You love your boyfriend jeans because they’re stylish, comfortable and above all, you. You love the low-rise waist, the great ripped look and the casual turn-ups. But if you think boyfriend jeans are only about the laid-back look, think again. Sure – there’s no trend that suits the casual approach better, but with a little clever organisation, you can wear the same jeans in so many ways to create a multitude of boyfriend jeans outfits to suit almost any occasion.
How To Style Boyfriend Jeans
So what do you need to think about to ring the changes with your beloved boyfriend jeans? You need to ask yourself a host of questions. Which is the best top? Do I need a jacket? Which are the best shoes to wear with boyfriend jeans? Do I want pretty feminine charm or feisty in-your-face impact? And of course, you also need to choose your accessories (hats, belts jewellery etc.) carefully to make the most of the boyfriend jeans style.
With these questions in mind, here are a few boyfriend jeans style tips to help you get the look you want.
The Casual Boyfriend Jeans Look
Achieving a casual boyfriend jeans look is not just a case of throwing a few things together and hoping for the best. Once you’ve got your jeans, consider your other items carefully. Simple is often best here, such as matching your jeans with a plain black tee for a dressed-down feel or a loose white tee with rolled sleeves to echo your rolled hems. A sloppy-joe top works just as well, or why not try a sailor-striped boat-neck top to liven things up a little? An oversized jacket is a great cover-up for cooler evenings and doesn’t detract from the overall theme. Flat shoes are often a good choice for the casual boyfriend jeans style: converse sneakers emphasise the masculine air, whilst flat or low-heeled sandals make a superb summer option.
The Feminine Boyfriend Jeans Look
But outfits with boyfriend jeans can also have a feminine emphasis. Choose a pretty floral off-the-shoulder top with gypsy-style ruffles, or a figure-hugging halter-neck crop top, to make the most of your curves. Match your distressed jeans with a griddled white crop top and low-heeled mules for the essence of coolness or team a classic polka-dot button-through shirt with your jeans for a hint of Audrey Hepburn. For a slightly different twist, wear a pale blue tailored pair with a white V-neck tee and nude trench coat. White converse sneakers help this styling look fabulous, but you can also enhance the feminine appeal with ballet pumps or pointed flats.
The Sophisticated Boyfriend Jeans Look
At first glance it may seem that ripped boyfriend jeans aren’t suited to the sophisticated look, but if you choose your other items carefully, you can look the epitome of chic. A suave grey tee overlaid with a three-quarter sleeve loose jacket looks amazing, especially with a decorative belt and heeled gladiator sandals for extra impact. A black stretch tee with denim jacket and ankle-length gladiator sandals makes a fabulous boyfriend jeans outfit – add a trench-style raincoat for a touch of French mystique. A white shirt is always a good companion to boyfriend jeans. Wear a cropped version for a cool demeanour, with scarlet decorative sandals for a splash of colour, or a traditional long-sleeved design with heeled bronze sandals for a totally elegant look. And you can lift a straightforward ensemble, such as boyfriend jeans and knitted lacy top, to a whole new level with a great accessory like an eye-catching scarf.
The Drop-dead Gorgeous Boyfriend Jeans Look
But of all the boyfriend jeans looks, the drop-dead gorgeous look is the one to stop people in their tracks. Team your boyfriend jeans with a strapless bustier top with plunging neckline or a colourful stretch tee under a white jacket for effortless beauty, or try a white lace broderie anglais top with fuchsia-pink jacket for an alternative take. Style your boyfriend jeans with a long sleeveless denim gilet, buttoned at the bust, to reveal tantalising glimpse of your toned midriff. Or why not choose a white bikini top layered with a bold floral print jacket?
But the single most important element of your drop-dead gorgeous outfit has to be a pair of killer heels. Sky-high heels make your legs look endless and lend a fabulous sense of elegance to your overall appearance. If it’s height you’re after, try muted colours, nudes, or metallics, in strappy sandals, elaborate gladiator sandals or stilettos. But sometimes you want your feet to be the centre of attention, so choose a subtle palette for your clothes and save the pizzazz for your feet, such as brightly coloured stilettos or gladiator sandals, to catch everyone’s eye.
The featured photo: Wear a semi tight black T-shirt with your boyfriend jeans and add black sneakers or sliders for a casual look. Via Nicoletta Reggio
T-shirt: Adidas, Jeans: Zara Sliders: Sarenza, Bag: Saint Laurent. How To Style Boyfriend Jeans
Cristina Monti keeps it cool and casual in a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans, paired in the classic style with a white tee, sweater, and a leather biker jacket. Try this style with a pair of patterned shoes to capture this look!
Jacket: Zara, Jeans: J Brand.
Boyfriend jeans are a must this season. Talisa Sutton has created a glamorous street style by pairing rolled up boyfriend jeans with black stilettos and a pair of retro shades; this is a look perfect for night or day!
Jeans: MiH, Tshirt: Isabel Marant, Shoes: IRO, Bag: Chloe.
Boyfriend jeans are a must have for a comfy fit and an ultra relaxed vibe. Erica Hoida looks super cool and ready for the day in these upturned boyfriend jeans, worn with a simple V neck top and a white blazer.
Jacket: Theory, Top: Bailey 44, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Chloe.
These ripped boyfriend jeans and a plain grey tee are an adorable combination. Via Alexandra Guerain
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Like last year, the ripped boyfriend jeans are still on trend. Via Francesca Felix
Jeans: One Teaspoon, Shoes: Aquazzura, Bag: Chanel
Alison Liaudat is pulling off the cutest look with ripped boyfriend jeans, black heels and a grey tee!
Tee: Cecil.ch, Jeans: Five Jeans, Bag: Tory Burch, Blazer: Zara, Sandals: Zara
Stella shows us the best way to do double denim – a pair of boyfriend jeans, a denim shirt over a black tee with black heels!
Jeans: Zara, Sandals: Zara, Coat: Zara, Tee: Mango, Shirt: H&M
Racquel Natasha has the ultimate urban look – a pair of distressed jeans with heels and a gridded white crop top!
Sunnies: Ray Ban, Top: Style Stalker, Jeans : Denim & Supply, Bag: She + Lo, Shoes : Sol Sana
Julie Sarinana is looking chic in these boyfriend jeans with a white cropped shirt and red sandals!
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Ashley Madekwe is looking super stylish in these ripped denim jeans paired with a white shirt and bronze sandals!
Jeans: H&M, Shirt: Equipment, Sandals: Saint Laurent.
To spruce up your outfit add a colourful scarf. The boyfriend jeans and T-shirt provides a great canvas for a bit of colour. Via Paulien Riemis
Another classic boyfriend jeans look. White tee, jeans and sandals. Via Mirjam Flatau
Jeans/T-shirt: Citizens of Humanity, Sandals: Isabel Marant
Some people don’t think boyfriend jeans are that versatile. Actually they are. Just throw on a trench coat, white tee and a pair of sneakers. Vis Natalia Cabezas
Trench Coat/Jeans: Asos, T-shirt: Zara, Sneakers: Adidas, Bag: Folli Follie How To Wear Boyfriend Jeans