The Boyfriend Jeans style is a denim look that originally came from looser-fitting denim, like borrowing your boyfriends jeans. This style denim that is cuffed (as your boyfriend’s denim would be too long) now has skinny versions, wider-leg versions, and distressed styles. Distressed boyfriend jeans are a trendy version of this denim with rips in the denim. Look for the sizing and amount of tears in the denim when selecting your style. How you cuff your denim is key to making your leg line look slim and current.
How To Cuff Your Denim:
Skinny Jeans–Your cuffs should be 1 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches and should be a few inches above your ankles. The key is to not have the cuff to skinny or it makes your leg look larger.
Looser, Wider-Leg Jeans–Your cuffs should be 1 1/2 to 2 inches. This style can be worn longer or lower to your ankle.
This style became popular in 2009 when actress Katie Holmes was seen wearing Tom Cruise’s slouchy denim after her Broadway rehearsals. The Boyfriend Jeans can be worn at any age, from teens to ladies in their 60’s….it’s all in how you style the look. For the mature female, stick with classic pieces paired with your denim such as blazers and blouses. Layer blouses underneath a trench or a blazer and pair it with flats (stick with a trendy print such as animal print or animal skin, or a bright color or neutral with consistent styling…i.e. nothing on the toe).
Sleek & Trendy:
Flirty blouses, silky shirts, and ladylike touches of jewelry and pocketbooks are signature styles of this look.
This is a great everyday look that is casual yet trendy for women.