Distress

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I love the relaxed mood that Summer brings to fashion. With fall and winters layers, there tends to be a more polished and put together attitude. These distressed jeans are one of my absolute favorites. While my husband likes to joke that I look like I fell through a lawn mower, they can be dressed up or down. There’s nothing like pairing denim with a simple black top, in my opinion, and it was perfect for a cloudy day on the beach. Don’t feel like a distressed look is limited to casual though; keep an open mind and an eye out for ways to dress these up during the summer. Think pretty anthro top and a pump.

Jeans (Urban Outfitters), Top (Loft)

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Where the Sidewalk Ends: With Willow

  

  

So taking outfit selfies requires the ability to contort, or four arms. I have neither and thankfully to this point Minh has been my saving grace. Bear with me today.

It’s pretty yucky here, so Willow and I had a relatively short stroll. I struggled for a long time wearing these pants because I thought people in the town I live in would look at me like I’m crazy, and maybe they do, but I love them and they are actually pretty practical when it’s cold and wet.

They are vegan leather, which is the new, far more sofisticated sounding “pleather” that I used to sport in the early 2000’s. Because of that, they’re water resistent (who needs rain boots when you have vegan leather?) and basically like walking around in a trash bag (that equals warm). I also really appreciate the affordability. Leather pants start at a price point of $250 which is really a splurge. I paired these guys with a western inspired chambray dress (similar shirt here). It softens the look, making it more accessible; Throw on some sneaks and it’s pretty darn comfortable!