Ok, I might just have to cut up a few more jeans this way. Because I love it, love cutting up jeans, it’s easy, and I think it’s a little bit more flattering than just a traditional cropped jean.
High five for the step crop.
Note: These are 100% inspired by Mother denim’s collection of crop step jeans. Which I absolutely adore. If I had an extra $200 I’d totally shell out some dough to purchase and support their creativity. But I found some great jeans at a thrift store and figured I’d go the $4.99 route instead.
It’s so easy I can actually explain just by using pictures of the finished product. Winning.
• Grab some skinny jeans, put them on, and mark where you want to crop ‘em. I recommend about 3″ above the ankle bones.
• Take ‘em off and crop ‘em.
• Now, crop off an additional 1.25 – 1.5 inches from the front panel of the newly cropped jean. (Cut up the side seam, then directly across to the other side seam, then down, so you basically cut off a rectangle from the front of the jean.)
• Throw ‘em in the wash so the ends will fray a bit. Fray baby fray.
Now…go find another pair and repeat because you like them so much.
Gotta love some fun with scissors and denim, and freeing up your ankles in a stylish manner.
Espadrilles by Manebi