April 9, 2014

Steal the Look for Less: The Boyfriend Jean

The Look for Less: The Boyfriend Jeans

The hunt for the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans was a tough and long one for me. I tried on relentless amounts of boyfriend jeans from Urban Outfitters to the Gap. Either they made me look wider and boxy or they had a gap in the back (which is always a problem for me with jeans). Finally there it was perfect pair of boyfriend jeans in no other then LOFT. They were fitted in the thighs and enough slouch at the bottom...more importantly no huge gap in the back. I enlisted Kimberlee of I Have A Degree In This and Nnenna of Starcrossed Smiles for helpful feedback via twitter, as we were having a convo about boyfriend jeans earlier that week. With their stamp of approval, I made the purchase.

Why has the boyfriend jean become such a hit? They add a sense of casualness. They can be worn with a basic tee and paired with sneakers for a weekend look. Or can be dressed up a bit with a pair of heels and a blazer. I love playing up the tomboy look by adding a boyfriend style blazer with a fitted top and heeled boots. This is the perfect cross between feminine and tomboy.

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Blazer: c/o Wallis | Shirt: Old Navy | Jeans: LOFT | Shoes: Shoemint | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Necklaces: c/o Bombom Jewelry and Satya | Sunglasses: no names

pictures taken by Brian Cavanaugh

Here are some thoughts to keep in mind when shopping for the boyfriend jeans. If you have wider or athletic thighs go for a jean that is a bit tighter on top but have a loose bottom. Even though the Gap jeans gave me a problem in the back they do fit great for a gal who has athletic legs. Remember boyfriend jeans are to look relaxed, I know they take some getting use to looking at since we are all use our favorite skninny jeans. Always remember to turn around and look at your back side. Look for how they fit across your back as well as the way your butt looks. Some of these relaxed fit jeans can make your butt look saggy and no one wants a saggy butt. Don't give up hope if you can't find "the one!"

Have you or will you give the boyfriend jean a try?

7 comments so far

  1. just came across your blog and had to follow love it! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me:) xoxo


  2. obsessed with bf jeans right now! love your distressed pick! so cute!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  3. This is such a great look! I love it, it looks super comfy yet chic! Definitely something I would wear <3


  4. Yep, still loving these on you! I liked the way the LOFT ones fit me too, but decided to leave them since I'd already spent a bunch of money on spring clothes. They're at the top of my wishlist though!

  5. Those jeans ROCK!!! Love the boyfriend jean and how relaxed and comfy they are! U look AMAZZZZING babe!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  6. So gorgeous!

    Kate xx

  7. YEY!!! I've converted you hehe ;) Glad you found a great pair and definitely agree that everyone can find a great pair... just keep looking.


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