It’s in the jeans
Hello my thrifty Friends!
One of the great things about living in the city, is all the urban landscapes, they are the perfect backdrop for this slightly urban/grunge outfit that I recently put together. I wanted to focus on these thrifted, vintage Levi “Mom jeans” that I’ve reconstructed for this grungy look.
I know that “Mom jeans” recently went through a surge of popularity over the last couple years, especially with the high waisted trend coming back. With so many variations on this trend out there, I wanted to do something slightly unexpected, and widely trendy with this pair of vintage Levis to bring them into this decade. So with my scissors in tow, I made a few alterations, gave them a new face lift, and an edge.
Since I wanted these Levis to set the tone for this entire outfit, I wanted to keep everything really simple, and we all know that you can’t go wrong in all black. I initially paired these Levis with just this American Apparel Cross V Bodysuit, but in order to give it more of a day look, and to soften it up, I added my Forever 21 Shirt/Dress.
I grunged them up by cutting a few holes into them, and I cut the hem at the bottom to amp up that look as well. I’ve been seeing a lot of jeans with the cutout in the back, almost replicating the effect of denim cutoffs, so I figured I would attempt that with this pair as well.
To tie everything together, and to elevate this outfit, I paired these JustFab Mules to give it a more sophisticated vibe. This outfit could easily transform into a night look as well, just lose the shirt/dress, change up the hair a little, and maybe adding different accessories.
Because I’m a minimalist when it comes to a lot of things, especially accessories, I felt like the cut of this bodysuit would be perfectly matched with this DIY choker. If you wanted I think you could definitely add a few more pieces, midi rings, bracelets, or anything along those lines…I just like to keep everything simple and clean.
I love the way these jeans came out, I feel like they add this special element of style without any real effort, and they are so comfortable.
Bodysuit – American Apparel
Mom Jeans – Thrifted (similar styles listed on etsy)
Shirt/Dress – Forever 21
Mules – JustFab
Necklace – DIY