This upscale frayed denim tutorial by fashion blog Honestly WTF offers a more avant-garde aesthetic to the popular movement adding a more elongated fringe at the sole of jeans. The look is very retro and adds a hippy touch to your favorite pair of jeans.
Fraying jeans is quite easy to do through the process can be time consuming. As shown in this DIY hack, the denim is frayed by ripping apart the seams and pulling at the white threads in the denim. Because the fringe is extremely long, the fraying will start much higher up on the base of the jean -- approximately a couple inches or so. Once all the white treads have been pulled out, you can loop the dangling blue threads together to create large tassels and sport the new chic jeans with a pair of hip heels.