D.I.Y: Distressed Denim CutoffsPosted: June 21, 2010
Casual jeans shorts are fun flirtatious staples you should include to your “summer must have list” this season. I’m pretty sure some of you fashionistas are way ahead of me with this one due to the extremely beautiful weather that have graced the surface these last few weeks. I’m all for comfortable, versatile, stylish yet affordable pieces so there is an option for everyone. Some of you may be thinking well… “The Chic Report shorts are not for me, so I will pass on this summer must have”. Wait! Hmmm… Hold Up! Who said? The key to a successful ensemble is creativity. So you know that old Levis jeans you have folded in the back of your closet, grab a pair scissors and get to work. D.I.Y!!! Have fun with it, thread the edges, fold them, remove pockets, add denim patches. Need I say more?
This post is dedicated to the fashionista-on-a-budget. Here are four simple steps to acquiring this staple without visiting your local retailer.
1. Get a pair of denim which is no longer in use. In this case I used an old pair of Light Washed Low Rise Flare jeans with light whiskers that I haven’t worn in a while.
2. Lay denim out on flat surface ironing out the creases if its necessary.
Make sure you use a sharp pair of scissors while cutting one side of the folded denim.
3. Cut off the other half of the denim making sure that its straight on both sides.
4. From here on its up to you to figure out the finishing touches. I fold the edges of my jeans and have decided that I cant do much since I love soft whiskers.
For those who don’t mind a little retail therapy H and M, Zara and American Eagle houses a variety of denim cut offs. For the heavier set ladies you may want to buy these a few inches longer in a darker hue. If you’re not the type to show of your beautiful curves then I would suggest a boyfriend/ slouchy fit.
Hope you enjoyed this post!