It is no secret that fashion trends have a strange tendency to come back into style years later. Mom jeans have come back in a big way, except now we call them boyfriend jeans or just high waisted jeans. That's right those jeans you used to cringe when you would see your mom sporting them in old picture, you now secretly want a pair.
These babies are back and better than ever. At first I fought it to, I didn't want to give into the new trend. But then I realized just how cute they could be, and how comfortable they are! Bonus points if they cover your belly button because then you can pair them with any cute crop top you want!
I soon set out on my own journey to find a pair of these jeans, only to find they were going to run me around 70$ anywhere I found them. I though all hope was lost.
I walked into work this morning and found a rack full of amazing vintage high waisted mom jeans!!!
The best part was, they were all only 20-25$. I was sold, then i tired them on. They were perfect except I felt like I was in an episode of Full House. I needed to do something to make them more in tune with the fashion of 2017.
So now * drumroll please*
Im going to show you guys how i turned the vintage Calvin Klein mom jeans into trendy distressed jeans all my friends are going to be jealous of!
Here was what I started out with. I decided to go with the lighter jeans on the right.
The fit was great. Now i just had to figure out how to make them the trendy jeans of my dreams.
I started out by cutting some lines across the pants, marking them with a pen as I went along to make sure they were where I wanted them to be.
Next I flipped the jeans inside out and grabbed a safety pin.
Using the safety pin I pulled the threads out one by one to create the distressed look I wanted.
Pro tip if you don't want to use a safety pin throwing the jeans in the dryer on high heat for a few minutes will give the same effect.
This was how they turned out after I added all the holes I wanted ( remember the more you wear and wash them the larger and more pronounced the holes become so start out with less than you want). I also cut the hems off the bottoms to give them a trendier feel. I was pretty happy with the jeans at this point but decided I could give them a little more personality.
To complete the jeans I ironed on some funky patches and pinned in a few vintage pins. The end result was amazing, I love my new jeans and I loved the 25$ price tag even more.
Also guys don't forget that it's 95 degrees out right now when it's not pouring rain so I made another pair of vintage jeans only these babies i cut into high waisted shorts, check out how they turned out!
So come on into Olde Fields and find your own pair of mom jeans to diy into your new fav trendy jeans! I promise you're gonna love them.
Hi everyone! My name is Megan Lopez and I am a Senior at Florida State University. I am majoring in Retail Merchandising and Product Development. I am an intern at Olde Fields and plan to come here and ramble about all the awesome things going on in our store and the surrounding Gaines street community! Stop by every week to see whats going on in the neighborhood!