How to Wear Your Frayed Denim to Work
In case you've missed it, jeans with a frayed hem are all the rage right now. No, I don't mean the 90's 'I'm too cool to take up my hemline so I'm just going to stomp around in them' trend. I mean the intentionally styled fray that can come in many different ways - long frays, short frays; they can be at the bottom of flared three-quarter jeans or at the bottom of skinny leg jeans. No matter what the style, it is absolutely blowing up.
Corporates these days, well where I work anyway, tend to
be getting a little bit more lenient on what you can wear on Casual Friday. But even so, you don't want to be that person who rocks up in heavily ripped jeans for two reasons: 1. it just doesn't look professional; 2. you will have countless people asking you if you fell over (OMG! Genius! No one has ever thought of that joke before! Thought no one ever). So how can you rock jeans that are both frayed and ripped?
Find a pair where the rip is subtle and sitting around the
knee area. That way, people will only really notice it when you sit, but most hours of the day, your knees will be tucked under a desk anyway. When it comes to the fraying, this should be subtle too otherwise it may look like your jeans have dreadlocks. Lastly, and this is personal preference, but I like my denim to be a skinny fit. This brings the hem in to your legs and therefore not emphasizing the fraying. Pair your jeans with a nice silk cami, a pair of pumps and you're ready to go.
Top: Topshop; Jeans: Zara; Shoes: Zara; Jacket: Pretty Little Thing