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Thursday, September 27th 2012

How to Wear Distressed Denim


On Rachel (left): Rag & Bone/JEAN skinny jeans, 10 Crosby Derek Lam sweater, Clover Canyon tunic, See by Chloé booties. On Pa (right): Joe’s Jeans skinny jeans, Yigal Azrouel jacket, Calvin Klein Collection booties, Maison Martin Margiela tote.

As a longtime advocate for all things ripped, torn, and faded, I am happy to report that distressed denim is back in a big way for fall. To get some update inspiration for how to wear this coolly casual look, two of our always-chic stylists created outfits for each other, anchored with distressed jeans.

Pa on Rachel:
“I really enjoy playing around with different textures. I took this opportunity to style distressed skinny jeans with a more feminine top. A thick knit sweater keeps the look rooted in fall and complements the worn-in finish of the denim. To top it off, I put Rachel in pointed white boots and bold jewelry.”

Rachel on Pa:
“The soft, relaxed wash and perfectly worn distressing drew me to these jeans for Pa. They pair really well with the edgy feel of a fur and leather jacket. A sleek leather tote and black pointed boots look great, but can feel a bit too rough, so I rolled the jeans for just a hint of preppy style.”

--Libby S.

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