Denim’s Spring Makeover: Ripped and Embellished

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Blue Notch gray sequin jeans, approx. $190; Balmain chain mail distressed jeans, approx. $1,810 Photo: Courtesy of Blue Notch; Imaxtree

The ripped-jeans look is not just in for spring — it's getting a fancy makeover. The shredded denim we’ve been seeing the past couple of seasons is loaded up with a slew of embellishments, from lace to studs. Balmain and Rock & Republic added a tougher vibe with chains and studs that showed through tears in place of bare skin, while Blue Notch and Ralph Lauren added sequins and shine to their denim for a more sparkly, dressed-up look. These four styles of torn-up, embellished jeans hit stores beginning this winter, with deliveries from January through April, ranging in price from $190 for Blue Notch’s gray style all the way up to $7,500 for Ralph Lauren’s encrusted pair. Of course, you could always bedazzle your old ripped tried-and-true favorites and save yourself a pretty penny.