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Winter Proof Your Distressed Denim With These Style Tips

Although distressed denim may be a common sight during the spring and summer months, a pair of expertly ripped jeans can look just as stylish during the winter. However, with colder temperatures, the trick is to combine your torn skinnies with elaborate layers and warm accessories. Whether it’s Casual Friday or a Saturday of running errands and meeting friends, the latest denim trend can easily be winterized. For a particularly cold day, these jeans can also be styled with brightly coloured tights underneath, or a pair of knee-high boots. As you search for your sartorial inspiration, take a closer look at these examples from Instagram.

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Add booties and a dressy hoodie: Try pairing your light wash ripped jeans with a contrasting pair of black wedge ankle boots, for a slightly more feminine feel. Meanwhile, this particular look also integrates aspects of the athleisure trend, with a fitted black hooded sweater that features textured, flowing sleeves. Add a patterned tote bag, and prepare to greet the city streets in style.

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Turn to a camel coat: The look of a three quarter length camel coat can instantly transform your ripped boyfriend jeans into an elegant essential. Try layering your ensemble with a black knit turtleneck sweater and a pair of slouchy leather boots, for a truly winter ready outfit.

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Experiment with statement outerwear and a pop of colour: We may be used to seeing distressed jeans worn with crop tops or strappy blouses, but the current temperatures call for slightly more coverage. Follow the example set by this fashion blogger, and wear your dark wash denim with a bright orange cable knit sweater. For a finishing touch, a glamorous neutral coat with fur trim seals the deal. The warmer pieces allow for comfort, despite the fact that the edgy jeans are baring a hint of knee.