You're not gonna believe these jeans.
So here's the story behind these craaaazy pants (crazy for me, anyway!)
I'm sure you've heard or seen the red jeans trend. Bright jeans are having a moment, and red and pink seem to be faves. Sounds pretty extreme, right? I was not too sure at first. But bear with me here.
Bright red skirts are cute...
Bright red shorts are cute, and unexpected!
And check it out--when worn right, bright red jeans can be totally cute!
Are you with me? Or is this a totally crazy, not-wearable trend? (For any doubters or fans, check out my my Pinterest board for red jeans and strong brights. I had to devote a whole pinboard to them!)
Something in me said, it's time I owned some jeans like that. I'm not about to pay $150 or even $50 for some, but I did see some at Marshall's for $15 and Forever 21 for also cheap. I was about to go back and buy them, when... a miracle occurred!
I was at Goodwill Outlet, looking for furniture (total bust that trip) when I saw something bright red poking out of one of the clothing bins. Assuming it was a pair of early 90's high-waisted tapered awful jeans, I pulled on it out of curiosity.
But, no! It was... a pair of late 2000's SUPER high-waisted tapered and SUPER awful jeans!! Look at these things!
I'm pretty sure they're from one of those cheap, trashy strip mall stores... Hot Clothing or XX Wear or whatever's a step below DEB. I'm making up these names, but I assume you know what I mean. I vaguely remember a short phase of super high-waisted jeans, seen mostly in Guess ads and maybe a high fashion mag, but don't remember anyone wearing them. And certainly not in red!
Anyway, with the red jeans trend on the mind and the DIY spirit I always carry with me, I bought them! I was inspired to remake them into something wearable and cool.
I tried them on and found, not only were they exactly as ridiculous as they seemed, they were too big. But, I was dedicated. I did a very thorough and quality alteration job (I'm proud of myself! Tutorial coming super soon!). And, they turned into... this!
OMG, they are so cute and fun!! I love them with my soft denim shirt. And tan accessories, of course, like I learned how to do on Pinterest. Here's your How to Wear DIY part of this story!
Like I said, super proud of my alterations work! They fit great now!
Denim shirt and flats: Target via Goodwill. Bag: Wilson's Leather via Goodwill.
Necklace: Forever 21. Watch: American Eagle. Jeans: DIY!
So, have you tried out the bright jeans trend yet?!? Thoughts?