It was a long, cold winter, but — hallelujah — the time has finally come to break out the tank tops and short shorts. Looking at our love-worn cutoffs this year, though, it just feels like something's missing. Now, don't get us wrong: There's a lot of life left in these frayed go-tos. We just think we could give 'em a little more personality. Fortunately, we've got the scoop on a denim embellishment that anyone can handle — yes, even if you still ask your dry-cleaner to sew on your loose buttons.
Inspired by our Levi's® 501® Shorts
, we came up with an embroidered, pocket-perking DIY that's so quick you can replicate it in the time it'd take you to pick up a new pair. And, if you snag one of our Denim Hacks kits (available at Levi's stores
in early May), it gets even easier
. Ready to try it for yourself? Grab your favorite denim shorts, put your mom on speaker (what better time to finally call her back?), and get ready to enter the ranks of the DIY literate.
Photographed by Victor Prado; Prop Styling by Alex Brannian at Bernstein & Andriulli; Nails by Casey Herman at Kate Ryan Inc.; Modeled by Antonia at Parts Models