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    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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