As of lately, vintage or not, distressed T-shirts have become my comfort food. I wear them to work (the occasional nip slip can be inappropriate), buy them (yes, I pay for someone to ruin my clothing), and have even handmade a few for friends (I have somehow convinced my friends to also buy ruined clothing). It’s not perfect unless it’s DESTROYED, right? So naturally, I had to go all out for my Formation: World Tour T-shirt. In a world where everyone is the tastemaker, here are 5 ways to make your distressed T-shirt stand out in the vast ocean of bleach stains.
(American Apparel, back in the days, $90)
I basically live in these jeans, mainly because they provide
great shape (can be worn tight, or loose). They have also improved
over time: I started with minor rips that eventually turned into huge, holy proportions.
Shrunken Skinny Capris
There are levels to the distressed game. When I don’t want random parts
of my legs hanging all out, I go for a more conservative, tapered, and distressed
denim. Just clip the knees and ankles of the pant off and you’re out the door.
Wide Flow Pants: Super Formal, Super Casual
Pants from: Audrey B. Boutique ($40)
These will either dress the shirt up or down, depending on whether or not I tuck in the T-shirt.
The length also provides coverage if you’re having a bad shoe day.
Since Beyoncé dropped Lemonade, I have been obsessed with southern, gothic, doily fashions. A peasant skirt is
perfect for fall , and provides a smooth transition for my boys trying their hand at the skirt game.
BOSK Oakland ($15)
Biker jeans, biker sweatpants, biker shorts? YES. Biker shorts are a little more fitted to the leg, making them more formal than
your everyday basketball shorts, but just as sport-chic.
* Photos taken by: Tyler Yin