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Trend alert: Distressed jeans

Like it or not, the 80s fashion train keeps rolling on… and on. Isn’t 20-odd years just a little too soon to be bringing trends back, though? Then again, maybe that is how people felt in the 90s when trends from the 70s came back in (boot cut jeans = bell bottoms as far as my mother was concerned) so it is our turn to feel old.

Just … the 80s. Damn. That was such a sad decade for fashion, I really thought we would have skipped that one and just gone straight to the 90s. Ah well…

The latest trend from the 80s train? Distressed jeans – or damaged jeans as we used to call them or “what the hell is that – you buy new brand jeans that rip up already?!” as our mothers used to call them.

Rihanna bustier nyc apt shop

Distressed jeans are roaring in as one of the biggest trends of the summer. Though I have not spotted many chicks wearing the look yet here in the islands, it is only a matter of time as celebs galore, both islandistas and non-islandistas, have been rocking them with a vengeance in the last few weeks.

 Rihanna of course has been at the front of the pack, wearing distressed jeans with anything she can find – blazers, corsets, jackets. Islandista-by-descent Cameron Diaz (ha! didn’t know she was an islandista did you? Well she is – her late father Emilio Diaz was Cuban-American. Cameron however, no habla espanol) also wore distressed jeans to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards a few months back.  


Beyonce, lil sis Solange and singers Keri Hilson and Ciara have also been spotted wearing distressed jeans. 

Chicks have been doing everything from dressing them up to dressing them down, wearing them with sneakers or with stiletto heels, wearing them rolled up or just straight and everywhere from the airport to shopping to dinner at Mr. Chow’s.

So don’t say we didn’t warn yuh. Distressed jeans in yuh pweffen this summer.

Distressed jeans- Ciara with nude flower louboutinsDistressed jeans - Beyonce

Distressed jeans- SolangeDistressed jeans- Keri Hilson

By Me

island ~ ista
From Latin -ista via Portuguese -ista
one who follows a principle; an adept.

As an islandista I live, embody, exude the spirit of the Caribbean islands.

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