Styling Black Distressed Jeans for 4 Occasions

Black distressed jeans may have an edgy vibe,

But that doesn't mean you can't soften it with romantic pieces or dress it up for coffee meetings!

I personally like to mix different materials to add depth to an outfit, and also believe in making the most out of an item, whatever it may be! It's just more fun and interesting, too! 

In this post, I'm sharing how I styled the black high-waisted mom jeans from DSTLD for 4 different occasions. 

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Going on a Date | Feminine & Romantic

I wanted to soften the edgy personality of the distressed jeans for a more romantic look, so I styled it with my flowy floral summer dress. I simply unbuttoned the bottom half of the dress to allow the jeans to peep through when I walk and move around.

I have shorter legs and a longer torso, so I wrapped the belt of my dress at the smallest part of my waist to balance my proportion and create the illusion that I have longer legs. 

Photos by  Ashley Gallerani .

Photos by Ashley Gallerani.

Dress by  ASTR ; heels by Gianvito Rossi (similar  here &nbsp;and  here ).

Dress by ASTR; heels by Gianvito Rossi (similar here and here).

Coffee Meetings | Business Casual

When it comes to making it work at a slightly more professional setting, my trick is to keep the look clean and simple. So in this outfit, there are only two colors: pink and black.

I rolled up the sleeves of my blazer, and wore a pair of nude pointy heels with aims to look like I grew a few inch taller.

Blazer by ASOS (similar  here ); Top by  Cami NYC ; Box bag by  Pop &amp; Suki &nbsp;(Get 15% off with HAPPILYEVERSTYLE15); Heels by  Stuart Weitzman .

Blazer by ASOS (similar here); Top by Cami NYC; Box bag by Pop & Suki (Get 15% off with HAPPILYEVERSTYLE15); Heels by Stuart Weitzman.

Hanging Out | Weekend Vibes

Whether it is a camisole or a t-shirt, anything comfortable to wear works for me on the weekends. And the beauty of this pair of jeans is that it literally goes with everything! 

Cami top by  Aritzia ; shoes by  Sam Edelman ; sunglasses by  NA-KD  (Use TRICIA20 for 20% off).

Cami top by Aritzia; shoes by Sam Edelman; sunglasses by NA-KD (Use TRICIA20 for 20% off).

Top by  Cupcakes and Cashmere ; bag by  Xnihilo ; heels by  Stuart Weitzman .

Off to WOrk | Office-appropriate

I love this collared vest because it instantly transforms any outfit to a more office-appropriate one. Simply take the vest off, leave it in the office, and you're ready to grab drinks or dinner with friends after work!


Which look is your favorite? Let me know by leaving a comment below! I'd love to hear from you.

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Tricia Chen is co-founder of Key To Radiance. She loves having fresh flowers in her apartment, putting on face masks, savoring cupcakes and a daily cup of grande almond latte. She works in PR and Marketing, and is currently based in New York.

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