Boyfriend jeans are currently one of my very favorite items in my wardrobe to wear. However, it wasn’t until recently that I actually liked them. I struggled for YEARS to find a pair that I actually adored. Here’s my secret to finding the perfect pair of your own.
In my opinion, right off the rack, regular “boyfriend” & “girlfriend” jeans just don’t fit right. In my case, while the waist may fit, the legs are often not “boyfriend” enough or they are all together just extra frumpy. You might be surprised to find out that these aren’t your typical pair of off the rack “boyfriend” denim. Here’s the breakdown of finding a pair that fits like my pair here:
Secret #1: Find a pair of regular good old skinny jeans that you love the fit of on you!
We all have our favorite jeans. The regular sized ones that we all love the fit of. For me, I adore Joes and AG jeans. They always hug my body in the best way and I always feel so confident in them. These jeans will be the basis for selecting your perfect boyfriend jeans.
Secret #2: Purchase that same pair of skinny jeans 3 to 4 sizes larger than your normal size.
Since you already love the shape of these jeans and how they flatter you, when you purchase them a few sizes larger, the overall silhouette will still be there but they will have a boyfriend vibe. While these jeans will fit slightly large on the hips, we can combat this easily with styling them.
Secret #3: Find a Belt you Love.
A good belt is key to ensuring that your jeans stay up throughout the day. I personally love my Louis Vuitton belt, but before I had it, I adored pairing my jeans with a simple brown belt too! The belt will help to keep your jeans properly situated and slim your waist down too! Secret #4: It’s all about the cuff.
Boyfriend jeans look best when cuffed at the bottom. An unfinished cuff is best as the look needs a perfectly imperfect finishing touch. I recommend making a small even cuff once on each leg and then cuffing them again halfway focusing just rolling half of each leg of the jeans. See pictures for details.
Secret #5: Pair your boyfriend jeans with girlie elements.
Add a feminine touch to your jeans. Be it with a girlie handbag, heels, jewelry, or some bright lipstick.
| Trench: Burberry (look for less here) | Sweater: J.Crew | Boyfriend Jeans: Joes (size up 3-4 sizes for a fit like this) | Flats: Valentino (a few season’s old; look for MUCH less here) | Handbag: Vintage Chanel (a post detailing this bag is here) |
Best of luck finding your own perfect pair of boyfriend jeans!