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?