Legit sent over a DIY kit with all the necessary tools for creating a pair of distressed denims. I must say this kit is absolutely amazing and so adorable, I’m definitely going to keep it around for years to come. I’ve actually been inspired to DIY a few of my other pairs of jeans, thanks to this amazing kit.
1. Magazine – which I used to put into each pipe to avoid cutting through to the back-end of my jeans.
2. Razor blade (box) cutter.
3. Sand paper block.
I drew lines using my marker on the places where I wanted the rips to be. When drawing your lines make sure they are parallel lines about an inch or two away from each other.
I started with the right leg of the jean by placing a magazine into the pipe, then used my razor blade (box) cutter to cut on the marked lines. Do the same on the left leg.
I then started pulling away at the vertical threads between the cuts I’ve made using my tweezers. In my case I was pulling the blue threads but depending on the type of jean colour you have the threads would be a different colour. I continued ripping until I reached the end of my cuts and have achieved my desired look.
Once done I started pinching at the raw edges of the cuts then used my sand paper block to fray the edges to give it that more worn out look. I then gave my jeans a really good sake to get rid of loose threads then through them into the wash, doing this gives it that more worn out, distressed look.
Today I decided to go for a more casual-chic with a little edge look, thanks to my awesome distressed jeans. I decided to stick to the colour theme as seen in the Legitlovesdenim logo which consists of a combination of pink, blue, black and white.
I would like to take a moment to appreciate the beauty that is my Blackcherry mini neon pink trapeze tote, I mean it’s the most beautiful, sweet, pretty, not to mention bold thing I’ve ever seen. This bag is absolutely perfect for adding a little brightness to winter and of course the absolutely perfect summer colour.
Vest // Legit Fashion
Bag // Blackcherry bag
Coat // Topshop
Sunglasses // Topshop