2017 is Telling You to Upgrade Your Denim

I'll admit I've never been a huge denim person and have never kept more than 5 pairs of jeans in my wardrobe at once. I may have PTSD from the days of Hollister / A&F / American Eagle when there was so little variation in styles and you had to try on 20 pairs to find the right ones. We've come a long way but to find something I love (AG Jeans) you have to shell out at least $150 or get really lucky. Personally I'll opt for my dresses & skirts.

 The skirt I snagged at H&M for $4 is constantly in my rotation along with the Erin Brockovich Korkease Clogs. My new vintage cheetah top I picked up at the Rose Bowl Flea Market has been giving me goosebumps. Layered necklaces my own.

The skirt I snagged at H&M for $4 is constantly in my rotation along with the Erin Brockovich Korkease Clogs. My new vintage cheetah top I picked up at the Rose Bowl Flea Market has been giving me goosebumps. Layered necklaces my own.

Yet this year there has been an explosion of new denim creations that I've perked up to the idea of getting MULTIPLE pieces.

There's the patchwork pieces that mix both 70s and 90s trends like the tube top set from Akira below that was immediately a when my friend Emily tried it on in Chicago. A few of her friends on snapchat immediately asked where the outfit was from.

Then finally the immaculate distressing of this season is blowing me away - from subtle fringed ends to full on haggardness I. LOVE. IT. ALL. 2017 has shown creativity breaking through and I'm really seeing it here. One caveat is that people can simmer on the over-ripping of jeans and under butt rips, it looks trashy and should only be used for a cheeky effect. I honestly might heave if I see another choker + but rip + bomber jacket combo :D

But now let me upgrade you xoxo

 A crisp take on a patchwork pattern and the colors are very complimentary  Pieced Mccarren Raw-Hem Jean Skirt / Madwell / $85

A crisp take on a patchwork pattern and the colors are very complimentary

Pieced Mccarren Raw-Hem Jean Skirt / Madwell / $85

 Some next level rips right here  Abrand Salty Blue High Relaxed Shorts / Princess Polly / $75

Some next level rips right here

Abrand Salty Blue High Relaxed Shorts / Princess Polly / $75

 I'm just digging this vibe these days  ASOS / $54

I'm just digging this vibe these days

ASOS / $54

 So into the rips and faded color I need it for my collection  Denim Skirt / H&M / $35

So into the rips and faded color I need it for my collection

Denim Skirt / H&M / $35

 Woahhh this is ready for some crazy combos  Frayed Detail Criss Cross Back Denim Top / Romwe / $15

Woahhh this is ready for some crazy combos

Frayed Detail Criss Cross Back Denim Top / Romwe / $15

 unruly shreds and side slit its extra in the best way  Mid-Rise Flared Jean / Zara / $30

unruly shreds and side slit its extra in the best way

Mid-Rise Flared Jean / Zara / $30

 Compliments will roll it on this one - very SHES VAGUE  Third Dimension Denim Distressed Crop Top / Akira / $33

Compliments will roll it on this one - very SHES VAGUE

Third Dimension Denim Distressed Crop Top / Akira / $33

 Two trends in one done perfectly  Minkpink Wild Thing Denim Overalls / Princess Polly / $108

Two trends in one done perfectly

Minkpink Wild Thing Denim Overalls / Princess Polly / $108

 This is a steal for the ditressing on the collar and hem  Denim Jacket / H&M / $40

This is a steal for the ditressing on the collar and hem

Denim Jacket / H&M / $40

    The delicate fringe and subtle color plus perfect length makes for a staple  Levi's Deconstructed Skirt / Revolve / $70

 

The delicate fringe and subtle color plus perfect length makes for a staple

Levi's Deconstructed Skirt / Revolve / $70

 This or get vintage Tommy Hilfiger - I love when these are super simple no rips etc  Pinafore Denim Dress With Pockets / Romwe / $16

This or get vintage Tommy Hilfiger - I love when these are super simple no rips etc

Pinafore Denim Dress With Pockets / Romwe / $16

 Mango why are you doing this to me?? I've never seen slits like these  Frontcut straight jeans / Mango / $40

Mango why are you doing this to me?? I've never seen slits like these

Frontcut straight jeans / Mango / $40

 I'm clearly a denim skirt pusher  Pieced Jean Skirt / Madewell / $78

I'm clearly a denim skirt pusher

Pieced Jean Skirt / Madewell / $78

 Ziggy baby  Mid Rise Jeans with Pink Band / Zara / $30

Ziggy baby

Mid Rise Jeans with Pink Band / Zara / $30

 Throwing these in for fun & the 4th of July  Take a Chance Heeled Booties / Akira / $60

Throwing these in for fun & the 4th of July

Take a Chance Heeled Booties / Akira / $60