10 Easy DIY Ways To Upgrade Your Denim

Celebrate the birth of the father of denim, Levi Strauss, by pulling out your tried and trues and giving them a DIY makeover.

1. Go short.

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Get ready for summer by chopping off an old pair of jeans into a sassy pair of shorts.

2. Dot ‘em.

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Grab your trusty bleach pen and have yourself a new pair of polka dot skinnies in less than 30 minutes!

3. Distress ‘em.

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Slash up your denim with an Exacto knife and then add in your sharpie color of choice for a slightly chicer version of those favorite beat up High School jeans.

4. Paint ‘em.

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A few tribal stripes gives basic jeans a bohemian edge.

5. Stud it.

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Any denim jacket is way more badass with some studs thrown into the mix.

6. Jewel it.

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Fancify that shirt collar with some sew-on jewels.

7. Bleach it.

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A much more modern way to do “tie dye”.

8. Add some flair.

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An old scarf and a few minutes with a sewing machine will give you an enviable new button up to show off

9. Don’t toss the legs.

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After you chop a pair of jeans into shorts, use one of the legs to make yourself a fun clutch.

10. If all else fails…

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Turn them into something useful, like a basket for all of your miscellaneous crap!

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