Monday, January 10, 2011

DIY ripped leggings

Ripped leggings can look amazing when styled properly. I love to combine them with plain Vneck tshirts, loose silk or plaid shirts shirts and finally with long knitwear. Like with leggings in general, it is wise not to pair them with short tops -unless going to the gym- because your outfit can become overwhelmingly sexy!

Good quality ripped leggings can often be quite pricy, but the good news are that it is very easy to make it yourself. All you need is a good quality pair of leggings -preferably the one with the leather effect - and a pair of scissors. Be careful, not to purchase the legging too tight because once it is ripped, chances are you may end up with pieces of your thigh squeezing outside the holes. You want a pair of leggings that gently hugs your body not sufficates it.
It can be worn during daytime or night time with a stylish pair of booties, ugg boots or even rainboots depending on the weather and a simple top of your choice. What I love about it, is that it is such a stylish piece of clothing that you do not need to overdress it or think twice about your accessories. In its case, less is more- try to go simple on the rest of the outfit and you will still end up looking smart!

1. Wear your leggings and with a piece of white soap, draw horizontal lines on the places you would like to cut the rips.
2. Remove your leggings, and with a pair of scissors carefully follow the soap tracks, cutting horizontal lines. (Try not to create very large rips because they will grow larger once you wear it a couple of times.)
3. Wear the legging once again and check it out. It is better to create more rips in the process than making them all at once!
4. Let your imagination free... it is your piece of art. After all, there isn't a right or wrong way...there is just your very own way to go!!!


  1. I love this pants!
    Fantastic blog!
    I hope you pass to mine and follow me =)

  2. wow Sis ! lets get together and make those punkish artistic leggins!
    And then get on stage (you know in the living room)and dance!!!!

  3. Thanks Martina, I will definately visit your blog!!!
    Sis what about tomorrow over a cup of tea.....(?)

  4. Ooooh, nice! I love anything that's DIY. Keep such posts coming, please ;)

  5. I agree that ripped leggings look super amazing. You can give any simple top an amazing look with ripped leggings. I had a gorgeous pair of black leggings and recently I also gave a new look to them. I made mesh cut out leggings out of plain black pair which turned out to be amazing.