Destroyed Denim

{Gap tee, H&M blazer (similar), F21 denim jeans/DIY (similar), Zara heels, J.Crew Factory clutch, collar necklace brand unknown (similar), Nails: Deborah Lippmann Lara’s Theme}

I’ve been on the search for the perfect pair of destroyed denim. When you have short legs on top of an already short frame, finding a pair of jeans can be difficult. Everything from the wash, style, length, to the way they sit on your hips, and even where the jeans fade can all play a part in how they look on you. You can go from looking long and lean to a major stump fest. I typically stay with dark washes with little to no fade, however, that’s not really the look when it comes to either boyfriend jeans or destroyed denim.

Enter short girl challenge 100, find the perfect destroyed denim in a medium to dark wash, with some fade that doesn’t make your legs look super short. I’ve been loving what I’ve seen on the blogs from Zara, but everytime I go in there’s either nothing that resembles what I’m looking for, or anything close to my size. Fail. On a whim I tried Forever 21 and spotted these. Perfect color and wash, were semi destroyed, and not too oversized in the boyfriend jean department. The most important part, I knew I could cut, rip, and DIY them to death and if I didn’t like them, I could toss em. Final verdict- Love the way these turned out. Who knew $20 and a little DIY could prove to create the perfect pair of jeans.

Anyone else DIY-ing to get their perfect jean?