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Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Ripped boyfriend jeans are just like they sound

Boyfriendjeans Great news! You can backhoe your garden, pick aluminum cans out of municipal trash bins and go to a night club in the same outfit! Ripped denim is trendy again!

These jeans, the Current Elliott Boyfriend Jean have made the celeb rounds from Reese Witherspoon to Rachel Bilson to Sarah Jessica Parker. They're $229. I think certain people can pull them off with the right accompanying pieces. The key lies in making the rest of your outfit light and feminine so you don't look like a MAN.

I can see why folks might buy ripped jeans instead of just waiting for old ones to wear out. Mine never rip in the desired places. Cute knee holes? No. A sexy thigh peek? No. I always get, like, a huge tear right down the ass-inine.

But with some artful planning, it would be easy to recreate this look with a pair of your ACTUAL BOYFRIEND'S jeans. Just go in his closet, grab the smallest pair and take your scissors to the suckers. Use a PedEgg or something to create thin spots. Walk on them in stilettos. Let your nephew use them as a Superman cape. Wash and dry them once to fray the holes. Voila!

If your boyfriend keeps a nanny cam in his closet to catch little jeans elves in the night, try a local thrift store for options. Or check out these more affordable versions from American Eagle, Charlotte Russe, and Old Navy.

~ Deal Diva Stephanie

Photo: shopdetour.com

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:17pm]

    

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