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Fashion / GUEST POST: DIY EMBELLISHED DENIM SHORTS

If there is one item we need for summer, it’s a pair of cutoff shorts! So that’s why we called up our DIY expert Dani and Bianca of Kaster & Pollux for the perfect denim shorts. Check out their step-by-step DIY that will make you look oh so chic even if you throw on a basic tee!

 

 

As if the plethora of anecdotes and pictures from last weekend’s Coachella festivities weren’t enough to send us into a tizzy, Vanessa Hudgen’s infamous stomping grounds kicks off it’s second weekend today – once again sending us into fits wishing that we, too, could be frolicking in the desert with large flowers/the entire Outkast discography blaring in the background.

However, since we’re not at Coachella (and are instead in our beds, weeping at the fact that we won’t get to hear any music in festival-type settings until TURF), we decided to make y’all a c00l and tr3ndy DIY!

Enter monochromatic + embellished shortz: In 6 very *simple* and very *fun* steps, you’ll have something to cover your bum in the most *unique* and *fun* way ever. Take notes, Vanessa Hudgens!

 

STEPS:

1. Lay out your materials.

2. Put down newspaper to protect the surface of wherever you’re spray painting. Lay your shorts down flat.

3. Apply spray paint to the surface of your shorts – as many coats as necessary until the colour appears opaque. Flip the shorts over and repeat process on the back.

*Tip* Wait in between each application, as denim is porous and will absorb the spray paint!

4. Once you’ve completely covered your shorts in spray paint, prepare your embellishments (we used two of the same necklace from Forever 21. Measure the length of the pocket, and use pliers to cut your necklaces accordingly.

5. Cover both pieces in the same colour spray paint. Wait for them to dry.

6. Apply strong super glue to the back of each jewelry piece, and hold firmly onto denim – underneath the pockets.

 

 

For more of Dani & Bianca, check out their instagram!