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A SUPER Easy Denim Hack To Try

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    Time and time again, I will spot a pair of patched, perfectly distressed designer jeans and think: I could totally make those. But, do I make them? No. Somehow, time-intensive sewing projects just never seem to make it onto my evening agenda.

    But, when I saw this photo of Susie Bubble cooly stepping out of a cab at NYFW wearing the most ideal, colorful pair, the old distressed-denim envy crept back in. So, I decided to hack my way to the look; I grabbed my safety pins, a pair of Forever21 boyfriend jeans, and two silk scarves. Ahead, the laziest (and most affordable) way to do your own fashion denim. No sewing required.


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    Materials:
    Denim (already distressed is even better!)
    Two silk scarves
    Scissors
    Safety pins

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    Step 1: Distress the jeans even more by cutting two holes (or however many you prefer) on each side. Fray the edges with the scissor. Rip the smaller holes with your hands for a more frayed look.

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    Step 2: Turn the jeans inside out and lay out your patterned fabric. (These were two vintage scarves I had.) Begin pinning your fabric to the denim, over the holes.

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    The best part about this hack? You can take the scarves off for washing. Or, if you get sick of the look (heaven forbid) you still have a plain pair of distressed denim.

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