Love Aesthetics

May 28, 2012

White Trash



After being dipped in a bucket of bleach and getting a ripping treatment, my Levi’s 501 made their third transformation. From full lenth jeans into shorts into this white, trashy, destroyed piece. It’ll only become more beautiful after a couple of washes which will make the strings, rips and tears look a bit more natural. I used the same technique to destroy the denim as in this post.

66 responses to “White Trash”

  1. haha I love how you experiment with your clothes! Very inspiring.


    Wandering Minds clothing

  2. I was thinking about bleaching my denim jacket, but I wasn’t sure how white I can get it. How dark where your Levi’s before bleaching?

  3. Duck says:

    So nice! I’m wearing an old pair of jeans shorts just now and thinking maybe I should bleach them… They are also a bit loose now – lost some weight – and wondering how I can shrink them!

  4. Laura says:

    Great job! Ripped denim is the better denim 😉

  5. Ria :) says:

    love it 🙂

    (open to all)

  6. Raquel says:

    wow they really look very very nice!!
    i’ve got a pair of 501’s to cut off also, but i am a bit worried that i screw up.. i wanna do some nice hotpants (higher in the thighs and lower on the crotch), if you have any tips please tell me, i’ve been looking for DIY but they are all straight shorts or rolled shorts

  7. They look great! all your DIY’s are so well executed xx

  8. Waouh, good job ! Just need to fumble into my wardrobe to find an old jeans ! Thanks for sharing !

  9. Bleaching denim is so fun.

  10. I’ve been bleaching tons of denim lately too; such a perfect summer trend updo!

    XO Sahra

  11. Lini says:

    No trash but a treasure! 😉 Looks great.

  12. Erin Z says:

    I’m surprised at how white it got! I didn’t know that denim can withstand bleach so well

  13. THATS GRYT says:

    Shut up, that is perfect. It looks like it was bought that way.

    THATS GRYT, Aves Gry

  14. Just dip dyed my Levis yesterday! Love the post x

    Stephanie in Style

  15. your blog is so pleasing to look at… everything is so clean, its all about texture and reflections… wanna be u


  16. Jenaly Enns says:

    it looks really good. I need to do that!!!

  17. Coolsario says:

    Great project! I need to have those shorts!

  18. Another fantastic idea!

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  19. Anonymous says:

    did you pick some people to give those perspex earrings to yet?????

  20. A La Mode says:

    Oooh these are perfect!

  21. Wow wat gaaf! Kan niet wachten om m aan te zien!



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  22. Fabliha says:

    these are so cool… I love how you contrast clothing items with nice clean cuts with more ‘raw’ clothing items like this xx

  23. This is amazing! Love the trashed look!

  24. Zoё says:

    That’s awesome! True recycling

  25. Our Youth says:

    Oh, they look good now!

  26. Aleksandra says:

    They look perfect !!!

  27. Rhea Dillon says:

    Love these!


  28. PookeBoop♥ says:

    It´s such awesome!))

  29. Isabel says:

    It looks great!

    What did you use for bleaching?


  30. Helene says:

    Looks great! I think I’m going to try that myself. I have som old lewis that could use a new life 🙂


  31. It turned out very cool, it’s a perfect summer piece!


  32. B. says:

    I did something similar last year, but now the shorts are too small for me. I really need some destroyed ones for the summer again! xx


  34. Sasha says:

    They look great! I’ve been wanting to do something similar to my old and tired denim lately.

  35. David Diaz says:

    Ooooo Love those shorts! 😀

    xo – David

  36. Lieslg says:


    I simply LOVE your style and the simplicity
    YET awesomeness it invokes!

    Your DIYs are incredibly inspiring –
    from a drop, you create an ocean…
    a FabuLouS ocean of lust-worthy outfits!

    Keep on doing it!!!! I really look forward to ALL of your posts


  37. Anonymous says:

    Hey meid,

    je kent me niet, maar ik zag dat ze op onderstaande site een foto van je gebruiken zonder te melden waar die vandaan komt. Erg onbeschoft als je het mij vraagt. Nja kijk maar of je er iets mee doet.


  38. dnalbnire says:

    amazing as always, I need my denim shorts to look like this! xx

  39. Hannah says:

    Ever so inspiring!!!

  40. INSANE! well done 🙂

  41. Míriam says:

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG? How old are you?

  42. hiPop says:

    deconstructed beauty <3

  43. FloraNL says:

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  44. FloraNL says:

    Dit is echt een gaaf broekje, die wil ik ooook!

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