Okay, so I don’t know about you, but as a busy mom, I love a good pair of distressed jeans! However, I don’t really like looking like a hot mess when I’m out and about. Are you in the same boat, regardless if you’re a mom or not? Distressed jeans are super on-trend and come in a wide range of sizes and even degrees of “distressing”. Here are some fun suggestions on how to style distressed jeans.
How To Style Distressed Jeans – Tank & Open Cardigan
Over the years of being a mom who loves fashion, I’ve learned that it is possible to be comfortable and stylish at the same time. When distressed denim became on-trend over the last couple of years (and not just in the grunge scene!), I secretly got super excited. (My favorite jeans at the time may or may not have started getting holes in the knees…)
This pair of slightly-distressed skinnies is from Bullhead Black. I styled them with a trendyblack tank from Express and a neutral open cardigan from American Rag. A long, multi-strand tassel necklace adds a nice dressy-aspect to the outfit, as well as the nude studded flats. If you’re simply going for comfort, trade out the studded flats for some black slip-ons or Chuck Taylors!
Shop some of my picks for this outfit straight from the retailer:
How To Style Distressed Jeans – Yellow Cardigan & Stripes
Since we are coming up on Fall, I wanted to give some outfit options that are easily-transitional. The jeans in this second outfit are a lightly-distressed Boyfriend cut-jean from Loft. If you aren’t familiar with boyfriend jeans, they are slightly baggy, but only in the right places. They are really more of a really relaxed relaxed-fit. They look awesome cuffed and can be worn a wide variety of ways.
For this outfit, I styled the jeans with a long striped tank from H&M. I really like pairing black and white stripes with mustard yellow. I decided to add this yellow cardigan (also from Loft!) to keep your arms warm on those cool, end-of-summer nights. Add the peep-toe pumps to make it a dressier outfit, or stick to some trendy sneakers for a more-casual look.
How To Style Distressed Jeans – Sweatshirt & Chambray
If you are headed out for a day of errands and want an outfit that’s comfy, warm, and on-trend, this pair of lightly-distressed jeans are from Banana Republic. They are a standard “straight” fit.
So, check this out… Did you know that Tom’s Shoes makes clothing and handbags?! Crazy, right?! This fun grey sweatshirt is from Tom’s Shoes! The tribal/Aztec print on the front is going to be big again this year. Here’s your chance to get in on it if you didn’t last year! 🙂 If you want to, you can dress the outfit up a bit by adding a chambray button-down underneath!
How To Style Distressed Jeans – Trendy Sheer Popover
So, I’m kinda in love with this top! How awesome is this sheer Aztec-print popover?! You can wear just about any color of cami or tank under it since there are so many colors in the print. Personally though, I’d probably wear white. I put the popover with the Bullhead skinnies from the other outfits. I like wearing loose tops with skinny jeans. They are comfy and make your legs look longer. 🙂 If you’re going out for dinner or a date, the black peep-toe pumps would be a great choice, or when it’s colder, a nice pair of booties would even look great!
Tip: If you want to wear skinny jeans but don’t feel comfortable wearing something tight up top, go for something loose and flowy. The two different fits complement each other and will help you feel better! Same is true if you reverse it…try out wearing a tighter top and wide leg trouser pants or jeans! This is a trick used to lengthen the legs and make you look taller.
So tell me…which of these outfits is your favorite? Do you already rock the distressed jean trend? I’d love to hear from you!!! Discuss below!