factory girl: dani stahl distresses denim with madewell

how to distress your jeans in 3 steps

by nylon

There is something about a pair of beautifully worn-in denim jeans that speak directly to our souls. The right kind of distressing, the right kind of splatter, and the right kind of effortless, "lived-in" look can take denim from looking good to great—which is why NYLON's Style Director and resident Factory Girl, Dani Stahl, headed to the Madewell factory in New York City to learn how to distress a pair of denim overalls in three easy steps. Watch the magic happen, above.