STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Let It Rip

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Let It Rip

Fashion is a form of expression. In, addition to the right to freedom of speech I believe we have a freedom of fashion. Believe it or not, in the ’50s blue jeans were banned from places like restaurants, theaters and schools. As if blue jeans clashing with conformity wasn’t enough, ripped jeans were soon introduced.

School is out, but classic items like a good pair of jeans are always in. Today, Fashionistas all over have found unique ways to really make a statement with the right pair of jeans. There was a time where holes in your pants meant that they were ruined and unacceptable. Nowadays—as long as the rips are in the right places—it’s great.

The more distressed the denim, the better. I think that rips in jeans just give them more personality and make them more interesting. The wonderful thing about distressed denim is that it is very versatile. Slipping a plaid shirt around the waist adds a grunge ’90s feel to the look.While a blazer and some pointed pumps will add a  rebellious yet sophisticated flair. Distressed jeans could even be paired with a kimono with some gladiator sandals in order to give it a more bohemian vibe. I have to say one of the best things about this trend is that it can be easily executed at home. I don’t know about you but I can’t say no to a simple DIY project. The trend of distressed jeans is a trend that easily transitions from fall to spring and even to summer, just by the switch of the color and wash. This Fashionista chose to rock a pair of light wash ripped jeans. She paired her jeans with a simple gray crop top and finished off the look with a cool pair of converse.

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: “Dress to express yourself. Personally, I like to wear an outfit that really makes them stand out so I pair it with simple shirt.”