4.12.2010

Mom Jeans

Shorts: Goodwill Jacket: Random Thrift T: Nordstroms

Mom jeans always look good when cut into shorts. Case in point; these were the most horrific mom jeans you could imagine. Think Denim MC Hammer pants with an exaggerated taper and front pleating. Now let that marinate for a minute. It's worse than what you're imagining. But look how adorable they look as shorts! All I had to do it get out my favorite pair of fabric scissors- cut, cuff, and iron. And voila! You have created the perfect pair of pleated shorts!

57 comments:

Cat said...

How inspiring! Who knew mom jeans could look so hot! Love it :)

Jenni said...

That was one of the most evocative descriptions of Mom jeans I have ever read. And the shorts are so cute! There is a little good in everything, I guess!

Charlie said...

Love this post! The shorst are awesome and you look so sweet as usual :)

yOka said...

Love it, so cute!!

Olivia° said...

this is so cute! I love the shorts, and I love them even more knowing that they're goodwill. :)

x Olivia

www.les-filles-adorent.blogspot.com

amanda said...

love the shorts. i will most definitely look for some mom jeans to hem.

beautifulnemo said...

Indeed you did a great job! :)
Lovely as usual.
:)
x

ShoesForDessert said...

Cool blazer! Those mom shorts are adorable! Too bad the ones I cut into shorts last summer didn't turn out as well as those - the butt was still droopy :( Must try again this summer!

Kookie B. said...

oh meg, i love the shorts, i love the hat and i love the necklace!

Lisa said...

Cute penny loafers and necklace:) great idea with the hideous jeans, those cutoffs look great.

Clare said...

I'm rocking the mom jean shorts and mocassins look at the moment too, love it!

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x

Sidney said...

wow well done! your shorts look so cool, i love high waisted shorts. your hat is adorable i saw similar on topshop :) xx

www.chatbananas.blogspot.com

Senorita Fashionista said...

You see so many of those mom jeans when shopping, but I never thought to do your diy! I will try but since I am a mom, Im a little apprehensive.. lol
I think with your slim figure, they are totally adorable.

Maria Confer said...

Love your gingham jacket and how the shorts have almost a paperbag waist.

Lulu Letty

jolette said...

This is just perfect! Love jeans shorts with blazer!!

Sky Pies said...

Mom jeans?! What a transformation! I love the 5th picture especially for the sole reason that the blazer is so amazingly drapey! This is a great look topped off nicely with the sock. <3

http://skiepies.blogspot.com/

Mamushka Marie said...

lady you seriously rock every outfit so effortlessly! love that necklace too!
xo,
claire
♥ Mamushka Marie ♥

Sky Pies said...

I meant socks lol. I doubt you'd just be wearing one. <3

http://skiepies.blogspot.com/

crazypig said...

Awesome! I just love your style, It's so unique! ♥ As I said on lookbook, those shorts are just awesome ♥
~~have a nice day
http://crazypigsideas.blogspot.com

The Owl Diary said...

This outfit is adorable. I love the hat. xx

Wangari M. said...

Love how you changed the hideous mum-jeans into something so stylish. The look is great by the way :)

M. said...

I love the paper bag look of those shorts, so perfect!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Slanelle said...

those jeans are AWESOME !!

Faux Naif said...

agreed. i have several pair of high-waisted jean shorts which i am endlessly complimented about, and really all they are are hideous ratty old jeans which i've cut up! you look lovely.

ANN said...

Your outfits are always so cute! I cut mom jeans into shorts all the time haha, I love how it looks.

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

you've just given me so much inspiration! i bought a pair of light denim mom jeans at the thrift store but the legs are soooooo bad...i will most definitely be making them into shorts!

Carmen said...

I adore this look, its so cute, especially the blazer and necklace!

Carmen.xx.

Jolly Josi said...

Your outfits never disappoint, simply adorable

kelly ann said...

i LOVE your necklace! what a great piece.

shoeless simone said...

Those shorts are GREAT! Your clothes are just so wonderful, they all make me so jealous and happy!

-Shoeless Simone

Emma Rose said...

I really adore your necklace, and those shorts look perfect! I like that they are too big on your waist, so they poof a bit at the top.

http://emmasroses.blogspot.com/

jessica wu said...

wow! i love the blazer.. great print!
and the shorts are now beautiful! ahha :)

xx

The Daily Fashionista said...

You pull those off sooooo.... much better than my mom!!! hehehe... She would most def wear her crazy mom jeans with something weird like a matching jean jacket. But she's my mom, so I still love her.

Lucy Marmalade said...

Such a good idea. Must get on making those mom jeans into beautiful shorts ASAP. Love the blazer!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Between you and Leslie Hall, I'll be wearing mom jean-shorts and ugly sweaters in no time! You of course look friggin' adorable, and make me wanna wear MOM jeans! I love the blazer too, the strong graphic looks almost like gingham.

I suspect you could make a a garbage bag look chic. And make me want to wear one too.

Camilla said...

I adore the blazer :)
Camilla

INTOTHEFOLDFASHIONS.BLOGSPOT.COM

shatirah said...

i love love love overall especially your short :)
and u're cute too ....
:D

- shatirah / tyra'station

Mel said...

I love the blazer, and what a great DIY! If only my mom would give up some of her old jeans...

doncadaily said...

You wear those shorts so well.

Hannah said...

I supersuper love that blazer and the way you matched it with the hat. The headwear gives the outfit an entirely different vibe, more cute than business, and it works so well.

And since this post is mainly about your cutoff shorts, I have to say than when I was filing through your archives, I kept noticing shorts popping up, and I loved it. With spring on the way, I thought the pairing of cutoffs with a button-down or sweater seemed absolutely brilliant, and probably is what pushed your blog to my high on my favorites.
Everything you wear is lovely and just seems to do-able.

And thanks for the comment you left on my blog several days ago. It made me smile.

eunice said...

fantastic idea turning mom jeans into super chic shorts. you are brilliant!

heyfancypants.blogspot.com

barefootandvintage said...

ha! i had some jordache mom jeans in my shop when i first opened it...i was hoping someone would see the potential in making them into great shorts, but it took awhile! i had to mark them down significantly before a girl finally took the plunge! i wonder what she did with them...hmmmm... i truly hope she's not wearning them "as is". ;)

Hannah said...

Amazing! You and your cute mum jeans make me want to go thrift shopping so bad, but I must revise!

Martwa Marta said...

theis outfit is perfect on you! (on me it would look dreadful, i sure about it!) besides, i am in love with your hat...

vio said...

wow, nice!

the style crusader said...

those shorts are adorable on you. also love the hat! xx

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CrayFiSH said...

sooo sweet and relaxed at the same time

xxx
www.chestcinema.com

Dini said...

I LOVE that outfit! You did such a great job with the jeans!

Flexii said...

awesome outfit (:

a. said...

twee and chic.

Kelly said...

i love this look as well as your whole blog!
wanna follow each other? could be fun! =)
x Kelly

OooKellyNicky said...

Great blazer!! Love your style sooo much. Giving me great ideas girl!!

my blog: La Stylin Girraffe

avalonne said...

You always have the best outfits, Megan!!! You, Kelly and I definitely need to hang out please. Don't know when, don't know how... but please someday!!! Then photo op!!! Woo! You have the longest legs ever! How tall are you? I think I'm the shortest out of the three of us! I'm 5"5!

kirbymilne said...

adore this outfit! the shorts look great x

Anna M. said...

Love your shoes

Ievu said...

Mhm...nice post...love the jacket :)