Please excuse two denim-centric posts in a row, but I could not help but style a look that incorporated the PERFECT pair of boyfriend jeans for my body type now that I’ve found them. Seriously guys, I’ve been on the hunt for ages, trying to find the right cut, the right wash, the right amount of distressing..it ended up feeling like more of a tall order than I originally expected. As if shopping for jeans isn’t hard enough for us women in the first place, it seemed impossible to track down a relaxed fit that didn’t A) give me terrible mom butt or B) make me feel like I was swimming in pants I borrowed from someone else’s closet.
After many a shopping excursion that resulted in my turning up empty-handed, I came across these Rag & Bone Dre jeans that not only have the ideal amount of slouch, they’re also perfectly broken in and unbelievably comfortable. Like you could take a snooze in them comfortable. A diehard skinny jean girl, this pair has moved the boyfriend cut from adversary to BFF status in my book. I admit these babies have already become a staple in my wardrobe and will definitely be making a few appearances on the blog. As I mentioned recently, I’ve been thinking twice about the items I add to my closet, attempting only to purchase pieces I can immediately think to pair with at least a half dozen outfits. I very quickly could come up with 10 different ways to wear these, running the gamut from sweaters to blazers to tees.
After my lengthy process of trial and error, I’ve devised 3 tips that take the guess work out of securing the best boyfriend cut for your frame.
3 Keys to Finding the Best Boyfriend Jeans for Your Body:
1) Fit your waist and hips first – It can be tough to know where to begin when you’re trying a entirely different cut of denim than you’re used to, but always begin with a proper waist and hip fit. Start with your normal size, but don’t be surprised if you need to size down, especially if the style is particularly slouchy.
2) Define your degree of bagginess – I tend to gravitate towards a slimmer fitting boyfriend cut, so I don’t feel like I’m swimming in my pants. Then again, I have many friends who can rock a much baggier version than me, so it’s all about preference. An easy rule of thumb is to check how the pants are fitting your bootie. If you find the cut too loose in the butt, you can look for a slimmer style and vice versa.
3) Take your height into consideration – Are you a petite gal? A relaxed fit typically means more fabric, which can easily overwhelm a smaller frame. Besides finding a pair that fits in the waist and hips, length also becomes key. Look for options that hit at the ankle or for styles made especially for smaller frames. Asos and Gap are a goldmine.
What are your thoughts on boyfriend jeans? Share your insight below in the comments. And as always, thanks so much for reading!
WRAP SWEATER (OLD – PINK WRAP OPTION HERE) | BOYFRIEND DENIM (ALSO AVAILABLE HERE AND HERE) | RETRO SUNGLASSES | NUDE SUEDE PUMPS (ALSO AVAILABLE HERE) | MARC JACOBS NUDE CROSSBODY BAG (SOLD OUT – ALSO LOVE THIS, THIS, & THIS) | MATTE LIP PENCIL (POMEGRANATE) | NAIL POLISH (LOVIMA) | GOLD DOUBLE FINGER RING (SOLD OUT – SILVER OPTION HERE AND RHINESTONE OPTION HERE)
Photos by Mike Avery