Trend Challenge: Acid Washed Denim

By Ann of Holier than Now

Truth be told, my first reaction when I see any form of acid washed denim is BLEURGH.  It’s like I’m conditioned to hate it; what can I say, I personally still remember the 80’s.

But upon noticing it around the streets/webs of late, I decided to forgo my prejudice and think of acid wash more like a challenge.  I mean look at this gal on the far left – albeit her jeans have just a hint of that acid look, but she makes it all so modern in the simplicity of her styling choices.

Sometimes it’s fun to embrace things that repel you – whether it’s a color, a silhouette, or a trend from another era.  How can you make it work and make it yours?  How can you make it SO GOOD that people notice the look, not the item?

Here’s the path I wandered down while I was on this train of thought … arguably tough-to-wear 80’s denim, made right with simple, extraordinary accessories:

1. BLK DNM High Waisted Straight Leg Jeans

2. AG Adriano Goldschmeid Cloey Cropped Trouser Jeans

3. Bop Basics Tuxedo Jacket

4. MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Open Toe Lace Up Booties

5. Botkier bag ‘Valentina’ shoulder bag





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