[DSTLD x The Ruby Element]

It's fall. Now, what do you wear? Nothing more classic than denim. But mix it with a little bit of grunge, a little bit of the 90s, and a lot of distressed denim and you have my inspiration for DSTLD x The Ruby Element collabo. I had the most amazing time shooting with my love, Carlos for DSTLD jeans. Add my sweetness Suzie K and it was a recipe for pure madness-- only the good kind, of course. Here are my rebel 90s child grunge looks to inspire your fall season.

For this first look, I was inspired by tailored Chelsea menswear fashion dipped in 90s subculture of ripped jeans paired with platform boots. I love a good button-up paired over distressed denim, it completely transforms the button-up into casual wear-- perfect for a casual business meeting, first date, or school day. A classic mishmash of tailored and disheveled with a touch of gothic vibes to keep it on fall trend.

Speaking of gothic, how about an all black outfit with Drew's iconic 90s hair and a berry lip? Feeling like a rebel heroine in this get-up, not to mention my little outfit heroes, these little coated shorts. They have been saving many a-outfit of mine. The coated texture makes for the perfect pairing with leather trimmings and immediately edges up a look. Smudge up your smokey eyes, stack on some ear cuffs, chokers, crop tops, and leather garters and you're ready complete this heroine chic look (see what I did there? Hehe). 

[TopShop Blouse (sold out, similar here and here), mom's choker, Random Crop Top, DSTLD Mid Rise Coated Shorts, eBay Leather Garter, Rag & Bone Boots]

[TopShop Blouse (sold out, similar here and here), mom's choker, Random Crop Top, DSTLD Mid Rise Coated ShortseBay Leather Garter, Rag & Bone Boots]

Complete the rebel saga with a grunge-ified samurai. I've been digging this half top knot not only because you still get to keep the length of your hair but also the swirl of the top knot that I love so much. Perfect for actual grungy hair days. It felt only fitting to pair Suzie's perfect rendition of grunge culture with more distressed denim and cut-offs. Summer isn't the only season for cut-offs. Transition into fall with a pair of fishnets or stockings to keep your legs warm without compromising your desire to wear cut-offs. To me, it's the perfect transition while still giving visibility to your legs and options for layering. Win-win-win.

[assorted jewelry: amarilo, mom's Dior, H&M, DIY distressed denim jacket, Mid Rise Cutoff Shorts in Stone Vintage, Betsey Johnson belt, Dr. Martens]

[assorted jewelry: amarilo, mom's Dior, H&MDIY distressed denim jacketMid Rise Cutoff Shorts in Stone Vintage, Betsey Johnson belt, Dr. Martens]

More winning with witch-y vibes and 90s "underwear as outerwear" trend to juxtapose the comfortable fit of boyfriend jeans. I love a pair of jeans that can perfectly mold to your body and these boyfriend jeans, my friends, are just something else. I usually wear my boyfriend jeans oversized and slouchy but these pair by DSTLD give another flare with its more fitted approach. It still fits like boyfriend jeans in its comfortability but it is all sexiness. Slim fit, inspired to be worn with something a little more feminine. Pair it with a wool hat for added mysteriousness and matching booties and you're ready for your date or night out with girls. Element rule number 21, distressed denim can be dressed up (or shall I say dressed down) for a night out-- absolutely. Don't forget your booby tape.

[H&M wool hat, 7 'til midnight lace teddy, DSTLD boyfriend jeans (coming soon)]

[H&M wool hat, 7 'til midnight lace teddyDSTLD boyfriend jeans (coming soon)]

This photo is pure love-- with Anh, the sweetest, most talented blasian ("blonde asian") denim designer I know. Read her story on DSTLD's blog here.

[Anh Vu, the woman behind the jeans- DSTLD's amazing and talented designer; on me: Chaser Brand tee, DSTLD's Mid Rise Coated Short in Black Power Stretch]

[Anh Vu, the woman behind the jeans- DSTLD's amazing and talented designer; on me: Chaser Brand tee, DSTLD's Mid Rise Coated Short in Black Power Stretch]

This fall, I'm thinking about tons of button ups, gothic vibes, killer utilitarian boots or platforms, and of course distressed and coated denim. With the warm "fall" weather, I've been finding it increasingly harder to find inspiration for dressing; so I look to a good pair of denim to tie my whole look together. These by DSTLD are buttery soft, slashed in all the right places, and only a fraction of the designer cost. Take a peek here at more new releases and my interview with DSTLD here. I'm so happy it's finally fall but I'm so ready for it to actually feel like fall. (Get colder, please!) Fall is my favorite season so beware of an overload of many beanie and stocking posts. Get out of here, sun! I'm ready to layer up already! 

xx

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Shot by Carlos Moscat (@cmoscat).

Make up + Hair by Suzie K (@suziekmakeup).

 

What I'm Wearing:

Ripped Low Rise Skinny Jeans

Mid Rise Coated Short in Black Powerstretch

Mid Rise Cut-Off Shorts in Stone Vintage

BF jeans (coming soon!)