The Best Distressed Denim Looks for Daytime and Date Night

Street chic and on-trend, distressed denim adds a generous cool factor to any outfit. Virtually every style of denim can be distressed, from casual light-washed “mom jeans” to skinny dark-washed styles. Subtle distressing, such as rough, worn spots or frayed pocket edges, works well for casual weekend wear and might even be suitable for casual day at the office. More heavily distressed denim, with deep cuts or extensive fraying, is perfect for an edgy, sexy evening look. Celebrities often rock distressed pieces and we’ve listed their best looks below. We’ve included similar, more affordable options too.

Emily Ratajkowski - Downtown Amanda Mid Rise Loose Jeans - GRLFRND

2021-09-21
Emily Ratajkowski was seen in New York wearing Downtown Amanda Mid Rise Loose Jeans from GRLFRND ($225). Revolve Gallery NYFW Event ... more

Chiara Ferragni - Light Blue Ripped Straight-Leg Jeans - Balenciaga

2021-09-08
Chiara Ferragni was spotted wearing Light Blue Ripped Straight-Leg Jeans from Balenciaga ($950). ... more

Chrissy Teigen - Moondust Charlotte High Rise Straight Jeans - Citizens Of Humanity

2021-08-22
Chrissy Teigen was spotted in New York wearing Moondust Charlotte High Rise Straight Jeans from Citizens Of Humanity ($104). ... more

Chiara Ferragni - Blue The ‘90s Full Length Jeans - Zara

2021-08-06
Chiara Ferragni was spotted wearing Blue The ‘90s Full Length Jeans from Zara ($49). ... more

Megan Fox - Blue Chlo Wasted Overkast Khaos Jeans - Ksubi

2021-07-15
Megan Fox was photographed in Santa Monica wearing Blue Chlo Wasted Overkast Khaos Jeans from Ksubi ($240). ... more
Emily Ratajkowski
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Emily Ratajkowski was seen in New York wearing Downtown Amanda Mid Rise Loose Jeans from GRLFRND ($225). Revolve Gallery NYFW Event
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Chiara Ferragni
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Chiara Ferragni was spotted wearing Light Blue Ripped Straight-Leg Jeans from Balenciaga ($950).
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Chrissy Teigen
Photo Credit: MEGA
Chrissy Teigen was spotted in New York wearing Moondust Charlotte High Rise Straight Jeans from Citizens Of Humanity ($104).
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Chiara Ferragni
Photo Credit: IG @chiaraferragni
Chiara Ferragni was spotted wearing Blue The ‘90s Full Length Jeans from Zara ($49).
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Megan Fox
Photo Credit: Snorlax / MEGA
Megan Fox was photographed in Santa Monica wearing Blue Chlo Wasted Overkast Khaos Jeans from Ksubi ($240).
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