I’m all about distressed denim, especially if they’re the most perfect vintage pair of Levis or a great skinny jean, but to be perfectly honest, they’re not the most appropriate option, especially if you work in a more structured business setting or if you’re headed out to dinner or some place nice. There are also people you may hang out with that don’t care too much for them, and if that’s the case I’d suggest ditching them, you don’t need that negativity in your life, but realistically I’m all about a compromise. A couple years ago ACNE came out with an awesome distressed denim pencil skirt and being the distressed denim lover I am, maybe it’s a California thing, it was a piece I wanted in my closet. Until, a couple weeks ago, it was a piece that didn’t make too much sense to splurge on, because it was so distressed and one I never found on sale. Thanks to a Reformation Sample Sale I scored one very similar. It was a tad too big and too good to pass up, so I took it to my local tailor to get it fitted. I’m pretty thrilled about the score and I wish it was still available, specifically the Reformation one that was on sale for $32. For anyone that has been coveting too, I put my search skills to the test and found some similar options for ya. If you’re on a budget and like the skirt, I think it would make a great DIY project. If your Mom doesn’t distress denim like mine does, there are awesome Youtube tutorials online. The skirt is a loud piece, so I paired mine with an off the shoulder long sleeved top and my favorite heels. I can’t wait to pair mine with a Chambray shirt, a cashmere sweater, or a stripped tee and jacket.
Photography: Natalia Rinder