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You might be eager to invest in some new shorts for summer, but before you ditch last year’s styles, check out this month’s Do It Yourselfproject. Inspired by Rag & Bone’s High Clare Shorts ($204) from the brand’s S/S 13 runway, today’s lace-trim detailing offers the perfect way to update a pair of tailored shorts or denim cutoffs. The result is sweetly feminine and right on point for all those upcoming barbecues and beach trips. Of course, Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This helped show us the way, so keep reading for all of her easy-to-follow directions.

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The Ingredients:
-Forever 21 Pinstriped Shorts ($18)
White Lace Trim ($10/yard)
Straight Pins ($3 for 150-count pack)
Thread ($4)
Needle ($3 for 25-count pack)

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Use scissors to cut two strips of trim. They should be long enough to wrap around each of the leg openings.

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Use straight pins to fasten the trim around each leg opening.

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With a needle and thread, sew the trim to the inside of each leg opening of the shorts.

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Show off your new lace-trim shorts with a whitesleeveless button-up and flat sandals.

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