Tuesday, July 17, 2012

D.I.Y: Slashed leggings (Kylie Jenner Inspired)

Like everyone else, Keeping Up With The Kardashians is my #1 guilty pleasure.
I record all the new episodes every Sunday night.

They're just a crazy family that's really funny to watch.
But aside from their insane drama issues, I also love to see all the cute clothes that the Kardashians/Jenners wear on the show. (Hey, you have to admit, that family sure knows how to dress up.)

I think my favorite style out of all of them would be Kourtney Kardashian's and Kylie Jenner's.
They have more of a preppy vibe going on.

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I saw Kylie Jenner's leggings on their Dominican Republic family vacation episode.
She had on plain black leggings that had slashed slits on each side.
I love how edgy and rocker-ish it looks, especially when worn with black combat boots.

I tried looking for a pair in my local shopping stores but I was unlucky.
So I decided to just make my own.
Here is a D.I.Y on how to make your own slashed leggings...

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What you will need:

• a pair of old black leggings (or any color you want)
• a pair of sharp scissors

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Fold the leggings lengthwise.
Make sure that the back side is on the inside of the fold, which means that the front part of the leggings is on the outside. (I really hope you guys get what I mean.)
Make sure to align the sides nicely.

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You can start the slits anywhere you want.
Start cutting both legs so you will have an even line on both sides.
You determine how long you want the slits to be.
I did about 2 inches. (Keep in mind that your leggings are folded so the slit will be longer once you unfold it.)

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Continue cutting slits all the way down the leggings.
It's up to you how big of a space you want between each slit.
HOWEVER, as you cut down, make sure to minimize the length of the cuts you make. (You wouldn't want huge slits on your calf area, right?)

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Aaaand VOILA!

This is the finished look.
It doesn't look exactly like Kylie Jenner's but I think it's pretty close.
I can't wait to start wearing these with my black combat boots and over sized knitted sweaters during the winter time.
It's going to look soooo cute!

I hope you guys enjoyed this D.I.Y! If you tried it out, let me know how it turned out. :D



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34 comments:

  1. Wow, very inspiring! Awesome idea!
    I feel like wanna try and do that to my leggings right now!

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  2. what a cool diy project, carrie!!! i have some old leggings that i can use for this. :)

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  3. great diy!! loved it

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  4. I made this last winter and wore them with leggings in different colours underneath :) and biker boots I love it surely :)
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    1. ooo, that sounds like a great idea! i'm definitely going to try that.

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  5. So cool.
    Love Kylie too
    I think she's the best looking
    but of course she's already a Jenner.

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    1. I kinda like Kendall better but they're both pretty hilarious. :D

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  6. Wow great idea!!! I like it!!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  7. You can't beat a good DIY session. They look really good - it also means chances are you won't see someone in the same pair as you & you can make them to your exact taste etc, always good to have a bit of you in what you wear.

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  8. I loveee it!! Thanks for sharing :D

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  9. What a SUPER COOL leggings!
    Thaaank you for this helpful DIY dear.
    I have black leggings like that too and still confused how to get them more adorable :)

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    1. I would love to see how it turns out. :D

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  10. ah so easy and simple@ i love D.I.YS
    i think im going to have to give this one a try ,. thank you :D

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  11. u did an amazing job! the slits are really even and consistent throughout!

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  12. Woah! Carrie this is so cooool! I'm gonna pick some scissors!! Bwahahahahaha! :DD

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    1. LOL. Thanks! Go try it. It's fun to make. :D

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  13. great diy, these are cool! and i tried to comment on the post below about the flying lanterns but i could find where to comment for some reason...haha but i lovee the flying lanterns as well, i want to do them at my wedding, i think that would be soooo cool!!

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    1. oh, i really took out the comments for that post. but yes, i would love to do fly them too at my wedding. it would be so pretty!

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  14. I find on your blog basic ideas and well achieved.

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  15. great ideda i am going to a boarding school and i can't wait to show them off in school and to go to the library. i also so my own diys. thank you so much for it you have any other d.i.y.'s

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  16. I done it but I cut the slits a bit longer than in the pictures. does it really matter?

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