STYLE ADVICE: Destroy Your Own Denim

February 13th, 2017 at 2:00am
STYLE ADVICE: Destroy Your Own Denim

Trends are always changing, but certain styles tend to make a loop and re-emerge years later. Denim is one specific area of fashion that can be incorporated into outfits in many different ways, which is one reason denim trends are constantly transforming.

In the early 2000s, ripped jeans were trendy. Everyone wanted that pair of Abercrombie jeans that were super expensive, yet filled with rips and half the fabric of a regular pair of pants. After a few years, the “distressed” look took a backseat (maybe because of the ridiculous prices or kids getting sick of hearing their parents tell them they looked silly), but recently it has made a comeback.

Destroyed denim gives off a casual, off-duty look that can be the staple piece for any outfit. This Fashionista chose to make a distressed denim jacket the main focus of her outfit while layering it over a black turtleneck and corduroy mini skirt. She slipped on a pair of Adidas Superstar sneakers and a small star necklace to add some originality to the look, and before she knew it she had created an outfit that was both casual and cute.

Do it yourself! Achieving the distressed denim look doesn’t mean you have to empty your bank account. Skip the pricey option and make your own destroyed look out of an old denim jacket or that pair of jeans you found at a thrift shop. There are tons of DIY tutorials out there that require no more than your denim of choice, scissors, and some sandpaper.

So remember, don’t be afraid to DIY. Whatever you create will be a one-of-a-kind original, so you’ll be sure to get people talking!