If you cared about fashion as a teenager, chances are that you have either spent an ungodly amount of money on a pair of already-ripped jeans, or you have distressed new jeans yourself (I’m guilty of both!) As adults, we can still rock a pair of holy jeans without looking like a bum, as long as you keep a few simple rules in mind:
Keep Holes to a Minimum
To keep your jeans work-appropriate, make sure to get a pair with only a few carefully placed holes. We like the AG 14 Years Radiant Cropped Skinny Jeans from Neiman Marcus, $225. These medium-wash jeans are faded around the thighs, cropped at the ankle, and have four distressed holes. Although they are stylish, these jeans are still professional enough for the office.
Wear High Heels
Nothing goes better with ripped-up jeans than a pair of girly high heels. Start off with a holy pair of jeans, like these Good Vibes Distressed Skinny Jeans from Nordstrom, $88. These light-washed jeans include a distressed hole on the right thigh, and two gaping holes on both knees. However, a pair of nice heels – like these hot pink Sam Edelman Hazel Pointy Toe Pumps, $119.95 – instantly transform the look into something perfect for girls night.
Rock White Jeans
There is something about white jeans that make holes less noticeable. You will look polished and ready for date-night in these Mid Rise Distressed Cropped Jean Legging from Express, $79.90. These bright white jeans have subtly distressed holes down both thighs and a frayed hemline at the bottom. Add your favorite flowy blouse and bright sandals for the perfect springtime outfit.
Pair With a Blazer
You can’t go wrong with a nice blazer. Put on your most holy, distressed jeans, like the Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans from Zara, $69.90. These feature seven ripped holes down both thighs and both knees for a cool, grungy look. Next, add a nice, professional-looking blazer to complete the look. We like the Off-White Long Blazer, $69.90, which hits at mid thigh and features pointed lapels, rolled up sleeves and deep front pockets. You can wear this while running errands or meeting friends.