I keep a running “to buy” list in my notebook- as I see holes in my wardrobe, items are added to the list. One lingering piece has been “oversized distressed jean shorts.”

There are two ways to go about acquiring the perfect pair of jean shorts: DIY or buy them pre-made. Believe it or not, the latter sometimes takes longer than doing it yourself. (If you prefer arts and crafts, your instructions are above.)

After family dinner last night, my brother and I wondered into Urban Outfitters and what was hanging on a rack near the front door? My jean shorts. Hallelujah, only $38!

Styling Tip: be sure to buy these at least one size larger than you think you need- they should sag to your hip bones.