Style File: The Boyfriend Jean

August 18, 2013




My current fave tee and denim look. After countless seasons of skinny jeans, It's so refreshing to slip into more relaxed silhouettes. Been living in these Gap sexy boyfriend jeans since I got them a year ago, and I've actually received a lot of compliments. They seem to be the perfect pair for me because of a lot of flattering details. Most ladies I know avoid the thought of "baggy" jeans for fear of drowning in them, looking stumpy, looking too "undone", or just re-living their early 90's fashion choices. I had the same issues when I was considering this trend. However, I've actually embraced this look and think it's all about finding the right fit. 


Here are a few things I've discovered and little details to look for in the most flattering pair of "boyfriend" jeans:

Cut: It should slightly taper in to the ankles (lengthening effect) and not fall straight. 
Wash: A little distressed. Vertically darker on the edges, with a slight fade on the center front (see my photos above), visually slimming ;).
Size and fit: Should be relaxed - it shouldn't hug or squeeze any part of your thighs or behind. The whole point of this trend is to rock something a little over-sized for that borrowed-from-the-boys look. However, the most flattering ones are not too loose (you shouldn't look like you stepped out of a TLC music video)
Wear: For summer - with sandals (mid to high heels to create more length). For fall and winter- with ankle boots. Pair with - dressy loose tops for a streamlined silhouette.  (Tight tops kind of break up the proportions and emphasize a bigger bottom)
Style:  Roll up the cuffs a tad bit to expose the ankles. Just a little skin makes it subtly sexy. 

** For reference, I am 5'5" and wearing a size 0 in these GAP Sexy Boyfriend Jeans.

For a casual Saturday out, I paired them with this simple silk (yes, 100% silk!) top I scored at HM on clearance a few months ago (great alternative to this Phillip Lim one). Just love how once in a while HM releases great high-quality pieces for less. This is my fave "Tshirt" because it effortlessly transitions from day to night, looks relaxed yet sophisticated and I've already worn it with countless pieces in my closet. Pairing a luxurious fabric in a simple staple like a tee, with something easy like these jeans makes for the perfect polished casual ensemble.

Thanks for dropping by, have a great week ahead!

Top:  HM  //  Sexy Boyfriend Jeans: Gap  // Sandals: Zara  //  Purse: Celine  //  Sunglasses: Celine

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