A pair of 7 For all Mankind “Roxanne” skinnies and a pair of Marc Jacobs straight leg jeans were rescued from the donate-pile last Sunday morning. The Roxanne’s were awfully faded and had a tear in the bottom left leg, while the MJ’s were never quite the same after being laundered at a hotel. So I got out my fabric scissors and transformed the two pairs of jeans into cropped clamdiggers. I cut them a few inches below the bottom of my knee cap so that I can roll them up to a flattering length. At this point I’m not even going to bother with sewing in a proper hem because they are super casual.
I bat for Team Wear, so I wore the cropped Roxanne’s right away under a sleeveless dropped waist grey pinstripe sheath dress with flat oxfords. It was fun to repurpose two pairs of premium denim jeans in this way. I certainly didn’t turn up my nose at two pairs of free clamdiggers!