My Work Wardrobe: The Ripped Jeans Edit

I have coveted a pair of skinny ripped (flesh showing rips) jeans for a while now.

Yes me. Who am I?

Mind you, I was a little specific in what I wanted.

I didn’t want them slashed all over – definitely not Edward Scissor Hands style.

I’ll leave that look to the pretty young things, who rock this look so darn well.

No, I was coveting a delicate rip in the right place – if you know what I mean, around or below the knee area, will do fine, thank you very much!

Modest but wearable.

Also, most of you know by now, my thighs are a bone of contention to this pear-shaped girl. It’s the area that I always focus on.

So the last place I could afford  want any flesh showing is around them or indeed my butt.

No Siree – not on your Nelly. Never in a million years.

This is one time I can say NEVER and mean it…unless of course I shed a shite load of weight and take a pill to turn back time, making me look 20 years younger 😉

Until this miracle happens – my thighs and butt do not need to be flashed unnecessarily.

So imagine my surprise when good old Country Road answered my prayers on the ripped jeans front.

They have produced the exact jeans I was searching for – who would have thought?…And no, just in-case you were wondering, I don’t have a hot line to the CR designers!

If only eh?…Now that would be heaps of fun.

My Work Wardrobe: The Ripped Jeans Edit

High-waisted Ripped Jean $129.00 Country Road | Boots: Last season CR but similar in store. | Tee CR outlet | Cape: Wrap Rib Poncho $99.95 Witchery

Seriously though, I truly didn’t believe CR would ever produce full-on rips.

Yes, they have done a tame version of the rip before – but it has been very tame.

Not at all edgy and far too conservative – even for my liking.

So far 2 different versions have arrived in store.

One denim jegging and one black jean.

I opted for the black jeans as I already have the jeggings but without the rip (which I LOVE).

Like I said in this post about horizontal stripes – I believe anyone can pull off the latest trends.

You just have to make sure you do it in the right way.

Make it your own.

I’m not trying to dress like my gorgeous 22 year-old daughter – she already has that look nailed to perfection…yes there are times that we end up buying the same outfit BUT we wear it differently. We each have our own personal style.

Instead, I want to look age appropriate, on trend with a classic twist.

Righto, now the jeans are out-of-the-way, can we stop and focus on my cape for just a second?

My Work Wardrobe: The Ripped Jeans Edit

Apologies for the crap quality of the pics today – both taken in 0 seconds on my phone whilst rushing to work!

I know.

Found this little treasure at Witchery whilst shopping in Byron Bay and fell instantly in love.

Its grey and classic – which is the most delightful combo, and works like a dream with any dark denim.

And I thought the price was pretty spectacular too.

It’s the perfect weight for a Queensland Autumn, easy to layer and discard when the midday heat kicks-in.

Or if you need a little more warmth, add a cami, long-sleeved tee and a scarf.

The possibilities are endless with this stylish cape – it is so versatile and the perfect throw-on over almost anything.

Adding a belt would look spectacular too.

It’s such a winner.

Are you a fan of ripped jeans? Added a cape to your A/W look?




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  • That grey cape looks so cosy! 🙂

    I got rid of all of my distressed denim a while after I started working in my current office, figuring that I wanted denim I could wear to the office as well as the weekends. it was my attempt to slim down the size of my denim collection, haha. I do admire the look on others though, like yourself here.

    Away From The Blue

    • Mica the cape is such a dream to wear and jazzes up almost anything, it’s also the perfect weight for a QLD A/W. I should probably take a leaf out of your book and slim down my denim collection too…in fact, maybe I should slim down my whole wardrobe! xx

  • I love distressed denim – such an easy way to inject a bit of a rock star vibe to an outfit. x

    • Thanks so much beautiful xx
      I’m loving everything about your style at the moment gorgeous girl…you look so happy and content which shows through in everything you wear xx

  • Andrea from Icadoo

    You look fantastic in those ripped jeans. Well you’d look fantastic in a garbage bag ;o) but I do LOVE ripped jeans. Not the rest of my family as they always (quite loudly) tell me when I have them on. But I don’t care. And the cape! Lovely. I actually just bought one today at Sussan. With a VIP voucher and 30% off I paid a whooping $5.90. So in love .. (wearing it while typing this ;o). xx

    • Andrea thank you so much! Don’t stop wearing your rips – you always look utterly fabulous.
      Delighted to hear you bagged a bargain with the cape at Sussan – they are so versatile and go with almost everything! xxx

  • I have had ripped jeans on my mind!! Thank you for the inspiration. You look fantastic in yours. And that cape is divine. I am addicted to grey knitwear. Seriously addicted. xox

    • I’m with you Wendy – grey fits perfectly in to my monochrome wardrobe. it’s amazing with winter white and denim, which makes it a dream in my books.
      Ripped jeans and you were seriously made for each-other! xx

  • I think these are perfect Bev. Haven’t made in store to try on but I plan to before the holidays are over. Just have to hope they are still available 😉

    • You will look fantastic in these jeans beautiful girl…make sure you get them snug, as they do relax off a touch as the day goes on. They’re also the perfect weight – not too heavy for the warmer winter days xx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    You are rocking those ripped jeans my friend.They look stunning on you! I actually haven’t got any ripped jeans yet though I do have the distressed skinny jeans I bought last year and recently bagged a bargain in the same style different colour from Katie’s.
    I am loving your cape Bev I do love a cape or a poncho I might have quiet a few waiting for me in my wardrobe for winter

    • Thank you so much darling Lisa. I was super excited when these jeans arrived instore. I just had to buy them. Katies jeans are fabulous. I’m already a fan. So comfortable, bang on trend and the perfect price too. I also adore how flexible cape’s are to wear – anything that I can just throw on ALWAYS get me vote! Mwah xx

  • They do look the perfect ripped jean – or maybe we should call the the slightly dishevelled and well love jean? It’s nice that it’s cool enough to wear that lovely blanket wrap too, can’t wait to dig mine out!

    • Perfect description Vick! I love having several pairs of jeans on the go..never quite sure what kinda mood I’ll be in! xx

  • Petra

    I like your dark jeans Bev. I bought some ripped jeans the other day from Sussan. They are terrific. They are not skinny but they sit really nicely, and I just roll the “cuffs” up a little to show my ankles. I haven’t worn jeans for a few years now as jeans shopping is always “ugh”! This time, I scored!!! Have a great day Bev 🙂 xo

    • Oh Petra there is nothing like the euphoria of finding the perfect pair of jeans. Sussan do great jeans – in fact, their whole A/W range is so fabulous. Delighted you scored!
      Thanks for the love xx

  • The black ripped jeans look great! Who would have thought CR would do ripped jeans?!

  • Lauren @SAHM I am

    I just can’t do ripped jeans- I feel dressed down in them and my boys poke my bare flesh and make the holes even bigger! I can do distressed though.

    • Stick with distressed Lauren. Especially if they work better with the boys! x