Friday, 29 March 2013

DIY Ripped Knee Jeans


This Friday I have a really easy DIY for you. It's all about making an old pair of jeans look even older. Flicking through London Fashion Week street style pictures I've noticed a lot of ripped denim. Especially these neatly slashed-at-the-knee black skinnies. You can buy these in Topshop now for £40 but why bother!

So I grabbed a pair of cheap black jeans from Primark (my go to shop for diy supplies) and took a pair of scissors and a fine grater to them! I've not included steps this week as I think the photos are pretty self explanatory. Drag your grater across the cut you've made to mess up the edges and make your jeans appear to be 'torn'.









I like to wear mine with a fairly smart outfit to dress it down. They look great with oversized boyfriend coats (see above) as the top heavy look is balanced out with a slim leg. I like the simplicity of the two straight tears across the knees but of course you can add as many rips as you like. Have a look at how I style mine in a recent outfit post.

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  1. Defo going to be doing this to my Primark jeans!xx

    www.silver-electrons.blogspot.com

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  2. Great DIY. I get a little jealous whenever any British bloggers/youtubers mention Primark, since I don't have a go to place like that in the states :c
    ♥Dalia

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    1. Ahh but you have so many cool stores in the states!! xx

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  3. Such a good idea! primark really is the best for projects!
    http://handsd0wn.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Ah I love this, what a great idea!Xx

    http://lucycole.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Another good way of doing this is falling over whilst drunk. A method I know all too well unfortunately!
    X

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    1. A great method for a much more natural rip - but pretty painful ;) haha xx

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  6. I'm going to try that on a pair of old jeans! :D

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  7. Your DIY posts are my favourite (and this one is no exception!) x

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  8. This is such a great and easy diy :)
    LOve it :)
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  9. OH I may just have to do this! the primark jeans look greatx

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  10. Nice idea!
    I bought already ripped jeans from H&M
    It was lovely to meet you at the blogger event
    xx

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    1. Thanks Irena, was lovely to meet you too! xx

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  11. Love how you've done this
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  12. Wow! So that's how it's done...Thank you for the tip. I love the trend!
    Happy Easter!

    See you in my blog, maybe.
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  13. Cool, I was thinking of doing this on a pair of jeans that have gotten a bit too tight around the knees, actually. And the grater is pretty ingenious!

    kat
    bespectacled

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    1. Thanks Kathyrine, it works really well! Just don't go too crazy with the grating haha x

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  14. This is brilliant, going to diy my jeans as soon as! x

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  16. Nice diy. I wish I did this with my jeans!

    http://the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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