Item of the Week: Distress to Impress

Posted on August 26, 2013, 8:10 am
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Dsquared2 Jeans; distressed and patched

Dsquared2 Jeans; distressed and patched

A cool breeze is now drifting in on our warm summer days, meaning that fall is indeed coming.   Soon the days will get shorter, the roads wetter, and fashion frumpier. When it is already getting dark by 4pm, it’s understandable that all anyone wants is to wear their sweat pants 24/7. On the days not spent in some sort of pajama variation, people wear jeans—a lot. Perhaps to break up the monotony of our winter wardrobe, we need not stray from the jean genre, but simply give our denim a boost. For both men and women, wearing interesting denim with a simple shirt or sweater takes a normal outfit and makes it a cool ensemble.

Distressed denim also creates interesting juxtaposition with soft materials or feminine silhouettes. In these transition days between summer and fall a loose pair of patched jeans like these from Dsquared2 can be paired with a flowing sheer top or clean-cut black tank for women. For men, a simple linen t-shirt or a crisp white button down both create interesting looks. As it gets colder and the rain really begins to fall, a classic trench coat and ripped up jeans are another set that creates interesting contrast. One can instead completely embrace the denim’s worked-in look by adding them to a leather bomber or canvas jacket.