Hot Trend Alert: Boyfriend Jeans
Thank God for boyfriend jeans. Finally we can stop struggling to pour ourselves into skinny jean, and slip on denims that are comfortable, and don’t make us suck our tummies in to the point of passing out. In a nutshell, it’s either literally a pair of guy’s jeans, or a pair of jeans that looks and fits like it was borrowed from a guy – loose fit, low rise, cuffed hems.
If the look is executed correctly, you can even come off looking sexier than you would in skinnies. All you have to do is pick a pair that fits and flatters you and match it with a variety of cute tops. For the desired sexy vibe, boyfriend jeans should be loose but fitted across the hips, and narrow and tapered in the leg. If your jeans are short enough, you won’t need to roll up the cuffs. But if they’re super long, you’ll need to cuff the bottoms. Roll them above your ankles if you’re wearing heels, or just below if you’re wearing flat sandals. Having your jeans drag along the ground is never a good look.
If you carry extra weight around your middle, then you should stick to mid or high-waisted jeans to avoid getting a “muffin top” look. But if your figure is relatively straight and you’re on the thin side, then low-waisted jeans can help give your body the appearance of more curves and definition.
When wearing boyfriend jeans, it’s important to add a feminine piece. Whether it’s jewelry, heels or lipstick, adding a touch of femininity helps keep your outfit from being too manly. Boyfriend jeans look best with a plain tee or tank and minimal accessories. It’s a look that’s very low maintenance and informal, so don’t try too hard with your top and accessories.
Personally, I prefer boyfriend jeans paired with heels, because these shoes give the jeans a dressy, feminine, and fun look. If you really want to show off your heels, then you should wear cuffed boyfriend jeans. Classic pumps, thin strappy sandals, and pretty ballet flats are all great options. Booties work with boyfriend jeans as well, you just need to be sure to choose ones with a feminine edge and avoid anything too chunky or masculine.