For the second weekend in a row, Taylor Swift’s outfit choices are making headlines. While that’s not totally not out of the norm, it is two weekends in a row that she’s made an appearance at the Kansas City Chiefs football game, making her outfit the talk around water coolers (virtual or otherwise) the next day.
Swift attended the game with her crew: Black Lively and Ryan Reynolds. If you were able to peel your eyes away from Reynolds, you couldn’t miss Swift flaunting her blingy crystal high-waisted denim shorts made by Area. And in standard Swift fashion, the pair is sold out everywhere despite their luxe price.
Area’s light blue denim shorts are adorned with crystals and spiky studs. The Logo-Lettering Denim Shorts ($695) are actually even cuter in the back. They have a cut-out across the top and logo crystal lettering going from one side to the other, which totally sets these jeans shorts apart from others.
Surprisingly, there aren’t a ton of look-alikes (but maybe more will come). You can throw a rock and hit a pair of blingy fringe jean shorts, but those don’t really have the same look. We’ve found some denim shorts that have the same-ish Area aesthetic but definitely not the Area brand price tag.
Taylor Swift Area Crystal Jean Short Lookalikes
Free People Tricia Fix Embellished Shorts
The repurposed mid-rise denim shorts are much longer than the Area pair but do have a similar light jean color. It features a relaxed silhouette with a knee-length inseam and tons of bling.
Blue Revival Rhinestone Distressed Denim Shorts
This five-pocket pair of shorts isn’t the same wash as Swift’s, but the jewel accents along the front and back pockets give it a similar style. It has exaggerated distressed hems with a button and zip-fly closure.
Amazon Embellished High-Rise Denim Shorts
Although sizes are limited, this affordable pair is a close runner-up to the Area pair. It has rhinestones along the front pockets with an unfinished hem.
Making Your Own Taylor Swift Crystal Jean Shorts
So, if these jean short picks really didn’t ring your bell, then you have no other option than to make your own and create it any way you want. Hopefully, you already have a handy pair of denim shorts in your stash; if not, then grab a pair at a thrift store or shop at your favorite retailer because you’re likely to find them on sale.
Hotfix Rhinestone Applicator Tool Kit
The ALLBER Rhinestone Setter is a hot-fix applicator that applies rhinestones to almost any surface! Use this hot fix tool to embellish hats, purses, shirts, jeans and more. We have different sizes of hot-fix rhinestones in our store. (sold separately)
Quick Crystals Pro Hotfix Applicator
This kit has everything you need to bedazzle your denim shorts or anything else your heart desires. It comes with an instruction manual, a hotfix applicator wand and 4,400 hotfix crystals.
Mixed Shape Spikes and Studs Kit
To recreate Taylor Swift’s jean shorts, you’ll for sure need spikes to coincide with the rhinestones. This one comes in 12 different sizes with 270 spikes and screws, plus installation tools.
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