STYLE GURU STYLE: Fishnets and Ripped Jeans

News flash: denim isn’t going anywhere. No matter what form it takes, denim jackets, skirts, and jeans are absolute staples in every Fashionista/o’s closet. The trending twist, however, is the rise of denim individuality. Street style bloggers and industry insiders are upgrading their denim in more ways than I can keep up with, so I decided to take a chance and try out one of them: the fishnet look.

Surprisingly enough, fishnets are no longer reserved for Taylor Momsen-style teenage rebellion, but instead as an it-girl upgrade to an otherwise basic outfit. Seen on runways of the past couple of seasons including Max Mara fall 2016, fishnets are a super simple way to add a very specific edge to any look. They can take a basic sweater and skirt combo and turn it into a total head-turner instead of risking looking stuffy in normal black tights.

Fashionistas all over Instagram and Pinterest are also showing off this look by rocking fishnets peeking out of distressed blue jeans. Many posts feature Fashionistas keeping it simple with white shirts or bomber jackets, so I decided to switch it up a little with a silky pajama-style top and a lace cami. I chose the silky button-down as an alternative to my usual leather or bomber jacket, as a way to dress the look down a little bit. The fishnets really draw attention, so keeping it simple on top is key.

Although it is fairly simple to get a handle on this trend, it requires caution. When it comes to fishnets, it definitely is easy for it to revert to a 2006 rocker-chic look, so exercise discretion when choosing pieces to go with your fishnets. Too many edgy pieces can make your outfit look cheap, so definitely don’t go too heavy on the punk-inspired vibes and you’ll be killing this trend!