Why You Need To Bust Out The Scissors This Week

There are certain items that honest-to-goodness look better when you make them yourself (and no, we're not giving you the Coddler Mom spiel — it's true!). You could buy things like cut-offs, cropped jeans, and ripped pants "brand-new" and pre-distressed, but it's a lot more authentic, not to mention cheaper, to give it the ol' DIY treatment.
So, if you find yourself staring at your clothes feeling both overwhelmed by your stuff and underwhelmed by the options, consider taking a pair of scissors to an item you haven't touched in a long, long time. Whether they're pants that are too faded, a skirt that's a touch too long, or a bandana you don't know what to do with, let the following slideshow dictate your crafternoon.
Advertisement
1 of 5
Photographed by Christian Styleograph.
Cut an old bandana diagonally to act as a lanyard to your camera.
2 of 5
Photographed by Christian Styleograph.
Find a pair of kid overalls that fit you side-to-side, but could never work lengthwise? Hack off the bottoms, and wear it as a crop top instead.
3 of 5
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Don't know how to make your own cutoffs? You've got options.
4 of 5
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
If your jeans are starting to tear, go full on hole-y and throw 'em in the wash afterward for that perfect fray.
5 of 5
Photographed by Christian Styleograph.
Those long, dowdy denim skirts get a modern treatment with just a little hem shortening.
Advertisement