Frayed denim ruled the fashion world in the late 90s/early 2000s. Whether it was a frayed hemline or a frayed waistband, the finish (or not finished) was everywhere. It was a big part of pop star culture at the time and it influenced the denim world. 16 years later, we’re back at frayed but in a whole new way. I’m seeing the trend popping up at the bottom of jeans, as a finish throughout the whole garment, and on accessories making it modern and trending all over again.
Distressing has been popular on jeans for decades now and over the last 10 years or so, I would say it’s been a prominent part of denim, with most styles featuring some amount of distressing or rips on them somewhere. It adds to that casual sense of simplicity and it adds to the effect of the wash, making them look worn and used, mostly in a natural way.
With leather pants becoming a staple in a lot of premium denim brands collections and more and more people opting for their own styles, it was only fitting that the trends in denim follow suit. We have seen ankle zips and hip zips transition into leather already, just like denim, as well as more colours and detailing, so it comes as no surprise to me to see distressed leather jeans on the market right now.
Brands like J Brand and RtA have released their take on distressed leather pants, creating rips and tears around the knees, giving them that worn out and used feel that jeans often resemble. I was really intrigued as to how they managed to get these kinds of rips in their leather pants as obviously leather isn’t made up of the same fibers as denim is, but it looks like the brands have cut holes in the leather and distressed the lining underneath the pants or added a little ripped denim at the knees, creating a very similar effect to jeans.
With the distressing being done that way, I think there’s no end to the designs and unique styles that leather pants can take on. I can see some brands bringing out styles with slashes all up the thighs and some even creating more distressing all over as well. It will be interesting to see if anyone takes on multiple trends in one though and combines moto leather pants with zips, distressing and rips. I’ve included some options to buy in this post along with a couple of styling images too, so be sure to click this post!
Neutrals have hit the scene hard this Fall/Winter season and we’re diggin’ them. The colder months are normally reserved for bold, darker colors, but there’s something about a neutral color that gives a light and airy feel to fashion during that time of year. They’re elegant, beautiful and work well with the season. Here are our favorite neutral colors and some denim pieces to go with it. Are you rockin’ neutrals this season?
When you think of Fall colors, you think deep and bold, matching the natural progression of colors throughout the season itself. Over the past few years, their brighter counterparts have been emerging, pairing perfectly with the deep, bold hues and brightening up the Fall color palette as a whole. We’ve also seen these beautiful colors in different styles and pieces throughout our denim, making it easy for you to dress for the season as they rotate in and out. Check out this season’s Fall color palette according to Pantone, and what denim you should wear with it.