Kristen Stewart pairing lived-in Converse with Balenciaga? Alexa Chung daring to instagram herself with a chipped manicure? The Queen of gloss, Victoria Beckham ditching her ‘sucky-sucky’ dress ‘n’ heels for jeans and flat boots? You’d be forgiven for thinking something was a-foot on the red carpet. Where once blow-outs and perfectly pressed frocks were de rigeur for the A list, scruffiness has become key to 2013-style elegance.
Kristen Stewart in Converse, Rihanna in a Posh Trackie and Poppy Delevingne in Ripped Jeans
So if you’re prepared to take the plunge into scruffy style you might like some handy hints of where to splash your cash. Follow our guide below and you will soon be working messy style like an A-List pro.
1. The Ripped Jean
While there will always be a place for a chic skinny in your wardrobe, this season slashed denims are the only way to make a style statement. The placement of the rip is imperative, though. Knees are fair game, but limit the slashes to two per leg and avoid any fraying action around the groin. For obvious reasons. Our top ripped jeans are J Brand’s Aiden (Boyfriend cut, slouchy but not sloppy) and Rag & Bone Distressed Capri (for a sexy take on scruffy).
Left, JBrand Aiden Jeans £250, Right, Rag & Bone Distressed Capri £175
2. The Posh Tracksuit
Who would have thought the posh trackie would have had so much fashion longevity? Teamed with stilettos, the sporty trouser has taken on a high fashion life of its own. From Whistles’ cuffed trousers and hip London brand Studio Nicholson's Lux Track Pant to Rihanna’s street-style take on sweatpants with heels, the posh trackie has become totally acceptable for all manner of non-sportif occasions.
Left, Chic Joggers from Whistles, Right Clean Cut Tracksuit Bottoms, Studio Nicholson
3. Worn-in Converse
While box-fresh sneakers might work for Jay-Z, the Scruffragette prefers her trainers bash-up. So how to avoid that wear-in period? Hit eBay where you’ll find pre-loved Converse worn-in for you convenience. Sure the price might be on a par with new styles in store, but you’ll save yourself the hassle of standing in muddy puddles. Converse have also got in on the kicked-about act and are selling distressed Chucks in their new ‘Well Worn’ collection for £55.
Converse Well Worn Collection
To get the full low down on the Scruffragette look, pick up a copy of this week's magazine or download the Grazia iPad here.