Show Off! 5 Ways to Make Cooler Denim Cut-Offs

Some of us have been cutting and shredding our jeans into cool denim cut-offs since 1987. Now that the trend has returned to the runway, I'm thinking it's about time to make my own pair of denim shorts a little more fashionable. Here are 5 ways to add a little embellishment to the classic denim cut-offs.

Studs Studs 1. Studs
This season, we're seeing studs on everything. Add them to your your cut-offs for some edge.
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Lace Insert Lace Insert 2. Lace Insert
Lace is also a big trend and perfect for summer. Sew some into your denim cutoffs for feminine flair.
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Scalloped Cut Scalloped Cut 3. Scalloped Cut
Forget the frays and give the bottom of your denim shorts a sweet scalloped cut. It's so girly and cute.
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Bleaching Bleaching 4. Bleaching
For better and for worse, the 1980s are back. Embrace the trend by bleaching your shorts. It's been a while since you rocked this look!
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Related: 37 stylish finds to buy at Forever 21 right now

Distressing Distressing 5. Distressing
Have a pair of shorts that are already on their last leg? They'll be easy to distress further for a rock and roll look.
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- By Liz Stanley
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