At my last hair appointment my amazing hair stylist, Libby, was wearing a distressed tee that I quickly became obsessed with. It was Free People and I knew I had to have it.
LC has been rubbing off on me and after one quick envious look at this t-shirt I knew I could easily recreate this look for a fraction of the price.
Free People Shredded Tee - $58
This tutorial is very simple. You only need two items - a tee or tank you don't mind cutting up and a pair of scissors.
I can't get enough of the boyfriend look that is everywhere this season. I may be even more obsessed with muscle tanks so when I saw a boyfriend muscle tank I knew this would be the perfect item for my shredded tee. I scored this tank at Old Navy for $10.
There are three different techniques
I used to cut holes ||
1. For a larger hole pinch fabric between fingers and use scissors to cut material parallel to fingers. Make sure the shirt is flat, with no wrinkles, when cutting it.
2. For a smaller hole grab a tiny pinch of fabric between scissor blades and snip it.
You can leave this hole as is or follow step number three to make it slightly larger.
3. To make an oval type hole follow step number two and then use scissors as pictured to cut a slit in the hole you just made.
If your roommate, boyfriend or best friend is handy have them help you with your shirt and pull the fabric above the scissors so it's taught and easier to cut. If you're home alone, have no fear, you can easily DIY this shirt yourself.
I added a hole to the pocket and think it would even be cute to add a couple slits around the neck.
Get creative and make it your own.
Your shredded tee should hold up ok in the washer, however, I wouldn't recommend putting in dryer.