Lately I have allowed the fashion trend of Boyfriend jeans consume me. I have crossed over and went out and bought myself my first pair of those oh so trendy denim. And I must say… jumping on that band wagon was the best decision.
Let me inform you on why these lovely jeans have earned their spot in my closet…
and in case you were debating on whether to buy a pair of your own, maybe this might help make your decision a bit easier.
Let’s start with the definition of boyfriend jeans… (and no they are not for your boyfriend). Boyfriend jeans are the type of jeans you may borrow (or steal) from your boyfriend. They are relaxed fit, generally straight legged and some may be cuffed at the bottom, and they should look a bit big when wearing them. In fact, Boyfriend jeans are the complete opposite of skinny jeans, because they do not tape nor do they hug your body.
One thing I have learned when trying on boyfriend jeans is that it is very important that the jeans actually fit properly around the waist, however, this is so the jeans do not bunch up at the top or sag in the rear.
Now that we have defined what exactly Boyfriend jeans are, Here are a few pointers on how to find the perfect pair:
1. Pay attention to detail
- If you’re looking for light washed
- Ripped denim
- Dark denim
- Cuffed or not cuffed at the bottom
These are important when finding the perfect pair. If you’re not sure, then there’s always the option of finding several types and trying them on.
Note: Be sure to always try them on before buying.
This is a rule I always apply when shopping, and that is not just with jeans. I feel that it all depends on the material and some stores clothing may fit differently than others. Therefore, unless you enjoy returning things, ALWAYS try things on!
2. If you are looking for something more formal, I suggest going with a darker wash. For lighter washed jeans have a more casual feel to them.
The one thing I do love about these jeans is the fact that they pretty much go with anything (as that is the best part about denim ~flexibility in style!)
A few stores I know have this boyfriend denim trend would be:
- Jc Penny’s
and I am sure there are plenty of other places!
Jeans: Distressed dark boyfriend jean- FOREVER21 $27.90
Booties: Black Faux Leather Chelsea Boots- FOREVER21 $23.99
Top: designer- Tres Bien (Grey & white striped button down)