Fashion is constantly changing and keeping up with the latest trends can be expensive, so I am going to show you how to get the latest looks for less. A major trend for this winter are boyfriend jeans. However, this ultra trendy/casual look can set you back over $100. Here’s how to do it for less than a tenth of that.
You will need….
2. Stanley knife
3. Chopping board
4. Cheese grater
Step One: Go down to your local op shop, you are guaranteed a pair of jeans, no matter size or style. The price of the jeans will range from anywhere between three to ten dollars. Purchase the ones you like the most. Try them on so you can see how they look and where they may need altering.
Step Two: Cut the hem (if needed) with scissors to just above your ankle. Mark with a pencil where you would want to make your three (more or less depending on desired style) cuts.
Step Three: Place the chopping board in your jeans where you want to make the rips, so that you wont cut through the other side.
Step Four: With a stanley knife, cut where you have made the markings on the jeans. Try not to make incisions so close together otherwise the denim will completely break and lose effects.
Step Four: So you have made all your incisions. Now, with the cheese grater, vigorously ‘grate’ over the cuts to acquire the distressed denim effect. Your rips should look more natural and worn rather than done on purpose.
Step Five: You’re done. Wear your new DIY boyfriend jeans.
Creating your own style by op shopping and altering clothes can be so much more fun and creative than ordinary shopping, not to mention a lot cheaper. Keep up to date with my blog for helpful hints on how to do just that.
Next week: T-shirt prints.