Skinny jeans vs boyfriend jeans: this is the internal debate many of us continue to have when deciding on which pair to wear. Should you try a boyfriend jean if you're generally a fan of the skinny version??
When you're used to clothes that fit your body snugly, it's normal that a loose pair of jeans might make you feel uncomfortable. But believe me when I say that the boyfriend jean can look great on even the most devoted skinny follower!! Read on to see exactly how...
SIMPLE TRICKS: BOYFRIEND JEANS FOR THE OFFICE
For starters, try slightly pre-washed denim to create a minimalist outfit perfect for a Friday afternoon business meeting. To create a cleaner look, wear your new jeans with a structured jacket. The trick is to accessorize properly, as demonstrated by Malena of Fashion Container who is clearly ready to conquer the office with her faded jeans.
BOYFRIEND JEANS FOR A CASUAL BRUNCH
Ah brunch, my favorite Sunday activity. Pull out your pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and mix them with a printed top to bring some sass to your look while you enjoy bottomless mimosas and fresh fruit. This is the perfect occasion to experiment with accessories you wouldn't normally try, such as a faux fur vest or bowler hat. We love how edgy Jane, founder of FitFabFunMom, looks in her brunch gear!!
VERSATILITY: BOYFRIEND JEANS WITH HIGH HEELS
Another reason to choose boyfriend jeans over skinny is that you can easily play with their length. If you love a sky-high stiletto, roll up your jeans to right above the ankle and show off your shoes. How cute are Jessie of Seams For A Desire's polka-dot skyscrapers!? And when you're feeling more like ballet flats or sneakers, be sure to roll your jeans up to mid-calf to appear taller.
MID-RISE BOYFRIEND JEANS
In my opinion, the best part about boyfriend jeans is how loose they are. This style of denim not only gives you the freedom to try out different hemlines, but you can play with the waistline as well. If you typically choose jeans with a high waist to hide problem areas (a favorite trick of mine), trust that the looser fit of the boyfriend will achieve the same result. Becca Tobin of June Moss gives us just the inspiration we need to feel comfortable in this look!!
For skinny jean aficionados that are still not convinced that they can work the boyfriend look, here's a tip: try a loose pair of skinny jeans first. Ease yourself into this new style, and before you know it your skinnies will be a thing of the past!!
I would love to see how you style your favorite boyfriend jeans. Please share your styling tips below, or post your look socially using #MYMB or #BestDressedMB for reposts.