Fashion is fleeting but every now and then a style emerges that takes hold in the minds and hearts of fashion critics the world over. It seems like denim trends change everyday; the trouser jean, the skinny jean, the boyfriend jean, and the distressed jean. The ripped denim trend has hit the streets! Your grandmother, and parents probably won't approve but they'll have to get used to it; these jeans are in full force! We wear these jeans as if they've survived the washer machine a thousand times. We are at a point, where everyday clothing can be ripped and considered an average trend. True Religion and Diesel are raising the bar when it comes to distressed jeans. The key to wearing distressed denim is to make sure that you look trendy and chic, and not as though you just stole a homeless man’s pants. These jeans can be casual as well as dressy. A classic casual outfit is the boyfriend cut distressed denim, paired with a simple white blouse or tee shirt, topped off with flats or converses. For a dressy look, go for a more slimmer fit of distressed denim. A blazer, a basic tank top, stilettos or high boots, chunky jewelry and of course the statement bag are the way to go to dress up that denim. We live in times when distress is actually in fashion.