The 10 Best Pairs of Distressed Denim Right Now

best distressed denim

best distressed denim

best distressed denim

best distressed denim

best distressed denim If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I’m a huge distressed denim fan. I’ve done a post similar to this in the past, but I wanted to do an updated one. With the transition into Spring, distressed denim will become even more of a staple in many of our closets. Our knees won’t be so cold anymore 😉

I love when my jeans do the talking in an outfit. You can literally pair a plain white tee shirt with a pair of great distressed denim, and look great. Another huge benefit about distressed denim is that you don’t have to spend $200 for a great pair of jeans. Most of the distressed denim I own are under $80 per pair, some even under $60.

The jeans I’m wearing in this post are one of my favorite pairs. They are very similar to this pair that I always wear. They are by the same brand, are the same price, but just are a different wash, and the rips are slightly different. I love that the was on these is a bit lighter. They are going to look so cute for Spring and Summer. Both pairs are uh-mazing, and if you haven’t already added them to your wardrobe, you should! They fit true to size, and they will quickly become your absolute favorite pair of jeans.

Recently I found two amazing pair of jeans at American Eagle of all places. I hadn’t been there in years, and I randomly popped in. I found this pair which are a lighter wash with the perfect knee holes, and this pair which is a darker wash with a lot of distressing. I love them both, and they had so many more amazing pairs! I’m also linking two great pairs I found at Express recently below. Both American Eagle and Express have buy one, get one 50% off sales on jeans a lot, so it’s pretty great to get a couple of pairs during those sales!

And I know that we’re talking about amazing jeans today, but we have to talk about this incredible, oversized, cardigan! You guys it’s probably my favorite purchase, almost ever, and I love the color so much! It also comes in 2 other colors, but I’m so happy because this color is back in stock! This girl loves some blush pink!


denim // oversized cardigan // henri bendel satchel // donald j pliner booties 




  1. Tine on February 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I love distressed jeans, they really do go well with a basic white shirt and a long cardigan, love your whole outfit in this one!

  2. Paola on February 8, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I want your whole outfit… you always got the best looks, super chic and comfy, and your Instagram… I’m in love. Come to Houston sometime!

    • Lee Anne on February 8, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Awe, thank you so much! I’ve actually never been to Houston!

  3. neha on February 8, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    ahhh loving distressed right now and you’re totally killing it babe

  4. Ashley Zeal on February 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    BRB ordering this sweater!!

    • Lee Anne on February 9, 2017 at 9:41 am

      ha, hope you love it!

  5. Jessica Sheppard on February 8, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Love your denim picks…you are too cute in that cardi. I need those adorable booties-they are super comfy too. Fab, comfy, relaxed look! Obsessed!

  6. Chelsea on February 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I don’t think I own any denim that aren’t distressed, haha. I just love ripped, worn in jeans! The Levi’s you linked to are my all time favorite pair 🙂

  7. Mona on February 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Love a good distress jeans but I’m loving your booties and cardigan even more!

  8. Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels on February 8, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    I love the lighter wash in these! I literally only wear distressed jeans lol!

  9. Alexis on February 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I’m all about wearing distressed denim. I love how casual they look with sneakers and how dressed they look with heels.

  10. Rita on February 8, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Love your outfit. Looks amazing and cozy. Great jeans and cardigan.

    Rita |

  11. Cori on February 8, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I really need to get some new pair of denim, these jeans are so cute.

  12. Doran @ HauteBeautyGuide on February 8, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Those boots and sweater are darling. I am obsessed with that color right now. Super cute look.

  13. Ruthie on February 8, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Denim is so hard for me to buy!! I am so inspired by all these picks!!

  14. Brittany Daoud on February 8, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    I love distressed denim! It’s so easy to dress up or down. And I’m IN LOVE with that sweater you’re wearing in these photos love!

  15. Bailey on February 9, 2017 at 7:48 am

    omg! definitely saving this post, love it!

    Here’s The Skinny

  16. Latasha | Arts and Budgets on February 9, 2017 at 7:57 am

    OMG! I love your whole outfit! So chic! 🙂

  17. Logan on February 9, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I am in love with that cardigan! It is on my wish list! I also need some new denim, so I will be referring back to your post! Thanks for the recs!

    • Lee Anne on February 9, 2017 at 9:42 am

      you’re welcome! thanks so much for stopping by!

  18. kristen on February 9, 2017 at 9:18 am

    i LOVe distressed denim, you always look so cute in them! I am shopping all these pairs today!

    • Lee Anne on February 9, 2017 at 9:42 am

      thanks so much Kristen!

  19. megg on February 9, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Love your roundup! I have way too many pairs of distressed jeans, they’re just so good 😉

  20. Tiffani at Breton Bay on February 9, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I totally agree with about distressed denim. I actually say out loud to my gfs “what did we do before distressed/boyfriend jeans or nude pumps?!?!?” They make outfits so darn chic!! AND that oversized cardi is so cute. I am loving the whole boyfriend trend right now!! Love the color too!!


  21. jen on February 9, 2017 at 11:10 am

    You look so adorable! Love the blush boots!

  22. Jessica Bradshaw (@loveyoumoretoo) on February 9, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Growing up, I was not allowed to have distressed jeans, so I am making up for it now. I love distressed jeans. I think they look good with everything. Love your outfit!

  23. angelle marix on February 9, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    You look absolutely amazing in those jeans. Love distressed jeans with everything especially an oversized sweater!!


  24. sandy a la mode on February 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I love this denim! And that sweater is TO DIE for! I love everything about it!

  25. Nicole Parise on February 10, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Denim is so important in my wardrobe, I’m always on the hunt for new styles!

    xx nicole

  26. Mary on February 13, 2017 at 9:04 am

    this is just the prettiest and softest cardigan!

  27. jenifar on February 22, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Doing an experiment gives us the inspiration of new invention. Thanks for sharing the ideas with us. Carry on!!! Your site will be more informative and more useful to your readers.

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