After Balmain’s sell out Spring/Summer collection took the fashion world by storm this summer, the look appears to be staying with us for at least another season. Stars sporting this trend include Rachel Bilson, SJP, Ashley Olsen and Kate Bosworth and there are lots of ways to wear it, so here are some tips from the Models Direct office…
Keep the fit skinny and low rise
Pair your faded jeans with a vintage rock chick vest/t-shirt
Add a leather biker jacket, military jacket or polish the look with a crisp cut blazer
Dress up your look and make it dancefloor-appropriate with ankle boots, studded/embellished high heels or strappy platforms
Bunch the jeans up at the ankle or roll the hem to show off your footwear
Accessorise with studded or spiked Jewellery
Be Afraid of straps, skulls, ruffles and studs…the more the better!
Denim has featured quite a lot on the catwalks this year, both in the men’s and women’s collections, with Vogue saying “where denim’s concerned, anything goes.” It can be baggy, skinny, pale or dark; as long as it’s denim it doesn’t matter.
Ripped denim has been especially popular in Spring/Summer 2009 collections from designers such as Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana (both below) and Christopher Kane. I also love the ‘rock-chic’ Spring/Summer 2009 collection from Evil Twin which features some great ripped denim boyfriend shorts.
Celebrities such as Lily Allen, Victoria Beckham and Nicole Richie have also been seen wearing the style.
I think less is more with this style, even if it’s only for the reason that summer will soon be over and I imagine that the jeans could get pretty breezy with too many holes. At least the look can easily be achieved with a bit of D.I.Y. and a cheap pair of jeans, and it would suit this season’s biker glam style.
What do you think? Does this style look good or does it just look messy?