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Why Your Knees Deserve Ripped Jeans

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    Oh, your jeans are recently washed? They're new and raw, without even a fray at the hem? Nerd. Of course, we're kidding, but if there were ever a time for even the most meticulous among us to embrace messed-up denim, it would be now. Naturally distressed and banged-up from adventuring, hole-riddled bottoms are a mark of a person who knows how to have a good time. If you're always accidentally tearing the knees of your new baby blues, we guarantee you're someone who could be our friend.

    In addition to letting you let loose, ripped jeans can also provide a proper antidote to preciousness when paired with pretty heels and a structured top. Click through to see five outfits that pay homage to a well-worn pair of pants.

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