As the change in direction for denim is ever evolving, shredded jeans have transitioned from the working man's (or woman's) uniform and its super-sloppy aesthetic to a street style staple associated with fashionable dressing. Once deemed decidedly inappropriate for most occasions, it seems distressed denim experienced an unexpected shift, turning it into a testament of effortless style.
Whether you wear them tattered at the knee or slashed throughout, these street style stars and celebs show us all the ways you can style ripped jeans this season.
Bring your distressed jeans to new heights when you pair them with a set of pointed pumps.
Layer your ripped jeans appropriately with an oversized sweater to remain bundled up with a hint of skin showing.
Amidst a sea of black and muted neutrals, pair your basic blue jeans with a pop of neon to stand out among the crowd.
Bring your ripped denim back to basics with pumped up kicks.
Borrow from the boys and bring your boyfriend aesthetic to life with a white button-up.
Amp up your subtle sex appeal this season when you pair your ripped jeans with skin-hugging leather.
Show off your edgy streak by pairing your distressed denim with a fierce leopard print piece.
Team your black denim with a basic blazer to elevate your look from daytime to nighttime.
Pretty in Plaid
Punch up plaid in a perfectly grunge band-approved look.
Get more wear out of your staple white summer jeans and team them with a cream sweater for snow-bunny style.
The contrast of slight exposure and a buttoned up menswear-inspired topper is subtly seductive this season.
Juxtapose traditional autumn textures like shearling with distressed denim to keep your look fall forward.
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Stomp around in style when you pair your ripped jeans with autumnally appropriate heeled booties.
Throw on a camel colored coat over a pair of ripped blue jeans for that effortless, girl-about-town look.
Multiple cozy layers keep skin-showing jeans seasonally suitable and chic.