How to Style Distressed Denim

Jun 12, 2015

Written By: Kelly Morales

Recently, distressed denim has become a street style staple, and we’re jumping on the bandwagon. Not only do they come in all different cuts and colors, but they go with just about everything. Whether you’re meeting a special someone for drinks or spending a weekend away, the perfect pair of distressed denim will make you look anything but shabby. The trick to making ripped jeans look pulled together and not too grunge? Scroll through to see how and where to wear ripped denim, and shop our favorite styles.

Boyfriend Fit

Slouchy at the hip and effortlessly cuffed ankles — we love distressed boyfriend jeans for the perfect laid-back look (not to mention the relief from your skinny jeans). Either dress them down with your favorite tee and strappy sandals, or dress them up with pumps and a simple white blouse. Wear this look for your weekend travels or an afternoon coffee run for a minimal-effort look.

High-Waisted & Slim

Who says that a polished look can’t be pulled off with distressed denim? These girls show how a slim fit that sits higher on your hips can streamline your body and add a little edge to your look. We love an outfit like this for a bite to eat in the city or a lunch meeting with your co-workers. Throw on a blazer or a tailored coat and some heels and you’ve found a way to make ripped denim look unspeakably chic.

Distressed White

A pair of white jeans are essential for spring & summer, and they give warm-weather outfits an extra jolt of freshness. Switch out your crisp white jeans with some that have distressing or rips at the knees for a modern feel. Pair them with a button down and nude sandals or two-tone loafers for a perfect look for a Saturday spent out with your mom or brunching with friends.

Check out all of our favorite distressed denim picks on LookMazing!

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