This One Little Detail Makes a Classic Jean Jacket So Cool

A blue jean jacket is one of the tried-and-true wardrobe staples among fashion enthusiasts and pure utilitarians alike—not only does it have timeless appeal aesthetically, but it's also undeniably functional (as are most offerings in the denim family). While it's certainly not necessary to mess with a classic, it's fun to introduce small updates to these perennial favorites.

Take Alessandra Ambrosio's vintage-inspired jean topper by Grlfrnd, which includes all the usual details, save for one: a frayed cutoff hem. Much like how we take our denim shorts, a distressed hem gives the look even more of a lived-in feel—and adds in just enough of a trendy update without losing all the elements we love. Try the look this summer à la Alessandra with a casual minidress, luxe backpack, and classic white sneakers.

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