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To keep them elevated, pair with sophisticated tailoring, a button down, and cinch with a leather belt (the goal is to create a high-low contrast that enhances the unbothered ease distressed denim naturally exudes, yet still feels polished and presentable). Styled correctly, ripped jeans deliver that crucial outfit ingredient: an effortless edge that somehow transforms the ordinary—think: navy blazers, feminine blouses, and simple cashmere crewnecks—into the ineffably stylish.
 

LABEL WE LOVE: “Khaite's ripped denim has proved immensely popular,” says Jana Hofheimer, Moda’s denim buyer. “The Abigail jean is the perfect fall update: the distressed placement is positioned flatteringly high on the leg, and its newly cropped length makes it excellent for winter wardrobe styling with boots.”

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LABEL WE LOVE: Slvrlake. Husband-and-wife design duo Louise and Gary Edgley are known for combining cool silhouettes with comfortable fits (bulky buttons are often replaced with sleek zippers, for instance). “After years of unsuccessful attempts at vintage sourcing, I had given up on my search for that perfect, rigid skinny,” says Moda’s Editorial Director, Tatiana Hambro. “And then I tried Slvrlake’s Virginia jeans. The look and feel is stiff, yet they somehow pull on with ease. I can’t recommend them enough.”  
MODEL WEARS SLVRLAKE’S BEATNIK STRETCH JEAN