Summer is that magical time of the year when the temperature is as hot, hot, hot as those sales virtually all your fave stores are having. Hitting up those summer sales? Well, If you’re thinking of making a shopping list before hitting up the mall, I have something you need to add.
If there is one thing every Fashionista is looking for this summer, it is a good pair of ripped jeans. Even if your mom says they are impractical, these are the on-trend item to have. The wear-and-tear look has been dormant for a while, but it’s a throwback classic that has recently seen a huge revival. Some of the hottest looks this summer feature this grunge piece, and the perfect pair is not hard to find—all of the best stores are selling them, and some are available at super-affordable prices.
The Fashionista pictured in this article sported a washed-out pair of jeans featuring a ripped hole in the knee. The lighter wash gave her look a summery vibe, even on the especially cloudy day. She paire her jeans with light neutrals, which worked effortlessly with the jeans. For accessories, her fringe purse added to the hip, edgy vibe she had going.
Jeans with this kind of destroyed detail can make any outfit look like it came straight off the runway. Paired with even the most basic top, they become effortless statement. They are especially great for summer too: the holes allow for both a bit of a breeze make them feel less constricting than a regular pair of jeans.
So why should you invest? Ripped jeans are a versatile piece that can be cuffed with a pair of sneakers and dressed down, or dressed up with a nice pair of strappy sandals. You could grab a boyfriend style for a more laid back look ,or a white pair for a summer barbecue. (Or, if you’re a DIY kind of Fashionista, then you can even make them yourself with a bottle of bleach and a pair of scissors, voilà, instant fashion designer).
Whether you are feeling adventurous and crafty, or ready to do some shopping, a quality pair of distressed denim would make a great addition to any Fashionista’s closet.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I always cuff my jeans—I think it makes them summery and more fun.”