Easy doesn’t always have to mean sloppy. Wear your favorite pair of ripped jeans if you crave a no-fuss daytime outfit. Torn denim jeans are (almost) always a good idea. They are current, casual, and easy to style.
Ripped jeans blend edgy appeal with versatile styling, effortlessly elevating any look from casual chic to street-style sophistication
Take a look at these celebrity outfits featuring the still-popular ripped jeans and learn a thing or two about how to style this daytime staple:
1. Blazer Elegance: Elevate Ripped Jeans
Throwing in a sleek blazer is always a good idea if you want to inject a semblance of formality into casual jeans.
Naomi Watts effortlessly combines sophistication and comfort, pairing a black structured blazer with a perforated white blouse and metallic sneakers – a chic twist on casual jeans (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
Naomi Watts wore a black structured blazer with a perforated white blouse and silver laceless sneakers.
Naomi Watts leaves Brentwood Mart after shopping with a friend in Los Angeles on March 8, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
2. Button-Down Chic: Printed Shirts with Distressed Jeans
Rather than a shirt, give your distressed jeans more depth by wearing a printed button-down shirt.
Julianne Hough demonstrates age-appropriate elegance with a printed button-down shirt and distressed jeans, complemented by a bucket bag and ankle boots for a balanced, stylish look (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
This is a great look to wear if you want to have more age-appropriate attire. Style it up with a bucket bag and ankle boots.
Julianne Hough in good spirits as she grabs a Starbucks coffee-to-go in Los Angeles on March 7, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
3. Printed Outerwear: A Sunny Season Staple
Enjoy the sunny season, and pair your trusty distressed jeans with printed outerwear.
Lea Michele showcases a perfect sunny season outfit, mixing distressed jeans with a vibrant floral jacket, epitomizing casual yet eye-catching street style (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
One just like Lea Michele’s floral jacket will suffice.
Lea Michele wears a floral jacket while leaving her hotel in New York on May 20, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
4. Oversized Coat: The Cool-Girl Combo
There’s something about skinny jeans and oversized coat pairings that always scream “cool girl.”
Try a long cardigan for a similar look if a coat is too heavy. Cap it off with a pair of high-top sneakers, just like Cara Delevingne’s.
Cara Delevingne redefines cool-girl fashion, sporting skinny jeans with an oversized coat, topped off with high-top sneakers for an effortlessly chic, urban look in London on May 15, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
5. Basic V-Neck Tee: A Timeless Pairing
Stick with the basics if you want an easy dressing-up formula. A basic V-neck tee worn with your distressed pants will never fail you.
Hilary Duff pairs her ripped jeans with a basic V-neck tee, elevating the ensemble with statement accessories like hoop earrings and long necklaces for a timeless, easy-to-style outfit (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
But try to amp it up with statement accessories like hoop earrings or long necklaces.
Hilary Duff leaving Rise Movement Gym in Los Angeles on April 21, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
6. Vintage Vibe: High-Waisted Jeans with Retro Flair
Distressed jeans also work with vintage-inspired pieces. Try January Jones’ button-down shirt tucked into jeans look.
January Jones brings a retro flair to her daytime attire, tucking a button-down shirt into high-waisted distressed jeans, completed with loafers and a satchel bag for a classic, chic look (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
Wear this with loafers and a satchel bag for a chic daytime garb.
January Jones takes son Xander to lunch at Houston’s restaurant before grocery shopping in Pasadena in Los Angeles on April 7, 2014 (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
There’s no excuse not to look great when you are out and about in the city! Try these celebrity-inspired daytime outfits featuring your ripped jeans!
While some celebrities prefer to stay away from ripped jeans that focus on exposing the knees for fear of having their “knee face” criticized, some of the riskier ones couldn’t care less.
The exposed knee ripped jeans trend can get pretty awkward if not done correctly, often resulting in questioning whether said celebrity still has enough money to buy herself a decent pair of jeans. Luckily, some celebrities have done the trend justice.
7. Mommy Jeans and Sneakers: Comfort Meets Style
I’m not a fan of the mommy-jeans-and-sneakers combination because the proportion it creates is that of one stunted at puberty. But seeing that Leona Lewis was traveling when this photo was taken, I decided to be more understanding.
Paired with the right heels, this blazer-and-denim look can quickly go from the office to a casual dinner with friends.
Leona Lewis combines comfort with style in ripped mommy jeans and sneakers, showcasing a travel-ready, relaxed look that transitions seamlessly from day to night (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
8. White Ripped Skinny Jeans: Chic and Clean
It’s pretty hard to pull off the ripped jeans trend in a chic all-white ensemble around children happily kicking up dirt. Still, Heidi Klum is not your ordinary everyday mom (okay, so she has the advantage of being a supermodel).
We love how she paired her skinnies with sneakers and a comfortable-looking sweater. She doused her outfit with simple silver jewelry and a clutch to take her outfit from plain to casual sophistication.
Heidi Klum exudes casual sophistication in ripped white jeans and an asymmetrical hem sweater, accessorized with simple silver jewelry and a clutch for a chic, clean appearance (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
9. Ripped Knee Jeans: Western-Inspired Style
Ashley Benson inserted a little Western flair into her bare-knee look by pairing her dark jeans with an oversized plaid shirt, fedora hat, and suede boots.
She chose a structured black tote to balance the country flavor with a bit of the city. Accessorize the look with minimalistic silver jewelry to give the boyish look a slender feel.
Ashley Benson adds a Western touch to her look with ripped knee jeans, an oversized plaid shirt, fedora, and suede boots, balanced by a structured black tote for a hint of city style (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
10. Frayed Denim: Fresh and Fashion-Forward
If one word comes to mind when seeing Jenna’s outfit, it’s the word fresh.
We admire how Jenna Dewan could combine frayed denim, a pleated top, and suede gladiator sandals (definitely not your typical combination) and emerge unscathed. She perfected the look right down to her tortoiseshell sunglasses and simple gold cuffs.
Jenna Dewan turns heads in West Hollywood, flawlessly combining frayed denim, a pleated top, and suede gladiator sandals, finished with tortoiseshell sunglasses and gold cuffs for a fresh, fashion-forward look (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)
11. Pinstripes and Contrast Stitching: Oversized with Elegance
If you’re as tall as Alessandra Ambrosio, then, by all means, throw on a bunch of oversized clothes and a pair of flat sandals while throwing caution to the wind.
For the rest of us mere human beings, however, a little precaution should be taken when picking out oversized clothing. Ironically, the oversized trend needs to be just the right size. Otherwise, you may end up looking like your clothes swallowed you whole.
Pay attention to the proportions you create by using the rule of thirds. Pinstripes and contrast stitching bring a vintage appeal to Alessandra Ambrosio’s relaxed sass & bide jeans, while heavy fading and shreds complete the worn-in look.
Alessandra Ambrosio elegantly wears oversized pinstriped jeans with contrast stitching, creating a vintage appeal while maintaining a relaxed and stylish look, perfect for a day out with her son (Credit: WENN / TNYF / Michael Wright / Revolutionpix)