The Anti-Skinny Jean Trend That's Back and Cooler Than Ever

Kristen Nichols
·3 min read

I tend to gravitate toward tailored, polished pieces so you might be surprised to hear about one of my recent fashion obsessions: ripped jeans. I tie it to both the more casual, comfortable wardrobe I’ve been adopting this year, the grunge-inspired fashion unfolding on TikTok, and my general love of all things ‘90s, but there’s no denying that I can’t get enough of the trend. Plus, it’s been everywhere on the fashion scene recently, so I’ve been inspired by all of the cool ways insiders are wearing it right now.

Whether worn with the fall sweater vest trend, chunky loafers, a knit polo, or a structured blazer (as I’ve been styling them), there are plenty of cool ways to wear outfits with ripped denim this season. Ahead, see my favorite ways to style the coolest denim trend of the moment and scroll to the end to see how I’m wearing them myself.

Arguably one of the biggest trends of the season, a sweater vest is the ultimate piece to pair with the #1 denim trend of the moment.

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Agolde '90s Fit Mid Rise Loose Fit Jeans ($188)

Mango Knitted Braided Gilet - Women | Mango Usa ($59.99)

This outfit is all about creative ways to style your basics. Simply layer an oversize button-down top under a sweater here.

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Zara Z1975 Wide Leg Ripped Jeans ($50)

H&M Oversized Cotton Shirt ($18)

Now here's exactly how to style the most popular boot trend of the season. There are honestly endless ways to wear them but this outfit is foolproof.

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Levi's Wedgie Ripped High Waist Jeans ($98)

Ilio Smeraldo Grece Leather Combat Boots ($385)

If you buy a knit this season, make it a ribbed one. Seen in the collections of brands like Bottega Veneta and Dion Lee, it's a very on-trend way to wear sweaters this season.

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Still Here Childhood Distressed High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($245)

Bottega Veneta Ribbed-Knit Sweater ($980)

I hate to be partial but I just can't get enough of the leather trench trend. It works with so many pieces in your wardrobe and ripped jeans are definitely one of them.

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Khaite Kyle Distressed Low-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($420)

Mango Faux-Leather Trench ($150)

You honestly can't beat a jeans and sneakers combo and this is the freshest way to wear them.

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Moussy Vintage Marshall Boy Skinny Jeans ($350)

Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker ($120)

Is there anything I love more than a denim-on-denim look? Not really.

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ASOS Recycled High Rise Slouchy Mom Jeans ($56)

Zara Oversized Denim Jacket ($70)

If you've been ready to hop on the chunky loafer trend, this outfit is a cool study in the exact way to wear it. Just add a knit and ankle socks to your ripped denim.

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Good American Good Vintage Jeans With Side Step ($181)

Mango Leather Heel Loafers ($120)

Collared polo tops are trending hard, so it's no surprise we're seeing them pop up with this denim trend at the moment.

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ASOS Recycled Florence Authentic Straight Leg Jeans ($45)

H&M Resort Shirt ($18)

It doesn't get more simple or chic than jeans and a tee and this is the coolest way to pull it off.

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Triarchy Mid Rise Straight Leg Jeans ($189)

RE/DONE Classic Tee ($90)

I told you I'd be including one of my outfits wearing the ripped denim trend and this is it. I love the idea of balancing the grunge-inspired jeans with a more structured piece like this tailored blazer.

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Agolde The 90's Pinch Waist Jeans ($198)

A.W.A.K.E. Mode Crepe Peplum Blazer ($785)

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This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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