How to Cut Jeans Into Shorts

All right, I’ll admit it… I’ve failed a few times attempting to turn old jeans into shorts. In theory, it sounds pretty simple; a few snips, and there you have it: a new pair of shorts. Well, not so much. Through trial and error, I’ve learned a few lessons and simple ways to ensure your DIY jean shorts ends with a masterpiece. And below, I’m showing you just how it’s done in five simple steps.

Everyone owns a pair (or two) of jeans that they don’t wear anymore, so why not save money and turn the jeans into your new go-to denim shorts? Plus, summer is a mere 47 days away, so just saying—it’s almost that time when denim shorts become your wardrobe staple again.

See how to cut jeans into shorts below.

See How I styled the shorts below

Photo:

Michelle Scanga

On Michelle Scanga: Fiorucci T-Shirt ($120); Levi's shorts; Kenneth Cole Kam Leather Sneakers ($120).

Shop pieces to wear with your new shorts below

The only thing more useful than an off-the-shoulder top is its bodysuit counterpart.

Also available in sizes XS to XXL.

This is spring 2017 summed up in one very on-trend top.

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