Distressed Denim


H&M top (similar here and here) // H&M boyfriend jeans // Therapy sunglasses // Cuyana tote // Steve Madden shoes // Crystal pendant (similar) // Cream bracelet (similar)

Classics never go out of style and will inevitably become a fad again. Take these ripped boyfriend jeans; recycled from the 80’s rock era and then in the 90’s when grunge was cool. They’ve made a return and I scored them recently at H&M. (They are now on sale for under $20!) Boyfriend (not mom!) jeans are my favorite fit; I like the extra room and bagginess. However, some things never change…

Just as I was wearing them back in the 80’s and 90’s, my mother had the same reaction when she saw them on me the other week, “You paid money for those? They have holes in them!” And to add fuel to the fire, my 3 year old chimed in while pointing at my knees, “Mama, what’s wrong with your pants?”

But what do mothers, and toddlers, know??? ;-) I still love these ripped jeans just as much as when I was a teen! So visit your local H&M or pull your old jeans out from your closet because distressed denim is back!

For a tutorial on how to create your own pair at home, see this DIY.

Photos by Rhythm KM


  1. That’s such a cute top and it looks great with the boyfriend jeans. I can totally see my mom making the same comment although I think my mom has gotten used to my fashion choices over the years and doesn’t comment as much anymore.

  2. Jess April 13, 2015

    Hi !! I love distressed denim! You look great in this tomato red cami top and the jeans!! Love the block heels as well!

    jess xx

  3. ♥renae April 13, 2015

    great combo of jeans and top. I love it and the colors are perfect.

  4. Jan April 14, 2015

    Love love love this outfit! I think I really need to get myself a pair of peep toes! :D


  5. Caitlin April 14, 2015

    Those jeans are absolutely perfect! I have to go out and snag a pair! Love that beautiful tote as well!
    xo, Caitlin

  6. Hi Tea Style April 14, 2015

    Such a cute look! Love that top!

  7. Alecia Mariana April 15, 2015

    Loving the distressed jeans!! So perfect for so many occasions!


    La Joie de Vivre

  8. Shannon April 15, 2015

    You look adorable! Loving the peplum top paired with the boyfriend jeans! Love that bag too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  9. Rachel April 15, 2015

    Lovely top, and added to boyfriend jeans makes a statement, love it.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  10. Lindsey April 16, 2015

    such a cute casual look! I would totally this! Your pictures are great!

    Thrift and Shout

  11. I was just at H&M last Friday and saw some distressed denim. My mom always makes comments, too… lol. I just smile :) I really love the blue building in the background of your pics, it really makes the color in your top pop. You look great!

  12. Sheela Goh May 19, 2015

    Hahahaha. My daughter used to say that too, pointing at the holes in my jeans, when she was younger. Now (she’s almost 16), she has those same distressed bits in her skinnies GRIN I think you look ever so charming, very pretty and fresh :)

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