”Boyfriend jeans” don’t literally mean your boyfriend’s jeans (chances are, you’re more fashionable than him anyways). Rather, one of the hottest new looks this season is denim with a menswear inspired twist. I know you probably love your skinny jeans, and I myself am a worshipper of colored straight legs. But, for your own good, you must open up to the trends of the times and give that other pair of jeans a fair chance.
You might be worried that these so-called “boy’s jeans” seem to be, well, for boys. These jeans will not, however, make you look even the slightest bit masculine. Instead, they’ll add a relaxed, playful vibe to your outfit. With their laid-back loose fit and cuffed bottoms, boyfriend jeans are a fresh alternative to full out flares or super skinny jeggings. You can also find them in shorts or cropped styles, in varying washes, and even with slight distressing if you prefer a perfectly worn look.
Whenever there’s a hot new trend, the question remains of how to wear the item. Below are some tips for navigating this somewhat foreign denim territory:
What to Wear on Top:
Obviously, two loose fashion pieces don’t make a tight, or in this case, a right. The goal is to incorporate the boyfriend jeans into your own look, not look like your boyfriend by wearing unfitted or baggy tees. To balance the boyish vibe of the bottoms, wear an ultra feminine blouse or fitted tank on top. A bustier or corset style tube will also pull the outfit together nicely.
What to Wear for Shoes:
To play up the femininity of the ensemble even more, choose pretty, patent leather flats, strappy sandals, wedges or even booties for shoes.
What to Wear for Accessories:
Due to the casual nature of these jeans, feel free to compliment them with oversized sunglasses, a wide belt, and an adorable satchel bag or cute clutch.
Although you want to make sure to balance this menswear inspired look with feminine pieces, don’t lose sight of the overall inspiration for this trend, hence the term “menswear”. Add a fedora or a beanie, and trade in a basic sweater for an edgy blazer.
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