The ripped jeans outfits: The look first hit us in the 1980s, but the fashion faded like a bleach bath. Now it’s back with a vengeance, and it’s all about style. Consult bloggers like Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific, and Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty, to see what we mean. Or check out Rihanna (if you’re not already doing so). She also knows a trend when she sees it, and has embraced this look one hundred percent.
Ripped jeans is alive and well, and has taken over the catwalks! The likes of Diesel, Just Cavalli, Phillip Lim and DKNY are walking the trend, while Heidi Klum and Sarah Jessica Parker are strutting it in Spring / Summer 2014. So get busy ripping or fraying your distressed wardrobe. Elevate pieces to chic status by teaming with a silk blouse and a pair of killer heels (cuffed jeans are what you want with stilettos). Top your ripped jeans outfits with a utility jacket or a coat with a masculine cut. If you can find the male version in your local second-hand shop, so much the better.
Have we set you thinking? Wear loose jeans with a blazer and pumps for daytime, or get into high waisted jeans and a cropped jacket. Later, switch to black ripped skinnies and a cute top, all under a wide brimmed hat. Don’t forget to rip your skirts, too! Add sexy pumps, and you’re ready for a night on the town. A graphic sweatshirt will pair perfectly with shredded jeans for the following day’s chillout, while the printed variety in shades of distressed pastel will suit your delicate mood.
When we say ripped, we don’t necessarily mean a couple of slits. Pull out chunks to expose knees, and even openings from below the thigh, bearing in mind that the rips will increase in size with each wash. Thick jeans are best for this – let Shini from Park & Cube initiate you.
Frayed waistcoats are a versatile addition – try them over flimsy springtime dresses. Cropped or oversized both work well. Remember that nothing is sacred this season – drag out your pencil skirt, kicking and screaming, for the frayed and distressed treatment, too.
Studs, tie dyes and acid wash are all there to jolt our imaginations, and if yours isn’t running riot, why not? We could kick off a peaceful revolution in do-it-yourself punk style, so get customising and personalising your distressed denim now. You owe it to the world!
The featured photo is of Katie Cassidy In Distressed Jeans From Rag & Bone, and Jumper From Scoop
Christine Andrew keeps it simple here, in a pair of distressed denim skinnies paired with a long sleeved white tee for a classic fall style. Throw on a pair of white canvas shoes to get this cool and casual aesthetic!
Distressed jeans are the perfect way to add a touch of edge to your look. Annabelle Fleur pairs these jeans with a tie-front blazer to create a contrasting style which is striking and effective.
Blazer: All Saints, Jeans: Grlfrnd, Bag/Heels: Gucci.
Erica Hoida is dazzling us in this gorgeous combination of a lace off the shoulder number and stylish distressed straight leg jeans. This style is both glamorous and casual, and is therefore perfect for almost any evening engagement. Pairs to steal Erica’s style!
Top: Cupcakes and Cashmere, Jeans: Lovers & Friends, Shoes: Gianvito Rossi, Bag: M2Malletier.
Heavily distressed jeans such as this pair worn by Aimee Song will add endless charm to your every day look. Wear them with a knitted cardigan and sandals to steal Aimee’s fashionable style.
Shirt: Charlie by MZ, Jeans: Zara, Cardigan: Tibi, Bag: Chanel.
A monochrome look can be made even cooler by wearing a pair of ripped black jeans. Wendy Nguyen looks ultra edgy in this simplistic outfit, consisting of a white shirt, ripped jeans, and statement leopard print heels!
Top: Nili Lotan, Jeans: Frame, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Christian Louboutin.
These dark denim jeans are the epitome of distressed! Julie Sarinana rocks this edgy style, wearing the heavily ripped denim with a simple knit cardigan and leather boots; overall a very authentic look.
Cardigan: Zara, Jeans: Lovers & Friends, Boots: Isabel Marant.
Go for a cute yet simple outfit in these ripped jeans and white tee paired with your favourite heels. Via Christine Andrew
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Look cute whilst remaining comfortable in these ripped jeans and baggy sweatshirt! Via Josefin Ekström
Jeans: JC, Sweatshirt: Manners, Shoes: Nelly
A simple white shirt and ripped jeans all day long. Via Arielle Nachami
Jeans: Wildfox, Shirt: Elizabeth & James, Shoes/Bag: Valentino, Sunglasses: Bottega Venetta. Ripped Jeans Outfits
It can’t be much simpler. White semi see-through tee, ripped jeans and a pair of black and white loafers. Via Brittany Xavier
Shirt: Primary New York, Jeans: Boohoo, Bralette: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Forever21. Ripped Jeans Outfits
Ripped Jeans Trend: Figtny is wearing ripped Moto Hayden Boyfriend jeans from Topshop
Mary Seng is wearing a blue and white shirt from Wren, distressed jeans from Blank NYC, sandals from Rag & Bone and the bag is from Chanel
Figtny is wearing all black, drape top from Helmut Lang, ripped jeans from Zara, boots from Isabel Marant and the bag is from Proenza Schouler
Johanna Olsson is wearing ripped boyfriend jeans from AG and shoes from Giuseppe Zanotti
Jacey Duprie is wearing a distressed denim jeans from Express, bag from Chanel, sunglasses from RayBan, shoes from Prada and the blazer is from Helmut Lang
Damla Yaraman is wearing a jacket from Armani Exchange, jumper from H&M, scarf from Cotton Therapy, bag from DKNY and the jeans are from JunkYard
Mija is wearing a grey mohair cardigan from Acne Studios, ripped boyfriend jeans from Citizens of Humanity, bag from Alexander Wang, striped tee from NoName and black Birkenstocks
Cindy Van Der Heyden is wearing distressed jeans from One Teaspoon, blazer from Zara, shoes from Alexander Wang, clutch from Jill Sander and sunglasses from Dita
Blair Eadie is wearing a top from Equipment, ripped jeans from Current Elliott, shoes from Gianvito Rossi and sunglasses from Valentino
Caroline Blomst is wearing a black tank top from H&M, ripped jeans from Zara, sandals from Balenciaga and the bag is from Saint Laurent
Mary Seng is wearing a brown top from The Kooples, distressed black jeans from Current Elliott, denim jacket from TopShop, black sneakers from Nike and the bag is from H&M
Julie Sarinana is wearing a teal shirt from am & Lavi, grey skinny jeans from Iro Cortez and espadrilles by Vince
Anouk Yve is wearing a oversized shirt from LemLem, ripped jeans from Zara, sneakers from Chanel, and bag from Laurent
Zoé Alalouch is wearing grey knit from American Apparel, ripped jeans from Zara, bag from Antik Batik and the boots are from Acne
Tanya from Tini Tani is wearing distressed jeans from Be Free and Floral top designed by Tanya
Kristina Bazan in olive shirt and ripped jeans
Kim Le is wearing top, kimono and ripped jeans from Morning Lavender, sunglasses from TopShop, bag from Louis Vuitton and the shoes are from Steve Madden
Paulien is wearing a chequered shirt from Women’Secret, ripped jeans from Zara, slides from Michael Kors, bag from Balenciaga and Sunglasses from Celine
Carmen Hamilton is wearing an oversized grey coat from Life With Bird, black cami from J. Brand, pair of white ripped jeans from ASOS and a clutch from Saint Laurent
Samantha Hutchinson Is Wearing A T-Shirt From Everlane, Distressed White Jeans From Current/Elliott, Blazer From Joie, Sneakers From Converse And Tote From Celine
Mary Seng Is Wearing A Ripped Jeans From Zara, Shoes From French Connection, Bag From Chanel
Zina Charkopoliac Is Wearing Distressed Jeans From Pepe, Sandals From Randa, Kimono From Zara, Crop Top From SuiteBlanco And A Bag From Furla
Johanna Olsson Is Wearing Distressed Jeans From Denim and Supply, And Nude Shoes From Christian Loboutin
Alexandra Pereira Is Wearing Pale Blue Shirt From Chicwish, Ripped White Jeans From Suiteblanco, Shoes From Zara And Bag From Valentino
Rebecca Laurey Is Wearing Leather Jacket From West 14th, Light Blue Shirt From Mango, Distressed Jeans, Shoes And Clutch From Twin-Set
Song Of Style Is Wearing Trench Coat From Zadig et Voltaire, Black Distressed Skinny Jeans From Current Elliot, Black Crew Neck Tee From And Boots From Beau Coops
Stone Muse Is Wearing Knit Jumper And Long T-Shirt From H&M And Ripped Jeans
Sincerely Jules Is Wearing A Trench Coat From Babaton, Ripped Boyfriend Jeans By AG Adriano Goldschmied, Flats From Alexander Wang, Bag From Proenza Schouler And Sunglasses From Karen Walker
Anouk Yve Is Wearing Ripped Jeans From H&M, Shoes From Reiss, Boyfriend’s Shirt And Jumper From Wood Wood
Peony Is Wearing Shoes From Pura Lopez, Ripped Jeans From Zara, Shirt From Thomas Pink And Bag And Belt From Hermes
Happily Grey Is Wearing A White Jacket From Iro, White Ramones T-Shirt From Goodnight Macaroon, And Ripped Denim Jeans From Zara
Lucy Laucht Wearing Ripped J. Crew Jeans
Happily Grey Is Wearing Cardigan From Subtle Luxury, T-Shirt From Old Navy, The Chambray Is From Gap And The Shorts From Nordstrom
Mija Is Wearing Oversized Blazer From Mango, Black T-Shirt From Bassike, Ripped Jeans 501’s From Levis, And Sneakers By Vans
Walk In Wonderland Is Wearing Top From Line and Dot, Ripped Jeans From Black Orchid Denim, Shoes From Shoe Dazzle And Bag From W Concept
Distressed Jeans Look 2014 Via T Styled Me
Distressed Jeans In Spring/Summer 2014 Via Studded Hearts
Ripped Denim Shorts And Monochrome Purse Via Scent Of Obsession
Distressed Jeans Street Style 2014 Unknown Model/Photographer
Mija Is Wearing Blue Shirt And Ripped Jeans From H&M, Trio Bag From Celine
Seams For Desire Wearing Leather Jacket From Zara, Ripped Jeans From Bershka And Bag From White
Anna Rike Wearing Ripped Jeans From Tommy Hilfiger, Shirt From Massimo Dutti And Zara Shoes
Fashion Vibe Is Wearing Blazer From Zara, Top And Shoes From Zara, Ripped Jeans From Bershka And Rayban Sunglasses
Always Judging Wearing Blazer From Reese + Riley, Tank Top From Reformation And Distressed Denim Jeans From Wildfox
Hello Fashion Blog Is Wearing Theory Blazer, Tee By Alexander Wang Tank, Distressed Denim Jeans, And bag From Celine Bag
Kelly Connor Wearing Ripped Jeans From Nudie
Trendy Taste In Distressed Jeans, Shirt From SW Paris-Buylevard, And Clutch From Adamarina
Ripped Jeans And Oversized Sweater Unknown Model/Photographer
Neon Blush Wearing AG Shirt And Distressed Boyfriend Jeans, Cardigan From Forever 21, And Tote From Everlane, Zara Pumps
Walk In Wonderland In Top From Cami NYC And Distressed Denim Overalls From Black Orchid Denim
London Street Style Love The Jeans Unknown Model/Photographer
Viva Luxury In Worn Gap 1969 Boyfriend Jeans, Michael Kors Bag, Dolce & Gabbana Floral Print Pumps And Pink Top
Jessica Wearing Asos denim skirt, Madewell Denim Shirt, Windsor Smith Slides, Chanel Bag
Erica AKA Fashion Indie In BB Dakota Sweater, Gentle Fawn Coat, Dittos Brand Boyfriend Jeans, And ABS by Allen Schwartz Booties
Trendy Taste Is Wearing Jacket From Noisy May, Shirt And Distressed Jeans From Zara