DIY DISTRESSED JEANS SHORTS

The Perfect DIY Distressed Jeans Shorts
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend and a long weekend for all Americans. There is always something quite amazing about Memorial Day weekend... There always seems to be a summer weather tease creeping up or just passing by to say, "Hi! Be back soon". Saturday was brilliantly warm here in Toronto. Boy, did i take advantage of it and so did many Torontonians. I guess it is safe to say. "It is time to start pulling out the shorts and ripping them!"

Well, i finally did my first DIY distressed jeans shorts or anything on DIY fashion on the blog but unfortunately for me, i lost the photos and even a cute video to go with it when the laptop crashed. Yeah, talk about heart break. Since, i won't be able to share photos & videos of the steps i took for this particular distressed jeans shorts with you, i can sum it all up for now but will do a new DIY and maybe a fun video along with it for you all again soon.

To be honest it is so easy.  All you really need is a pair of old jeans pants, scissors, a marker, a washer and dryer.

Step 1:

Use the Marker to mark where you want to cut and rip on the jeans. Mine was slightly above the knee so i can fold up the jeans on the ends.

Step 2:

Use Scissors to cut pant legs off and cut into preferred ripped areas on jeans.

Step 3:

Wash  once in the washing machine.

Step 4:

Finally, throw it in the Dryer to run until dry. Now put it back in the dryer again and let it run through another cycle. This helps loosens the threads on the jeans some more.

I preferred to keep the rippled holes on my pair of jeans shorts  smaller since it was my first attempt. Just to see how it will turn out. Next time, i know i can definitely go crazy if i wanted to.

To style it

I decided to pair it with a sleeveless faux leather peplum top- Keeping it casual at the bottom and a little dressy on top. The pop of red brightens up the look for a nice summer day in the city. Is it bad that i have only one peplum top in my closet?

DIY Distresses Jeans Shorts
Cotton Express Peplum Top
Perfect DIY Distressed Jeans Shorts
Busola Coutts
                                                                      Who am i wearing?
SLEEVELESS PEPLUM TOP: Cotton Express // DIY DISTRESED JEANS SHORTS: Used an old American Eagle Jeans Pants // HEELS: Sam & Libby for Target

UPDATED: Yaay!! ! was able to retrieve the video of the DIY so enjoy!






 







Thank you all for stopping by. Now your comments.
                                



 

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45 comments:

Na z said...

Great tips and look!

Alissa Gromova said...

Amazing pictures and look Busola!
Like your idea and the tips, I have some old jeans and and I thinking about making the same think :)
Very cute result
Have a weet day dear!

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Pooja Mittal said...

U still doubt have a stable summer weather !!!
Well I can see you took full benifit of hot summer day
Nice DIY, I always like to cut and rip my used denim to make a pair of shorts
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Missy May said...

Awesome DIY and you look smashing. Love it :-)


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Magda Carvalho said...

Love the look is so fresh :)

kiss

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Jackie Harrison said...

Sexy doll love the top and hat.
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Wioletta M. said...

Such a great look! You are so pretty :P

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Nequéren Reis said...

Amiga que show de imagens amei o look você é super estilosa
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sepatuholic said...

you look fabulous!!!!!

Great DIY...

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Paola said...

Great job!!! Amazing look, I love your peplum top!!!!
Happy monday hun!

Nicky mywishstyle said...

You have a perfect look! love the hat and the peplum top
kisses

KizzyDoll said...

You look fantastic doll, love the look xx

Busola Coutts said...

It has been a very long winter so having a few warm days so far has been awesome. Thank you Pooja.

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you so much Danke. I am just excited about summer and can't wait to pull out some summer outfits :)

Busola Coutts said...

That is so sweet of you. Thank you Magda :).

Busola Coutts said...

Hahaha, always so kind..Thank you so much Jackie. Hope you having a great Memorial Day weekend.

Lizzy said...

love these shorts and the peplum top too!

Lubka Christova said...

You've done very good work on these jeans and you look fabulous in them!

Lu, www.balgarka.co.uk

NERLINE GERMAIN said...

You look lovely, dear! I love the jeans. I am going to use your tips.

Indian Savage said...

OMG beautiful Busola,
you look divine (as always)
I love your peplum top
Kisses
Maggie D.
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Ago Prime said...

very nice!!!

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Glenda Harrison said...

Very nice. I was just thinking of giving an old pair of boyfriends a cut and make them into shorts. I like how your dressed yours up. This look can take you to many fun places. I can tell you enjoy fashion and life!

Busola Coutts said...

Aww, you are so sweet. Thank you darling.

Haylee said...

This is so nice, they look perfect! Very helpful. Will bookmark this, definitely need to give it a try!

xo, Haylee
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Busola Coutts said...

Thanks a lot.

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Paola. My first and had so much fun doing it.

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Busola Coutts said...

Thank you so much Nicky. It means a lot :)

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Kizzy. I appreciate that :).

Busola Coutts said...

Sovanny sweets, thank you so, so much :).

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Busola Coutts said...

Hahaha, i take it you like it. Texture mix is awesome and dressing up shorts for summer is fun. Thank you so much for stopping by :).

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Lizzy :).

Style by Alina said...

Girl, this is hot! Great DIY and you pair the shorts perfectly with the top. It's sexy, cute and sophisticated all at once. Love it. <3

Alina,

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Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Lu! Oh my, i am so not a DIY person but there is always a first and it made me feel better knowing even if it didn't turn out great i will be happy as long as it is decent enough to wear.

Kim A. said...

Those shorts look awesome on you! Love your peplum top.


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am2pmchic said...

I love the combo of Jean + leather, chic look.

xoxo

Christy

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Ladyofashion said...

You're ready for the summer! I like the rolled up version ...
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Lubka Christova said...

I think you've done a very good job!
I've got a pile of old jeans that I wan to transform, but am scared to touch them with the scissors :P

Manasi said...

Nice look!

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Tali said...

I was just thinking of doing some diy project on my denim shorts, so your tutorial couldn't be more in time for me, so thank you a lot! Great look, I love how your shorts turned out.

xx
Tali
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Busola Coutts said...

Thank you darling Nerline. Aww, that is sweet.

Lenya said...

Busola darling have I ever told you you have killer legs? No? OK I tell ya now, you have killer legs girl!
kisses darling
Lenya
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Aileen O. said...

I hate when that happens (when the laptop crashes), but at least these outfit photos didn't get lost!! Looking forward to the DIY :) I bet the second time around will be so much better than the first.


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Ivana Džidić said...

congrats on the first DIY....it turned out fantastic! great job! and I do like how you have styled these.

Pinkoolaid said...

the shorts look great :) this look is so perfect for summer <3

Mai Tran said...

Lovely combination!

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