7 Ways to Pull Off It-Girl Jeans When You're Not 22 Anymore

Let's get this out of the way first: In no way should your age influence your style and no one ever said you can't wear a specific item based on how old you are. That would be totally insane, right? But like many trends, there are particular looks that are more of a hit among the younger 20-something set (cue Gigi and Kendall). When it comes to denim specifically, it's the cropped styles in flared silhouettes (usually with some sort of distressing or step-up hem detail) that are most popular right now. While you may have tested these out in your post-30 life, there are unique ways celebrities over the age of 29 are wearing the jeans for a polished, cool vibe.

Go on to check out the inspiring ways women over 30 are wearing cropped, distressed jeans. Plus, shop some of our favorite pairs of the moment that any woman at any age will love.

Reese Witherspoon, 40

Reese Witherspoon



You can wear Reese's look on the weekends as-is, or wear it on casual Friday by adding a blouse with the blazer and swapping the sandals for heels.

On Reese Witherspoon: Mother Crop Jeans ($228), Gianvito Rossi heels.

Tiffany Hsu, 32

Anyone can pull off distressed jeans—especially when you pair them with polished pieces like a cool zip-up and pointed heels.

Emmanuelle Alt, 49

We love this Vogue editor's all-black look—chic and forward (especially with her frayed-hem jeans).

Kate Bosworth, 33

Kate Bosworth



Looking for a trick on how to wear cropped denim to the office? Take a note from Kate and go for more tailored jeans, a statement jacket, a scarf, and sleek ankle boots.

On Kate Bosworth: M.i.h Arrow Cropped Jeans ($285), Tod's Lace-Up Ankle Boots ($1155), Frame Leather Jacket ($1025), Alexander Wang bag.

Heidi Klum, 43

Heidi Klum


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We love how Heidi added a touch of polish to her distressed jeans with nude-colored sandals and a colorful striped sweater.

On Heidi Klum: Chloé Striped Jumper ($658), Mother Crop Jeans ($238), Saint Laurent Platform Sandals ($895), Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Miroslava Duma, 31

For the ultimate cool look, go for two-tone step-hem jeans and a cropped bomber jacket like Miroslava.

On Miroslava Duma: Vetements jeans.

Christie Brinkley, 62

Christie Brinkley



Yes, women over 60 can totally pull off cropped flares. Simply follow Christie's lead and wear your favorite pair with ankle boots, a tucked-in shirt, and cool accessories like a hat and printed bag.

On Christie Brinkley: Burberry bag.

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