Happy Summer!!!! We are now a week in and if you live in a state like mine, you’ve had the pleasure of summer starting a little earlier.
Now I don’t own many pairs of denim shorts, nor do I see the need to pay the same price for them as I would a pair of jeans. Furthermore, I can never seem to find the perfect style and fit. So what do you do? #diy
Be what you can’t see. If it isn’t in a store, create it!
All you’ll need is a pair of Mom jeans/ high waist jeans (preferably not fitted) and a GOOD pair of scissors.
- Fold your jeans so that the fronts touch
- Measure your desired length – i didn’t want short shorts so i gave myself some length. Plus, you have to factor in additional fraying.
- Cut! I cut from the crotch to the outer thigh. The key is the curve.
The end result are these super dope retro jeans That are the perfect mix of throwback/ festival/ and grown youth.
For the first look I paired my short with a T-Shirt from one of my favorite bands: Sidewalk Chalk. You have to listen to their music and while your at it, lets help them create this new album!
I added some super high platforms from ASOS, sunnies and straw fedora from F21 and my fake LV bag… to hold my camera gear lol. What? its roomy in there!
I felt very Lisa Bonet (grown)/ Zoe Kravitz (youth). This look is more I have errands to run & things to do this Saturday, but if I stumble upon a street festival, I’m in like Flynn.
The second look was definitely more festival than errands
The shoes are from Shoedazzle (this season!) and the hat is from Nasty Gal. Those sunnies tho! from a local dope gem called Royal Factory Atelier
Paired with my “Robe Shirt” – not quite kimono, not quite shirt – and a tank this is more along the lines of a “stock” or “palooza” type of gathering. Create always, Shop wisely!