I’ve been getting so many questions about these step-hem jeans that I cut myself, so I wanted to give you tips to do your own!
#1 If this is your first time trying this, use an old pair of jeans that you won’t be too upset ruining.
#2 Put on the jeans and mark about where you’d like the hem to be.
#3 Fold your jeans seam to seam to do your cutting. You can make your step as shallow or deep as you like. You could measure carefully, but this is supposed to be distressed looking, so I wouldn’t worry about it.
#4 Take an old steak knife and attack the seam, teasing out threads, then wash a couple of times.
That’s it! It’s not rocket science, Ladies! You too can make your own pair!
What to wear with them? I’m finding SO many shoes look great, even these tall boots I’m wearing here. I’ve worn boots, booties, heels, wedges, and in the spring, I think sandals will look fab too!
These outfit photos were taken by the lovely Cathy of Bay Area Fashionista on the evening of the Kendra Scott spring launch party.
OUTFIT DETAILS & SHOPPING LINKS
Jeans – Old Navy – cut by me!
Faux leather moto jacket – Bernardo – old – love this one
Black and white color block sweater – Nordstrom Rack (no longer available), also cute
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Tote, latest version
Boots – Nordstrom Rack – sold out, shop Nordstrom Rack tall boots
Earrings – Kendra Scott Dee Drops, I made these on the online color bar and added the sparkly drusy stones.
Hope your week is off to a fun and fabulous start, Dolls!
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Great idea Dawn!!!
Great style! Looks great!
Really cute look! I love the boots!!
Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY
Your jeans look fab! I love how they turned out!
By Lauren M
Those look great Dawn, I have been wanting to do this too… do you do it on straight leg jeans right? LMK. I think they would look awesome with sandals too!
Yes straight legs! But I bet you could do it with bootcut too for a little different look!
I have everything high low hem……Exept jeans! Haha, fabulous!
Love these fun hemmed jeans! Perfect with your boots!
Oh I do like these on, and I may just have to give it a go! Jacqui
Love this tip – I have been thinking of doing this for some time now but never dared – now I will certainly give it a try!
Really beautiful outfit, the jeans and boots go together so well. And the earrings ??
Dawn this is cute and a great idea. Going to share today on my blog about these jeans! Looking great hun. xo