Guest Dressed: Fashion Jackson on How to Rock Destroyed Denim

Guest Dressed is a series where we ask some of the best dressed (get it?) girls out there to help us demystify some of the trickiest trends of the season. These ladies are influencers in every sense of the word—from lifestyle, fashion, food and more, they’ve nailed a look and are serving their personal brand in spades. Who better to help us shop the best looks out there?

This week, Amy Jackson of the perfectly pared down lifestyle blog Fashion Jackson, is trying on destructed Denim Perfect jeans. With the subtlest accessory changes she’s proving not only that ripped jeans can go from dressed up to down in a snap, but that even the most stylishly frayed hem can look elegant. See below for her tips and tricks on how to dress up your denim.


My approach to fashion is simple: keep it chic and always be versatile. Oh and, most importantly, when in doubt: Jeans. Denim is so naturally adaptable, that styling options are quite literally endless. Whereas a dress or skirt can only be worn so many ways, the limit does not exist with jeans. There’s a style of jean for every mood and a mood for every style of jean. Whether I wear them dressed up, dressed down, or somewhere in-between, they’re the foundation for most great outfits, and my absolute #1 go-to item no matter what. And lucky me that I found this perfect pair of destructed, raw hem jeans at Express that fit whatever look I’m going for.

 

For Tonight

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I love these jeans because of the perfect destruction details as well as the raw hem, of course. Tailored hems are taking a backseat to this unfinished look nowadays, and I can see why. They create an effortless casual yet put together look, and who doesn’t love showing some ankle? For this first outing, I wore the jeans just how I’d wear them out the door in the chill of winter. Paired with faux suede stiletto booties, an incredibly cozy gray coat, and a versatile black tee, the jeans are instantly elevated.

 

For Weekend Errands

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What I love even more about these jeans is how they shift from night to day so easily. As sexy as they look with thin heels, they look just as great when dressed down to run errands, grab coffee with your bestie, or even take your dog to the park. Throw on a great pair of pointed toe loafers (with gold detail because: YAS), an impossibly cool black button down (that’s available in 11 other colors, by the way!), and finish it off with a gorgeous cognac crossbody bag. This is a look I have worn, and will continue to wear, over and over again. It’s just so easy yet incredibly stylish all at once.

 

For Warmer Weather

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I love coats and sweaters as much as the next girl, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t so ready for some spring weather. The groundhog wasn’t kind to us this year, but I’m already getting ready for springtime looks and these jeans are obviously included. For a feminine yet comfortable warmer weather look, I paired them with Express’s amazing double peplum faux leather jacket in “Vanilla” (available in 8 other colors), this basic yet imperative cami, and my new favorite pair of thick heel sandals. Dressing this particular pair of jeans with ultra-feminine touches creates a classy look with the perfect amount of edge (AKA my favorite type of outfit).

 

Bottom line: These jeans can do no wrong and I can’t wait to keep finding ways to style them!