Acid Wash Jeans
"Hot 80's Jeans for the Casual-Trendy Fashionista
Courtesy of Cheap Monday/Karmaloop
Acid have been used to strip off the top layer of the denim dye, exposing the white fabric beneath it. It's a funky effect!
It all depends on what type of look you are aiming for and if you want to accentuate your curves.
If you're self-conscious about your thighs and legs, acid wash jeans might not be suitable for you because the white spots will highlight them even more. However, you can look for the more subtle styles which have a more stone-washed "broken-in-feel" to it. You'll still be able to add a little bit of edge to your look without looking too trendy and without highlighting your curves.
If you're more into the urban, trendy, eclectic look, then the super-distressed and heavily acid'ded style is definitely your new best friend!
Play with your outfit by mixing several styles in one.
Kim Kardashian via Denimology
I personally love turning any casual or edgy outfit into something classy - with for example pearls, Jackie O sunglasses or a waist belt. This is a great way to tone down on the trendy look of the jeans
Want to wear these trendy distressed jeans but don't want to bring too much attention to your curves?
Then balance it out with accessories such as a necklace, scarf
or a pair of earrings. This helps with making your bottom look less heavy (especially if you're an
pear body shape or have some extra weight around your hips and thighs). Just make sure that the added accessory isn't too loud.
A styling trick that helps update the 80s feel of the jeans is to pair them with modern shoes. Ankle booties, gladiator shoes, moccasins and flat pumps are examples of shoe styles to add to this outfit combo. Just make sure that the toe and heel aren't too pointy or thin - because that'll only outdate the look.
Karmaloop | $$ | Designer LA Look acid jeans by John Eshaya. As seen on by Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, Nicki Hilton.
Singer 22 | $$ - $$$ |
Urban-trendy jeans by Kill City, Cheap Monday, Tripp NYC, Free People and more