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
Shop pieces to wear with your new shorts below
This knotted top screams summertime.
This top looks way more expensive than $35.
Zara never fails.
Block heels are the best option for denim shorts.
The only thing more useful than an off-the-shoulder top is its bodysuit counterpart.
This is spring 2017 summed up in one very on-trend top.
Also available in more sizes.
Wear this as a dress or a robe-inspired top.
Swap your black bag for this chic option this summer.
For your next date night…
This floral number is already trending on Topshop.