The Anti-Skinny Jean Trend That's Back and Cooler Than Ever

Kristen Nichols
·3-min read

I tend to gravitate towards tailored, polished pieces so you might be surprised to hear about one of my recent fashion obsessions: ripped jeans. I tie it to both the more casual, comfortable wardrobe I’ve been adopting this year, the grunge-inspired fashion unfolding on TikTok, and my general love of all things ‘90s, but there’s no denying that I can’t get enough of the trend. Plus, it’s been everywhere on the fashion scene recently, so I’ve been inspired by all of the cool ways insiders are wearing it right now.

Whether worn with the knitted vest trend, chunky loafers, a knit polo, or a structured blazer (as I’ve been styling them), there are plenty of cool ways to wear outfits with ripped denim this season. Ahead, see my favorite ways to style the coolest denim trend of the moment and scroll to the end to see how I’m wearing them myself.

Arguably one of the biggest trends of the season, a sweater vest is the ultimate piece to pair with the #1 denim trend of the moment.

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Ksubi Playback Kut Up Distressed High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans (£240)

Mango V-Neck Knit Gillet (£30)

This outfit is all about creative ways to style your basics. Simply layer an oversized button-down top under a jumper.

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Zara Ripped Mom Jeans Trf (£26)

Totême Capri Cotton-Poplin Shirt (£200)

Now here's exactly how to style the most popular boot trend of the season. There are honestly endless ways to wear them but this outfit is foolproof.

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Grlfrnd Devon Distressed High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans (£215)

& Other Stories Chunky Leather Chelsea Boots (£135)

If you buy a knit this season, make it a ribbed one. Seen in the collections of brands like Bottega Veneta and Dion Lee, it's a very on-trend way to wear sweaters this season.

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Still Here Childhood Distressed High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans (£300)

Bottega Veneta Ribbed-Knit Sweater (£665)

I just can't get enough of the leather trench trend. It works with so many pieces in your wardrobe and ripped jeans are definitely one of them.

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Raey Dad Ripped Boyfriend Jeans (£140)

Mango Faux-Leather Trench (£71)

You honestly can't beat a jeans and sneakers combo and in my opinion this is the freshest way to wear them.

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Zara Slim Fit Jeans With Rips (£26)

Veja Rio Branco Leather-Trimmed Suede and Mesh Sneakers (£105)

Is there anything I love more than a denim-on-denim look? Not really.

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ASOS Recycled High Rise Slouchy Mom Jeans (£35)

Zara Oversized Denim Jacket (£50)

If you've been ready to hop on the chunky loafer trend, this outfit is a cool study in the exact way to wear it. Just add a knit and ankle socks to your ripped denim.

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L'Agence High Line Cropped Distressed Skinny Jeans (£290)

Mango Leather Heel Loafers (£50)

It doesn't get more simple or chic than jeans and a tee and this is the coolest way to pull it off.

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Grlfrnd Karolina Cropped Distressed High-Rise Skinny Jeans (£235)

Ninety Percent Linen-Jersey T-Shirt (£40)

I told you I'd be including one of my outfits wearing the ripped denim trend and this is it. I love the idea of balancing the grunge-inspired jeans with a more structured piece like this tailored blazer.

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RE/DONE 90s Distressed High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans (£315)

Arket Belted Blazer (£135)

Next, see the key trends for autumn winter 2020.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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