Denim: Rip It Good

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Denim: Rip it Good

Blue denim may be rooted in practicality and work-wear, however, this season the off-duty fabric has undergone some re-engineering to give this versatile staple some deliberate designer wear & tear. With the unwavering pursuit of effortless style, ironically, the style statement of ripped denim has become de rigueur.

Less is more when it comes to torn denim.  Don’t fall victim to the Kim Kardashian distressed look (ripped jeans double timing as a hot pant)  – pick your rips wisely.  The slash on the knee is the most flattering style and resembles a more realistic notion of worn down denim; this style is also more workable with your winter wardrobe.

Polish your ripped denim look with a tailored coat, a silk shirt and classic pumps to keep the balance between sophistication and edge.
For more distressed denim inspiration, look to long time style crush and denim devotee, Sincerely Jules, who champions this trend in denim, pairing her ripped skinnys and boyfriend jeans with her signature look of lightweight floaty shirts and dressed up footwear.

 Here’s my pick of the crop:

Ripped Denim Selection

Skinny: Current Elliot, J Brand, Frame Denim,  Ksubi, Joe’s Jeans 
Boyfriend: Current Elliot,  AG Adriano Goldschmied,  Madewell, Citizens of Humanity

*images via Pinterest & Sincerely Jules