I am part of the NordstromBP fashion board and we were just discussing today how distressed clothing is back. I have always considered distressed jeans to be one of those pieces that walks a fine line between looking cool and looking trashy to just silly, and I think the same goes for the new pieces that people are suddenly ripping up as well. Ripped up tops? Can't say I've ever seen one I remotely like, but leggings? Like I said, it depends, but in the right context - yes please. Got several compliments on this outfit last weekend:
Pardon the freakishly pale foundation; I was headed to closing night of my musical.