The look of denim is changing. Skinny jeans are still around, but you might have noticed the fit is getting looser, and the legs are getting wider on your favorite casual pants.
You might think the new look is only for the younger generation, but you’d be wrong. You can definitely rock a worn-in, slouchy-looking pair of boyfriend jeans with rolled cuffs at any age! Here’s how:
Boyfriend jeans should fit loosely, but they aren’t quite wide-leg. Look for a pair that fits well at the waist and gives you enough extra space to roll the hems. You can either fold over the hem, then roll it up to create a tighter cuff, or opt for a wide cuff at the bottom. Either way, the roll should land just above your ankle bone.
Don’t let the boyfriend jean trend intimidate you – make it your own! One tip is to consider dressing up your slouchy boyfriend jeans with the right pair of shoes. Cropped jeans look great when paired with heels – even if they’re just kitten heels – which will give your leg an elongated look.
Avoid tops that are too loose-fitting, because you’ll need something to balance out the bottom half. You could even wear a t-shirt and blazer or jacket on top to create a classic look with an edge!
In the end, the key to wearing boyfriend jeans at any age is to keep an eye on the worn spots. If you find a distressed pair of jeans, make sure the holes, tears, and rips are lower on the leg. Otherwise, this trend is fair game!
Unfortunately, buying boyfriend jeans at a retail store can be pricey, which is especially frustrating when you’re buying “distressed” jeans. If you’re ready to try the boyfriend jeans style, consider thrifting a pair!
Pre-loved jeans are always a little more comfortable and versatile than a brand-new pair. Shopping secondhand at Goodwill also means you can score multiple pairs of jeans — plus clothing, shoes, and accessories to complete your look — all for just a fraction of traditional retail prices. Keep your eyes out for jeans on your next Goodwill shopping trip — you might even find a pair in the men’s section!
Find your nearest Goodwill store and look for a pair. We think they’ll become a wardrobe favorite!