6 New Ways To Wear Your Denim Cutoffs
Posted by Girls Guide To on May 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM
I have a couple of pairs of jeans that have definitely seen better days. But I’m irrationally emotionally attached to my clothing and just can’t throw them out. So I was thinking of making them into cut-offs. I know what you’re thinking. Jorts? Really? Yes, really. Jorts get a bad rap. I think we’ve all seen the disasters that give them that reputation. They definitely can be the laziest, least sophisticated, dowdiest clothing item around. But whatever the reputation, I’m going to try it out.
After doing some research (because clearly, I don’t want to ruin my beloved jeans – the horror) and found these style tips from Refinery29. They prove jorts can look amazing. Here are their adorable and chic ways to style your cutoffs.
1. With Preppy Blazers — Keep a structured jacket from looking too formal by wearing it with a longer-length pair of cutoffs. Roll up the hems for a more lived-in look! If you are lucky enough to work in a casual office, this could be a great look (provided the shorts are long enough of course).
2. With A One-Piece Swimsuit — Even out of the pool, a one-piece makes it into our summer outfit rotation at least once a month. Cutoffs balance out the skin-tight silhouette.
3. Go Knee-Length — For slimmer trousers that you want to turn into shorts, cut them right above the knee for a sleek, Bermuda-length staple that looks killer with flowing tops and summer sneakers. For more modest girls, this look is super smart.
4. With A Body-Con Crop Top — For the brave only! With high-waisted shorts, you can really go for it in a body-hugging crop top. Try out unconventional necklines and tops in darker hues for a fashion-forward ways to show off those guns.
5. Dressed Up With Stilettos — Wear your shorts out at night by slipping into a pair of tall, pointed stilettos. The cutoffs will keep your look young and fresh, without feeling sloppy. So cute!
6. Denim On Colored Denim — If your tattered, colored denim needs a new life, chop 'em off into little cutoffs. Pair them with a chambray button-up for a new take on the classic Canadian tuxedo. I love this as a weekend look!
And thankfully, they provided a DIY guide for hopeless crafters like me. They go into serious detail on how to make “The Simple Short,” “The Super Distressed Pair,” and a fancy version – “The Lace Insert!” No more ruined jeans for me!
Are you going to hop on the jorts trend this season? How do you like to wear yours?
All images from Refinery 29.