STYLE GURU STYLE: The Unfinished Hem

June 3rd, 2015 at 2:00am

To be or not to be, that is the question: shall we double up our denim, mix prints and change the hem for a fresh summer look? Personally, I’ve found myself in the midst of some serious style inspiration with all three! But first and foremost, I believe the unfinished or frayed hem is an undeniable requirement for those who love denim ensembles all year round. This look has been circulating through the fashion scene from bloggers and the fashion elite to various runway shows worldwide. If you’re not quite convinced yet, just take a look at the 2015 Fashion Week shows. My personal favorite which also served as my main sour of inspiration for this look were those in MM6 Maison Martin Margiela’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection.

This piece, luckily for us college students, can be thrifty, crafty, savvy or even a necessity when splurging. Therefore, whether you go vintage and DIY those jeans to match this style or put some money aside for a shopping trip, you can easily create this look! You can wear a cropped version in the heat or a skinny jean when it’s cooler. They’re so chic and versatile, and they’re most definitely an easy and fashion-forward update for any look. Another perk to having at least one pair of these in your closet is that they can double as work wardrobe and off-duty wear!

You can style the look up with a blazer and heels, or take it down a notch by opting for flats and a T-shirt. Being that it’s such an up-and-coming look, making a statement with this denim is absolutely necessary this summer. You’re certain to inspire with this daring denim style. It was not only featured at Fashion Week for the fall, but it was even seen on the catwalk at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Baum und Pferdgarten was one of these design houses, and the edgy design duo’s aesthetic just so happens to match each aspect of my personal, multi-faceted look. According to, they are known for their “playful, slightly kooky take on femininity rooted in sporty pieces and a love of mismatched prints.”

My outfit featured a happy medium of denim on denim, with the frayed hem jeans. I think most young and fashion-forward women would agree: finding a balance of business and casual without sacrificing chicness is not always such an easy feat. With a simple chambray blouse and a careful pairing with similarly colored denim, I think I made these runway trends achievable by breaking them into less intimidating separates. As a longtime fan of Kim Kardashian’s epic wardrobe, I must also mention her infinite number of looks featuring the matching denim, unfinished hem and/or mixed prints.

Get My Look: 1. Frayed/unfinished hem jeans. 2. Chambray button-down. 3. Floral print wedges. 4. Sunglasses by House of Harlow 1969.