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What to Wear with Ripped Jeans

Mukta Gaikwad Feb 14, 2020
Ripped jeans has always been considered inappropriate and sloppy. However, by pairing them with different apparel, you can get a complete makeover, and walk the streets in style.
"Fifty years ago, it was the dream of every bohemian artist to be seen getting out of a limousine wearing blue jeans and sneakers. Today, it's the dream of probably half the people in the country."
― Brad Holland
From essentially being a hardworking man's statement, a pair of ripped jeans has made a great transition in the world of fashion. Its quintessential rugged look, has oscillated from being a raging fashion trend to the greatest faux pas.
However, this time around, it seems to be in vogue, once again! No one can deny that there remains something sexy and sassy about this grunge clothing item.
The trick about making a ripped pair of denim classy, is styling it correctly. It requires some color coordination and a thematic approach, to make the look seem coherent.
However, before you take a look at some of these styling options, it is extremely important to find yourself the right denim fit. It could be loose or tight-fitting, but what matters is that it flatters your figure. So, without further ado, here's a style checklist about what to wear with ripped jeans.

Formally Ripped

Denims are rarely considered a part of formal attire. So, wearing a ripped jeans for a formal outing would be decidedly inappropriate.
Team up your jeans with a classic white shirt, matter-of-fact black leather belt, an animal-print handbag, and our very own English Oxfords. An androgynous style of dressing, as such, is quite a way of making a statement in a man's world!

Bohemian Love

It is hard to capture the free-spirited soul of a true bohemian, and hence, it is slightly difficult to put together a look that suits such a personality.
There really are no rules for this dressing style. But one can surely say that a pair of non-conformist ripped jeans, charming chandelier earrings, a quirky tote, and a eclectic pair of sandals, is the ideal way to complete this look. Earthy colors, muted tones, and subtle hues are the main highlights of bohemian dressing.

Touch of Femininity

Though the genesis of ripped jeans lies with hardcore laborers, it can very well achieve a certain softness with a touch of femininity.
For this, you will need a pair of slim-fit ripped jeans. Team it with a deep V-neck top with an empire waistline, delicate pearl earrings, pair of purple peeptoes, for the needed drama, and a simple white bag. Always keep the colors subtle to create a fine feminine look.

Keep it Casual

Ripped jeans are a staple for casual dressing.
Add an edge to your attire this evening with smart red boots, a crisp denim shirt which is a shade lighter than your denim, a bag that matches the red of your boots, and a colorful scarf which complements your boots and bag.
Keep your makeup as neutral as possible to draw attention to the other bold items of your attire. This look is perfect for barbeque parties or a night-out with your friends.

Winter Fashion

Amongst the various combinations that we can wear with a ripped jeans, sweaters and knitwear deserve a special mention.
 A loosely knit sweater, with a tan-colored leather belt, suede ankle boots, and a complementing sling leather bag can be the ideal look for your ripped jeans when there is a slight nip in the air. Add a dash of sharpness with an animal print scarf around your neck, kohl-clad eyes, and loose curls.
An important point to remember while wearing a ripped jeans is that they have to be worn at the right occasion. Concerts, shopping sprees, and other informal outings are ideal scenarios to sport these rugged jeans. Avoid wearing denims, whether ripped or otherwise, to absolute formal events.
Before you decide to buy a pair or rip one yourself at home, know your level of comfort with the skin show. Lastly, wear your ripped jeans with oodles of attitude, to make a statement that goes beyond your clothes!