Thrifty Threads: Dressing Up Basic Cutoffs

Posted On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrifty Threads 365

A few years ago I did a post entitled I Hate My Legs. I hated the way they looked in shorts. Not in dresses, but just shorts, which I felt highlighted my short, stumpy stems and chubby knees.

It’s totally natural to have a body part that isn’t exactly your favorite asset. Well, fast forward a few years and I’m proudly showing serious leg in a pair of DIY cutoffs.

While a pair of shorts may never be my favorite look {I prefer dresses and skinny jeans!}, I’ve been wearing them a lot lately.

Instead of going for a super casual look, I dressed up these Siwi jeans, that were thrifted from Goodwill for $1, with metallic Nine West heels and a silky kimono.

My California Love Tupac tank is from a recent Salvation Army trip and the floral kimono is courtesy of Family Dollar’s Just Be…collection {see my video review of the Family Dollar clothing line}.

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And if you’re looking to DIY your own pair of cutoff jeans {it’s much cheaper than buying them ready made!}, YouTube is full of tutorials. It’s really as simple as making a few cuts and removing threads.

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On a beauty note: The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil is my new go-to for summer. It adds a light sheen, evens out your skin and makes your legs look amazing.

Fashion should be fun! So try dressing up a piece you’d normally wear in a casual way. Or embrace a body part or article of clothing you once loathed. It’s safe to say I now love my legs!

Do you have a body part or specific garments you shy away from? How’d you learn to embrace it?

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4 thoughts on “Thrifty Threads: Dressing Up Basic Cutoffs

  1. I love your legs! You have so much style!
    You’re an inspiration. Thank you for proving daily that style isn’t about price.

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