This week’s WordPress Weekly Word Challenge: Fray brought to mind a phrase familiar to anyone following fashion trends for the past decade or so: frayed jeans. So I searched Pinterest (It’s easy, you know) for examples of these deliberately tattered, unabashedly fashionable, and what my mom would have called “ratty” examples of frayed denim wearables to meet this week’s photo challenge.
From the board of Melissa Dodge are these jeans from Anthropologie listed as Mother Looker Ankle Fray Jeans: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/110408628339155623/ (Not sure what your mom might have said, but mine would have looked at these and said, Don’t you dare wear these. I’ll get them patched this week, and then, and only then, can you be seen in them.)
Today’s desirable fraying isn’t just confined to knees, as Amy Walden‘s pin reveals. Fraying moves to pockets, thighs, shins, etc., in these jeans from rstyle.me: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/418342252858462693/
And even though we once worried that fraying might destroy our clothing to the point that there would be little left to wear, fear not. Ladies now pay up for short, short shorts even though the fray would lead one to believe the purchases might not be around after several washings! From Karen Osterman‘s board Fashion are these Mystery Shorts/ Vintage Levi’s 501 Button Cut Off Distressed Frayed Jeans: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/185703184609734403/ that you can purchase on etsy.com
Want more examples of fashionable fraying? Just head to Pinterest and search frayed jeans. Infinite possibilities!
Be sure to check out more great entries in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray.