Vintage denim is just about the only thing in your wardrobe you should care about this spring. It’s going to be v important. And it’s even more important that you make it SPECIAL. Because, staying true to the 90’s grunge aesthetic currently embraced by the people of fashion, destroyed and customized denim pieces are the obsession of pinterest, instagram and the like. And mimicking the 70’s freespirit, anything with pins, patches, or an ungodly amount of love, rips, holes and signs of wear is going to make you look super fashion forward.
And that is what we’re gonna focus on here- jeans that have rips and holes where they should not.
Forget exams. Forget your job. This is the important shit right here. Anything that is clearly not your size, but somehow looks like it was made for you, is what you’re going to want to be wearing. Levis with slashes and slits in any place that pleases you should be your obsession. And if you’re really just looking to kill the game, you’ll DIY it. Because that means you’re INVESTED and fashion is not just a petty game for you.
3 specific ways to destroy your denim:
Make a really big cut (t should be pretty huge)
Great for all butts. Also gives your biggest asset more wiggle room. Make the slash lower or higher per your preference.
2. Cut it out
A wonderful option in you have $24 undies to showcase.
Cut out one pocket, both pockets, or pieces of the waistband.
3. Cut & Sew
Great for those who really want the clothing to speak for itself *literally*
If you’re not into the uneven hem thing, do a straight cut-off hem. If you can’t sew, sharpie or paint is an option. Just keep it neat.
So many great options. And really, the possibilities are endless.
Denim is by far one of the easiest things to DIY. All you really need is some snippy scissors and a vision for what you want. I’ve cut up jeans I hated and ended up loving them as a result. It’s also a great way to lengthen the life of a pair of jeans- if they look tired and worn out, cut some holes and do some fun embroidery to make them look like something different. Lastly, if you really screw up, you can always just add to your cut-off shorts collection (also jorts are making a comeback so there’s that option too).
I’d been wanting a pair of jeans with slashes in the back for a good while before I realized I had scissors and two hands and a pair of jeans I could shred.
They turned out wonderfully, and they’re just about the only thing I ever want to wear.
Now go shred some stuff, or at least think about it.