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Trendspotting: Denim Cutoffs

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Denim shorts are not so much a trend as they are a summer staple–they’ve been around forever and will probably be worn by mutant roaches in some post-apocalyptic dystopian society of the future. Right NOW, though, high-waisted, light-wash, ragged cut-offs are a fashion blogger essential, so I’m contractually obligated to bring you the following:

“What’s that in the distance…?”

Thrifted top and purse, vintage shorts, Moth cardigan, Jeffrey Campbell shoes

I guess my cutoffs are technically vintage, though I’m hesitant to call them that because they used to be a pair of jeans I got back in junior high.  To acknowledge their vintage-ness is to admit that I’m TEH OLDZ, which is never fun. Ugh.

However, if you’re NOT a clothes-hoarder and don’t hang on to raggedy jeans for 15+ years (what are you, SANE?), you can buy ’em new! Or old!

There’s really no right or wrong way to wear cutoffs–dressed up with a blouse and heels or dressed down with a tee and flats–it all works. How do you wear yours?

 

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3 Comments
  • Abbie ♥

    June 20, 2011 at 9:41 am Reply

    I will forever love this trend! I have probably transformed almost half of my denim pants collection into shorts. LOL. def addicted to it. ♥

  • Alison

    June 20, 2011 at 11:35 am Reply

    So funny that you posted about cut-offs now. I personally love cut-offs…I think they’re great.

    However, hanging out listening to music on Fountain Square Friday night, my friends and I noticed a trend…guys wearing homemade jorts from skinny jeans.

    They usually fell right at the knee, were skin tight, and mostly paired with sneakers and no socks.

    Is this a thing now? Do you have any insight into this trend? It wasn’t the most flattering look at all.

  • Savannah

    June 29, 2011 at 6:31 pm Reply

    I JUST made some cutoffs from men’s jeans that I got at the Goodwill. They fit perfectly and made me realize that I haven’t owned a pair of shorts in FAR too long.

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