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Wednesday 27 May 2015

Distressed Denim...

From my earliest Mouse days, I have definitely always been the tomboy of the robbo clan. Middle and HK Mouse would proudly wear a pretty dress, pigtails and ribbons where as I would be much more comfortable in dungarees and a washed out tee. They would giggle in the playground taking it in turns to skip and play hopscotch, whereas I would be across the other side shouting and playing football. 

Over the years our style (thankfully) has grown a little closer together, saying that you'll still rarely see me in a skirt and only a dress if it's a wedding or I'm away on holiday!

It's not that I don't like being girly, in fact I love having a special occasion to get dressed up for, but when I wake each morning dying of tiredness, the last thing I want to do is wriggle into a skirt and heels. Whereas a pair of skinny jeans and a tee eases me slowly into my day!

So I've spent the last five years or so in a pair of skinny jeans. My wardrobe bursting with Topshop Leigh jeans in a wide range of colours - they're super comfy, soft and can be worn with heels, boots and converse - ideal! However my current denim crush - ripped boyfriend jeans. Once again unbelievably comfortable and can be worn dressed up with heels or casual with trainers. See the emerging theme...?!

The only problem...the rips have to be just right. I can't stand symmetrical contrived rips, one pathetic slash with no fraying or OTT rips where you can see more skin than denim! It's a tricky business! After much hunting I found the perfect pair from Zara - a cigarette leg with open frayed rips, however they're white so have limited wear time (despite this I still love them). My second trusty purchase - a good old pair of Levi 501CTs - washed denim, a tapered leg and perfect knee slashes. However, as this is my new uniform, I definitely need more options in my wardrobe to avoid getting a trampy image!

I've searched high and low and here I present my current favourites...

7 For All Mankind, £225

Supertrash Jeans, £120

Levi 501CT Jeans, £95

Zara Distressed Jeans, £29.99

One Teaspoon Awesome Baggies, $148 AUD

And last but not least, if like me, you're pretty picky, there's one more a cheap plain pair and rip yourself. That way your can create a bespoke look exactly how you want them. Scary maybe but I've found this great post from a pair & a spare to help get that perfect authentic distressed look...let's hope they're a rip roaring success!!!! 

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