Desiring the Distressed


Torn about how you’ll participate in spring’s hottest trend?

You may find yourself embracing cutaway clothes and distressed duds sooner than you think – they’re everywhere this season, from designer denim to edgy hostess dresses.

Some designers really know how to create and manipulate this look while others, bound and determined to convince us we need rock star wardrobes (although they can be a fun niche part of your closet), hit the look far afield of the typical style maven’s ballpark when it comes to actually being able to wear it.

I’m going to give designer Raquel Allegra two thumbs up on her take on the trend.

Allegra’s L.A. County Jail t-shirts are inherently ready for the spring trend (a little bit of country and rock and roll) and thanks to a top secret distressing technique she uses, turns thin, white t-shirts into sheer dresses, flowing tunic tops and amazing accent scarves that bring just enough rock to the look so that we all have access.

Amy DuFault

Amy DuFault is a conscious lifestyle writer, consultant and fashion instigator. She resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.