We’re Baffled by Kendall Jenner’s ‘Invisible Jeans’

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.”

Model Kendall Jenner making a questionable fashion statement by wearing “invisible jeans.” (Photo: Getty)
Model Kendall Jenner making a questionable fashion statement by wearing “invisible jeans.” (Photo: Getty)

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.

Photo: Getty
Photo: Getty

We have to give kudos to Jenner, though; the girl knows how to make headlines with crimes of denim fashion masquerading as new trends. In summer 2015, the Kardashians’ kid sister stunned social media when she wore a pair of baggy, knee-length cut-off jeans shorts that one site dubbed “girlfriend jorts” and “the ugliest effing shorts we’ve ever seen.” Luckily, that’s a “trend” that never caught on.

She’s also been known to wear mom jeans on more than one occasion — and somehow look seriously glamorous in them. It could be because she pairs them with accessories like Stella McCartney platform shoes, off-the-shoulder crop tops, and Balenciaga boots. It’s all about balance.

The model baffled people yet again on April 2 by posting a video on Instagram of herself in a pair of jeans that seem to defy gravity, along with a white T-shirt with a simple line drawing of breasts. The tee is actually the Original Boob T by Never Fully Dressed, which supports the “Free the Nipple” movement and donates a portion of the proceeds to Mind Charity, a mental health awareness charity.

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According to Teen Vogue, Jenner cleans out her closet once every few weeks (must be nice… also, how can we get on that donation list?). So it’s a safe bet that her invisible jeans will be making a complete disappearing act.

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