Cropped Frayed Jeans + Link Up

The other night I did something that I had never done before.  I took a pair of scissors and cut up a pair of jeans.  Those who know me, know I am not a DIYer, so the fact that I even attempted this made myself proud.  I have to admit, I was impressed with the finished product.  I had been wanting to add a pair of cropped, frayed hem jeans to my wardrobe for a couple of months now, but if you saw the amount of jeans that are in my closet, you would understand my hesitation to add another pair.  That's when I convinced myself that I could DIY them.  So I googled "how to cut and fray jeans" and in a half an hour I had myself a new pair!  I styled them with a button down and booties for a classic look, but can't wait for the warmer weather so I can wear them with flats (and not freeze).   Now, I am wondering what else I can DIY... I think I may have a new addiction!

 I used a pair of straight leg jeans (12" leg opening) so they would have a semi-flared look.  I also can't wait for them to get better over time, as washing them will make them even more frayed and tattered!  If you like the look, I linked some similar options below, or leave me a comment if you would like me to do a post on how I altered my jeans. 

Jeans: J Brand (DIY, but similar here)| Shirt: Forever 21| Jacket: Love Token (very similar here)| Boots: Zara (similar here)| Fringe Bag: Old (similar here)| Scarf: Zara (very similar here)| Sunnies: Ily Couture| Bracelets: Vita Fede (here, and here), David Yurman (here and here)| Rings: here and here| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)

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  1. That outfit is just awesome :) I love it.

    Just followed you on instagram!

    Instagram: @sarafqueiros

  2. Super stylish - love the mix of preppy and edgy in 1 look! Have a lovely weekend!


  3. What a great idea! I'm with you, I have so many jeans in my closet it's ridiculous, I don't want to keep buying jeans every time a new cut comes in vogue. Maybe I'll try this too. It looks great. Love your bag too!

  4. Love this look! I've been wanting to try this too - I might need to pull the trigger now that I saw how well yours turned out!

  5. You did a great job fraying your jeans. They look so modern. I am dying over your booties and moto jacket and the way you tied that scarf like a men's tie. Thanks for the linkup, beautiful.

  6. I absolutely love this cream jacket layered over the striped shirt!

  7. You look fabulous, Rachael! I am loving the jeans and jacket! You've got me inspired to do a little DIY on a pair of jeans myself.

  8. Your jeans turned out great and are so cute frayed! I love this entire look!

    Doused In Pink

  9. Those shoes are sooo stunning!!

    Adi xx

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  11. Gorgeous outfit, I love those boots.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  12. Really love that jacket, and your boots are fab!

  13. Ooooh the frayed look is so unique and looks great! xx