Alexander Wang Long Vest $795 // Theory Bolton Tremayah Sleeveless Coat $625.00 // Nicholas Wool Double Breasted Vest $745.00

Not shown: ASOS Longline Jersey Sleeveless Jacket $80.62 // Fashion Union Faux Suede Sleeveless Trench Coat $93.16 // Kylie Sleeveless Coat $35 // TONS of affordable options at Missguided.com/sleeveless coats

Wearing my sleeveless trench…

sleeveless trench coat

Sleeveless trench coat over a leather jacket // Sleeveless Trench Coat with jeans & pumps

Have Fun!

* Find all my DIYs here

Stay tuned for more DIY Hacks for the 2015 Fall Fashion Trends!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

1 Comment

  • Pep

    August 31, 2015 | Reply

    nice job! very creative – 🙂

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