STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Don't Be A-frayed of Trendy Jeans

Jeans have been a fashion staple for decades now, however the “trendy” pair of jeans is constantly changing. In the ’60s and ’70s, the desired pair was the outrageously flared jean. In the ’80s, the acid wash ruled fashion. Super low-rise hip-huggers were prominent on virtually every celebrity in the early ’00s—I’m looking at you, Xtina! In the current decade, it’s somewhat hard to pinpoint one cut of denim as the defining trendy pair. Just in the past year I can think of multiple sought-after styles: the boyfriend jean, the destructed jean and the high-waisted jean are good examples. The best thing about a great pair of jeans is that you can wear just about any pair of shoes with them: heels, sneakers, sandals, flats—the options are endless. That’s why they’re considered a must-have in any closet.

Lately, I’ve been noticing the tendency to opt for an ultra-cropped jean in both street style and on celebrities such as Emma Roberts. Whether it’s a slim leg-opening or a flared one, this cut works well for a casual summer day as it can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion.

This Fashionista decided to hone in on the cropped trend with a light high-waisted pair that features a frayed hem. She softened the unfinished hem of her bottoms with a pastel pink surplice crop top, casually tying it in the front at her waistband. For a feminine touch, her hair was loosely braided and pinned back at the nape of her neck. In order to keep the attention on her pants and to prevent cluttering her appearance, this Fashionista wore her leather moto jacket draped over her shoulders and sported a small black backpack in lieu of a purse. Let’s not forget about her shoes: a trusted pair of black leather loafers with a small block heel, working together with the rise and hem of her jeans to elongate her legs. The overall look is casual and comfortable, perfect for a stroll through the windy streets of San Francisco. This Fashionista took a trendy item and made it her own with feminine and edgy elements.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Since living in San Francisco and being in unpredictable weather constantly, my advice would be to dress for the weather, not the season. Also, I think it’s more important to be unique rather than just following trends.”