Kim Kardashian Brings Back Acid Wash Jeans With the Help of a Bold Croc Top & Strappy Heels

Kim Kardashian just brought back a retro denim trend.

Over the weekend, the reality star took to Instagram to share a slideshow of photos of herself in a bold look. The ensemble included a pair of acid-wash black jeans. The pants offered a loose, baggy fit and were finalized with a trending straight-leg construction.

Acid wash jeans first debuted in the 1980s and were popularized by rockstars and edgy fashionistas. Today, the style is making a comeback as the fashion industry continues to recycle retro trends. In addition to acid wash jeans, we’re seeing a resurgence in baggy looks, as well as tie-dye patterns and psychedelic prints — as seen on stars like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Kardashian’s own sister Kylie Jenner.

Kardashian, however, gave her look a twist with the help of a crocodile-embossed bustier. The look added a refined feel to the somewhat grunge aesthetic. Kardashian is a big fan of croc looks as she’s sported the style in the form of heels, boots, dresses and pants.

As for footwear, Kardashian completed the outfit with a shoe style that can never steer you wrong: strappy black sandals. The sleek shoes featured shiny straps across the toe and sat atop a stiletto heel. Her choice of heels gave the ensemble a classic touch and allowed the pants and statement top to steel the shoe. The heels are a perfect example of a styling hack when opting for a bold outfit. If you’re going for a darling look you can always balance things out with a simple heel.

Add strappy black heels to your rotation with these picks below.

steve madden, superb tie up sandals, strappy sandals
CREDIT: Courtesy of Macy's

To Buy: Steve Madden Women’s Superb Tie-Up Dress Sandals, $67 (was $89)

giuseppe zanotti, ankle sandals, strappy sandals
CREDIT: Courtesy of Farfetch

To Buy: Giuseppe Zanotti Catia Ankle Strap Sandals, $795 

stuart weitzman, melodie sandal, black strappy sandals
CREDIT: Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman

To Buy: Stuart Weitzman Melodie 75 Sandal, $277 (was $395)

Click through the gallery to see Kim Kardashian’s risk-taking style through the years. 

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