{Fashion Monday} How to dress your ripped Jeans

A couple of weeks ago I got me some ripped jeans from New Look which I had been loving for a while now. I am not one for ripped jeans, in fact I only own one pair in blue but I thought as my Fashion sense is improving and evolving that I start to add in some simple staple items like ripped jeans. As excited as I was to pair these ripped jeans I knew I couldn’t wear them to work no matter now cute they are but since I had planned to visit my brother and he’s family this gone weekend it was the perfect opportunity for me to show you how dress to you ripped jeans and give them a try.

1 Black Jean 2 styles

When I am putting outfits together I don’t always think of the weather but I thought it would be wise this time to add in a thick cardigan or light jacket because England can do 4 seasons in one day and I was not going to take any chances to freeze to death on my commute to visit my brother. But I am also someone who doesn’t like to dress heavy or layering as it just totally puts me off wanting to go out.

When I am styling ripped jeans I am always thinking about where I am the attention to be focused on when someone looks at me. Is it the ripped jeans themselves! The feet! The top or outer wear! or the entire outfit? Sometimes it can be hard and other times it’s easy, I don’t particularly have a flat tummy so 90% of the time I am looking to divert the attention away from my mid section and onto my feet or no where in particular. But for the purposes of sharing how to dress your ripped jeans, I have used some crop tops for each of the outfits.

About Town outfit

When I am out and about especially locally I do love nothing more than a nice pair of jeans (ripped or otherwise) paired with a nice & warm cardigan and some heels (or ankle boots if its raining). Because we now have to pair for shopping bags I like to walk around with my back pack so I can just put my shopping in there instead of having to pay for another one and I thought this backpack would do the job.

Official Business

As bloggers we often attend blog meet-ups or conferences and I think it nice to dress smart whenever possible without trying too hard and that’s where a good pair of ripped jeans comes in handy and a nice pair of heels with a lovely cross over bag doesn’t hurt the situation ever. Also since Friday’s at the office is casual Friday this look would be just fine.

As I have mentioned above it is not too hard to dress your ripped jeans, you just need to decided (1) how ripped you want your jeans, (2) where the focus should be when wearing them and (3) your level of comfort. Are you more of the laid back type and would love the about town style or are you’re the dressed up type and would rather go for the official business outfit? which ever your preference, when wearing jeans make sure you following the three tips above.

So what do you think of my how to dress your ripped jeans ideas? How do you dress your ripped jeans?

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  1. April 13, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    I love jeans of every kind and knowing how to dress them up is a fabulous gift

    • April 15, 2016 / 11:49 am

      I am glad to hear that

  2. April 7, 2016 / 12:14 am

    I’m actually a jeans hater! But on the rare occasion I wear a pair, ripped jeans are what I usually go for!

    • April 7, 2016 / 8:50 am

      For real? Why? I love jeans lol

  3. April 6, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    For casual look, ripped jeans are my favorite and you have shared awesome ideas!! Thanks for these!!

    • April 6, 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks Jasmine

  4. April 6, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    I love your suggestions so much I may break down and actually buy a pair of ripped jeans!

    • April 6, 2016 / 1:55 pm

      Hahahaha lol thanks hope you give them a try

  5. Michelle Blackwood
    April 6, 2016 / 6:14 am

    I love the ripped jeans for the casual look but personally I couldn’t wear it for business!

    • April 6, 2016 / 11:29 am

      I think for me depends on what time of business if it’s a fashion business then this is appropriate

  6. Kita
    April 6, 2016 / 2:13 am

    Ripped jeans are so versatile. I’m going to rock my first pair this spring. Thanks for the suggestions on styling.

    • April 6, 2016 / 11:29 am

      You’re welcome

  7. April 6, 2016 / 1:42 am

    I just got a pair of ripped jeans that have turned into my favorite pair of pants. I never know what to wear on top, but these ideas are awesome!

    • April 6, 2016 / 11:29 am

      Thanks, I have been playing around with how to dress them up and came up with these styles

  8. April 5, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    Ripped jeans and a bardot top combo is cute, flirty and effortless. I love that casual look.

    • April 6, 2016 / 11:27 am

      Thanks Ana

  9. April 5, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    I love ripped jeans and you paired them nicely with the different styled outfits!

    • April 6, 2016 / 11:27 am

      Thanks so much

  10. April 5, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    I love ripped jeans but i definitely use them at certain times and for certain places. they are great for going out with friends, running errands but i wouldn’t wear them to anything work related

    • April 6, 2016 / 11:27 am

      Same but I must admit I would attempt it on casual Friday but the minimal rip not the shredded lol

  11. April 5, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    I used to wear ripped jeans all of the time, I need to get some new ones! Thanks for sharing!

    • April 5, 2016 / 7:31 pm

      You’re most welcome and you should indeed

  12. April 5, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    I’m obsessed with ripped jeans, they’re my absolute favorite. I dress them up and dress them down depending on where I’m going.

    • April 5, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      They are awesome indeed

  13. April 5, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    i love your outfit ideas. i have loved ripped jeans since I was a young girl and I still love them. they always add some edge and sassiness to looks.

    • April 5, 2016 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks, that they do and I am loving them too

  14. April 5, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    My kids get ripped jeans all of the time. I don’t know what they do but at least they are in style now.

    • April 5, 2016 / 4:38 pm

      Hahaha indeed

  15. Ryan Escat
    April 5, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Ripped jeans is good and nice to pair in all kinds of clothes. Also it’s good to wear whether it’s summer or winter

    • April 5, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Exactly

  16. April 5, 2016 / 6:29 am

    I think as long as it keeps you comfortable. Rip jeans should work. It can really be a great casual outfit.

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:26 pm

      Absolutely comfort is everything to me

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:25 pm

      They are comfy

  17. April 5, 2016 / 3:39 am

    You have done a beautiful job with these pairing! Who would have thought that ripped jeans could look so classy.

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:24 pm

      Thanks so much Chantal

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:23 pm

      I can wear them on Fridays

  18. Nicole Escat
    April 5, 2016 / 3:21 am

    My sister loves wearing ripped jeans. I will tell this to her. Love the idea!

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:22 pm

      Thanks and hope she likes it too

  19. April 5, 2016 / 3:01 am

    Both styles look super cute! I’ve never bought ripped jeans but i’m not sure why because they’re super cute!

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      Thanks and I am sure you should try them

  20. April 5, 2016 / 2:54 am

    This is a great idea, thanks for sharing! Loving your ideas on how to dress ripped jeans!

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:27 pm

      Thanks so much Annie

  21. Elizabeth O.
    April 5, 2016 / 2:45 am

    I don’t think I can carry on wearing ripped jeans, but these are awesome ideas. I will definitely show these tips to my daughters, I’m sure they’ll appreciate it! Thanks!

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth I hope they love the tips

  22. April 5, 2016 / 2:03 am

    I absolutely LOVE the way that you’ve styled both of these look, they’re so chic and on trend xxx

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Thank so much Laura

  23. April 5, 2016 / 2:01 am

    Love the official business picks! looks really serious but also fashionable! =)

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks that was the aim

  24. Jeanine
    April 5, 2016 / 1:16 am

    I haven’t worn jeans in SO long. I’d love a good pair of ripped jeans. These both would be so nice to wear, I love the whole thing. It’s all so pretty and fashionable.

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks Jeanine

  25. April 4, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    I have been seeing many cute looks using dressed up ripped jeans. They are in so much style now. So super cute. Thanks for sharing some great tips and ideas
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    • April 5, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks so much Angie

  26. April 4, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    Love the gray sweater! Ripped jeans really look fashionable when you have the right accessories!

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      Thanks so much

  27. April 4, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    Love the outfit with ripped jeans ! Last time I used what at college but it was a really nice style

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:16 pm

      Thanks so much

  28. April 4, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Jeans, ripped or not, are a great wardrobe item. You can dress them up or dress them down, heels or flats, blouse or tshirt.

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:16 pm

      Exactly why I love them

  29. April 4, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    I’m not one for ripped jeans either, but if it’s styled right, it can look great!

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      It can definitely look great when styled correctly

  30. April 4, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    I wore a pair of rip jeans and I ripped them more. So now I cant wear them

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Hahahaha how did you manage that? Saying that I almost did the same with mine first time I got them

  31. April 4, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    I could never pull off ripped jeans. I just look dowdy wearing them. Some people look fashionable. I just look like a sad attempt at a hot mess.

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:14 pm

      Hahaha I am sure you do look good in them girl

  32. Pam
    April 4, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    I remember when ripped jeans were all the rage! I never knew how to style them so I could have used this post.

    • April 5, 2016 / 12:14 pm

      Well I am glad to deliver it now lol

  33. April 4, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    I love ripped jeans and the looks you put together are fabulous! Amen to the whole four seasons in one day British weather.

    • April 4, 2016 / 5:47 pm

      Hahaha amen indeed

  34. April 4, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Dressing ripped jeans can sometimes be complicated but I like the ideas you shared here on how to find pieces that complement the jeans. I love the two different looks you created!

    • April 4, 2016 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks Jemn, I used to think so too until I started throwing things together

  35. Emma white
    April 4, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    ive never really liked the look of ripped jeans but seeing these outfits I think I’m starting to change my mind lol

    • April 4, 2016 / 3:45 pm

      Hahaha well I am glad to hear that

  36. April 4, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    This is a great . I remember how much ripped jeans were popular when I was a kid in the late 80’s and early 90’s!

    • April 4, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      Thanks, I am just getting into them now and love them

  37. April 4, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    I’m very old fashioned and would never wear ripped jeans (they would immediately find themselves in the trash) so I certainly would not spend good money on them!! But I will tell you this fashion statement that I learned about 40 years ago: If you want to dress up ANYtHING, just add pearls!! I guess that goes for ripped jeans, too. I promise to try to be more open-minded the next time I see a lady wearing ripped jeans!

    • April 4, 2016 / 3:00 pm

      Hahaha each to their own I guess, I am not one for pearls but I think they look nice on other people

  38. April 4, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Ripped jeans are an item that has always been in style! I always pair ripped jeans with T-shirt and sneakers, but I’ve never dressed them with cardigan and some heels! Love your ideas! So cool and stylish!

    • April 4, 2016 / 12:23 pm

      Thanks Eugenia, I try not to dress them with trainers/sneakers so I can keep some sort of style lol

  39. April 4, 2016 / 11:49 am

    You’re never too old for ripped jeans! 🙂 Now that I’m older, my ripped jeans are like the ones on the right – the business look. I usually pair them with a cardigan, too. I like both looks.

    • April 4, 2016 / 12:22 pm

      Thanks I do like the less ripped jeans than the more ripped jeans just to be on the safe side with the U.K. Weather

  40. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    April 4, 2016 / 11:44 am

    I love this so much. I Have a few pairs of ripped jeans and now I know what to wear with them.

    • April 4, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      Glad I could help

  41. April 4, 2016 / 9:47 am

    I used to wear ripped jeans a lot when I was younger, but not so much now as they don’t really suit me. Maybe I just don’t know how to style them properly.

    • April 4, 2016 / 9:48 am

      I just recently started loving them and learnt how to style them

  42. April 4, 2016 / 9:04 am

    I’ve always thought ripped jeans were really cute when they were done right. These ideas make them even cuter

    • April 4, 2016 / 9:10 am

      Awww thanks Melisa, glad to hear that

  43. April 4, 2016 / 7:08 am

    I’ve always liked the idea of ripped jeans (I used to rock them a lot when I was in college) but I just never know how to style them now that I’m older. I love the About town outfit, so cute <3

    • April 4, 2016 / 7:09 am

      Thanks Angelic, I think I am learning to style them more now than when I was at uni

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