I'm seeing adorable white cut off shorts everywhere! I've tried quite a few pair on, but nothing worked. They were either too short (I don't need to share my pocket linings with the world), or too long (I have a shorts sweet spot length - too long and it gets dowdy).
Enter DIY cut offs. :)
Everybody I know in the fashion blogging world has already done this. It's nothing knew. I'm pretty sure if you asked your mom, she probably did this in high school.
I'd never done it, but thought, why not? I have nothing to lose.
I threw the new shorts into the wash, and then into the dryer, and out come some cut offs with super long fringe.
So I snipped away the long strands, and voila! I have cut offs!
I'll show you the finished product tomorrow, but here's a sneak peak!
1. Be patient (don't let the fabric wrinkle while you're cutting the legs off, it makes it look as though a shark attacked the pants)
2. Leave extra room in case you mess up (see #1)
3. Find shorts or pants that are a little loose. This is probably personal preference, but I'm not a fan of skin tight cut offs. O:)
Do let me know if you take the plunge and try cut offs of your own!