5 Ways To Wear Ripped, Frayed & Distressed Denim

5 Ways To Wear Ripped, Frayed Or Distressed Denim | marthajaneedwards.com


I held off buying ripped jeans for a very long time, because I thought it would be a fleeting trend that wouldn’t last longer than a few months. How wrong I was! Whether you like it or not, distressed denim is here to stay, and I’ve decided to embrace it in all its forms. There are loads of options for every style and budget, so today, I thought I’d round up 5 ways to wear ripped, frayed or distressed denim over the coming summer months.

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Ripped, frayed and generally distressed denim skirts were huge in the noughties, and I’m really pleased to see they’re making a comeback! Style with a slogan tee or a floaty blouse for two contrasting looks.


If extreme distressing isn’t your thing, opting for a pair of simple jeans with frayed hems might be a great way to introduce distressed denim into your wardrobe. It’s a little less polished but a little more summery.


A few years ago, I bought a vintage Levi’s jacket from eBay and I haven’t looked back. A bleached, ripped and frayed denim jacket can be the perfect festival cover up or a way to dress down that floaty feminine summer dress.


Cut off shorts are classic summer attire, but they’re no longer reserved for festivals. Style them up with a blazer and heels for a summer evening in the city look.


Finally, I couldn’t write a post about distressed denim without mentioning the trend that all of our grandmothers hate! Ripped knees look great whether on skinnies or a baggy boyfriend fit, and they’re not going away any time soon.



How do you like to wear distressed denim?


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