Generally speaking, rips and tears require either a trip to the tailor or a place in the trash. But, there's one article of clothing that's an out-and-out exception to the rule: Apparently, the more distressed your denim is, the trendier you are these days. It's likely the reason we've noticed celebrities like Olivia Palermo, Lily Allen, and Kate Mara (not to mention our own staff) fashioning the torn-knee look with fervor in recent weeks.
While not an entirely new trend — we've been banging up our denim for as long as we can remember — the look is enjoying a definite resurgence for fall. So, say a brief sayonara to clean-looking jeans for the time being. Ahead, we compiled our favorite A-list looks (along with similar boyfriend, cropped, and skinny styles to shop) so you can get in on the action, too.