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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Distressed But Well Dressed

The summer is edging to a close and now it is time to focus on the year ahead. For many Fashionistas/os going back to school means shopping for the latest apparel. A few trends to keep in mind are wide leg trousers, colors such as white or indigo and most importantly denim in everything. Denim, always a classic wardrobe piece, is currently the emblem for “cool”. This was made clear when latest “It” designer Alexander Wang developed his own denim label. The textile no longer applies to just jeans as now denim can take the shape of a fitted dress, a clutch or a crop top. This Fashionista is embracing the trend with both a denim top and pants.

Back in full force, denim is available in many different styles from cropped, ’70s flare and distressed. The distressed look is an excellent option, especially for college campuses and this Fashionista executed the distressed look perfectly. She paired ripped jeans with another light wash, which creatively separates the two pieces yet the two washes give lightness to the look. The top in particular is interesting because the edges are tastefully frayed and also crosses in the back. Her loose boyfriend jeans make the outfit more casual. The ripped detail goes well with boyfriend jeans, creating an intentional and natural effect.

A great way to style this look is by pairing it with casual accessories such as a backpack or sandals. The Birkenstocks were a great choice for this Fashionista, because they are more stylish than flip flops, yet not as ambitious as platforms. She polishes off her look by curling her long locks and pulling part of her hair back. By doing this, she incorporates femininity while maintaining the casual air of the overall look. Her green eyeshadow also complements her hairstyle by adding color and interest without overshadowing the entire outfit

How To: Create a relaxed look in ripped boyfriend jeans, and pair with a top in a similar wash or color. Add an easy pop of color with either nail polish or lipstick to create a tasteful ensemble.