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July 31, 2012

D.I.Y. Denim Squared

When I tell my friends and family that I can't stop studding, I'm not kidding. I'm almost finished with the bag of 1,100 studs that I bought on eBay recently. Everything from old Converse to random chambray shirts in my closet have not escaped my stud-happy hands. Below, a casual look with D.I.Y. studded cutoffs in which I revived some of my all-time favorite boots from Topshop purchased circa 2010.
Forever 21 fringe sweater, DIY studded shorts, Topshop boots, Los Angeles fashion blog, southern California style
Forever 21 fringe sweater, DIY studded shorts, Topshop boots, Los Angeles fashion blog, southern California style

Above: Ray-Bans, Forever 21 top and fringe sweater (cute sweater alternate in ivory or orange), DIY studded shorts (black distressed version I adore), Boohoo bag (similar), and Topshop boots


For the second denim D.I.Y., I customized a pair of MINKPINK Slasher shorts for their Suped Up Slashers contest. My inspiration was the Southwest, and admittedly, I went wild using bold colors and mixed prints. First I sewed fabric on one side and then lined the edges with studs. Then I sewed the red print trim to the side seams and above the back yoke for added contrast and visual interest. I used a few extra studs near the pockets and a colorful belt for the final touches.



I styled the shorts with the usual suspects (ankle boots, a fringe handbag, and my favorite rings) along with a top that I scored on sale at Zara. Is my Southwest inspiration apparent enough? 


Like what I did with my shorts? Well you can vote for it on MINKPINK's Facebook page



Zara top (similar), gifted MINKPINK shorts, Mossimo bag, assorted jewelry and GoJane boots (black leather version)


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