Ripped jeans & high heels – an edgy combination!

Ripped jeans are those hip, edgy, and sexy denim pants that have holes in them. These holes can usually be found on the knees, although many pairs contain a scattering all throughout. Ripped jeans are also called distressed denims, deconstructed pants, or torn jeans in stores. They are quite popular these days, and many celebrities are incorporating them into their everyday street styles. That is no surprise considering that ripped jeans provide a stylish edge, especially when paired with the right shoes.

Let us explore the different cuts of ripped jeans (available at Neiman MarcusNordstromand Shopbop) and how you can revamp your ripped-jean look by matching them with the right pair of shoes.

1. Going the Boyfriend and Heels Route

Boyfriend jeans are denim pants that are folded above the ankle. Ripped boyfriend jeans look fantastic when paired with heels, whether ankle boots with heels, stiletto sandals, or pumps. Select ripped boyfriend jeans which are torn on the knees as well as having some bits of rips here and there.

Georgia Salpa in Ripped JeansGeorgia Salpa in Dublin, Ireland on July 16, 2013

Khloe Kardashian in Ripped JeansKhloe Kardashian at Los Angeles International Airport on November 13, 2013 

Rihanna in Ripped JeansRihanna parties at Bjouis nightclub after her second DWT Twickenham show in London on June 16, 2013

2. Get Glamorous

Balance the edgy pair of ripped jeans with some glamorous pieces. Wear them with a glitzy top, a fur topper and a fabulous pair of shoes. The look is multi-dimensional and never boring.

Kim Kardashian in Ripped JeansKim Kardashian heads to The Grove before an event in Los Angeles, California on April 7, 2010

Vanessa White in Ripped JeansVanessa White at the Winter Wonderland VIP Preview Night at Hyde Park in London on November 21, 2013

Tamara Ecclestone in Ripped JeansTamara Ecclestone shopping at The Grove Shopping Mall in West Hollywood, California on December 10, 2013

3. Skinny Ripped Jeans with Sexy Shoes

Make a sexy ripped skinny jeans look even sexier with a pair of hot shoes. For this type of ripped jeans, it doesn’t matter if you go heels or choose flats. Heels create a more inviting look, but flats are great, too, for those easy, effortless styles that still maintain some sexiness. Any shade of ripped skinny jeans work just fine. Wear a loose-fitting blouse, which you can leave alone or layer with a blazer for a more tailored look. To emphasize curves, a body-hugging top is perfect.

Kourtney Kardashian in Ripped JeansKourtney Kardashian in Beverly Hills, California on November 20, 2013

Ashley Benson in Ripped JeansAshley Benson exits the Andy LeCompte salon in West Hollywood on March 20, 2013

Khloe Kardashian in Ripped JeansKhloe Kardashian arriving at Kim Kardashian’s house for the taping of their show in West Hollywood, California on May 24, 2013

4. Go Rocker-Chic

Ripped jeans are also perfect when you want to rock that rocker-chic style. Simply add a leather jacket over a dark top, put on a pair of edgy ankle boots, and add the requisite studded silver accessories. Whether you choose a pair of blue or black ripped denims, you can rock the style with ease.

Peaches Geldof in Ripped JeansPeaches Geldof outside The Mayfair Hotel in London, England on February 9, 2009

Taylor Momsen in Ripped JeansTaylor Momsen in New York on March 4, 2010 

5. Comfy with an Edge

Nothing pulls off that comfy-with-some-style look than a pair of ripped jeans matched with anequally comfortable pair of sneakers. If you’re tired of dressing to the nines and would just want to go easy and laid-back but would still want to maintain some style, try the ripped-jeans-with-sneakers combo, or better yet, the more trendy ripped-jeans-with-wedge-sneakers look.

Jessica Alba in Ripped JeansJessica Alba grabs lunch from Le Pain Quotidien in Beverly Hills, California on September 28, 2013

Gwen Stefani in Ripped JeansGwen Stefani at an outdoor fair in Lake Arrowhead in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2013

Rachel Bilson in Ripped JeansRachel Bilson while out shopping in Studio City in Los Angeles, California on October 10, 2013

Happy Walking!

Source: Your Next Shoes