By Sofia Weddle
The boyfriend jean. Every girl’s worn them, and every girl has them. With a variety of colors, rippage, and cuffs, the boyfriend jean is a best friend to all those who yearn fashionable comfort.
This past October, Paris Fashion Week proved that boyfriend jeans are just as in as they were back in 2009, when Katie Holmes set the entire celebrity world on fire with her new pants. Now, models, actors, and designers alike have opened up a spectrum of possibilities for the boyfriend jean. Whether you are looking for a sophisticated, chic, edgy, or soft style, boyfriend jeans can help you achieve that.
Celebrities have caught onto the trend again, reinventing the “acceptable” way to wear these savvy pants. Even though these celebs’ styles may seem out of reach, any person can recreate their outfits just by looking through one’s wardrobe or everyday thrift store for inspiration, such as the basic boyfriend jean. As the classic pair of shiny, black heels are essential to any wardrobe, boyfriend jeans are essential to elevate any look.
Here are some tips on how to wear these basic denim blues based on the street style outfits worn at Paris Fashion Week:
Don’t Forget Heals to Pair
Although the average person might sway away from matching heels with jeans, this look creates a more effortlessly chic aura. Jennifer Lawrence, Diane Kruger, Karlie Kloss, and Chiara Ferragni all rounded out their outfits with a pair of unique pumps. Heels will elongate your legs, which are hidden beneath looser pants, and add class to every style. Whether you opt for some little black heels or a pair of 5-inch pink pumps, you’ll make the jeans your own.
Put Your Hair up, Darlin’
With the more relaxed look that boyfriend jeans tend to give if not dressed to the nines, loose curls or waves may give off a disorganized vibe. Instead, a slicked-back ponytail, a messy topknot, or a loose braid would be a wiser choice. Based off your personal style, any up-do could be created to match, which will both define your neck and shoulders and give off an enhanced sophistication.
Don’t Be Afraid to Add Some Color... and Don’t Be Afraid Not To
Just by looking at the photos of various PFW street style outfits, one can tell how each celebrity’s personality shines through with the same basic pair of boyfriend jeans. While Kruger ops for an elegant, vintage, frosty look, Ferragni struts in a showstopper blue and pink ensemble. Kloss takes a risky move that pays off, wearing a deep pink, 80s-esque, one-shoulder top with a long piece of material dropping down to her ankles. Lawrence, who dons multiple black pieces as well as black and white heels, also transforms a dark, basic look to a trendy, chic one with her midnight blue denim, branded bralette, and thin choker. It goes to show for all women that boyfriend jeans can become your own if only one takes risks (I mean fashionable risks).
Add a Cute Clutch
Clutches are a jean’s best friend. With the lax material that boyfriend jeans are made of, a compact, thin clutch adds an air of togetherness to an outfit. Mix and match colors, both fluorescent or natural, to create a new look every time you wear your boyfriend jeans. Avoid large and long satchels that may give your body a shorter or lazier look.