10 Ways To Wear Distressed Denim Now

Distressed denim can be a wonderful thing, but it can also give off a bit of a thrash metal vibe—eek. To ensure you look chic, all you need are a few styling tricks and a little inspiration, courtesy of bloggers like Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty and Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific.

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    When worn the right way, your favorite tattered and torn jeans can look anything but sloppy. Click through to see how and where to wear ripped denim, and shop our favorite styles. 

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    PHOTO: http://atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com/2013/09/polished.html

    Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific

    Distressed Destination: Who says distressed denim can’t lend itself to a polished look? Not us! For a casual bite to eat with a co-worker, pair a blazer and strappy pumps with loose distressed jeans.

     

    On Eadie: Zara Double Breasted Blazer ($100) in Blue, Asos sweater, Rag & Bone/JEAN Boyfriend Moss Ripped-Knee Jeans ($220), and Zara heels 

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    Hallie Swanson of Hallie Daily

    Distressed Destination: Meeting your new love interest for happy hour? Wear a pair of black ripped skinnies, a quirky top to show your personality, and a wide-brim hat to give the whole look a casual vibe.

     

    On Daily: Paul and Joe Sister top, J Brand 811 Photo Ready Mid-Rise Skinny Leg Jeans ($227) in Blacklash, Gucci pumps, Louis Vuitton bag, Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses ($220) in Crazy Tort, and H&M hat 

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    Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules

    Distressed Destination: Slouchy at the hip, check! Perfectly worn-in, check! Messy ankle roll, check! This look is perfect for Saturday brunch with your chicest friends.

     

    On Sarinana: J Brand Daisy Blouse ($395) in Charm, AG Jeans (similar styles here), Vintage Gucci bag, and Isabel Marant heels

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    Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog

    Distressed Destination: Throw on a pair of slightly sliced high-waisted skinny jeans and a sleek but cozy jacket for a day full of ‘time-to-get-my-life-together’ errands.

     

    On Dengler: Rachel Rachel Roy Shearling Jacket ($129) in Black, Buffalo jeans, Twenty Lurex Viscose Turtleneck Top ($110) in Black, and Callixto Prisi Pouch ($280)

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    Aimee Song of Song Of Style

    Distressed Destination: A crisp white oversized blazer and subtly ripped jeans is the perfect combo for a day of travel.

     

    On Song: Theory blazer, Rag & Bone/JEAN The Skinny Jeans ($286) in Munoz, and Reve by Rene Sunglasses 

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    Evangelie Smyrniotaki of Style Heroine

    Distressed Destination: For an impromptu margarita night with your BFFs, show some leg and pair a ripped denim skirt with dangerously sexy pumps.

     

    On Smyrniotaki: Acne Distressed denim skirt, Etoile Isabel Marant hoodie, Kain tank, Gianvito Rossi pumps, and Phillip Lim clutch 

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    Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty

    Distressed Destination: For an afternoon of watching football with friends, touch base with your inner tomboy and combine a graphic sweatshirt with a pair of nearly shredded jeans.

     

    On Suarez: Stolen Girlfriends Club Cropped Sweater ($252), 7 For All Mankind jeans, Ralph Lauren trench coat, Swedish Hasbeen boots, and Marie Turnor handbag 

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    PHOTO: http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com/2013/10/pastels-n-polka-dots.html

    Annabelle Fleur of Vivaluxury

    Distressed Destination: Pair printed distressed jeans with soft feminine colors to create an ensemble that is great for an afternoon spent out with your mom.

     

    On Fleur: Gap 1969 Destructed Print Always Skinny Jeans ($60), Gap Cable Pullover ($37) in Essential Blue, Gap Printed Camp Shirt ($50), Gap Herringbone Academy Blazer ($100) in Pink, Alexander Wang bag, and Sigerson Morrison Brielle Snake-Embossed Suede Pumps ($225) in Nude 

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    Jennifer Grace of Native Fox

    Distressed Destination: That Tinder date you’ve already committed to? We suggest a simple white blouse, dark torn jeans, and classic black pumps for a minimal-effort look.

     

    On Grace: Celine sunglasses, AG Hidden Placket Blouse ($158) in Antique White and The Beau Jeans ($225) in 15 Years Thrasher, Saint Laurent bag, and Jimmy Choo Abel Patent Leather Pumps ($575) in Black 

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    Chriselle Lim of The Chriselle Factor

    Distressed Destination: When combined with a pinstripe blouse and oversized plaid coat, these open-knee jeans are perfect for a laid-back dinner and a movie night.

     

    On Lim: Zara coat, STS jeans, A.P.C. blouse, Alice + Olivia Dina Snake Print Leather Pumps ($207) in Black/White, and Stella McCartney Falabella Pinstripe Fold-Over Tote Bag ($1300)

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    7 For All Mankind

    The Mid Rise Slim Illusion Skinny Jeans ($210) in Destroyed Seine River 

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    AG

    Nikki Relaxed Skinny Jeans ($225) in 17-Years Salvation

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    J Brand

    Brooke Jeans ($218) in Alta

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    J. Crew

    Vintage Straight Jeans ($168) in Abbott Wash

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    Rag & Bone/Jean

    Capri Jeans ($220) in Bromley 

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    Topshop

    Vintage Loose Fit Ankle Grazer Jeans ($120) in Mid Stone

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The Mid Rise Slim Illusion Skinny Jeans

The Mid Rise Slim Illusion Skinny Jeans

7 For All Mankind, $210
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Nikki Relaxed Skinny Jeans

Nikki Relaxed Skinny Jeans

AG, $225
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The Shred Shred Distressed Levi's 501 Jeans

The Shred Shred Distressed Levi's 501 Jeans

Denim Refinery, $125
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Brooke Jeans

Brooke Jeans

J Brand, $218
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Vintage Straight Jeans

Vintage Straight Jeans

J.Crew, $168
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Capri Jeans

Capri Jeans

Rag & Bone/Jean, $220
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Vintage Loose Fit Ankle Grazer Jeans

Vintage Loose Fit Ankle Grazer Jeans

Topshop, $120
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Dina Snake Print Leather Pumps

Dina Snake Print Leather Pumps

Alice + Olivia, $207
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Falabella Pinstripe Fold-Over Tote Bag

Falabella Pinstripe Fold-Over Tote Bag

Stella McCartney, $1300
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Shearling Jacket

Shearling Jacket

Rachel Rachel Roy, $129
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Lurex Viscose Turtleneck Top

Lurex Viscose Turtleneck Top

Twenty, $110
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Prisi Pouch

Prisi Pouch

Callixto, $280
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Double Breasted Blazer

Double Breasted Blazer

Zara, $100
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Boyfriend Moss Ripped-Knee Jeans

Boyfriend Moss Ripped-Knee Jeans

Rag & Bone/JEAN, $220
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The Skinny Jeans

The Skinny Jeans

Rag & Bone/JEAN, $286
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811 Photo Ready Mid-Rise Skinny Leg Jeans

811 Photo Ready Mid-Rise Skinny Leg Jeans

J Brand, $227
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Number One Sunglasses

Number One Sunglasses

Karen Walker, $220
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Destructed Print Always Skinny Jeans

Destructed Print Always Skinny Jeans

Gap 1969, $60
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Cable Pullover

Cable Pullover

Gap, $37
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Printed Camp Shirt

Printed Camp Shirt

Gap, $50
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Herringbone Academy Blazer

Herringbone Academy Blazer

Gap, $100
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Brielle Snake-Embossed Suede Pumps

Brielle Snake-Embossed Suede Pumps

Sigerson Morrison, $225
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Daisy Blouse

Daisy Blouse

J Brand, $395
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Hidden Packet Blouse

Hidden Packet Blouse

AG, $158
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The Beau Jeans

The Beau Jeans

AG, $225
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Abel Patent Leather Pumps

Abel Patent Leather Pumps

Jimmy Choo, $575
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Cropped Sweater

Cropped Sweater

Stolen Girlfriends Club, $252
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