12 Fresh Ways to Wear Acid-Wash Denim

Acid-wash jeans on the runway.

Acid-wash everything at Balmain Spring 2019; Image: Imaxtree

Fashion is celebrating like it is 1986 and has resurrected some surprising trends. Ruffles, neon (thank you, Kardashian-Jenners), high-waisted pants, bike shorts and headbands have all made a totally tubular comeback. On the denim front, acid wash is coming for our basic blues. Cast aside those ideas about versatile uniform washes and embrace it.

Bleached acid wash is giving life to jeans and other denim pieces, like shirts, jackets, skirts and dresses. Acid wash can range from striking tie-dye patterns (another trend in and of itself) to more subtle stone-washed styles. Pick the design depending on how far out you want the finish to be.

Acid-wash jeans on the streets.

An acid-wash jeans street style sighting; Image: Imaxtree

Those fearful of looking dated can team acid-wash denim with classic pieces, such as T-shirts, crisp blouses and flats. Alternatively, pair acid-wash jeans or other faded styles with trending pieces, like bamboo bags, dramatic feathers and pistachio green for a cross-decades look. Acid wash also lends itself to the California surfer aesthetic that conquered the Spring 2019 runways. Feeling the 80s mood? There are ways to incorporate other 80s references with acid wash, but following some guidelines is essential.

Click through the gallery to shop acid-wash jeans and denim that bring the right throwback vibe.

Victoria Victoria Beckham
Zara
Maje
Signature 8
& Other Stories
Isabel Marant
GRLFRND
Jonathan Simkhai
CIE
Blank Denim
BDG
Collusion


Victoria Victoria Beckham

High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $265 at Net-a-Porter

Zara

Cropped Jacket, $49.90 at Zara

Maje

Denim Midi Skirt, $265 at Net-a-Porter

Signature 8

Acid Wash Oversized Denim Jacket, $87 at ASOS

& Other Stories

Straight Mid Rise Jeans, $89 at & Other Stories

Isabel Marant

Lorricka ’80s High Waist Straight Leg Jeans, $400 at Nordstrom

GRLFRND

Daphne Short, $103 at Revolve

Jonathan Simkhai

Button Front Jeans, $325 at Shopbop

CIE

Hank Jeans, $425 at Free People

Blank Denim

Acid Trip Skirt, $98 at Shopbop

BDG

High-Rise Mom Jean – Pink Acid Wash, $59 at Urban Outfitters

Collusion

x007 Acid Wash Wide Leg Jeans, $36 at ASOS

[ Next: How to Style the 80s Fashion Trend Without Looking Totally Dated ]

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