OK seems like I’m in the minority here. I think each of these women look amazing – however I can’t help looking at them and thinking they’d maybe look better in jeans that weren’t ripped or other trousers. I guess I just don’t do/get the whole ripped jean thing.
PS Got to love a girl on a classic bike!
I never stop thinking about ripped jeans! Though sometimes I feel a bit undone or messy in them, when wearing flats, and a bit trying-too-hard, when wearing heels. I like the flats version better, though.
Thanks a lot for the inspiration! I will wear my ripped boyfriend jeans today.
I’ve recently been wearing my old favourite torn denims with my baby-pink, patent-leather John Fluevog flats. (Very cute, if I do say so myself). My humble advise is: Feel less ‘undone or messy’ in your ripped jeans by “balancing” them by also wearing something well-made, quirky, or exquisitely finnished.
No, I”m not thinking about ripped jeans. Despite these women’s beauty and style, there’s something Marie Antoinette about their jeans choices: inauthentic and slightly decadent. (I imagine it’s that very decadence that appeals for many.) But a photo of a sculpture student next to one of a manual worker at work next to one of someone who has worn their jeans through thick and thin for decades, that is a lineup that would interest me.
I think the third one is the best – I like that the ripped jeans are paired w ith oxfords, a tailored blazer and structured bag – each sets off the other. The first is good too – but the middle jeans are just too ripped for my taste…but, her shoes are fabulous!
I love ripped jeans, they look better when they are in a loose pant, but I have a pair of skinnies and I like them on me. Ripped jeans can look very studied, but when worn well, (a pair of brown knee length boots) they look great.
If there is a thing Kurt Cobain did in the way he dressed it will always be good to bring it back. There are many lessons to be learned from Kurt Cobain. I believe for at least 100 or 200 more years we will be learning lessons from him.
I love the look, but it is a very limited clothing item. I can’t wear to work. It is against the rules to wear ripped clothes. Even at my kid’s school, it is a not welcome look. I went to volunteer there last week, wearing my loved J.Brand Aidan, and the principal called at side, politely, asking me not to wear ripped clothing while in the school propriety, it is bad exemple to the kids.