I love winter shorts, but this is yet another style gamble that you can lose the house on. When executed properly, the look is young, playful, and a great way to get more wear out of your favorite shorts. However, when you roll the dice and lose, the stares you’re going to get on the street won’t be those of admiration. They’ll be looks of horror, possibly pity, and most likely secondhand embarrassment. You know, the same look you had when you informed the girl seated at the table next to you that she had a toilet paper tail. Oh, that was just us? Anyway, many moons ago, I put together some winter shorts guidelines that still hold true to this day. So, go ahead and hold off on stashing your short shorts for just a little while longer.
It makes sense that this week’s episode is focused on creating the perfect “Daisy Duke” worthy denim cut offs. A great pair of denim cut off shorts say “summer” like nothing else can. They’re great for a casual day by the pool or running errands and can be dressed up with sexy heels and a silky top for a balmy night out on the town. It may be tempting to just plop down the plastic and splurge on designer denim, but why not make yourself a custom (and less expensive) DIY version instead? It’s much easier than you may think and you won’t be caught wearing the same ol’ same as everyone else.
A few things to keep in mind:
Recycle! This is a perfect way to utilize your old jeans that are just taking up space in your closet.
DO NOT cut the legs off straight across (this will lead to a very “cheeky” situation).
Leave an extra inch of fabric. You can always go shorter!
Be creative. Let your imagination run wild! There are tons of different ways to embellish your shorts.
If you don’t have time to run ‘em through the wash, use a zester and seam ripper to get the fringe going.