As someone who spends entirely too much time on Pinterest (and basically any and all website selling clothing) I've been eying the frayed denim trend for awhile. I was in the market for a new pair of white denim, and after a recommendation from a friend, I splurged and purchased the Joe's Blondie Frayed Ankle Jean in white - I love them!
After a few wears, I started loving the frayed look more and more. It adds a certain 'cool' factor wether worn with heels or flats. But hey, who wants to shell out more money on a trend that will eventually pass? Not me! So after some thought, I headed to my closet and looked through my own denim.
I'm sure everyone has at least one tired pair of jeans that could really use a reboot - mine was a pair of Gap skinnies which I purchased after having Madeline when I was not fitting into my normal size yet. They're fitting much looser on me now, so I had shoved them into the back of my closet, probably to be forgotten about until baby #3! Instead - 5 minutes later I had a perfect, worn in pair of frayed skinnies!
Literally all you need - a pair of denim and scissors! I suggest picking a pair of denim which isn't normally on your current rotation. It's a great way to reintroduce it into your wardrobe, as well as not risk permanently altering a look you already love!
I started by cutting right along the bottom seam, and then tried them on to see how I felt about the length. After testing them out, I cut another inch off to achieve a cropped look. You can leave the hem like this for a clean look, or continue to distress them further!
Using the middle edge of my scissors where the two blades meet, I scraped along the hem to create distressing. This will also happen naturally with each wash.
And volià! I am so pleased with how these turned out - a new pair of denim for my spring wardrobe and it didn't cost me a dime! I encourage you to pick a pair from you closet to refresh and reboot tonight!!