So, you've seen them on LOTS of lookbookers and bloggers, but, maybe like me, you realized very late they were from TopShop, or you couldn't find them.
Don't go desperate, make your own, I'll show you how, it's easy and fun!
Supplies and things you'll need:
Take the ruler. You're going to mark the bars measure. I marked mine every 3,5cm, because of the lengh of my shorts, but you can put whatever measure you'd like to. Don't make them very thin, but also not so thick.
Put your marks on every side of the short leg and then with the ruler, connect the marks with a line.
(Can you see the lines?)
Put the plastic bags inside the pants. This is because you don't want the paint go through the fabric, right?
Once you've put the ''security bags'', start painting. I reccommend you to start with the white, because you'll need it to paint the stripes and also the stars on the other side.
(Be carfeul not to pass the hand over the painted section!)
Now paint the stars on the other side with the stencil you made on step 1. Be very careful with it, because it sometimes move (ask for help if you need to), and your stars would look weird (it happened to me) so, sometimes you'll have to retouch them very, very carefully.
Go with the red. Be very careful and slow with it. If possibly, wait until the white paint is dry.
Also, when the paint is dry, maybe you'll have to retouch or re-paint, because some fabric needs more paint than others (mine are with two layers of white and red on the stripes).
(Note: I didn't paint mine on the back, but you can, just imagine and create your own stars & stripes shorts!)