MY DIY | Shredded Distressed Denim





I’ll admit, I have been wearing these jean shorts non-stop after distressing them. I bought them I size up, to get the oversized boyfriend jean style,  and then took a razor to them to do some serious shredding. The final result was pretty rad looking and super comfortable. I can only imagine much better they will get after a couple more washes. I just wish it would stay Summer forever so I don’t have to pack them away! So now I have a super distressed denim jacket and shorts, what next? Jeans? Denim Skirt?  Stay tuned for head-to-toe outfit details, and click below for supplies and steps! 



What you need:
AEO Boyfriend Jean Shorts
Box cutter

What to do: 
First, slice the front of your shorts in horizontal parallel lines.
Rub your sandpaper over the cuts to loosen the threads.
Pull out the individual blue vertical threads with your tweezer to reveal the white threads. The first one can be difficult, but once you start, it is super easy!
Next, lightly make a bunch of cuts in one area.
Then rub with sandpaper to get a wore-in look.
Finally, cut off the bottom hem, and pull strings to loosen.
Wash your jeans to make them look more distressed. The more you wash, the better they look!
This post is part of a DIY Denim collaboration with American Eagle. Thanks so much for supporting my amazing sponsors! 




  1. Abi says:

    These look so cool and simple to do! I love how you can make it as distressed as you want too! Abi 🙂

  2. Aniqa says:

    I made this myself a while ago and I love wearing those jeans. Still love the idea:)

  3. Rona says:

    Love them! Denim shorts are my all-time-favourite, you can wear them (almost) everywhere 🙂

    Rona from threepinkcats

  4. Kali says:

    I love this beautiful outfit and I love the DIY. I’ll definitely try it out!! :))

    Kisses, Kali
    | Kali’s inspiration board |

  5. Lauren says:

    They look great, good call getting a size up

  6. Kacie says:

    Those turned out great! I also love how you styled them!

  7. Sophia says:

    They look amazing! Love it!

    Sophia //

  8. lianne says:

    I like the denim shorts, it looks so unique and individual.

  9. sherry says:

    You look great in distressed shorts. So cool. You can wear them well into fall.

  10. Anova says:

    Really cool outfit xo Love these shorts!

  11. Looks amazing and so easy! Gonna make this for sure!

  12. sherry says:

    Love he cool shorts. Great post.

  13. madalene says:

    The denim outfits look so stylish and trendy.

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