When you first think of acid wash, what comes to your mind? I know what you’re thinking—‘80s trend gone bad, mom jeans and the oh-so-flattering jean-on-jean look. Well don’t fret because there are ways to rock the acid wash look without looking like this girl, and this Fashionista knows how. Acid wash doesn’t have to mean Converse, heavy metal bands and hairspray. This Fashionista paired her acid wash button-up with a tank, leggings and boots. She also accessorized with girly accents—an eye-catching pink scarf, Lily and Laura bracelets and a satchel.
There are many step-by-step tutorials on how to make your own acid wash shirt online, this one being my favorite. Acid wash doesn’t have to be only on denim. Try the acid wash look on a thrifted brown T-shirt or an oversized, slouchy gray V-neck. If you’re not a D.I.Y. kind of gal, try stores like Zumiez and Urban Outfitters for similar looks. This look can be worn in almost every season paired with shorts and flip-flops, or jeggings and boots like this Fashionista.
Don’t be too quick to write-off the acid wash jeans look either. Gray acid wash skinny jeans remain very popular and look especially great when mixed with a clean, polished outfit. Step away from the studded and shredded look one automatically assumes goes with any acid wash piece of clothing, and try ladylike staples. Find a perfect pair of acid wash skinnys and pair them with stilettos, blouses or cable-knit sweaters and slouchy handbags.
Add more of a feminine touch to your look with Lily and Laura bracelets. Sold locally at Elly’s Couture, but handcrafted all the way in Nepal, Asia, these glass beaded bracelets come in a beautiful variety of color combinations. Check out their website!
Want this look all to yourself? Take a look at this collection if great acid wash outfits and inspiration—from tees to jeans.