We are back with the useful range of know-hows and style dos and don’ts and this time the basic theme of our consideration is the general range of principles that work in case of making ripped jeans not only by means of just going and buying them, but also literally making them using the old and worn options that have been just hanging in your wardrobe recently. In other words, here we present a super-easy DIY ripped jeans tutorial, sticking to which you can come up with your own versions of ripped shorts and ripped jeans for rad street style looks!
Ripped jeans are probably one of the most popular and frequently met types of jeans and what’s especially cool about these pieces is that you can go for the craziest combinations and looks using them, at the same time also putting some efforts in making the jeans special and crazy too. Those experiments may refer to the shapes including the retro inspired wide-leg ripped jeans, the ultra-youthful skinny types and the stylish high-waisted variants too. That’s why not only the young ladies especially like and opt for ripped jeans, but also those who are older but still want to have stylish and youthful looks. So you are free to pick ripped jeans with any proportions of the ripped parts adorned with any types of looks and, of course, coming with any shapes and styles you may like.
On the other hand, you can just make ripped jeans if you have some suitable options of stylish and cool pairs of jeans at home and don’t want to go anywhere for buying the readymade alternatives from boutiques. This is also suitable in terms of saving money, since you will not lose any money if you suddenly appear not to be liking the pieces you get in the end. Thus for making the ripped jeans you will need a blade, nail scissors, a piece of carton and some chalk.
First of all you need to pick the suitable places for the ripped parts. You need to take into account that in case of being placed on the knees, the holes will be especially catchy and attention-grabbing, especially if coming with bigger sizes. You may thus opt for some few huge areas or other smaller options with a bigger number all over the jeans. In any case you really need to preserve the proportions, since otherwise you will risk having too informal looks for the occasion requiring formal attire, for instance.
The simplest way to make ripped design of jeans is taking a blade and cutting a small part, further removing some threads from it by the direction of the cut or the vertical one. The results should come up as holes or ripped areas, with absolutely no threads or few of them. The denim texture is always lighter from the inside, that’s why it will also look super cool if you manage to remove the top coverage of the texture with nail scissors leaving the lighter areas and having a nice and even ripped texture there, which can also be perfected with a brush or any other tool like that.
One more effective and easy way to create ripped jeans is using a small grind, pumice and awl. Grind should thus be rubbed over the desired areas first and followed with the pumice for getting the necessary texture, which, in its turn needs to be smoothed out with the awl. In order to fix the effect firmly, you may wash your jeans in the washing machine at once after the creation of the ripped effect.
One more thing that you need to remember about these techniques is that they are not suitable for absolutely all the types of jeans, because in case of the classic forms, for instance, the effect will be like you have accidentally spoiled your pants. On the other hand going for this effect with the wide-leg pants and the skinny options is quite a good idea, also including the boyfriend jeans. The firmness and thickness of the fabrics should be of medium level, having the traditional coloring for the classic jeans. For brighter and more saturated options these designs will not work well enough.
So here you know one more interesting list of dos and don’ts concerning on the stylish interpretations and DIY ripped jeans tricks that you may opt for in order to refresh your wardrobe and to create impressive and chic looks. Proportions are again the main most important details here since in case of going wrong with the number of any design detail you will risk losing the whole effect and failing with the looks as such. So be watchful and be stylish!
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