The boyfriend jean, a slightly baggy, worn-in style of denim, has definitely grown in popularity recently, and stores are filling up with various styles. But there's a key to pulling off the look. Follow these steps to look stylish and chic in your boyfriend jeans.


DO find jeans that fit you correctly. Boyfriend jeans are meant to be loose and roomy, but they should still fit in the waist. Make sure they are not too baggy! Look for a straight-leg style.

DO choose a pair that has a "worn-in" look. After all, the concept of "boyfriend jeans" is that you have, in theory, stolen your boyfriend's favorite pair of worn jeans and are wearing them around town--so they shouldn't look brand new!

DO pair the denim with a feminine shirt. It doesn't have to be tight-fitting, but something that has a girly aspect to it (frills, bright color, a fun pattern) will help balance out the masculinity of the pants.

DON'T be scared to roll them up for a cropped look. They look great rolled and paired with everything from stilettos to flat sandals and ankle boots-a great look for any season!

DON'T go overboard with the "worn-in" look. A few holes and tears in the denim is part of the look, but too many rips makes it look sloppy. Find the happy medium.

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