Spring is finally rolling in to Seattle and you guys, I seriously can’t wait for warmer weather. It’s been a long few months of wind, rain, and cold. In an effort to bring on the sunshine I started pulling some of my spring/summer clothes out of storage to mix them in with my winter clothes for transitional outfits. One of my summer staples is white jeans, but part of me has always felt like they’re a touch too preppy for my taste.
Then I realized that the perfect solution was a simple DIY! The frayed hem trend is hot hot hot for spring 2016 and it’s such an easy update to make to your existing jeans! So I pulled out my scissors and got to work on last year’s white skinnies. Ten minutes later and I had a perfectly on trend wardrobe update that feels sooooo much more me than they did before. Read on for this super easy tutorial!
Cut off the original hem of the jeans using a pair of sharp scissors.
Open your scissors and scrape the blade back and forth along the cut hems. This will start to fray the edges. Scrape the tip of the scissors against the horizontal threads to loosen them. For more fray, pull out more horizontal threads.
Optional: if you don’t want your hems to continue unravelling, use a matching thread to stitch around the hems above the frayed edge. Enjoy your cool “new” jeans!
I love that I was able to update my spring wardrobe for free, in only 10 minutes of my time!
Bonus tip: You don’t have to use this trick just for skinny jeans. This is the perfect way to DIY yourself a cool pair of kick flares! Pull those old boot cut jeans out of the back of your closet (or hit up the thrift store for a pair), then crop + fray them yourself to get the look for less!
(top image photo credit: Rachel Birkhofer)