DIY jean shorts (tutorial here)

A few months ago I came across a photo of a pair of rhinestone embellished jeans, and completely fell in love with them. I’m not usually one to love embellished jeans, since I’m a child of the rhinestone covered back pockets era and I’d be happy to not have to wear those ever again, but these ones were feminine, sparkly, unique, and still completely modern. So I did what I do best — I made a pair for myself.

Since it’s summer and it’s way too hot to be wearing full length jeans most of the time (especially in Huntington Beach where no one has air conditioning), I made them with a pair of denim cut-offs. But I’m already itching to make another pair with full length jeans — they’d be so fantastic for the holidays!

I’m sharing the easy tutorial over on SheKnows this month — hop over and check it out!

Happy Monday!


  1. Monique Dean says:

    I hear ya … bedazzled pockets had their moment, but I LOVE this. This looks has taken casual-chic to a whole new level!
    Cheers, Monique
    Casually Chic by Monique
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  2. Natali says:

    Such a cool embellished jeans! I like this laid back outfit very much. 🙂

  3. Rachelle says:

    Love these shorts, so cute.


  4. Christina Storm says:

    This is such a cool idea! You are so creative! I love those shorts and the army green chic wish jacket too!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  5. Danielle says:

    I so agree with you, these would look amazing on full length jeans for Christmas!!!! Amazing!!

  6. Jessica says:

    Super cute. What did you do on the back? Just leave plain? I’d love to see a booty pic. 🙂

  7. This outfit is so cute! I love your DIYed shorts 🙂 xo

  8. Julie says:

    Those shorts are super cute! They remind me of all the embellished sweaters that I’ve been seeing lately. You are so talented!


  9. Whitney says:

    Ahh – those shorts are just too cute! I want to make some!!!


  10. curious components says:

    just love those shorts. <3

  11. Mads | Its a Mads Mads World says:

    I’m not usually a fan of bermudas but these look great on you !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  12. sandyalamode says:

    gosh you are sooo creative! i LOVE those shorts! now i want a pair!!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  13. AJ says:

    I like those shorts, and you’re right, embellished jeans would be really fun for the holidays!


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