Yes, you can do it!  No; your age, shape or size doesn’t matter.

I’m going to give you a few tips on how to rock the boyfriend jean…

But first, what ARE boyfriend jeans?

So the name comes from the idea that if you wore your boyfriend’s jeans, they would be baggy on you (bless, I think my husbands jeans are smaller than mine, but any-who).

So basically a “boyfriend” jean is something that is a little bigger, baggier and more over-sized than a skinny.

Boyfriend jeans - what are they and how to wear them

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Plus they are usually “distressed” or ripped, which is not everyone’s cup of tea, but is really on trend right now.

Boyfriend jeans to buy…

Here are a few of the best pairs you can get your hands on right now…

The Boyfriend jean

SHOP THE TREND (left to right) Just Jeans – $79.95 | Country Road – $139 | Glassons – $59.95

How do you wear boyfriend jeans?

Here are my top 3 simple tips to stick to in order to get the most out of your boyfriend jeans.

1. ALWAYS Expose Your Ankle

This is the skinniest part of any woman’s leg, so make sure you show it off!

This takes some of the bulk out of the baggier pants, particularly if you are wearing a flat shoe.

See how all three of my boyfriend jean picks in-stores now (at the end of this article) all have the jeans rolled up?

That’s the NUMBER ONE TIP to getting this look right.

Here’s how you could style a pair for the weekend…

how to wear boyfriend jeans

SHOP THIS LOOK: Cotton On boyfriend jeans – $20 | Max striped tee with cutouts – $59.99 | Just Jeans straw fedora – $24.95 | Converse trainers from Stirling Sports – $99.99

2. Add a Feminine Element

This could be a floral top, a pretty wedge, or just adding a printed scarf.

The feminine piece will take some of the masculinity out of the boyfriend jeans look.

If you are going for this look, try tucking a blouse into the jeans too – this elongates your legs (makes them look longer) and the tucking in is a slightly more feminine way of wearing things too.

Here’s how you could wear a boyfriend jeans out to a party or event…

how to style boyfriend jeans

SHOP THIS LOOK: Cotton On boyfriend jeans – $49.95 | Portmans floral top – $59.95 | Portmans earrings – $19.95 | Kardashian Kollection heels from Hannahs – $99.95

3. Always Wear Something Slim on Top

This is all about proportion – one of the fundamental principles of dressing in a flattering way.

Because you have something looser-fitting on the bottom half of your body, make sure what ever you’re wearing on the top half is neat, or fitted (even a fitted blazer is perfect to give you some shape).

Here’s a great way to wear your boyfriend jeans to work (notice these are NOT distressed so more work-appropriate)…

how to wear boyfriend jeans

SHOP THIS LOOK: Country Road boyfriend jeans – $139 | Esprit polka dot blouse – $99.95 | Overland heels – $199.90 | Max blazer – $149.99

So there are not only my THREE TOP TIPS for wearing boyfriend jeans, but also three different ways to style them into your life.

What do you think? Give them a go? Or stick to the skinnies? Tell me in the comments below, I’d love to know!

Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,


This post was originally published on the Shore City website where I’m the resident stylist.