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I have been completely obsessed with these Saint Laurent distressed chain denim jeans this season, but with a price tag of $2,100, I wasn’t about to break the bank over a pair of jeans I probably won’t wear next season. That said, I was determined to see if I would be able to recreate this look within my budget. What do you think?

Step 1: I found an old pair of jeans in my closet that I haven’t worn in ages. I figured if I ruined that pair it wouldn’t matter. Thankfully, that didn’t happen!
Step 2: I began marking the areas where I wanted the rips. I suggest doing this while you are wearing them as you will be able to gage exactly where you want the rips to go. A ruler and a sharpie definitely came in handy.
Step 3: Flip them inside out.
Step 4: Once the jeans were marked, I took them off and used a fabric scissor and began to cut horizontally.
Step 5: Once I was finished cutting each leg, I used a tweezer to pull out all the blue fabric to re-create a distressed look.
Step 6: I took the chains that I purchased from Michaels, you can purchase from any craft store, and measured across each hole.
Rather than sewing the chains onto the denim, which is more tedious, not to mention I can’t sew, I used jump rings, which can also be purchased at any craft or fabric store, to secure both ends of the chain. This is where pliers come in handy!
And VOILA!
Xx,
Donna