Boyfriend Jeans How To: 7 Styling Tips

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The boyfriend jeans I’m working with today aren’t for women, but it makes it even more fun. I’m wearing my husband’s Gap jeans, so technically they should be called husband jeans, right? I love this look, but it’s a little tricky to style, especially if you’ve never worn baggy jeans. Here are my styling tips:

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How To Style Boyfriend Jeans

1. They should be cuffed.
2. Contrast is key. Wear feminine touches to balance out the masculinity like lace, sequins, heels, etc. I chose to wear a sequin tank I could tuck in, but a classic white shirt and statement jewelry work really well too.

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3. A little tattered and worn is best.

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4. Tuck it. You should probably wear a tighter shirt you can tuck-in so people can see that you’re a lady. But if you can pull off baggy-ness, don’t care about masculine and feminine norms, or you’re not pleased with your tummy area, forego this rule. You can add some structure in other ways to define your shape, like a starched button-up or fitted blazer.
5. It doesn’t matter if they’re made for men or women, but note that the guy version has a longer crotch area. Just pointing that out.
6. Heels are a must. Baggy jeans make your legs look extra wide and a low rise will make them look short, so heels help to balance all that out. Caged sandals or a pointy-toed pump with an ankle strap are good places to start.

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7. Last but not least, beware of saggy diaper butt. Since boyfriend jeans are loose-fitting, you will have a little sag in the badonkadonk. Sometimes this is acceptable, but sometimes it looks wrong. My solution is to tie a chambray or flannel shirt around my waist.

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And that’s where my glasses go. Questions and opinions? I love to chat about this stuff with readers and friends–just leave me a comment.

Boyfriend jeans I’d recommend (click the images to view brand details):

Outfit details in my post on how to style camo. Photos by Sarah Kyle.

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