If you’ve been on Pinterest in the last six months, you’ve seen the fashion photos of all kinds of iterations of the tuxedo striped pant. There are harem pants, jogging pants, skinny jeans, trousers — and all of them with that trademark skinny stripe down the leg. I like the look and wanted to play around with it, but didn’t think I’d wear a pair often enough to warrant investing more than a few bucks into the trend. I don’t get fancy dressed that often, and though the trend seems like a great date night look, I wanted to give it a low cost try before I forked over the money on a nice pair. I had a pair of black skinny jeans from Old Navy that hadn’t gotten a lot of wear and tear, so then it was all about the stripe. But ugh, sewing. Seemed like an awful lot of pinning for a trend I wasn’t sure was a good fit for me.
But then- AHA! Lightbulb moment. I got my hands on the brand new Cricut Explore about a month ago and one thing that came with the machine was a sample of the Cricut Iron On heat transfer film. I’ve used it for a few other projects (the Cricut Explore is basically the best thing that’s ever happened to a DIY girl like me) so I started to scheme up a way to use the Iron On for my tuxedo striped skinny jeans.
You guys. So. Simple. I found a roll of the Cricut Iron On material in a glittery silver at my local JoAnn Fabric, cut a few inch-wide strips, pulled out my iron and in about a half an hour, had my very own pair of tuxedo striped skinny jeans. Pair it with a simple V-neck tee, a sassy black blazer, a great pair of heels, and voila! Date night done right.