How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans

After my post yesterday on how to wear different styles of jeans, many of you are asking for more info on boyfriend jeans. First, let me say that I’m not cool enough to pull off this look, but I’m happy to tell you what they are and how to wear them if you want to take the plunge.

What are Boyfriend Jeans?

Boyfriend jeans are a loose, relaxed fit and often have some distressing. They have a cool, tomboy vibe that is super fun if you can pull it off. Usually you wear them rolled at the ankle.

You can find slimmer styles and baggier styles; it’s all about the look you are going for. They aren’t the most figure flattering style of jean, but they have an edgy, modern vibe that is pretty appealing anyway.

Here are a few examples.


How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans

As I said yesterday, boyfriend jeans tend to look best with tops that are tucked in but not too tidy. You often see them worn with a feminine blouse and heels. And because they’re pretty baggy, they’re usually worn with a belt. 

The idea is to pair the boyish style jeans with feminine accents. If you get the right combination, it’s really a fun look. I went to Pinterest to find some examples to show you.

Here they are paired with a simple blouse. The animal-print shoes make the look super chic.

boyfriend jeans with blousesource

I like how she paired them with a blazer in this photo.

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These boyfriend jeans have a slimmer cut which is a bit more flattering than the typical baggy styles. I like how she puts them with a basic gray tee and a black jacket and statement necklace. This look I could almost pull off!

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I looked and looked and never found a pair of boyfriend jeans on Pinterest paired with flats or sneakers. I actually think boyfriend jeans could be really cute with a pair of fashion sneakers and a casual tee. I’m not sure why I didn’t find any examples.

Ooooh! Flats! But still a dressy look.

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I could go on and on finding cute looks on Pinterest.

I did finally get a couple pairs of boyfriend jeans. Here’s my version of the look.

Fashion Over 40 | How To Wear Boyfriend Jeans

And a more casual take:

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So tell me, are you running out to buy a pair right now? Or are you sitting this trend out?

Also, if you’re looking for help building your wardrobe, I highly recommend Trunk Club, a personal shopping service by Nordstrom.

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