He Wears / She Wears With Create That Style: Distressed Jeans

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Happy Friday, everyone! This week is flying right by for me. As I’m getting myself ready to leave Montreal today (and heading straight for a Napa weekend – more on that later), I got another wonderful guest lined up for you on this wonderful Friday. I am thrilled to have Dree Harper, founder of Create That Style and contributor of Refinery 29,  to guest post on my He Wears / She Wears column. I never met Dree in person but the moment I landed on her blog and bio, I just knew she is the kind of lady I’d love to connect myself with. Her sense of style is quite unique and she does a great balance between bohemian and preppy – something I can’t ever seem to achieve myself. I often find fashion inspiration from her amazing Pinterest boards and admire her eyes for exquisite art. So when it comes to looking for someone who can talk about the latest fashion trend for his and hers, I just knew she would be perfect! Let’s see what Dree has to say, shall we?
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There’s no denying that once summer arrives, laid-back denim is where it’s at. Some prefer tattered cut-offs while others enjoy a cute romper but for me, the ideal, sunny-weather denim comes in a light wash, is rolled up and is lovingly distressed.

Whose heart didn’t flutter a bit when they saw the shredded jeans and Balenciaga red glove heels last season during Milan Fashion Week? I know mine did and the inspiration settled deep as the balance of casual and sexy came together so seamlessly. Sure, my black D’Orsay heels are a staple throughout the year but I’m taking them down to street level and working them this summer with a great pair of distressed boyfriend jeans, an easy tank, and some killer shades. Done!

For the gents, I’m keen on Zara‘s styling which leans heavily on a preppier vibe, complete with zippy dock shoes. What’s key here is the absence of white or candy-colored chinos. Out goes the stuffy yacht club look and in comes casual-cool with a nice dose of style we so appreciate on our men.

And while we’re on the subject of denim, I can’t help but to think of the late Yves Saint Laurent’s tribute quote on the matter. “I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity-all I hope for in my clothes.”
Indeed. A world without denim would surely be a strange one, no?

(Images via Zara and Vogue.IT)