De-Skankify A Pair of Cutoffs
Okay, I realise that cutoffs will always suffer from a bit of an image problem (thanks for nothing, Daisy Duke). They're not everyone's cup of tea. I still like them every now and again, but if the very thought of them sends shivers up and down your spine, you can substitute them for a destroyed pair of boyfriend jeans, denim skirt, or any other ripped-to-shreds piece of denim you care to imagine.
I've always found that the secret to pulling off a look with cutoffs is....well, it's not really a secret...that's giving it too much credit. The thing (better?) I like to do with cutoffs is pair them with something very buttoned-down and sweet, or elegant and blowsy. That way, instead of the cutoffs being the focal point of the outfit, they are more of an accessory that serves to dress-down the look a bit with some edge and humour. I also like to pair them with bohemian-inspired pieces, but with a heavy dose of caution. If there is one thing that turns me off, it's that hackneyed, overwrought "festival" look; the cutoffs and midriff tops, the flowers in the hair and boots with shorts. Bleh. It's been done. Again, and again, and again. I'd say that was a look best left to the twenty somethings (if I believed such things), but really I just think it's a look that should just be left.
J. Crew peplum top (old), similar / thrifted cutoffs, similar, similar / Sam and Libby for Target sandals (old), similar / gold earrings (old), similar / beaded stretch ring (old), similar
Make it Happen.