Throw out your plain-looking denims. We’re kidding. Don’t do that. Instead, upcycle them into ripped jeans. Here are five reasons why.

  1. You can sit comfortably without having to pull the legs of your pants up a bit cos it’s tight around the knees.
  2. You can channel the rebel look without actually being one.
  3. It looks trendier and less boring than normal jeans even if you paired it with a plain tee.
  4. You can DIY it and still wear it out even if you “ripped” it wrongly. (Maybe.)
  5. You can flash some skin without looking skanky.

Feeling inspired? Watch this video to try making your own ripped jeans!

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