1 April 2013

DIY: Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

Hi Everyone!! 

Hope everyone is doing great today! Today is a public holiday in Jamaica - Easter Monday,  which means I get to lay in bed all day and read... Thoroughly enjoying The Alchemist.

 Jeans : Old Men's Guess // Sweater: old (similar) // Shoes & Clutch: Steve Madden 


Great news everyone!! I made the cover of  the Flair Magazine today! Whoo hoo! I kinda did a double take wondering if it was a cruel April Fool's joke, but calls from friends assured me it was real. What a great honour showing a project that only took about an hour and having my ever accommodating nephew Ralph as summoned willing photographer made the cover shot even more special. 

KtrStyle posted her own tutorial last week and it gave me the idea that us girly girls can rock the boyfriend jean and still look classy and chic. I gave it a try and loved it, because it's so comfortable and looks effortlessly chic. 

If you're not in Jamaica you can read the article from the Flair Magazine here.

The Boyfriend Jean: 

The Boyfriend Jean is a loose fit jean cropped at the ankle and rolled up, sometimes with some distressing. It's a great way to dress down heels and achieve a casual chic look.
Oversized jeans (upcycle old men's jeans from a local thrift shop)
Needle or (metal paper clip)

1. Put the jeans on and place tape where you want it to be distressed.

2. Remove the jeans and shorten the length by cutting just above the ankles; be sure to leave enough fabric for the fold over cuff.

3. Cut slits where you taped.

4. Use a needle or paper clip to fray the thread.

5. Use the grater to rub the pockets and the front for added distressing, making sure to go against the grain.  

* Optional Step * :  Tack the cuff so that it stays in place.
Styling Tips: 

To avoid an overly masculine appearance, be sure to wear your new jeans with girly heels, strappy sandals, a fitted top, a blazer or cardigan.

The great thing about this project is that after you've had enough of the boyfriend jean you can shorten them into some hot summer shorts, and then add studs or fabric.

Thanks for reading everyone!! I'm enjoying The Alchemist, someone on twitter suggested it and I am loving it, are you reading something now? if so care recommend a great book? 

Natalia Oh! 


  1. Cute jeans! Enjoy your holiday and congrats on the magazine cover! That is so exciting!

  2. AAaaah so great Natalia!!
    I just got my self a pair of BF jeans from Zara,distressed and all!

    This tuturial is great,I should def try it out with a second pair lol
    I sooo love KT...thats my girl...just like you are love!!
    you look amazing!!
    Gorgeous with the leopard pumps and the edgy jewellery especially that necklace that I so want for myself!
    I love your hair like that too!!
    Owh yeah,congrats on the Flair cover,so proud of you!!

    Kisses and have a fab week Tamara Chloé


  3. Oooohhhhh nice. .
    Big ups to my bro

  4. Yes girl. The shoes compliment that look and the accessories - perfection. I'm loving the whole look. Do you ever shop in Jamaica? If so, where?

  5. These tips boy..... Can't wait till this school thing is over so I can find the time and energy to try some of these!