Monday, August 1, 2011

My DIY Ripped Shorts

Got an old pair of jeans just lying around? Why not turn them into a new stylish pair of shorts? It's really simple.
    1.    First, take out your old jeans, lay them out flat on the table and measure the length you'd like your shorts to be.
    2.    It's time to cut them. Make sure you cut as straight as possible.
    3.    Now to rip jeans is to put the jeans on and mark where you want the rips. The placement on the jeans will look different on you than on the ground flat, so marking rips while you wear the jeans before you rip them is important.
    4.    Taking the razor blade, simply make the incisions where you have created the lines. This will create a simple rip in the jeans.
    5.    Once you have made your rips, take the jeans and put them in the washer and dryer. This will show you the final product.This will give them that frayed looked and that's what's in style this summer.
    6.    Now take them out of the dryer and make any necessary adjustments. You may want to do a bit more ripping!  
    7.    That's it! Now you have a brand new pair of very cool shorts. And, now that you've saved all that money ... you'll be able to buy a shirt that goes with them ;)!



DIY Shorts 
Vintage Long Sleeves Top
White Tank thanks to VDP    
Vintage Clutch 
Shoes from Ebay

100 comments:

  1. Looking gorgeous as always :) I have bunch of old jeans just laying around... I might cut some of the of ;)

    Happy Monday!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  2. che belli che sono Chicca! anche io avevo creato da un paio di jeans lunghi degli shorts ;) un bacio!

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  3. Lovely blog too!

    x0x0

    BarcelonaBrunettes
    www.barcelonabrunettes.com

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  4. You can't beat a pair of DIY ripped denim shorts for laid back summer cool.

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  5. HAPPY AUGUST BELLA!!!

    I WILL DO IT FOR SURE!!!your result is amazing!i love your shorts!and the combonation with heels is great!

    well done Fede!

    lots of kisses and hugs from your friends from Barcelona!!!

    ELI&ELI
    WWW.LOSTINVOGUE.COM

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  6. Great shorts! Love cutting my jeans as well :)

    www.modeuncover.com

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  7. usually my DIY shorts are too tight, but yours look awesome!

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  8. THIS LOOK IS SO CHIC! no many persons can look chic using ripped jeans put you do!!!! thanks for the comment i'm following now...follow back??!!!!
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)xxx

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  9. Wow !! I love your shorts..Am going to try this at home, fingers crossed it comes out as perfect as yours...Promise to share the photos later.

    Thanks for this.
    xx

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  10. Love your shorts!
    Can't tell you many times I've cut jeans into shorts in summer, haha ♥

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  11. I used to make cut-off shorts all the time when I was a teenager. I would bleach them too!! Blame it on the 90s!!

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  12. Great tutorial sweety! Love the shorts! And the shoes... <3

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  13. Love your grungy style today!!! You are beautiful and you look amazing.
    Have a nice week bella dona!

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  14. Gorgeous!! I am a huge huge fan of cutoff denim :) It's my daily uniform!

    xxMelissa

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  15. Hi, dear Federica! Your so cute shorts! I loved a lot!
    Linda's shirt and shoes! I loved the whole composition!
    Have a awesome day!
    Xoxo
    Susie
    www.myfashionview.com

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  16. very great DIY. I actually love your pumps a lot too! ;)

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  17. lovely outfit, I like the look of shorts with high heel

    glamfashionistafashionista.blogspot.com

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  18. The shorts look great, love the fact there DIY because I do those from gime to time. Love the blog as well so I'm following you! Follow back if you like :)

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  19. the shorts are awesome and wow look at those shoes..i just love ebay :))

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  20. gorgeous skirt.
    well done !
    www.linlicious-style.blogspot.com

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  21. Thanks for this tutorial! I want to put some slashes in a pair of jeans but wasn't sure how to get the frayed look. Will def. try this! Your shorts came out great!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  22. simply yet chic outfit!

    and thanks for visiting my blog. shall we follow each other? :)

    http://alexandriajz.blogspot.com

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  23. Great DIY! Thanks for sharing!

    vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  24. cute! love your shoes in this post as well.

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  25. love these shorts and the shoes!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  26. Nice shorts! Love those amazing heels girl!

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  27. good job with the DIY shorts! they are chic on you! and those heels and the clutch are just perfect!

    thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments! =)

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  28. loving it, great simple look I love the white heels!!!! :)

    xo Emma

    www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

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  29. love your outfit! you are very pretty!xxx

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  30. I always have to make my own denim shorts - they just dont make them small enough. Embarrassingly, i cut up a pair of age 9 jeans to make my fave pair of denim shorts... cringe!!! haha rachinald.blogspot.com :)

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  31. cute diy! <3

    www.loretta-blog.blogspot.com

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  32. thanks for the DIY tips! those shorts look great on you!

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  33. Very cool shorts and great tutorial! You look so pretty as always!

    Briggs
    http://shortsisterstyle.blogspot.com

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  34. You did a fabulous job on your cutoffs!

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  35. Ah, I have to look up for an old pair of jeans! Urgently! :)
    xo

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  36. Love the shorts, that is such a great idea. The vintage clutch is beautiful too, I love vintage xx

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  37. Love your outfit: simply, cool and sexy. Heels with shorts is always so femenine.
    XX

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  38. você é linda e seu sapato também!

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  39. You look awesome! Great outfit!

    http://bellasstyle.blogspot.com

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  40. Love that blouse with the cutlets! Gives the look a feminine edge!
    Thanks for stopping by just fab!

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  41. thanks for the tip! LOVE the heels too.

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  42. Great idea! I have a few pairs of jeans in the closet that need updating. Love the look! especially the shoes
    http://www.sugarfilledcloset.com

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  43. i love your shorts miss federica!! i also love the rest of your entire outfit ~ so cute!! very much something i would wear!!! happy monday to you my friend!
    xo ~ baci e abbracci ~ kristina

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  44. What a great outfit, your shorts look fabulous!

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  45. Fab idea. If the jeans are a bit loose and comfy like yours they look even better

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  46. Love your ensemble and especially those shoes!

    Regina
    fashionyard.blogspot.com
    www.kakayard.com

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  48. DIY shorts are the best, I have a few pairs of it.

    You asked about my boots in your comment - they are from Dr Martens model Darcie, and they are in many different colors and prints.
    I bought mine in Internet - check ebay.

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  49. Great look...I am to nervous to rip any of my jeans. love that look on you!

    love, www.shoeocracy.blogspot.com

    Za

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  50. What a great idea! I need to definitely try this with a pair of jeans I have that are too short. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog :) xo

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  51. Love the shorts! Your shoes are amazing too!

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  52. Great cutoffs! I can never get it right but I'm going to try your steps! x Raman

    http://viabellafashion.blogspot.com

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  53. DIY jeans shorts like this pair is not so impossible to make, but only U my dear can rock wearing it!;))
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  54. Love this outfit! your shorts are great!!

    http://fashionindahat.blogspot.com/

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  55. super fab job with the shorts! love! x

    http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au/

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  56. Stai molto bene :)

    http://fashionandcookies.blogspot.com

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  57. i Like ur vintage clutch. so do your top dress. awesome!

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  58. Love it!!! They look awesome on you!!

    Have a lovely Tuesday!! xoxoxo

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  59. très jolie tenue, et j'adore tes escarpins

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  60. you look stunning and all photos are so cool! cut-oofs bcame my essentials during this summer, easy to make from any old jeans and easy to style too! xo Elena

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  61. Love love love your shorts!!! Superb! ♥

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  62. TERRIFIC OUT, SUPER COOL!!!
    XXX

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  63. great idea girl!!
    thanks for your comments on my blog!

    xx
    http://katerinascloset.blogspot.com/

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  64. Nice shoes! I follow you (te sigo) xoxoxo

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  65. love your ripped shorts; the complete look is beautiful.;)

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  66. Dear the cut-offs are great and match your previous post about hippy chic!Indeed chic!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    http://fashion-bridge.blogspot.com/

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  67. Love the DIY shorts with the heels!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  68. lovely post!
    I love your blog!
    xxx

    www.fashionapp.blogspot.com

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  69. lovely blog!
    Visit and follow? allstargt.blogspot.com
    We are following you!

    xoxo, ♥ Gladimir and Tainara

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  70. Love the whole look, and amazing shoes and bag. Cutting off jeans are the best!

    http://redsolesandredwine.com

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  71. Oh my... thoses shoes totally have stolen my heart! Beautiful, beautiful,beautiful ❤

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  72. come stai bene! e fantastici i tuoi pantaloncini..sei stata davvero brava.

    grazie per essere passata ti aspetto di nuovo da me..
    ti seguo anche via bloglovin spero ricambierai :)

    kiss
    Erika
    www.myfreechoice.net

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  73. I love these shorts and the idea of ripping them with a razor blade. I'm going to file this one away until I'm ready to cut up a pair.

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  74. Cut off shorts are THE summer accessory in my opinion :)

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  75. Oh, wow! Well done hun!
    I like how You styled them up! Cute and yet edgy look.

    xoxo Ra

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  76. your shorts look great! nice shoes!

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  77. Clever! This is an awesome and helpful post!

    -Jules

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  78. Thanks for this great DIY! I've been meaning to turn a pair of jeans into shorts. Now I'm inspired! Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog! I'm a follower, as well:) -A

    Blurbs|Blog

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  79. Love your look! The shoes are fabulous!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.com
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com

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  80. i absolutely love this look - you look great xx

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  81. OMG, should I try it? It looks so easy! And amazing on you!!!

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  82. Very nice DIY post! I have a pair of jeans I should really do that to! :)

    Your pair looks adorable, btw!

    <3 L
    http://aspiredlevant.blogspot.com/

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  83. adore that blouse pretty lady!

    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/

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  84. LOVE love love this outfit. What amazing shoes. I need them!!! You're gorgeous!

    Kxx

    http://www.camarattajuliette.com/

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  85. your blog is interesting..and what i liked most about your blog is the picture of your mom at the side bar with the caption "my mom, my inspiration" I just loved it...

    follow eachother???

    touchofawanderer.blogspot.com/

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  86. Great post!! thank you for the tips - exactly what i needed!! :-)

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  87. I love this entire outfit! You look flawless<3

    Delaney
    xx

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