Style Tips for Wearing Distressed Denim

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Jeans: American Eagle (similar) // Top: Old Navy // Vest: Century 21 (similar) // Heels: ALDO (similar) // Bag: Century 21 (similar) // Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”

Confession: I’ve really never met a pair of ripped jeans that I didn’t like.  Frayed denim is fun and eye-catching, and with the right pairings, can take any blah outfit from ordinary to exciting.  That’s why I’ve rounded up a few of the best style tips for wearing distressed denim.  There are no set in stone rules ever when it comes to fashion, but this is how I personally like to wear them and I hope that it gives you some ideas.  Get ready to get the most out of your not-so-basic jeans!

Tip #1: Add some contrast.

Soften the ruggedness with some feminine pieces.  In this particular look I chose to wear my pointed heels to give it that girly touch.

Tip #2: Wear a non-flowy top.

Distressed denim tends to have a slouchy look so I usually like to wear a tight top with it.  I find this makes the look appear more put together.  This one I’m wearing is actually just an inexpensive thermal from Old Navy.  They are SO cheap, look great with everything and are really warm in the winter.

Tip #3: Layer on more textures.

In this case I chose to add my faux shearling vest.  Layering different types of fabric to an already textured look gives it that instant glam factor (and is perfect for the fall and winter months).

Tip #4: Accessorize.

For even more glam add some sparkly accessories.  In this look my accessories were very minimal with simple rhinestone studs and a crossbody bag, but adding a statement necklace or some other bold pieces would really take it to the next level!

Tip #5: Don’t forget a bright lipstick!

I love to further accessorize with makeup.  Wearing a fun lipstick can add color where you are lacking (such as in this look where everything was very muted).  It’s often understandable that you don’t want to go color crazy with already crazy looking jeans (although sometimes I do).  A lipstick is a great way to add color without going overboard.

I’ve linked a whole bunch of really inexpensive distressed boyfriend jeans similar to the ones I’m wearing below like this one and this one so grab a pair for yourself!

What are your favorite style tips for distressed jeans?

Love,

Nicole

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