Monday, September 14, 2009
Paris Vogue Recommends: How To Style Acid-Wash Jeans
Ordinarily I think acid-wash or otherwise distressed jeans can be problematic on women over age 30--a look that's trying way too hard to be rockstar cool.
But here Paris Vogue has hit on a great solution -- use them to deliberately corrupt a look that would otherwise be ultra-matronly.
I love this sort of to-the-manor -born dressing, with the scarf and prep stripes and gorgeous Vara shoes. But with a pair of neatly tailored trousers rounding out the look, it would risk running way too preppy/posh/haute bourgeoise cliché.
With the jeans, it's all a bit less classifiable. And to my mind, that's a cornerstone of true style.
(photo by Inez Lamsweerde and Vanoodh Matadin for Paris Vogue, August 2009)