Blog: Crossroads Style

March 1st, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Style Tips for Wearing Frayed Hems

Gone are the days when skinny jeans and boyfriend jeans were the only denim staples you owned. If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe, get things rolling by adding frayed hem denim to your closet. The style options are endless!

Nail frayed hem style by trying these looks below.

 

frayed hems

There’s something about denim mini skirts with frayed hems that comfortingly reminds us of our middle school wardrobe. We love how tag-team bloggers Alice and Hannah of Belle and Bunty styled their skirts with button-downs to update this nostalgic trend.

P2 - Fashion Me Now

One of the best things about frayed hems is that they instantly elevate a casual shirt-and-jeans look to be fashion-forward! If you’re looking for a pair of pants that are stylish enough for Sunday brunch with your gal pals, jeans with frayed hems are the way to go.

P3 - Louise Roe

This trend is all about maximizing on the details. That being said, the thicker the fray, the better!

P4 - The Fashion Cuisine

Nothing is more now than a pair of black denim jeans with frayed hems. Step your fashion game up a notch by donning them with black loafers, glasses and a hat.

P5 - The Girl From Panama

Try this trend with over-sized outerwear for an easy, cozy look. Frayed hem jeans peek out alluringly beneath a long cardigan or coat.

P6 - 9 to 5 Chic

Create a sophisticated look that isn’t too over-the-top by styling this type of denim with a minimalist blouse.

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May 9th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver DIY: Frayed Hem Jeans

The moment I saw 3×1’s Crop Lima jean, I knew I had to have them—but with a $295 price tag, I set out to create my own affordable version. I closed my web browser, picked up my seam rippers, and ran to the Crossroads DIY Studio to create these frayed hem jeans myself!

First things first: you can use any pair of jeans to achieve this fringed accent. I’ll be using a pair of light wash skinny jeans, but you can use any color or silhouette you want.

You will need:

– A pair of jeans

– A seam ripper

– A pair of sharp scissors

– A ruler

1. Cut the bottoms off your jeans with scissors.

2. Use your seam ripper to open up the vertical seam on both sides of each leg. You can use a ruler to measure the length of your fringe. I went with a whopping six inches for an extra long fringe!

3. Now you can start fraying! You can use your fingers to rub the edges of the fabric to find your loose vertical threads. Then just start unraveling. I used the seam ripper to isolate each thread, pulling them out one by one.The entire process should only take about an hour to unravel both legs up to your desired height.

4. Finish with a run through the washer and dryer. Then twist the fringe between your thumb and index finger creating chunks of denim-y fringe!

Here’s a finished pair. I added some stitching to keep the fringe from unraveling beyond my original measurement.

Light wash or dark wash, this fun DIY is an easy and free route to transforming last season’s jeans into this summer’s hottest denim trend.

 

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