Over the years I’ve struggled a bit with the boyfriend jean, but now that cropped straight jeans are trending, I’ve decided I’m ready to embrace the boyfriend. Haha! Why am I always a year or two behind on these things?
A boyfriend jean is about the same length as the cropped straight, but with a more flattering silhouette. I prefer how boyfriend jeans follow the line of the body as it naturally tapers towards the ankle area, whereas the straight leg style hangs straight down from the hips and then cuts your leg off an an awkward place.
Here, let me show you what I mean. On the right, I’m wearing a cropped straight style from Madewell.
Granted, my boyfriend jeans are a “slim boyfriend” style, so not as baggy through the thigh area as some, but you get the point. I definitely think they create a more flattering silhouette than the cropped straight pair in the picture on the right.
I’ve tried the boyfriend jeans with slides and with booties, but my favorite way to wear them is with a fashion sneaker like Converse or Vans. The slouchy fit seems more conducive to a casual look. (See all my looks with boyfriend jeans HERE.)
I’m loving these updated Vans classic slip-ons right now. I’ve tried various fashion sneakers over the years, and I always end up passing them down to one of my daughters and going back to my trusty Converse Shorelines, but these are mine, all mine!
I hate futzing with laces, so I only seem to hold onto the slip-on style sneakers, and these were super comfortable right out of the box. I wore them all day after shooting this look, and I never got a blister or felt uncomfortable in any way.
They have a padded collar and footbed for added comfort as well as cotton drill lining for breathability, and the slim profile is flattering.
These are the (Pinked Suede) Silver Lining/Blanc De Blanc in a Women’s 8 Medium, and the fit is perfect. I typically wear an 8 or 8.5 in fashion sneakers and a 9 in Nikes, for reference.
I actually thought they were going to have a blush tint to them, but they’re pretty much straight-up silver/grey, which is fine. Either way, they work well with this outfit.
Now let’s discuss this top! This is another Treasure & Bond athletic tee, and I love this color combination for spring.
On this top, the white stripe is screen print and the pink stripes are the same cotton material as the rest of the shirt. The screen print stripe doesn’t bother me, but I know that was a deal breaker for some of you, so I wanted to point it out.
It’s a nice quality tee, and the material feels good on. The v-neckline is flattering as well.
For size reference, this is a small, and it’s plenty big. It has a slightly curved hemline, but it’s very subtle.
I like it best with a front-tuck, especially since these jeans are cropped, which has a way of visually shortening the line of the leg. By front-tucking the top, it shortens the top and allows you to see more length in the pants, which helps achieve that pleasing 1/3 to 2/3 overall proportion.
I carried my new R Minkoff Darren shoulder bag with this outfit. I absolutely adore this bag, and the putty color works perfectly with this outfit.
For accessories, I kept it simple with silver hoops and my favorite silver link bracelet.
This outfit is perfect for weekend wear or casual days at home when you want to feel comfortable but look put-together and on trend.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!
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