This item is nothing new for those of us of who wore them in the 70’s and 80’s. I even had friends who bought normal jeans and made their own tie-dyed versions with a good amount of bleach and a washing machine.

Strangely, I am more drawn to this look now than I was 25 years ago. I see it sported successfully in two distinctly different ways:

  • On a teeny bopper, worn casually with graphic T and Converse
  • On an adult, as part of an edgy and sophisticated ensemble (Fergie’s look in this post by the Budget Babe is a good example)

Once you’ve toned down the punk aspect of these crazy jeans with the necessary sophisticated elements, you could end up with a fabulously alternative little look. Think sleek lines, tailoring, gorgeous shoes and dressy handbag. At the end of the day, style and sass is all about HOW you wear an item.

J Brand Tie Dye Pencil Leg JeanJ Brand '912 The Pencil' Stretch Jeans (Cult Wash)Till Dawn 2 Jeans