Monday, 16 April 2012

Boyfriend jeans know how

First of all, I believe that if someone wants to wear this kind of jeans, has to have the right attitude...

What's the right attitude? I really don't know, but it's the kind of attitude you will see it without knowing it { sounds kinda' funny, but there are things you cannot describe with words}.

Second of all, these aren't the boyfriend's jeans. They are over-sized girls jeans, fitted at the waist, which{as I read} were made popular by actress Katie Holmes.

To detail a little further....

The fit of these jeans is relaxed, and while they sit low but are fitted at the waist, and are loose and relaxed all through the butt, thigh and leg area. Very often these are folded at the bottom into a loose cuff to further accentuate the casual air about them.

If you are not getting a pair of jeans which are classified as ‘Boyfriend jeans’, choose a relaxed fit in a size which is one bigger than your regular size. Ensure that while it fits at the waist, it sits a little lower than usual and the thigh and leg area are loose and roomier. Do not choose sizes which are bigger than one size as they may be too loose fitting and you may end up looking shabby. 

Few tips on wearing these...

Boyfriend jeans are meant for casual wear and so pairing options should be accordingly kept in mind.
  • Rolling up the legs to form a cuff (usually  3- 4inches wide) is common with boyfriend jeans. The rolled up jeans should sit just above your ankles, if you are proud to show off your ankles. On the other hand, if you do not want to show off your ankles, ensure that the rolled up cuffs sit just at your ankles.
  • Boyfriend jeans, like other jeans have many cuts – from bootleg, to flared and the good old straight. The best cut to go or is the straight cut – the look is simple yet, due to the relaxed fit, it is uniform and eye catching at the same time.
  • These jeans are very popular in their ripped avatar. If you prefer wearing ripped boyfriend jeans, try and keep the tops simple – solid color, not too many design features and straight cut. This will help streamline your total look. Do not have very ornate jewelery – a few casual pieces may look great, but again don’t overdo it.
  • Belts are a good way to accessorize your boyfriend jeans/trouser and add a touch of casualness to the outfit too, apart from being functional and holding up you jeans. You could opt for single color leather belts or could try for colorful woven / printed belts as well.
  • As most of the jeans/ trousers are with rolled up legs, they show your ankles and feet off. Wearing interesting footwear therefore adds to the beauty of the outfit on the whole. You could opt for flat pumps, flip flops, gladiators or wedges, platforms. Extreme looks of stilettos, pointed kitten heels, sneakers and boots are best avoided with boyfriend jeans.
Boyfriend jeans look great on all types of bodies, as the fit is relaxed and casual and does not highlight any particular part of your body. Go grab your pair today and create your own look. Just remember, casual chic is the look to be achieved with this pair of jeans! (the original article can be found here)

So, to conclude, anyone can adopt this trend, but my advise is not to try it if you are not comfortable with this style.

Wear something you look good in and not something that looks good {but not on you}.

Here's my choice for a boyfriend jeans outfit....
 Boyfriend jeans know how
And here's some other examples of boyfriend jeans outfits that I like. (atlantic-pacific, natalieoffduty, danarogoz)


  1. I love that outfit on Atlantic-Pacific, so cute. I don't own any boyfriend jeans as I'm worried they'll look weird on me, but I always admire them on others!

    1. I fear the same thing, Megan. As a solution I'm thinking to try at first a pair of jeans that is not so over-sized and afterwards decide if it's ok to go to the next level.

  2. Love you outfit sweets!

    Now following your blog dear!



    1. Thank you very much! Hopefully I won't disappoint u...

  3. I SO can't pull off this type of jean, it always ends up making my thighs look massive!! They look great in the photos though!!

    xoxo, Amy

  4. One of my favourite styles, I love the causal elegance!!