How to Wear Ripped Jeans and Look Chic!?!

Monday, March 21, 2016


Woman wearing white shirt with ripped jeans and red heels

Jeans have been part of my steady weekly rotation for as long as I can remember. Even back in my finance days they were present at every casual Friday and my permanent weekend uniform. Despite this distressed jeans were never a favourite, that is until recently. But how to pull off the look without coming across too casual or worse sloppy?

Below are 5 ways to wear distressed denim and look completely and utterly chic...

Woman wearing ripped jeans with brown sweater and nude heels

1. Pair them with sleek neutrals like this oversized camel sweater and nude pointy pumps, my go to look for weekend brunch. Wrapping a matching denim jacket around your shoulders adds bonus points. 

Woman wearing ripped jeans with flowing white coat

2. Combine with whites for a sexy date night look. The loose coat is the perfect mix of relaxed & dressy and provides just enough coverage while showing a hint of cleavage. Wear with a clutch to keep things minimal.

One woman in ripped jeans and red heels and one woman in red blazer

3. Mix with bright details like this eye-popping red blazer or crimson sandals. Focus on one bright detail and keep the rest of your outfit understated with a crisp white shirt or a neat tee. My favourite for trying to make an impression at a business meeting.

Woman wearing white ripped jeans with a striped t-shirt

4. Think Parisian chic and combine a white pair with a striped tee and flats, perfect for running errands. Tie a denim jacket around your waist for another layer of cool, grab a roomie tote and run out the door. 

Photo of two women wearing classic blazers with ripped jeans

5. Top a slightly ripped pair with a classic blazer and pumps for a casual Friday approved look (only in a creative office setting). Extra points for layering a button up shirt and a sweatshirt underneath. 

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