When incorporating distressed denim into your wardrobe, there are a few classic outfits you can put together and wear any time of year. The key to crafting a polished and fashionable outfit is to find the best tops to pair with your distressed denim. In this post, we will take a look at some of the best tops to wear with this jean style.
Blend the casual with the formal by pairing distressed denim with a sleek and structured blazer. The contrast will prove eye-catching and will make for a very trendy, fashionable outfit without requiring you to put too much thought into it. A tailored blazer in a darker color like navy blue or black over a graphic tee or a solid color, half-tucked-in tee, and distressed denim is a great outfit for both the workplace and your day off. Finish off the look with tennis shoes, loafers, mules, flats, or heels, depending on the look you are trying to achieve.
A suede duster coat or a trench coat are both excellent second layers to wear along with your distressed denim. It’s slightly edgy but, like the tailored blazer, will have you looking and feeling stylish with minimal effort. Pairing distressed denim with a light duster coat or trench coat makes for a great springtime or fall look. If you are putting this combination together during the spring, opt for a loose t-shirt or a blouse. In the fall, top off the look with a turtleneck or some other sweater that you can wear underneath your long coat or jacket. For footwear, good springtime options include ballet flats and sandals, while the best fall footwear choices include ankle boots, long boots, and sneakers.
If you have a pair of high waisted distressed denim hanging in your closet, those pants will look marvelous with any shirt that has a hemline that meets right where the jeans start. This could include a crop top style like a black, white, or cream-colored turtleneck or a basic crop top shirt in a solid color. To create a timeless and casual look, pair high waisted distressed denim with a black petite mock turtleneck sweater and a pair of white sneakers.
The look is iconic and the contrast of white sneakers with a black top and all-American blue jeans makes for the ultimate fashion staple. Alternatively, you could tuck a ribbed, form-fitting tank top or a loose, slightly oversized white tee into your high waisted distressed jeans and finish the look with one of the second layers we listed above. This kind of outfit can be worn stylishly in the spring and fall and even on a slightly chilly summer evening.
Distressed denim intrinsically boasts an edgier look and thus should be paired with edgy tops accordingly. Fewer things beat an iconic bomber jacket. On a light, breezy spring day, throw a black, dark green, or navy blue bomber jacket over a basic white top and pair with your distressed denim. Keeping the look casual, finish it off with a pair of white sneakers or some or type of designer sneakers.
Again, yet another edgy top to pair with your distressed denim is a vintage band tee. This makes for the perfect outfit to wear on a fun night out with all your girlfriends. It’s simple and timeless, yet effortlessly stylish. Think of one of your favorite bands and invest in a go-to vintage band tee you can whip out when you are preparing for a night on the town. Pair it with distressed or ripped denim and a killer pair of boots. You can also finish the look with one of the second layers we mentioned above (bombers, tailored blazers, and long coats will all look good with a vintage band tee) or you could go for a light or dark wash denim jacket or a genuine leather jacket.
If you are looking to put together a casual and super comfy outfit for your day at home, at work, or anywhere else you might go, an oversized sweater and distressed denim should do the trick. Invest in a couple distressed denim mom jeans or boyfriend jeans, both looser and more flexible options that will be comfier than the alternative, skinny jeans. Combined with an oversized knit women’s sweater, you will be deliciously comfortable all day in this soft attire. It’s a great look for a cozy fall afternoon or a blustery winter day when you just want to stay holed up inside.
With these suggestions, you can start to mix and match different tops and second layers with your distressed denim. And with the right styling, you can create cute outfits for your distressed denim for any time of year.