One of the major downfalls of bargain shopping, in addition to limited selection and time consumption, is that every once in a while I pick up an ill-fitting item just because of its clearance tag.
This past week I saw myself facing two dilemmas. One: I have too many unused jeans in my closet. Two: I want, but don’t want to spend the money on, a pair of appropriately-short frayed jean shorts. I put two and two together and had an idea: to give new life to some oversized jeans I purchased on clearance that haven’t seen the light of day.
The result was a pair of seriously cool shorts. I will pair them with an oversized button-down, or an equally loose cotton tee. See below for my steps on how to give new life to that pair of jeans sitting, lonely, in your closet. Tip: To avoid skin-tight creations, work with jeans that are too large. Well-fitting pants tend to be snug in the thigh area, but shorts need to have a little extra room.