Let’s be honest; no summer wardrobe would be complete without some denim shorts. These bad boys not only look awesome, but they also go with anything. You can pair them with a slinky strap top, a floaty blouse, or even a bikini if you’re heading down the beach to catch some rays. If you don’t want to shell out a small fortune for store-bought denim jeans, though, you don’t have to worry. This is how you can turn your old jeans into cutoff shorts.
What You’ll Need
Before getting too scissor-happy and just chopping away at your old denim, you’ll need to ensure that you have the right materials at your disposal. You’ll need some good quality fabric scissors, a pair of old jeans (preferably non-stretch as this will help the shorts keep their shape), some chalk or something to mark your jeans, and some tweezers.
Once you have the materials, you’ll need to get started. This can be daunting, but to make things easier, chop off your jeans at the knee. Not only will this cut off the extra fabric, but it will also get you used to using the fabric scissors on the tough fabric. When you’ve done this, put the shorts on and mark on the material where you would like to cut them. To make them as flattering and as comfortable as possible, we’d recommend making the inseam longer than the sides. Then, take the shorts off and cut just below the lines that you’ve marked out.
The Final Touches
While you can leave your cutoff shorts like that, you could add some final touches if you wanted to. In fact, you can use the tweezers to add more frayed detail to the rough seam that runs along the bottom of the shorts and create even more distressed detail on the main pieces of fabric if you’d like.
Yes, it’s as easy as that.
5 Spring Trends to Get Everyone Excited About Fashion Again
With spring already here and the pandemic almost under control, we’re all hopeful the best is yet to come. That hope, naturally, extends to the world of fashion. If you’re sick of wearing the same sweatpants day after day and are ready to welcome spring into your wardrobe, the solution you need is right here. Check out these five, easy to follow trends for the season, and feel free to experiment with the outfits you already have!
1. Monochromatic Spring Outfits
If you’ve spent all winter wearing grays and blacks, the thought of pairing bright colors in spring may seem rather daunting to you. Don’t worry, as you’re not alone. One of the greatest trends this springtime that will help you ease into fashion again is the simple concept of sticking to just one color. Whether you like neutral, pastel, or neon colors, feel free to go all-in on just one hue.
2. Vibrant Colors
Some people long for spring to arrive just so they can take their favorite colorful outfits out of the closet. If that’s you, then rejoice! This season, printed dresses, vibrant colors, and heavily patterned outfits will be all the rage. From skirts and dresses to suits and micro-mini outfits, it can all be as colorful as you want.
3. Power Shoulders Are Back
Although far from everyone’s cup of tea, power shoulders can really make for a statement outfit. Heavily padded sleeves create silhouettes that exude power and determination, which make them a great choice both for formal and casual wear. Big-shouldered jackets and coats are all around, so take your pick!
4. Oversized Silhouettes Are Still in the Game
Many of us re-embraced the sweatsuit and oversized baggy couch-wear in the past year, and if you’re not ready to let go of the comfort of supersized clothing, then this trend is made just for you and your wardrobe. This spring, we’re seeing many billowy, oversized silhouettes on the runway, and they all look amazing. They’re chic, comfy, and really easy to put together. What’s not to like?
5. Big Bags
Aside from the mental baggage we accumulated last year, there’s also a lot of actual baggage we need to carry around in our bags. That’s why the eternal big bag trend will be stronger than ever. From going to picnics or just enjoying the weather outside, taking an oversized bag with you will not only add depth to your outfit but functionality, too.