Stay Stylish The Old School Way

Distressed jeans, that fashion statement from the hard rock/heavy metal era of the 80s and the grunge era of the 90s, is back in fashion and how! Be it skinny, mom, boyfriend or cropped, distressed jeans are the hot new denim trend du jour. People from all walks of life, including Hollywood & Bollywood stars, are glamming up their style statement with this ubiquitous trend. I too indulged in shopping for them during my recent trip to London. I find these jeans to be casual yet glamorous at the same time. Paige and Seven have a good collection and I shopped from both of them.

In case you are looking for a different way to wear denim then you must try this vintage clothing. Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner both looked effortlessly chic in their pair of distressed jeans. While Kim paired her jeans with a jacket, Kendall flaunted hers with a crop top.

As for me, I teamed my distressed skinny with my classic Louboutin nude peep toes. And to add to the glam quotient, I wore my favorite Schumacher crisp white shirt and my new Tom Ford Natalia Cross Over. The look is dressy and you are all set to go. The best thing about this look is that you can dress it up or down. I am totally in love with this comeback.

I also indulged in the bootleg denim. If your penchant for bootleg is still intact then there is good news for you. The trendy jeans of 90s and early 2000s have made a comeback. Isn’t it a great relief? Yes! Our calf muscles can breathe again.  This versatile pair of jeans works well for not just curvy girls but also for tall, slim or short girls.  You can pair these denims with button down, plain or plaid shirts. I find the look to be very comfy and formal. J.Lo has bootleg denims available in a series of colors. In all I bought 12 of them. Well! I think I have stock enough for the entire season.

Some of the celebrities who have been championing this trend are Victoria Beckham, Ashley Olsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Claudia Schiffer and the Duchess of Cambridge.


This surely seems like the year of comebacks. The 70s have come back with Culottes. Culottes look and hang like skirts but are short pants. And guess what? These super comfy garments are rocking the celeb world. Emma Watson paired black culottes with a plaid shirt, Gigi Hadid pulled off this retro outfit in blue with a loose button down shirt and Rihanna was seen in an all-white avatar when she wore a white crop top with white culottes.

Another look that works for me is the middies look. Apart from being classic and timeless, the look is very chic. Middies have been a part of fashion for eons now. It is safe to say that they won’t go out of fashion in the near future. It is always good to invest in them. They can be worn for casual outings and even for social events. Pair of good heels definitely adds to the WOW factor and gives a sophisticated look. When it comes to middies, Kate Middleton is the front runner. Each and every middy of hers is super chic and she carries them all very well.

Our celebs have embraced these trends with open arms. So what are you waiting for? Go ransack your closets and say hello to trend setters of yesteryears once again.