I really hoped I’d wear them more than I do, but this silhouette has never been a favorite of mine. True confessions: I try them on a couple days a week and end up switching back to my favorite legging jeans. That said, I wanted to style them for variety’s sake, so here we are!
Slim boyfriend jeans are basically that — a slimmer version of boyfriend jeans. Since I’m drawn to skinny jeans, I thought perhaps a slimmer version of the more voluminous boyfriend jeans might work better for me. I do like them better than most of the boyfriend jeans I’ve tried in the past, but I’m not sure it makes much difference. I still feel kind of schlumpy in them.
Conventional wisdom states you should wear a more form fitting top with boyfriend jeans to offset the volume they create on the bottom. In my case, I have plenty of natural volume on top (ha!) so I definitely have to follow this rule or I look totally shapeless.
I spent a while perusing Pinterest for styling ideas for fall, and there were a lot of long cardigans over t-shirts with boyfriend jeans so I decided to try it.
I chose this tee because the key to this look is to keep the top more form-fitting, and it does the job beautifully. It is on the thinner side, and you will probably want to size up, but it’s a great basic tee for layering under jackets and cardigans because it has a straight hem and no boob pocket (yay!)
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I love this cardigan because it’s slenderizing, and I didn’t want anything too bulky with the boyfriend jeans. Of course, it’s almost sold out. Womp… womp…
This ribbed cardigan is another good option because it’s slimming as well. Of course, you don’t have to wear navy. Virtually any color would work beautifully with this outfit because denim and white are neutrals.
I knew when I started putting this outfit together that I wanted to wear these cognac suede slides. A lot of times you see pumps paired with boyfriend jeans, but that’s just not practical for most of us. Converse Shoreline also work, but I wanted something not quite so casual.
Slides are a great shoe for pairing with boyfriend jeans because they have enough “weight” to balance the bulky jeans but they don’t add extra volume to the look either. I think the cognac strikes such a nice contrast against the navy and white.
I mentioned these suede slides in my August Favorites post. They’re by Vince, so they’re pricier than some, but I have a hard time finding slides that stay on my feet, and these do. Plus the quality is fabulous, and they feel great on.
I was able to score mine for 60% off at Bloomingdales, but they sold out and now I can only find them for 40% off at Nordstrom and Zappo’s. It’s not a bad deal for Vince shoes if you know you’ll get a lot of wear out of them, but you can definitely find similar styles for less. I’ll link to a few below.
For jewelry, I wanted a layered look so I went with this Lucky Brand layered necklace. (Bonus, it’s currently 30% off!) I like the mixed metals and the casual vibe for this outfit. I also stacked on a bunch of my Alex and Ani wire bangles.
This is great for a modern mom-about-town outfit. I still prefer my skinny jeans, but the slim boyfriend jeans are fun for a change. If you’re in the market for a pair, I’ve linked to a few options in the shopping widget at the end of this post.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the fall outfit she’s styling today!
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