Boyfriend jeans were just the beginning. Distressed denim isn't only about jeans anymore. After Acne unleashed its wildly popular and distinctively distressed "fine trash" denim skirt, a craze was started for rips and holes in our denim jackets, shirts, vests and even overalls.
For cues on how to wear this bevy of slashed denim in our wardrobe, look to some of the more sartorially savvy celebrities. (Alas, an online search for celebrities in distressed denim drags up more than a few ensembles we'd rather forget.) Spring's inspiration comes from stars like Nicole Richie, Diane Kruger and Rihanna—all of whom have claimed spots on our best-dressed lists this year. Their proportion play and pairing skills create a flawless head-to-toe picture.
Current/Elliott offers a current spin on Acne's distressed skirt, which thanks to Rihanna, we want to wear in a denim-on-denim look with sky-high heels. We're also crazy about Acne's new distressed denim jacket—a look styled to perfection by Kate Lanphear. That's the kind of cold shoulder we'd actually like.