MY DIY | Distressed Denim Shorts

DIY PROJECT, Fashion DIY

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It’s Summer!!! Wooooot! This means that my denim shorts are officially on high rotation. I can’t stop sporting this DIYed pair, which is perfect, because the more you wear and wash, the better they get. Paired with a Panama hat, Birks, and a flowing blouse….my warm weather outfit is set. Check me out over on Glamour.com to get all the steps and supplies!

MY OUTFIT | ASOS JeansTop, Coach bag and White Birkenstocks
PHOTOS BY | Lydia Hudgens 

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What you need:
Jeans
Exacto Blade
Sandpaper
Cutting mat
 
What to do: 
First try on your jeans and mark how short you would like to cut them. Next, cut off the legs, making the front shorter then the back. Remember, you can always make them shorter, but adding length is not as simple! 
Once you get the desired length, start distressing by pulling on loose threads. 
Slice the front of your shorts in horizontal parallel lines.
Pull out the individual blue vertical threads with your fingers or a tweezer to reveal the white threads. The first one can be difficult, but once you start, it is super easy!
Then rub with sandpaper to get a wore-in look.
Wash your jeans to make them look more distressed. The more you wash, the better they look!
 

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  1. Ylenia says:

    Cute outfit! I’ll definitely try to give a second chance to my old jeans with this tutorial, thanks for the tips! 🙂
    xx
    Ylenia
    Ambitieuse Paris

  2. Carol Costa says:

    Jeans rasgado de novo na moda e a Jenni arrasando no tutorial! Bjs
    http://dibobis.blogspot.com.br/

  3. Paige says:

    I love those shorts that you did! Also, that top is fabulous!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  4. Trisha says:

    Love the whole ensemble!

    Trisha
    trishasales.net

  5. sherry says:

    Such a cute outfit. Ready for summer.

  6. Sophie Nylor says:

    Super cute and real cheap to make i have a couple of old pants laying around gona try and convert some of them thanks for the guide 🙂

  7. Carrie says:

    also die Jeans Shorts sind der absolute hammer

    http://carrieslifestyle.wordpress.com
    Posts online about Tahiti, Vienna, Auckland…

  8. My girl is going to like this idea bookmarking the link for her!

  9. Alyssa says:

    LOVE THIS!! I have to try it! … now to find a pair of jeans I don’t mind parting with!
    alyssa
    http://www.midwestprep.com

  10. Laura Wize says:

    Love this and it looks super easy!!

  11. sherry says:

    Top and shorts are so cool.

  12. sunflower sunshine says:

    that’s so clever and that’s such a cool diy it also recycles all the clothes that don’t fit a lot of people

  13. Debora Brito says:

    I love your outfit! It is amazing! The shorts are very well done, darling but the is also amazing and stylish!

    xoxo ,
    Debora

  14. Lila&Sirena says:

    Summer BFFs!!! loooove how you style them =)

    Check out my own version here: http://lilasirena.blogspot.mx/2014/08/diy-cut-off-shorts.html

    Lila&Sirena
    http://www.lilasirena.blogspot.com

  15. Lauren says:

    They are fab, can’t beat some distressed denim
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

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