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Sunday Morning Denim DIY

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In collaboration with Fatface


 

I would love to be able to say I’ve been sporting the frayed hem look for quite some time because #trendsetter, but the reality is that I can never really be bothered to shorten jeans properly or get them re-hemmed professionally, so I just cut a couple inches off the bottom and voilà.

Now that 99.9% of the internet population is dabbling in what I like to call Crusoe chic, I gained in legitimacy and nobody dares question my shoddy hem work in case I am a closet billionaire clad in Demna Gvasalia’s Vetements.

This sunny Sunday, as I was chilling at home, I decided it was time for my slightly too long Fatface Super Skinny jeans to get a makeover. You see, this is the beauty of Style Heroes, they stick with you no matter what and will always fit in your wardrobe. They are also pieces you shouldn’t be afraid to customise and really make your own. My next project is to add embroidered patches to the Slim Boyfriend Jeans I am wearing in these photos – I just need to decide where I want the patches… I will keep you posted!

In the meantime, you can have a look at my previous style heroes post.

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The easiest way to shorten your hem #likeaboss is to simply take your biggest, sharpest pair of scissors and cut to the desired length. Then pull on the white loose pieces of thread to fray the hem a little more. Put through one cycle in the washing machine and you are done.


 

Sunday Morning Denim DIY
Sunday Morning Denim DIY

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A slightly more time-consuming, but also a little more stylish / grown-up way to fray those hems is to pick out the seams at the bottom of each leg. Use a seam-picker and work your way around the bottom hems of each leg, then unroll them and ta-dah!


 

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