There's a reason behind her deliberately ripped tees

By Brittany Talarico
August 30, 2016 03:08 PM
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“Neck scarves are the new choker.” “I’m not a huge fan of prints.” “The crazier the braid the better.” These are all Kendall Jenner style-isms, that some of us have come to live by. And as expert Kendall outfit observers, we’ve noticed the supermodel is pioneering a new street style trend: DIY cut-up T-shirts. (See photo above.) What’s the reason behind the look? Does she in fact, do it herself? We got all the scoop direct for the source — Kendall’s stylist, Monica Rose.

“The cutting of the shirts just recently started because whenever we’re in fittings and we’re in the moment, and I feel like something needs to be cut, I’ll literally take out my scissors and start cutting,” Rose told PeopleStyle at the opening of the Six:02 shop in New York City on Monday. “I’m like, ‘Keep turning, keep turning, keep turning.'”

Rose added that another reason she’s been so scissors-happy lately stems from her love of the “peekaboo” trend.

“I think it also came from having such cool bralettes and really cool undergarments, that I kinda wanted a peekaboo of it,” she shared. “And who wouldn’t wear a crop top if you had Kendall Jenner’s body? On some [she’s doing them herself], but most fittings we do cuttings.”

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Ready to take a pair of sheers to your clothes, Rose approves, as long as it will make you feel confident.

“If you have it flaunt it. I think it’s whatever you feel comfortable doing with your own body,” she said. “And obviously if you can do it, then why not? I’m not comfortable wearing crop tops — but I think it works for a lot of my girls and a lot of girls who have that same body shape and want to show off their amazing abs. I don’t wear tight dresses either, and that’s what I put my clients in all the time. I like to live vicariously through them.”

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Another one of Rose’s clients, Kylie Jenner, has already started cutting her vintage tees to show off her cute bra collection. Does this mean Kim, Khloé and Kourtney are next? We’d bet a Kimoji hat that the answer is yes.

–Reporting by Sharon Clott Kanter

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