DIY :: Make Your Mark with Monograms

I partnered with Joe Fresh, to come up with stylish takes on the classic monogram. Come try them out at the  Queen + Portland store in Toronto during the month of September, where you can custom monogram your Joe Fresh purchase for $5.

I love stocking up on basics for Fall. I gravitate towards solids and richer colours and look for transitional pieces that match the changing weather. Layering a classic denim jacket over a T-shirt, or sporting a midi shirtdress paired with a wide brim fedora, are two of my go-to looks for the season.

As a DIY enthusiast, I’ve always enjoyed adding personalized details to my wardrobe, especially when it comes to basics. It’s my way of exercising my inner creative flare—such as with monograms.

Read further to see my custom monogram designs from Joe Fresh!

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Traditionally, the monogram acted as a signature or seal. Monogrammed initials were most commonly used to personalize work. Inspired by this simple technique of customization, I designed a few monogrammed pieces to demonstrate its versatility and just how much fun and huge impact it offers. Check out these ideas below.

The back-to-school season reminded me of all the fun recess time during my childhood years.

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Whether “BAE” is a term for “babe” or had you thinking about Bacon, Avocado, and Eggs for your weekend brunch, a monogram stitched alongside an unexpected seam of your shirtdress is nothing but sweet.

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This Fall’s wide-brim fedora is best accompanied with the timeless two-letter monogram. It’s the perfect pairing of classic and trendy.

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And well, do I need to say more? This bright red monogrammed phrase adds an extra punch to my dark washed denim jacket.

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Wearing: c/o Joe Fresh: Shirt Dress / T-Shirt / Wide-Brim Fedora / Denim Jacket | Adidas SUPERSTAR c/o SoftMoc (I got them in boys size!) / Butterfly Applique Swagger Bag c/o Coach

This September, Joe Fresh is giving you an opportunity to exercise your own creativity. Visit the brand’s Toronto flagship store at Queen & Portland and design your own custom monogram, including complete words. Available for new Joe Fresh purchases or pre-owned Joe Fresh items for $5 per item. Please allow 24 hours for pick up.

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Photo Credits: Love Over Lenses

This post was created in partnership with Joe Fresh but all works are my own. Visit FRESH EDIT to see the original article. 

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