Distressed jeans over age 40…

Ladies, or gentlemen (if any are reading).  How do you feel about wearing distressed or ripped up jeans after age 40 of 45?  If you have been following the blog, and read “Can I pull this off?” you know I’m currently going through style evolution or sorts, so this is why I’m asking.

Currently, I own a couple pair of distressed jeans with ripped knees, one with a torn up back pockets and I have to admit, when I wear them I often I feel like I’m to old to wear them or like I’m trying to hard. I should clarify, when I say trying to hard I mean like wearing a scarf, 3 long necklaces, dangling earrings, a ring on every finger, a good amount of make up, and fake lash trying to hard.

Personally, when think about an outfit, I like to look like I didn’t put much time or thought into it (even if I did) but still look good, if that makes sense.

I like my distressed jeans, they are soft and comfortable and I think they give any outfit a bit of an edge. What I think works for a more “mature” woman is to pair the jeans a simple sweater, blouse or blazer, classic minimal jewelry and accessories…something similar to this.

However, don’t get me wrong…I have no problem throwing on these jeans with a sweatshirt and sneakers, I just think this look is a bit more “polished”.

What are your thoughts?  How many pair do you own, and what do you like to wear them with them?


How to wear distressed jeans over 45


Christopher Kane metallic top
$490 – harveynichols.com

Vest top

Trina Turk cape jacket

J Crew d orsay flat
$260 – jcrew.com

Status Anxiety leather handbag
$78 – superette.co.nz

Hoop earrings
$28 – very.co.uk

Gold necklace

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