Denim is an American classic and the epitome of casual style. You can pair jeans with a basic white T-shirt for a no nonsense look that’s perfect for running errands, or a black blazer and string of pearls for an easygoing dinner date ensemble. If you took a glance back through the decades, you’d see that denim trends are constantly in flux, evolving from high-waisted flares in the ’70s to acid-washed skinnies in the ’80s. In the current fashion scene, almost anything goes; however, there are still hot denim trends that every Fashionista wants in their closet. One of these current spring and summer must-have styles is distressed denim.

To complete her laid back look, this Fashionista rocked a pair of trendy distressed boyfriend jeans. Her pair is a light wash, which is particularly on-trend this spring. The relaxed fit and tapered leg make these jeans the perfect option for a weekend brunch or day of classes. The runway has recently been covered in collections featuring this light wash, distressed denim. Roberto Cavalli’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection was one of these shows, featuring denim tops with frayed edges and destroyed cut-offs. Besides the typical boyfriend jeans, you can try out the distressed trend by rocking a pair of overalls. To style this fashion-forward item, just slip on a solid colored crop top and a pair of strappy heels. For a look that’s perfect for a music festival or summertime afternoon, give a pair high-rise distressed shorts a try.

When it comes to styling your distressed denim, casual staples are the perfect companions. If you need some inspiration, take a cue from this Fashionista’s casual, cool outfit. She wore a comfy navy blue striped hoodie and a pair of Converse—the go-to casual footwear. For a preppy element, she added a variety of bracelets, including a white beaded one and a cluster of dainty, monogrammed ones. Overall, her muted color palette, relaxed vibe and eye-catching details make this look a major fashion do.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I like to keep things classic. A staple for me is traditional navy blue. I also enjoy mixing preppy staples with edgy accents.”