Move over distressed denim, there is a new crop of styles making a serious sartorial impact thanks to artfully frayed details on waistbands, sleeves and hemlines. Seen all over the fashion flock outside shows in New York, London and Milan, the polished denim takes a more delicate approach to the look as opposed to the in-your-face rips and tears of seasons past. Here are a few great pieces to add to your arsenal.
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Marques Alamedia Denim Trench, $492
Polished enough for week days, try topping cropped black pants and a button down with this trench and finish with a red purse.
Current/Elliott Shift Denim Dress, $238
Keep the '60s alive by wearing this denim shift over a black turtleneck and block-heeled ankle boots.
Aries Frayed Edge Denim Top, $263
This assymetrical hemline flashes a little skin so if you want to go a more modest route wear a high-waisted skirt or pair of trousers. For an office-appropriate look, team with wide-leg white pants and nude pumps.
Denimocracy Pencil Skirt, $165
We love this unique interpretation of a denim skirt. The frayed detail and light wash keep the pencil silhouette from feeling stuffy.
J. Brand Photo Ready Cropped Jeans, $227
Add stilettos to draw attention to the frayed hem of this ankle-grazing style.
Band of Outsiders Ruffle Front Skirt, $495
A great alternative to a printed midi skirt, this iteration looks great with a striped bateau tee and plimsolls.