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The update to make your own


You already know that ripped jeans are the go-to style of the season.

You might not know that they add instant edge to an outfit and go really well with sophisticated tailoring.

Wear them right now in a tapered boyfriend style with serious rips.

If they’re an investment buy them in a medium wash, skinny fit and with a careful combination of rips and distressing.

Wear them with statement sneakers and an oversized knit.

The celebrities wearing ‘em best Rita Ora, Hayley Baldwin, and Beyoncé.

You’ll wish someone had told you that you needn’t compromise on finding your favourite fit just because you want to be on-trend. Buy a pair you love and rip ‘em yourself – this is pretty much the easiest DIY you’ll ever try.


Blogger tryout: Dominique le Roux wears ripped jeans

From the suede A-line skirts (which she makes herself) to the fringed jackets, flares and bell-sleeved dresses, it’s pretty clear that blogger and fashion student Dominique Le Roux is a fan of the 70s. Why not? She looks incredible. But make no mistake, she’s as versatile as she is stylish and for this shoot, we loved that she went for a totally modern aesthetic, bringing together the sneaker of the moment with a contemporary layered shirt (hello denim on denim!) and some ripped, turned-up New Look jeans.


I chose these jeans because while I’m loving the wide-leg flare, the skinny fit is still my favourite style; I just feel so comfortable in it. When I feel like I have nothing to wear, I choose a pair that I love and build from there.

It’s so important to find a style and fit that you like, especially when it comes to everyday jeans like skinnies. I’ve built up a collection in a range of washes with a couple of rips here and there (plus some with raw-edge, cut-off hems – ideal for us short ones).

When I’m styling my jeans, I love playing with proportions. I’m a big fan of layering up on top with oversized silhouettes and then keeping thing streamlined and simple with skinnies.