Recently I decided that I needed a pair of simple denim cut-off shorts to help me enjoy the summer weather. But finding a pair I liked wasn’t so easy. I scoured thrift stores for the perfect pair before I finally realized I’d need to DIY (of course!). These are the shorts I started with:
First I cut off the hems, and then, since I didn’t like the color at all, I gave them a bath in bleach. I wanted kind of a blotchy effect, so I mixed some bleach in water in a tub, then added the shorts and kind of dribbled more bleach onto them before mixing it into the water. Luckily I managed to get the look I was after.
I washed and dried them to remove the bleach and help fray the hems, and then I added a bit of additional distressing with a razor blade and cheese grater. I also snipped an inch up the the side seams and added a little stud on each side.
I’m kind of debating whether I should distress them more or add more studs. What do you think? Would you do more, or leave them as-is?