If she had done it just a day later, we might have thought it was an April Fools’ joke. But no: Kendall Jenner stepped out in Los Angeles on March 31 wearing one of the most questionable denim trends we’ve seen in a while, and that’s saying a lot.
The 21-year-old model was captured by paparazzi wearing what appeared to be a pair of denim shorts with an oversized, red-and-white-striped button-down Oxford shirt by Balenciaga tucked in asymmetrically, with one panel peeking out the bottom of one shorts leg. But upon closer inspection, it became clear that Jenner had invented a new trend for spring, and it’s being dubbed “invisible jeans.”
Attached to the jorts are frayed seams running down the sides of her legs and frayed cuffs around her ankles. Essentially, she’s wearing a pair of jeans with the majority of the legs cut out and only a three-dimensional outline remaining. Though you may look at this ensemble and think, “Kendall’s a style rebel,” we can’t help but feel that even her killer pair of stems could not save this look.
As Who What Wear notes, the look is a pretty simple DIY project if you do, indeed, want to follow in Jenner’s experimental fashion footsteps. (Or you can simply wear a pair of denim shorts — we’re just saying.) It’s unclear whether she created this curious look herself or bought the denim already altered, but the branded seams on the shorts lead us to believe this was a ready-made piece.