Remember the nineties? That was a great decade.
MC Hammer told us that we couldn't touch this (whatever, eh, that was), HB introduced the Magnum and my favourite fashion film of all time 'Pret A Porter' hit the cinemas (if you haven't seen it you simply must, it's an education via the comedic genius of Tracey Ullman).
But what it also gave us was the reinvention of denim in all its splendour. Marky Mark liked to wear them low, the divas in TLC wore them ripped.
And in 2014, we love ripped all over again.
Celebs are loving denims, and if you want to get the look, you can go about it one of two ways: the "buy" or the "DIY".
The easy option is to invest in a pair of distressed denims, of which there are many styles across our high street favourites. Eliza Doolittle takes the look to a whole new level of casual by matching up her denims with a crop top and co-ordinated denim jacket. While, Chezza looks towards a more festival inspired look by styling her dark denims with a fringed leather jacket and monochrome stilettos (there will be a style comeback at the X Factor I predict!).
But if you want to go all out with the creativity, nothing beats a good home made pair of ripped jeans (just make sure you clear the kitchen table first). Softer, stretchy denim tends to unravel more easily, so if you have an old pair lying around the wardrobe, these are ideal. You will need three tools:
- Piece of chalk
- Thread un-picker
- Sharp scissors
Lay out the jeans on a clean flat surface, and using the chalk, draw about a three inch line across the area you want to rip. Try and rip sections at different parts of each leg to keep the look on trend.
Take the scissors and cut across the chalk line. The chalk will brush off easily using a clothes brush.
Unpick the stitching on both sides of the rip, until it looks frayed. The threads can hang loosely as you want the jeans to look dishevelled.
Spray a little hairspray across the ripped sections to hold the stitching in place until you wash them next (Read our ultimate holding products here!). The denim will fray a little more by themselves in the washing machine.
See, simple as! Do you think you can manage the homemade approach and save yourself some pennies? Tell us your jean-ius (sorry) ideas in the comments!