Boyfriend jeans are a total staple in my wardrobe. I mean they’re kind of no-brainer, right? They’re cute, comfy, and can even double as “eating pants” (HA, if you love the occasional Panera carb binge as much as I do, you know those skinny jeans just don’t cut it sometimes). Needless to say, I was pretty stoked when I found a pair at Old Navy for half off on Black Friday. I usually never go out shopping on that day one day of the year, and I waited until like 4 p.m. (basically everything good should be gone by this point). Somehow I still managed to snag a few goodies.
Though I’m loving boyfriend jeans more than ever, I’ve noticed that I rarely see college students rocking them. Instead, it’s typically a Kardashian or pro fashion blogger that I’m gleaning inspiration from. And honestly, I think a big part of this is that a lot of people don’t know how to wear them. I shied away from the trend for way too long because I figured I wouldn’t be able to pull it off. Turns out, it’s not half as hard as I thought it would be! Here’s a few tips so you can nail it too:
Keep it consistent.
One of my biggest rules when it comes to boyfriend jeans is keeping the fit consistent between my top and bottom layers. With skinny jeans, I’ll alternate between tight tanks and cozy sweaters. However, with boyfriend jeans, I really prefer only to wear loose-fitting sweaters or tees. This is because the bagginess of boyfriend jeans can look a bit clunky when paired with a skin-tight tee. This isn’t to say it can’t be done, but try opting for a cozy, not too snug/not too oversized sweater if you’re interested in a fail proof look!
Put a belt on it.
I love belts, and they work especially well with boyfriend jeans, which may feel a little loose in the waist for some body types. My favorite belts have some kind of design/pattern on them (like the roses below) or a unique buckle. It’s a great way to draw attention to and accessorize your jeans, while also maintaining some form of functionality.
Cuff the bottoms.
Most boyfriend jeans look best when the bottoms are cuffed, even if they’re tucked into boots. There’s just something about it that helps to continue that effortless look, while also ensuring your legs don’t get lost in all the fabric.
Keep it comfy.
One of my favorite things about boyfriend jeans is that they’re made to be comfortable. You not only want to look good, but feel good while rocking this trend. Make sure the jeans fit you properly and are a made out of a comfortable fabric. The best pairs are soft and feel like they’ve already been washed a gazillion times. You might have to pay a bit more for a nice, cozy fabric, but it’s so worth it in the end to avoid that stiff, sandpapery denim that is too often a byproduct of super cheap jeans.
And of course…make sure they fit.
Just because they’re boyfriend jeans doesn’t mean they should be saggy. While some fits may be a bit loose in the waist on some body types, they shouldn’t come even close to falling off without a belt. If they don’t fit, just keep searching until you find the right match for your build!
What do you guys think about boyfriend jeans? Love ’em? Hate ’em?