Denim Dilemma: Printed vs Distressed

Livening things up in the t-shirt and jeans front are two fantastic details in active rotation: Printed Jeans AND Distressed Jeans. Casual and hip, tough and urban. They’re just the right amount of oomph the simple look needs to make the style staple a little more interesting.

But you can’t wear them both at the same now, can you? Now, how to choose.

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Printed Jeans

For days that you feel that print would bring that certain lightness of being as you go about town. Make it your choice to go for something a little extra on your denim when a simple wash just won’t do.

In my case, I paired my printed skinny jean with a simple extended line tee from Cotton On. I let the printed jeans be the focal point of the look and just supported it with the Purple colour and topped it with a urban fedora. Key is to choose a print that will work better with your personal style, best if it can be paired with clothes you already own.

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Shirt Cotton On
Printed Jeans Cotton On
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Clutch Portmans
Hat Alabang
Sunnies RayBan
Necklace Lee Hwa Jewelry
Rings Sportsgirl, Mango
Bracelet Sportsgirl
Studs Target
Ear Cuff Sportsgirl

Printed Skinny Jean, Cotton On – AUD$ 49.95 (roughly around Php 2,150.00); Shirt, Cotton On – AUD$ 15.00, sale price (roughly around Php 645.00)

Distressed Jeans

Torn and ripped. You’d think these ought to go straight to the bin. I remember my mum saying while queuing up at the counter in Mango, “you’re paying that much for a pair of torn jeans?” That was nearly 4 years ago, when I bought my first pair of distressed jeans from Mango. This one’s my second, bought 8 months ago.

There are days when a bit of edge and toughness suit the mood you’re in. Works well if you want to explore military looks, wear tough details such as chains or studs, or if you simply want the worn out skater look. Personally, I’m quite partial to the distressed jeans. Like I told my friend, J, the distressed or ripped jean will always have room in my wardrobe esp since I’ve been wearing the sort for over 2 decades now.

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Jacket Zara
Shirt Topshop
Jeans Mango
Sandals London Rebel
Clutch Topshop
Sunnies RayBan
Necklace Sportsgirl (see this post: Oz Online Shopping, Sportsgirl; Marino Rocks, Tog du jour)
Rings Sportsgirl, Mango
Bracelets Sportsgirl, Rubi
Earrings Sportsgirl
Studs Target

Soooooo. Which of the two will you choose today?

Voting starts now. Choose well!

xo,
Sasha <3

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Comments

  1. Both are nice but I think I choose the printed jeans because I think it will be more interesting. I don’t own one yet but I’ll start looking for one now.

  2. I’m voting for the distressed jeans hands down. More shredded the better!

    • To some degree, yea, I do like ‘em really shredded. I reckon, owning a distressed pair can only help to create a more interesting personal style for folks. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Alexa! :-)

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