Diamonds and Denims are forever, literally!

Hey! Welcome back!

Isn’t summer cleaning almost a ritual? It’s that time of the year when most of us are busy getting rid of our winter layers and unused clothing items. But, hold on to that pile of bottoms that you’re about to give away, for a little longer!

No, I’m not encouraging you to hoard them but instead suggesting to give them a sassy and unique upgrade. Because, that’s exactly what I did and I’m super thrilled with how this pair of Kraus jeans from my 1st year of degree college turned out.

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I’ve been loving the trend of statement hem bottoms, from ruffles to frayed ends to adorable fringe hems. But yes, I must admit buying some of these can cost you a fortune!

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Okay! Not a fortune, but you know what I mean right?

So here’s how I upgraded my 8 year old pair of jeans with only a pair of tweezers, scissors, a nail file, embroidery patch work, a loving grandmother, sewing thread, chalk and a needle.

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Step 1 – Cut off the stitched hem of your jeans horizontally, now measure how long you’d like to have the fringe and draw a line parallel to the hem with a chalk. Now, cut off the sides as well.

Step 2 – Use a nail file to fray the ends and pull out some threads.

Step 3 – This is the most tedious step, but trust me it’s worth it. Use your tweezers to pull out the horizontal white treads. Keep doing so all the way up to where you want the fringe to end. A few hours later, you’ll be the proud designer of your very own fringe hem jeans.

Step 4 – I was lucky to have my grandma stitch a few embroidery patches onto my new fringe hem jeans, but if you want an easier way out, iron on patches will work just fine.

Step 5 – Go on and flaunt the newest addition to your summer wardrobe!

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Styling this one is super easy as it’s already so dressy by itself. I love how bodysuits work wonders with low waist bottoms. I thus wore my sheer lace bodysuit from H&M for a sleeker look with a black bralette from Forever 21 underneath.

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I put on a pair of wine stilettos from Zara to match my lip shade. Tip: Always try and match any two colours in an outfit to pull it all together. I also threw on a bracelet for bling sake.

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If your creative instincts are already kicking in and you decide to give this a shot, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see what you create!

Don’t forget to share this with your girlfriends, after all it’s more fun when you have company, isn’t it?

Until next time,

Iona

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