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How To Wear the Raw Hem Denim Trend For Less

Let me explain. My obsession with the raw hem denim trend started about a month ago when I saw this unidentified photo on Pinterest – you know the ones you click that lead you to nowhere and don’t tell you where to find the original image. (Insert mad face emoji) It was a photo of a pair of really cool jeans with unfinished hems. They were perfectly frayed and for someone who loves symmetry, I was actually very mesmerized by those asymmetric pant legs and was tempted to butcher a pair of my own pants just to have a pair. Well thankfully I was able to avoid a Pinterest fail because I found basically an exact pair recently from Express!


Keep Reading About the Raw Hem Denim Trend!





I can just hear my mom saying “WHY would you spend a lot of money on pants that look destroyed,” BUT ha – I didn’t spend a lot of money on them. In fact, I got these jeans for less than $50 because Express was running a sale on denim when I ordered them! (aka I also bought two other pairs)

You guys, I just realized that the sale is STILL going on. These jeans, and all of the other denim styles on Express are marked down 40%, so I am sharing these gray distressed jeans that I’m obsessed with in today’s post, but I’m also sharing the other two pairs that I picked up:

[ gray distressed skinny jeans with raw hems ]

Go true to size, I got these in a long because I’m 5’9

[ really ridiculously awesome flare jeans ] 

TTS + these come in three different lengths!!! Full post coming soon.

[ cropped and frayed skinny jeans]

TTS + these are already a new favorite to wear with heels!


I’m going to be posting all three of these jean styles on Instagram and in blog posts, but I wanted to give you a heads up since I do not have photos of all versions yet. But trust me, you will not find a better trend jean right now for a better price right now. I’m very very impressed with the quality and fit of all three styles that I ordered.


Express denim with raw hems c/o

Express plaid boyfriend shirt c/o

Henri Bendel Schoolbag c/o / comes in 5 colors!

similar black ankle strap heels / can’t live without mine!

 solid black velvet choker / gold and velvet choker c/o Baublebar

marble cuff c/o Wanderlust + Co

 Aimee cuff / Kenny ring c/o Kendra Scott

Quay rose gold sunglasses


photos by Lainey Reed

Thank you to Express for partnering on today’s post featuring their denim! 

As always all product styling and opinions are my own.

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