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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Style Trend: Ripped Jeans

A year ago I didn't own a pair of ripped jeans, as I'd always dismissed them as too scruffy. But my fashion fickle self has slowly come round to the idea that they actually make a lot of the smarter things in my wardrobe so much more wearable. A good example of this is the blazer. I have one or two (ok maybe more!) but rarely wear them these days as they can look overly smart and sophisticated, even with jeans. But wearing a blazer with distressed or ripped denim can make the look much more edgy and dressed down.

This was the only excuse I needed and so I bought my first pair in the Karen Millen sale last Christmas, choosing a skinny boyfriend style in a vintage wash with a slightly distressed look, nothing too drastic! They are no longer in stock, but Karen Millen have got this pair with a similar amount of distressing, perfect if you want to start with something simple:

Karen Millen Stonewash Boyfriend Jean £115



The high street is brimming with ripped jeans at the moment, from slashed skinnies to classic distressed boyfriends. Here is my pick of the best ones:

Gap 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans £49.95



I wanted a slouchier pair of boyfriend jeans with bigger tears, and purchased the GAP ones above a couple of months ago. I love the fit and can't wait to wear them in the warmer weather with a basic tee and gladiator sandals. I also like the white pair below for the summer:

Gap 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans £49.95



And I love the shredded look of this faded pair, but I think this a much younger look, and for me it goes over the line of acceptable ripping!

Gap 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans £44.95



Moving on to another white pair, I love the subtle look of the distressing on this pair from Mango:

Mango Boyfriend Lonny Jean £34.99



If you prefer ripped skinnies, this pair from Topshop would be my first choice - they have just the right amount of distressing, which will make them last longer than an overly ripped pair:

MOTO Authentic Skinny Ripped Jeans £42



And this pair of skinnies from Zara for a more subtle version:

Zara Ripped Skinny Jeans £29.99



And a more casual boyfriend version from Zara if you want to show more skin! Again this is too much ripping for me but I still love them!

Zara Ripped Boyfriend Jeans £39.99



Just a touch of lived-in chic in this slimmer pair from River Island:

River Island Ripped Slim Jeans £40



And I love this pair from ASOS, just ripped on one knee:

ASOS Whitby Skinny Low Rise Jeans £32



And lastly, this fantastically priced pair from H&M:

H&M Jeans Slim Fit £19.99


So, do you wear ripped jeans and if so, do you like my level of distressing or are you braver?!

This pic was from yesterday, a horribly wet day in Dorset, wearing the Karen Millen ripped slim boyfriend jeans from last year, Hush stripey vest from a couple of years ago, grey American Vintage fine knit top, scarf and Victoria Pumps all from Yard last spring/summer.




Happy Friday everyone!

Abbi x








14 comments:

  1. Abbi, it's never horrible in Dorset!! I love the really light pairs from Gap but the fit isn't great on me. I may have to go back and try them on again. Who would have thought KM would have entered the ripped jeans territory xx

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    1. Dorset is really not the place to be on a rainy day! Re Karen Millen - I'm really surprised at their jeans at the
      moment, such a fantastic choice! Ax

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  2. Hi Abbi, I was like you really not sure about the distressed look, I have since bought a pair of distressed white jeans from Mango which I enjoy wearing, like your choice of ripped jeans may well be buying another pair.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. Love the Mango ones, did you go for boyfriend or skinnies?
      A x

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    2. Boyfriends, I think white boyfriends are kinder as skinnies may show all the lumps and bumps.
      Sue

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  3. My favourite ripped jeans are my Gap ones (at the moment). Just the right amount of tears and not too distressed otherwise. I think they're great for dressing down a smarter top on a casual day. Hope you have a great weekend Abbi and that it warms up a bit! x

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    1. The Gap ones are amazing, really great fit too. Have a fab weekend away Avril!
      A x

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  4. I love your jeans, they look fab on and that scarf is divine!. I have lots of ripped jeans, more from wearing than actually purposeful but I have just bought the Topshop ripped skinnies, think I will have to lose a stone to make them look better but I must admit I do really like them! xx

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    1. I love the Topshop skinnies, but probably find the boyfriend style easier to wear!
      A x

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  5. I actually gave away a pair of Current Elliott ripped jeans this morning, I am way too old for them now but love the look of everyone else in theirs xx

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  6. I am loving this trend....am looking to bag a white pair so will try the Mango ones as they have some good comments here! xx

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  7. I love ripped jeans..I think it might be a throw back to my younger days when I had a ripped pair of Levi 501's which I literally wore to death! I currently have a few pairs & they are great for bringing your look up to date! x

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  8. I love them but don't own many really ripped pairs - just a couple with some minor marks on - I could customise I guess?!

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  9. I only have one pair too but do want another pair! I almost got some in Next at the weekend but was tortured by my impatient 4yr old & so left with nothing! xx

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