How To Wear: Boyfriend Jeans


When boyfriend jeans were first popular about 3 years ago,  we saw every celebrity wearing them!  They were almost more popular than skinny jeans!  Now, they’ve changed just a little.  They are still baggy and low hanging, but they are a little more tapered at the bottom than they used to be.  I think it’s a good thing, too.  It’s more flattering, and adds just a little touch of femininity to them.  Here are some of my favorite boyfriend jeans out today!


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Corey Slouchy Slim in Arsenal
Emerson Slim Fit Boyfriend in Ultra Violet
Emerson Slim Fit Boyfriend in Rip It Up)

How to wear Boyfriend Jeans:

1. Rise:

  • So, you want your boyfriend jeans to fit you around the waist and hips, to prevent any tushies hanging out.  As in, you don’t want the rise to be too low so that if you bend over, there’s no surprise for the person behind you.   Most boyfriend jeans these days are a mid rise.  If they’re a high rise, I don’t think they are really considered a boyfriend jean anymore.  If you really were wearing your boyfriend’s jeans, they wouldn’t be high rise, right?

2. Baggy:

  • You want your boyfriend jean to be a little baggy.  That’s part of what classifies them as boyfriend jeans.  You also want them to mostly be fitted to your derrière so that they are still flattering, but not too tight, though.  Then, they should be baggy through your leg, just baggy enough, but not too much so that they make you look bigger than you are.

3. Length:

  • I think the cutest ones right now are the ones that taper just a touch at the bottom right near your ankle…then I like to roll them.  Most boyfriend jeans these days are worn as a cropped style.  Cropped/rolled up, with booties, wedges, boat shoes/loafers, and sandals in the summer.  This adds a slight femininity to the boyfriend jeans.


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Emerson Slim Fit Boyfriend Ankle in Crosby
Emerson Slim Fit Boyfriend in Blue Ridge
7 For All Mankind ‘Josefina’ Mid Rise Boyfriend Jeans)

4. What to wear with your boyfriend jeans:

  • Wear more of a fitted top that shows your shape, so that you aren’t wearing baggy on the bottom and baggy on the top.  Boyfriend jeans look great with a tee or tank and a shorter structured jacket.  The right jacket will bring you in at the waist a little and pull the whole outfit together.  Another cute look would be to wear a slightly baggy tee and tuck just the front of it in the jeans.  Add a statement necklace and messy hair.  Super cute!  Also maybe even fitted Crop Top!
  • Here’s an idea for an outfit with these great boyfriend jeans.  Make it your own though!  You got this!

Here are a few more boyfriend jeans from Nordstrom that I love!

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Rag & bone/JEAN ‘The Dre’ Slim Fit Boyfriend Jeans
Rag & bone/JEAN ‘The Dre’ Skinny Boyfriend Jeans
Topshop Moto ‘Hayden’ Ripped Boyfriend Jeans)


There you have it!  Some of the cutest Boyfriend Jeans out there!



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