* Perfectly distressed jeans all under $40
* Take your pick of slim, boyfriend and mid-rise cuts
* Easy to wear options for him and her
Ripped and distressed denim is a wardrobe staple and when flawlessly executed, fitted and styled, do not have to look like the construction workers down the street, with their wide and ill-fitting cuts.
While this type of denim is ideal for year-round wear, they do have their “rules” when trying to create an office-appropriate look. If you are lucky enough to be able to wear jeans to your office, then ripped denim can work when following a few simple styling tricks:
- Slim-cut denim tends to look cleaner especially when there might be a lot of distressing involved
- Pair with a fitted button-down, long-sleeve top and heels to keep the line lean and long
- Accessorize with a colorful and chunky jeweled necklace or bracelets to up the ante
- Pair your denim with a sharp blazer (plaid is huge for fall) and a dressy tee or tank underneath to give you a serious yet stylish menswear vibe
We have found a few great ripped denim options below from Old Navy that will not only keep you feeling stylish, but will be kind to your pocketbook as well.
1. Mid-Rise Distressed Jeans
Our first pair of ripped jeans are the Mid-Rise Rockstar Denim. With a slim leg opening and below the waist fit, these jeans are aptly named as you will feel like a Rockstar when wearing them. Don’t let the white color dissuade you, white denim in fall and winter is perfectly acceptable and looks great when paired with long cozy sweaters and coats of all kinds. Let these be your statement piece and accessorize accordingly.
2. Boyfriend Straight Jeans
The Boyfriend Jean is a must-have jean for any denim wardrobe. The straight leg fit from waist to hip with just the right amount of stretch will have you living in these jeans year-round. The distressed detailing gives this pair the lived-in look we all want and can be paired with sneakers for a casual look or slip into a pair of sexy heels for a downtown chic night outfit.
3. Mid-Rise Distressed Jeans
Another rockstar option are these mid-rise, distressed jeans in black. Made from a soft, medium-weight denim with plenty of stretch, these jeans will keep you comfortable all day long. Great for all shapes and sizes, these jeans sit slightly below the waist and have a skinny leg with just the right amount of distressing. Another great option for day or night looks, these jeans will become a staple in your wardrobe.
4. Mid-Rise Distressed Ankle Jeans
Our final pick for women is this distressed pair that hits right at the ankle. Although these have the same distressed detailing and fading for that lived-in look as the others, the color is slightly different and the biggest difference is the frayed leg cuffs, which gives these jeans a cool, DIY vibe. Another perk to the ankle distressing is that if these aren’t quite the length you want, you can cut and wash to fit to your liking.
5. Slim Destructed Jeans
Not to be left out, the men’s distressed denim options from Old Navy are just as stellar. The Slim Destructed Jeans are the ultimate in distressed denim and ripping and have been perfectly worn-in so you don’t have to. A flattering slim fit through hip, thigh and leg areas give these jeans some structure and are a great option to wear throughout your weekend. The patchworking is a nice detail too.
6. Slim Taper Flex Jeans
Lastly, the Slim Taper Built-In Flex Jeans have a not-too-loose, not-too-skinny fit. These jeans not only look good but will feel comfortable at the same time with Old Navy’s “Built-In Flex” stretch technology that provides equal parts comfort and movement. A button front, zip fly and just the right amount of whiskering and fading for that lived-in look make these a must-have.
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