November 19th, 2015 at 2:00am

Denim trends are part of a never-ending cycle. One year it’s all about high-rise and the next it’s flares. One model or socialite will be spotted wearing the trend from five years ago and just like that, it’ll be back.

What’s in right now in denim? Distressed, all the way. It provides a simple solution to trending up your outfit. When it starts getting chilly out, no one wants to think about dressing cute, only staying warm. This trend allows you to do both with ease. Jeans with a sweater can end up looking so blah. Adding a couple of rips here and there to your denim can totally chic up your entire outfit.

My personal favorite pair of denim is my black Zara distressed skinnies. They’re my go-to for everything and have the power to turn what could be a boring mess of an outfit into something that is worth a compliment. Trust me, this look is not hard to find. Stores have caught onto this trend and offer distressed denim in a wide variety of colors and styles. Pick your favorite and I guarantee they’ll become an essential part of your wardrobe.

This Fashionista took my advice and got herself a pair of medium-rise distressed skinnies. As you can see, the rips give her structured attire just the right amount of edge. She pairs them with an adorable suede (which is also trending like crazy) top and a cozy lightweight jacket to provide some warmth as winter starts creeping in. To finish off the look, she incorporated a knit beanie and some killer clog-style booties from Free People. All in all, this Fashionista has definitely mastered fall fashion with the help of some distressed denim.

How To: Everyone wants to stay on top of the trends, and incorporating some distressed denim will do just that. Pair some with a classic tee and sleek black booties and you’ve got yourself a comfy-cute outfit for any occasion.