Mixing boyish pieces with feminine additions (like red heels) creates an unexpected combination that totally works in my opinion! I think it’s so funny that there are various styles of jean now that work and are even considered trendy. When I was in high school, anything other than flared or boot leg jeans was considered old fashioned. Now, I consider the cut and wash more of a personal preference, whether you want to wear skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, high-waisted jeans, wide leg jeans, or anything else you can come up with and style appropriately.
The boyfriend jean has become one of my favorite types of jean style, right after skinny jeans as you can tell from previous posts! The baggy denim style is meant to give off a relaxed vibe, as though you just woke up, rolled out of bed, and grabbed a pair of your man’s most comfortable jeans. As casual as they are, I don’t consider boyfriend jeans very easy to style and for the longest time, I didn’t think they were particularly stylish. I think depending how you put together the look, it can be a risk! Searching for just the right ones that are baggy but figure-flattering at the same time can be a challenge. Once you find the right pair that works for you, there are endless ways you can wear the look.
I like a jean that is relaxed but still fitted so it creates the look of borrowing something from my man, without actually looking like a man. The jeans look sexy and elegant when styled a ton of different ways, from a plain white T-shirt to a collared shirt. The look you create changes drastically with the type of shoes you wear, from high-heels to flats or even Keds for a more casual look. I also like to add a cropped jacket for spring nights in case it gets cold outside. It’s all about the layers (as I recently got to experience on a trip to San Fransisco)! Since your bottom half is a bit more baggy, I like to balance that out by keeping some aspect of the top fitted and structured. A fitted top with a moto jacket or even a loose shirt with a fitted blazer are great options.
A great way to dress up a pair of boyfriend jeans is to add killer accessories. In this case, I added red shoes and a red bag. Another option is to include brightly colored additions like a neon clutch or a fun necklace. My favorite boyfriend jean look is combining the jeans with an oversized white T-shirt and minimal accessories with a black blazer and high heels. It’s easy and it works. What are some other ways you have styled boyfriend jeans? Check out some of my favorite brands of boyfriend (ahem, jeans) below for some other options! xo, Tanya
Top: Zara, sold out (similar here) | Boyfriend Jeans: ASOS, sold out (similar here) | Bag: Francesca’s, sold out (similar here, use code EASTER to get an extra 20% off!) | Shoes: Zara, sold out (similar here (buy 1, get 1 50% off!) | Lipstick: Candy Yum-Yum by MAC via Nordstrom
My Favorite Boyfriends (Jeans)
Current/Elliott “The Boyfriend Jeans” via Shopbop
Rag & Bone “The Boyfriend Jeans” via Shopbop
J Brand “Jake Skinny Boyfriend Jeans (Eternal)” via Nordstrom
KUT from the Kloth “Catherine Crop Boyfriend Jeans (United) via Nordstrom
Rachel Roy “Rebel Boyfriend Jeans” via Macy’s (use code EASTER to get an extra 20% off!)
Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren “Distressed Boyfriend Jeans (Oceanside Wash)” via Macy’s (use code EASTER to get an extra 20% off!)